Falls Church, VA – Inova is announcing that longtime supporters Jeffrey and Amiya Veatch have pledged $3.5 million to expand critically-needed behavioral health services at Inova Mount Vernon Hospital.
Over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Northern Virginia region has seen an increase in residents seeking behavioral health services. Behavioral health inpatient admissions at Inova are up five percent, and Inova Emergency Departments treat upwards of 1,200 behavioral health patients each month. In response, Inova has committed to enhancing its behavioral health services, including filing an application with the Commonwealth of Virginia to add 20 inpatient behavioral health beds at Mount Vernon Hospital. The proposed expansion will increase overall capacity at Inova Mount Vernon to 50 inpatient behavioral health beds — a 67 percent increase over current capacity.
The Veatches’ gift will strengthen Inova’s existing plans to broaden behavioral health services at Inova Mount Vernon Hospital and across the health system. In appreciation for the Veatches’ generosity, this state-of-the-art unit will be known as the Inova Veatch Family Behavioral Health Unit at Inova Mount Vernon Hospital.
“Inova is committed to providing high quality, compassionate healthcare to all patients, and the need for comprehensive mental healthcare has never been greater,” said J. Stephen Jones, MD, President and CEO, Inova. “This generous gift from Jeff and Amiya Veatch, who have been steadfast friends to Inova and the Mount Vernon community, will support our plan to expand existing services and increase our team’s ability and capacity to meet the increasing behavioral health needs of our community, both now and in the future.”
“Amiya and I are proud to support the behavioral health expansion at Inova Mount Vernon Hospital,” said Jeff Veatch, an entrepreneur who resides in the Mount Vernon community. “We have long been committed to helping ensure that residents of this community, as well as those throughout Northern Virginia, have access to world-class healthcare.” Amiya Veatch added, “We know that the pandemic has created an extraordinary need for behavioral health services, and we are proud to make a gift that can assist Inova in bolstering capacity to treat mental health challenges at a time when it is truly needed.”
For more information about Inova’s behavioral health services or to make a gift in support of this need, please visit Inova.org.
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Inova is Northern Virginia’s leading nonprofit healthcare provider. 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 20,000 team members provide more than two million patient visits each year through an integrated network of hospitals, primary and specialty care practices, emergency and urgent care centers, outpatient services, and destination institutes.
Inova’s five hospitals are consistently recognized by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals and Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades for excellence in healthcare.
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 1,936 licensed beds. More information and statistics about Inova can be found at inova.org.