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Don Brideau, MD, Appointed CEO, Inova Mount Vernon Hospital and Vice President, Inova

Alexandria VA, April 24 Inova today announced the permanent appointment of Don Brideau, MD, as Chief Executive Officer of Inova Mount Vernon Hospital (IMVH) and Vice President, Inova.  Last month Brideau was appointed hospital Interim CEO.

Mark Stauder, President and COO of Inova, stated “as part of our commitment to the Mount Vernon and surrounding communities, I am pleased that Don Brideau has been selected as CEO of Inova Mount Vernon Hospital.  Don’s strong track record of leadership during his 25 years at Inova, including the last eight in senior leadership roles, makes him ideal for this role.”

Brideau’s appointment is part of a leadership realignment at Inova, in which Susan Carroll, formerly CEO of Inova Alexandria Hospital, was promoted into the role of Regional Executive Officer over both Inova Mount Vernon and Inova Alexandria hospitals. This new structure allows Inova to better design healthcare delivery systems that are more flexible and responsive to both communities’ needs.

Carroll observed, “I am thrilled to welcome Don as Inova Mount Vernon Hospital CEO.  Don has successfully led many of the hospital’s clinical and patient safety initiatives, and he has been instrumental in the hospital’s growth. He is a great fit for our community.”

Currently also serving as IMVH’s Chief Medical Officer (CMO), Brideau will serve in both capacities until a new CMO can be named.  A search for his replacement as hospital CMO is now underway.

“Being part of the Inova Mount Vernon Hospital medical staff and administrative teams for over 25 years, I am proud of this hospital and all we stand for,” Brideau stated.  “As a long-time local resident, I have trusted Inova Mount Vernon Hospital for the care my own family.  It is a privilege and an honor to step in to this new role. Our mission will never waiver: to put the needs of our patients and their families first.”


About Inova Mount Vernon Hospital

Six-time recipient of an “A” patient safety rating by The Leapfrog Group and winner of the 2017 Patient Safety Excellence Award from Healthgrades, Inova Mount Vernon Hospital is a 237-bed hospital offering patients convenience and state-of-the-art care in a community environment. Inova Mount Vernon Hospital is home to the nationally recognized Inova Joint Replacement Center and Inova Rehabilitation Center. Both are ranked among the top orthopedic and rehabilitation programs in the nation. It also houses the Inova Wound Healing Center, the Washington, DC region’s oldest and most experienced wound healing team.

About Inova
Inova is a global leader in personalized health, which leverages precision medicine together with more patient-centric services to predict, prevent and treat disease, enabling individuals to live longer, healthier lives. At Inova, we serve more than 2 million people each year from throughout the Washington, DC, metro area and beyond.

We are shaping the future of health through our integrated network of hospitals, primary and specialty care practices, emergency and urgent care centers, outpatient services and destination institutes.  Our commitment to health and wellness is further reflected in our sustainable practices. Inova is home to world-class researchers, expert medical specialists and renowned scientists, who are driving innovation to improve patient care, prevent disease and promote wellness. For more information, visit, or find Inova on FacebookTwitter and LinkedIn.

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