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Inova Mount Vernon Hospital’s Orthopedic Surgeons Give Gift of Mobility

Two patients to receive free joint replacement surgery

Mount Vernon, VA – Inova Mount Vernon Hospital orthopedic surgeons Robert Sershon, MD and William Hamilton, MD, participating in Operation Walk USA, will donate their world-class surgical skills to benefit two local residents, giving each of them the gift of mobility and improved quality of life with free joint replacement surgery. 

“Operation Walk USA is our annual way to give back to the Northern Virginia community,” commented orthopedic surgeon C. Anderson Engh, Jr., MD, Medical Director of Inova Joint Replacement Center, a partnership between Inova Mount Vernon Hospital and Anderson Orthopedic Clinic.  “We have reached a milestone now that we are in our tenth year and know the greatest gift we can give is to help return those in need to mobility and improved quality of life. This is a truly inspirational and compelling program that celebrates our patients and all those who volunteer their time and services.”

A humanitarian effort, the program provides every element of treatment ─ surgery, hospitalization, including pre-and post-operative care ─ at no cost to patients who may not qualify for government health coverage, have insurance or afford surgery on their own.  In fact, the Inova Joint Replacement Center at Inova Mount Vernon Hospital has participated in this program since its inception, providing over 50 free hip or knee replacements at a total value of over $1M to local residents who otherwise would not be able to afford surgery.

Renee Bradley of Reston is one patient who will receive the gift of mobility. Bradley will have bilateral hip replacement at Inova Mount Vernon Hospital on December 6, benefiting from the hospital’s nationally ranked surgical and rehabilitation program. Read her story here.

For more information, please visit operationwalkusa.org.

Media Contact: Tracy Connell, tracy.connell@inova.org, 703-289-2087

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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. Four of Inova’s five hospitals hold five-star rankings from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Our mission is to provide world-class healthcare – every time, every touch – to each person in every community we have the privilege to serve. Inova’s 18,000 team members serve 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. Inova is home to 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. More information and statistics about Inova can be found at www.inova.org.

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