$1 million Gift Makes New Unit Possible
ALEXANDRIA, VA – (September 18, 2008) —Inova Alexandria Hospital will dedicate its newly renovated Neonatal Intensive Care Unit on Thursday, September 25. The renovations will help caregivers utilize the latest technology to care for premature and
The new NICU was made possible by a $1 million donation by Anne Beverly and Freeman Jones through the McCormack Foundation. The gift is one of the largest donations ever made to the hospital.
Inova Alexandria Hospital NICU Dedication
September 25, 2008
Inova Alexandria Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
4320 Seminary Rd.
“My children would not be here today if it wasn’t for Inova Alexandria Hospital,” said Anne Beverly Jones. “My husband and I can’t say enough about the phenomenal care our twins received.”
Jones and Freeman made the donation to show their gratitude to the Inova Alexandria Hospital NICU for caring for their premature twins, Charlotte and Walter. Today, the children are healthy, happy 11-year-olds.
The Charlotte and Walter Jones Neonatal Intensive Care Unit will house a new infant isolation unit, a specialized treatment room, private sleeping rooms for parents staying overnight and other features and equipment.
“The renovations will help other premature babies continue receiving the best, state-of-the-art care possible,” said Lisa Goldberg, DO, medical director, NICU, Inova Alexandria Hospital.
Each year, Inova Alexandria Hospital delivers an average of 4,000 babies. About 300 of those babies will spend some portion of their time in the NICU.
The renovated NICU is part of Project 2010, a hospital-wide renovation and expansion plan. The Inova Alexandria Hospital Foundation raises funds for this and other projects that enhance the hospital.
Inova Health System is a not-for-profit health care system based in Northern Virginia that consists of hospitals and other health services, including emergency and urgent care centers, home care, nursing homes, mental health and blood donor services, and wellness classes. Governed by a voluntary board of community members, Inova’s mission is to improve the health of the diverse community it serves through excellence in patient care, education and research. Inova provides a healthy environment for its patients, families, visitors, staff and physicians by prohibiting tobacco use on its campuses.