Inova Multiple Sclerosis and Neuroimmunology Center Recognized National MS Society Partner and Inova Fairfax Hospital NSCIU Recognized with Beacon Award

Inova’s Multiple Sclerosis and Neuroimmunology Center is recognized as a Partner in MS Care by the  National MS Society. The national award recognizes healthcare providers as partners in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) care who demonstrate knowledge and expertise in treating people with MS. These providers have a relationship with the National MS Society which helps provide patients with the information, resources and support available to assist them in living their best lives.

Rahul Davè, MD, PhD led Inova’s efforts to help ensure Inova provides the highest standards of care for MS patients.

“Dr. Davè is a great advocate for our MS patients,” said James Ecklund, MD, FACS, President, Inova Neuroscience and Spine Institute. “These patients can be difficult to diagnose and challenging to manage. Under his leadership we have implemented best practices and improved access for these patients as we continue to expand our neuroscience service line throughout our community.”

The American Association of Critical Care Nursing (AACN) awarded Inova Fairfax Hospital’s Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit with the 2020 Beacon Award (silver level). The Beacon Award signifies a positive and supportive work environment with strong collaboration between colleagues and leaders. It lauds hospital units that employ evidence-based practices to improve patient and family outcomes.

“Receiving this award represents tremendous focus of our nurses in collaboration with the extended care team each and every day and recognizes our commitment to patient care and standards of practice,” said Fadia Feghali, MS, RN, NE-BC, Vice President, Nursing, Inova Neuroscience and Spine Institute.

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Learn more about the awards Inova has received.

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About Inova                              

Inova is Northern Virginia’s leading nonprofit healthcare provider, recognized in 2019 and 2020 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 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

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