As reported by Julie Carey for NBC-4 Washington, when Inova ER physician Dr. Chris Sponaugle contracted COVID-19, he also became a patient – at one of Inova’s monoclonal antibody infusion clinics, which opened in mid-December at three Northern Virgnia locations. Sponaugle did not experience negative side effects and was happy to receive the treatment, which…

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Inova has vaccinated 35,000-plus Northern Virginia healthcare workers, first responders, teachers and other eligible populations as of January 14, due in no small part to dedicated teams of specialists working in concert to move vaccine recipients through the process smoothly. Originally aiming to vaccinate somewhere between 1,000 and 1,500 per day, the Inova clinic has…

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Jeanny B. Aragon-Ching, MD of the Inova Schar Cancer Institute has co-authored a groundbreaking bladder cancer research paper just published in the New England Journal of Medicine. The large phase III clinical study showed that the addition of immunotherapy with Avelumab (Bavencio) increased the duration of overall survival by almost 50% in patients when given…

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Ryan Zimmerman of the World Series champion Washington Nationals was featured on NBC’s Today Show on Friday, April 17 to discuss his recently founded Pros for Heroes Relief Fund, which supports front-line healthcare workers and their families. The fund has already donated gifts of meals and financial resources to purchase Personal Protective Equipment for team…

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Statement: Following the identification and emergence of COVID-19, Inova has responded by taking the following steps to protect the safety of our patients, caregivers, team members and the community. As always, in alignment with our values of Patient Always and One Team, patient and team member safety is a top priority. Inova: Has convened a…

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