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Inova cardiac researchers publish JAMA article on use of intensive lipid-lowering drugs

The question over who should use cholesterol reducing medication is a hotly debated topic among physicians. Researchers at Inova just published an analysis in the current edition of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) providing foundational findings that will help change the understanding of when and how to use intensive lipid-lowering therapy to…

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Inova Mount Vernon achieves rare perfect score, Covering the Corridor

Following a comprehensive day-long review of the Inova Joint Replacement Center at Inova Mount Vernon Hospital on Wednesday, a prestigious national healthcare accreditation organization awarded the center a rare perfect score for its total hip and total knee replacement programs. Read more.

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50 African American leaders in healthcare to know, Becker’s Hospital Review

Deborah Addo. CEO of Inova Loudoun Hospital (Leesburg, Va.). Ms. Addo spent three years as CEO of Inova Mount Vernon Hospital in Alexandria, Va., before becoming CEO of Loudoun Hospital in 2018. She also has experience as COO and senior vice president of Hagerstown, Md.-based Meritus Health and as vice president of patient care services at…

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Inova Alexandria Hospital donates 800 thermometers to keep schools healthy

Inova Alexandria Hospital has partnered with Alexandria City Public Schools (ACPS) to help keep local schools healthy by providing more than 800 digital thermometers free of charge to school nurses to distribute to our families in need. School nurses send students home who are ill with a fever with instructions to parents not to have…

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New CEO named to lead Inova hospitals, health-care facilities, The Washington Post

A new CEO has been named to lead Inova’s network of hospitals and health-care clinics that serve more than two million patients annually in the region, the nonprofit health organization announced Wednesday. J. Stephen Jones, a doctor who is the current president of the Cleveland Clinic network of hospital and health-care centers, is set to…

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New Procedure Closes Holes in the Heart to Reduce Risk of Stroke

James A. Thompson, MD, is a board-certified pediatric cardiologist at the Inova Children’s Heart Program.   Every baby in the world is born with a hole in its heart. Known as the patent foramen ovale (PFO), the hole allows blood to bypass an unborn baby’s lungs. After a baby is born and starts breathing, the…

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