Expansion of Services Part of Eastern Region Assessment
Falls Church, VA – Inova Health System plans to expand its services to the Springfield, Virginia community on recently acquired property adjacent to the current Inova HealthPlex – Franconia/Springfield.
The expansion results from a current, comprehensive assessment of the communities Inova serves in the eastern region of Northern Virginia. The assessment began more than a year ago and has several components, including the new HealthPlex in Alexandria’s Oakville Triangle announced in early March. The new hospital at Springfield and an Inova HealthPlex at Oakville Triangle/Potomac Yard will extend and integrate with Inova’s nationally recognized system of services in Northern Virginia and will complement the Inova Alexandria and Inova Mount Vernon Hospitals that serve the eastern region today.
As part of the ongoing eastern region assessment, Inova continues to review options for modernization of Inova Alexandria Hospital and is working with partners and city officials on options for the best path forward. All options, from renovating in place to relocation, are under evaluation. Additional information will be made available as this project develops.
“We are working to balance the current needs and challenges of the pandemic with Inova’s commitment and ability to serve our communities for decades to come,” said J. Stephen Jones, MD, President and CEO, Inova. “COVID-19 hit us hard, but it will not prevent us from moving forward as quickly as possible to expand access to care for the communities we are proud to serve. The ultimate plan for the eastern region demonstrates how we thoughtfully use our resources in service to our communities.”
Details on the new hospital, including size, bed capacity, and specific programming will be resolved in the coming months. While initial planning is underway, Inova anticipates the planning, regulatory, and construction processes will take place over the next several years.
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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. All five Inova hospitals were awarded ‘A’ grades for the spring 2020 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades, recognizing Inova’s achievements in protecting patients from harm and providing safer healthcare. Each of Inova’s five hospitals holds a 5-star rating from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), distinguishing Inova as the highest-rated large health system in the U.S. 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.