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Rina Bansal, MD, MBA, Named President of Inova Alexandria Hospital

Falls Church, VA – Inova this week announced that Rina Bansal, MD, MBA has been named President of Inova Alexandria Hospital, effective May 1, 2019. She takes on this role after serving as acting President since November 2018. Earlier this year, Inova Alexandria earned 4 stars from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid and received an A grade and Top Hospital designation from the Leapfrog Group.

Dr. Bansal joined Inova in 2008 as a hospitalist at Inova Fairfax Hospital.  In 2010, she joined the Department of Neurosciences to create and lead the CNS Hospitalist Program and implemented many initiatives to improve continuity and coordination of care for neurosciences patients. In 2014, she served as Interim Chief Medical Officer and subsequently Associate Chief Medical Officer at Inova Fairfax Medical Campus. During that time, she also served as the Medical Director of the Inova Telemedicine Program. In 2016, Dr. Bansal assumed the Chief Medical Officer role at Inova Alexandria Hospital.

“Dr. Bansal exemplifies Inova’s values of Excellence and One Team in her ability to bring her teams together to achieve quality, safety and patient experience objectives,” said J. Stephen Jones, MD, President and CEO, Inova. “Her passion is to serve the community and optimize health and wellness; I look forward to working with her as we build one of the leading health systems in the nation.”

Dr. Bansal was in the inaugural class of McGill University’s MD-MBA program and obtained both a Doctorate in Medicine and a Master of Business Administration in 2001.  She completed her Internal Medicine Residency Program at University of California, San Francisco.

About Inova

Inova is Northern Virginia’s leading nonprofit healthcare provider, employing more than 18,000 team members and serving more than 2 million individuals annually through an integrated network of hospitals, primary and specialty care practices, emergency and urgent care centers, outpatient services and destination institutes such as the Inova Heart and Vascular Institute, Inova Schar Cancer Institute and Inova Neuroscience and Spine Institute. Our mission is to provide world-class healthcare – every time, every touch – to each person in every community we have the privilege to serve. Founded in 1956 as the Fairfax Hospital Association, Inova has grown with its surrounding community and the region to provide a full spectrum of health services, including Northern Virginia’s only Level 1 Trauma Center and Level 4 Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Its hospitals have a total of 1,800 licensed beds.

Four of Inova’s five hospitals have received five-star rankings from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services; they are the only hospitals in the Washington, DC region to have earned the highest rating from the federal agency. To achieve its mission of providing world-class healthcare to a diverse community, Inova is home to prominent clinicians and scientists who drive innovation to improve patient care, prevent disease and promote wellness. More information and statistics about Inova can be found at www.inova.org.

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