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Straight A’s for Inova Hospitals from Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades

Falls Church, VA – All five Inova hospitals were awarded ‘A’ grades for the fall 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades.  A national distinction, Leapfrog recognizes Inova’s achievements in protecting patients from harm and providing safer healthcare. This is the third consecutive grading period that all five Inova hospitals have received an ‘A’ grade.  In fact,…

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Year-Round Water Safety Tips

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Ensure your children are safe in the water with these nine expert-backed tips Summer might be coming to an end, but that doesn’t mean water safety should leave with it. Whether you’re planning a warm weather family trip for the holidays or visiting an indoor pool, water safety should always be top of mind, especially…

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A Dramatic Delivery Showcases Inova’s Teamwork Approach

When 8-months-pregnant Jihye Ha needed emergency care, the situation turned critical for her and the baby. Throughout her first pregnancy, Jihye Ha seemed to be sailing through it without much difficulty or discomfort — but then in February, at 32 weeks, she began noticing a strange development. Her fingernails were turning blue. Ha also started…

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Better Visualization with ASTEC Engineering

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How Inova surgeons use 3D-printed models to improve patient care Innovation is at the heart of improving patient safety and outcomes. This passion for staying at the cutting edge of medical technology not only keeps Inova providers abreast of the latest and greatest, but also ensures patients receive the best care possible. One recent example…

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Breastfeeding Problems? We Can Help!

Karen Bodnar, MD, is a board-certified pediatrician at Inova Children’s Hospital and breastfeeding medicine specialist at the Inova Center for Breastfeeding Medicine. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine, and is an Internationally Board-Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC). Feeding your baby seems like it should be the…

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Inova Fairfax Hospital Progressive Coronary Care Unit Receives Silver Beacon Award for Excellence from American Association of Critical-Care Nurses

Designation marks significant milestone on the path to exceptional patient care and achieving a healthy work environment Falls Church, VA – August 2, 2019 – The Progressive Coronary Care Unit (PCCU) of Inova Fairfax Hospital has received the Silver Beacon Award for Excellence from the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN). The Beacon Award for…

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Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP): What We Know

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Mohankumar Kurukumbi, MD, is an epileptologist and Medical Director of the Inova Epilepsy Center at Inova Fairfax Hospital in Falls Church, VA. The recent death of 20-year-old Disney Channel star Cameron Boyce, who died in his sleep apparently of an epilepsy seizure, has renewed focus on a small but ever-present threat to individuals with epilepsy:…

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U.S. News & World Report Names Inova Fairfax Medical Campus #1 Hospital in DC Area

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Inova Health System’s Gynecology Program Nationally Ranked Falls Church, VA. – Inova Fairfax Medical Campus was named the #1 hospital in the Washington, DC, Metropolitan Area for the 5th time, according to U.S. News & World Report 2019-20 Best Hospitals rankings. Inova’s Gynecology department is the highest ranked in the region and #13 in the…

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