Mount Vernon, VA – Inova announces that Roberta A. Tinch, MHA, FACHE has been named President of Inova Mount Vernon Hospital and Administrator of the Musculoskeletal service line.

Roberta joins Inova from HCA Johnston-Willis Hospital in Richmond, a 300-bed hospital and Level 3 Trauma Center, where she served as Chief Operating Officer. She is an accomplished executive with more than a decade of experience leading hospital operations, employee relations and the development of physician partnerships that result in enhancing team member engagement and patient experiences. Prior to Johnston-Willis Hospital, Roberta was COO at HCA Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center in Fredericksburg and Associate Chief Operating Officer at HCA Brandon Regional Hospital in Tampa.

“This dual role, combining both hospital President and service line Administrator, is an example of how we are implementing our new operating model,” said J. Stephen Jones, MD, President and CEO, Inova.  “Inova Mount Vernon Hospital is recognized for excellence with a strong community presence. Combining leadership of the hospital and administration of the Musculoskeletal service line will further facilitate the delivery of highly reliable care across our health system.”

Roberta is a Virginia native, attending University of Virginia for her undergraduate program and Virginia Commonwealth University where she earned her master’s of health administration degree.  Her commitment to the community is evident through her extensive volunteer work with the YMCA, March of Dimes annual March for Babies, and she has a seat on the University of Mary Washington’s College of Business Advisory Board.

About Inova Mount Vernon Hospital

Inova Mount Vernon Hospital is home to the nationally recognized Inova Joint Replacement Center and the Inova Rehabilitation Center. Both are ranked among the top orthopedic and rehabilitation programs in the country. In 2016, the hospital opened the Veatch Family Emergency Department, a state-of-the-art facility with 35 all-private treatment rooms, new “fast track” rooms for less serious injuries, new cardiac emergency rooms and a child friendly pediatric treatment area. The hospital is also the administrative and clinical home for the Inova Wound Healing Center, the region’s largest and most experienced of its kind. Inova Mount Vernon Hospital also administers Inova HealthPlex – Lorton, a full-service healthcare facility that combines the latest technology with a comprehensive array of services, including a 24-hour emergency department, radiology and laboratory services.

About Inova

Inova is Northern Virginia’s leading nonprofit healthcare provider, recognized in 2019 by U.S. News & World Report which named Inova Fairfax Hospital the #1 hospital in the Washington, DC region.  Inova employs more than 18,000 team members, 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 nationally ranked Gynecology program, the Inova Heart and Vascular Institute, Inova Schar Cancer Institute and the 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. 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.  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 (CMS) and three are ranked in the top 10 in the region by US News and World Report; they are the only hospitals in the Washington, DC region to have earned the highest rating from CMS and straight “A” grades from Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades.  More information and statistics about Inova can be found at

Media Contact: Tracy Connell,, 703-289-2087

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