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Inova Mount Vernon Hospital’s Orthopedic Surgeons Give Gift of Mobility

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Two patients to receive free joint replacement surgery Mount Vernon, VA – Inova Mount Vernon Hospital orthopedic surgeons Robert Sershon, MD and William Hamilton, MD, participating in Operation Walk USA, will donate their world-class surgical skills to benefit two local residents, giving each of them the gift of mobility and improved quality of life with…

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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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Is Spine Surgery the Answer to your Back Pain?

Corey Wallach, MD, is a fellowship-trained spine surgeon, board-certified in orthopaedic surgery. He serves as the medical director of the Inova Spine Program at Inova Alexandria Hospital and Inova Mount Vernon Hospital. Back pain is an interesting beast. It’s incredibly common: As many as 90% of people will experience back pain in their lifetimes, and…

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Stroke Patient’s Recovery Music to Everyone’s Ears

Inova Mount Vernon Hospital rehab team helps a stroke patient back to the dais and his congregation  Several members of the Inova Mount Vernon Hospital (IMVH) Outpatient Bridge and Neuro Rehabilitation team listened as Reverend Angel M. Martínez delivered a sermon. Then, without missing a beat, Martínez reached for his guitar and accompanied his wife,…

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Roberta A. Tinch Named President of Inova Mount Vernon Hospital

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Mount Vernon, VA – Inova announces that Roberta A. Tinch, MHA, FACHE has been named President of Inova Mount Vernon Hospital and Administrator of the Musculoskeletal service line. Roberta joins Inova from HCA Johnston-Willis Hospital in Richmond, a 300-bed hospital and Level 3 Trauma Center, where she served as Chief Operating Officer. She is an accomplished…

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In Perfect Harmony

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Oncoplastic breast surgery eloquently blends oncology and plastic surgery Surgical options after a breast cancer diagnosis have advanced significantly, with some of the newer solutions inspired by women themselves. One such procedure, oncoplastic surgery, is offered to Inova Mount Vernon Hospital (IMVH) breast cancer patients, although many women have never heard about the procedure. “Oncoplasty…

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Array of Awards for Inova

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Inova Fairfax Medical Campus displays excellence Earlier this year, Inova Fairfax Medical Campus (IFMC) received a five-star rating from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Three other Inova hospitals also received this rating: Inova Fair Oaks, Inova Loudoun and Inova Mount Vernon hospitals. Of the more than 4,500 hospitals evaluated by CMS nationwide, only…

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Inova Patient Puts Her Best Foot Forward

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Minimally invasive bunion surgery makes recovery easier and much less painful Vienna Skinner, a 25-year-old substitute teacher and coach from Dumfries, Virginia, experienced pain from a bunion on and off for about three years. As a youth basketball and volleyball coach and a player herself, this was often an issue, and it gradually got worse.…

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Joint Replacement Patient Is Back in Step

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Two knee replacements later, Kay Goss is enjoying life’s latest reward Kay Goss loves to snuggle with her grandson, Kirby, and read a good book with him. Of course, he’s just a toddler, so the books are short, often made of cardboard and usually filled with lift-up flaps. “It’s our favorite thing to do together,”…

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A Robotic Assist for Therapy Patients

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New device helps patients reach their goals Continuing an ongoing commitment to offering the latest physical and occupational therapy for patients, the Inova Rehabilitation Center (IRC) at Inova Mount Vernon Hospital added the Aretech ZeroG Gait and Balance System, a robotic, ceiling-mounted body-weight support system that can be used for walking, balance activities, stair training…

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