Statement from J. Stephen Jones, MD, President and CEO, Inova, Regarding Washington Redskins

Falls Church, VA – Inova is a sponsoring partner with the Washington Redskins. This morning, the Washington Redskins announced that they are undertaking a comprehensive review of the team’s name.  J. Stephen Jones, MD, FACS, President and CEO, Inova Health System, issued the following statement regarding this review:

“Inclusion and belonging are integral to the culture of Inova and we have communicated that directly to the Redskins organization.  We are pleased to see that they are undertaking a comprehensive review of the team name and expect this to result in change, change that recognizes that racism in any form is counter to our values as an organization and as a community.”

Media Contact: Tracy Connell, 703-289-2087


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. 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., and the only system to have all five hospitals receive five stars. Inova Fairfax Medical Campus was named to the Fortune/IBM Watson Health 100 Top Hospitals list, ranking in the top 10 nationwide among Major Teaching Hospitals. 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


  1. Rebecca Nichols on July 3, 2020 at 6:33 pm

    Red Hawks is a good new name

  2. Ramin Oskoui, MD on July 13, 2020 at 8:12 am

    Succinct and well put.

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