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All Five Inova Hospitals Receive an “A” for Patient Safety in Fall 2018 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade

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Falls Church, VA – Inova’s five Inova hospitals received ‘A’ grades from The Leapfrog Group’s Fall 2018 Hospital Safety Grade. The designation recognizes Inova Alexandria Hospital (IAH), Inova Fair Oaks Hospital (IFOH), Inova Fairfax Medical Campus (IFMC), Inova Loudoun Hospital (ILH), and Inova Mount Vernon Hospital (IMVH) for their teams’ efforts in protecting patients from…

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Inova Mount Vernon Hospital Receives Its Highest-Ever ‘U.S. News’ rankings

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Hospital hits No. 7 in DC metropolitan area, No. 14 in Virginia In August, Inova Mount Vernon Hospital (IMVH) learned that it has moved up even further in the annual U.S. News & World Report “Best Hospitals” rankings, achieving the strongest results in hospital history. For 2018–19, IMVH has been ranked the No. 7 Best Hospital…

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Inova Mount Vernon Hospital Uses Virtual Reality to Assist With Patient Anxiety 

Virtual reality helps patients feel less anxious.

Technology helps in Emergency Department As part of Inova Mount Vernon Hospital’s (IMVH’s) commitment to finding new and effective non-pharmacological ways to reduce patient anxiety, its Emergency Department (ED) has begun to use virtual reality (VR) to assist with anxiety and pain management. The IMVH ED is among the first in the Washington, DC, region to employ…

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Thanks to Rehab, Neurology Patient Achieves Personal Goal

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Chuck Gagnon asks his daughter on her wedding day, may I have this dance? It started small for Chuck Gagnon — a couple of bad days marked by a sort of physical clumsiness combined with trouble thinking straight. “I felt like I had lead feet and my thoughts were a bit confused,” says Chuck, 66,…

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What Conditions Does the Peripheral Nerve Center Treat?

Peripheral nerve injuries may require treatment.

Q and A with John Barbour, MD, FACS, Medical Director of the Peripheral Nerve Center at Inova Mount Vernon Hospital The peripheral nervous system is the system of nerves outside of our brain and spinal cord, the nerves that help our brain communicate with the rest of our body. While we specialize in treating the…

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Inova Health System Recognized as one of the Healthiest 100 Workplaces in America®

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Falls Church, Virginia –  Inova Health System has been recognized as one of the Healthiest 100 Workplaces in America. The top one hundred workplaces were honored at the Fitbit Captivate Conference in Chicago on September 20, 2018. The winning organizations were honored for their commitment to employee health and exceptional corporate wellness programming. Over 1,000…

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Inclement Weather Updates Due to Hurricane Florence

The National Weather Service Baltimore/Washington DC reports that Hurricane Florence may impact the Washington, DC metro with heavy rainfall which may lead to isolated flooding, as well as moderate coastal flooding from Thursday, September 13 – Tuesday, September 18, 2018. Inova regularly trains and prepares for emergency events, including weather-related events. We will continue to…

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