Inova Health System Launches Inova Children’s General and Thoracic Surgery

Expanded Network Enhances Regional Access to World-Class Pediatric Specialty Care

Falls Church, VA – Inova Health System announced the opening of Inova Children’s General and Thoracic Surgery adjacent to Inova L.J. Murphy Children’s Hospital on Willow Oaks Corporate Drive, in Fairfax, Virginia. Surgeons and advanced practice providers from the Pediatric Surgical Group of Fairfax Neonatal Associates, P.C. (FNA) joined Inova to form the new pediatric surgical practice.

“The establishment of Inova Children’s General and Thoracic Surgery will streamline the surgical experience for our patients and families with our integrated practice operations, providing seamless care from the surgeon’s office to the OR, to post-surgical care,” said Joanna Fazio, Vice President, Inova Pediatric Service Line.

Led by Dr. Stephen Kim, Inova Children’s Surgery will continue to provide a wide variety of routine and complex surgeries for pediatric patients at Inova L.J. Murphy Children’s Hospital. Inova L.J. Murphy Children’s is an ACS Level 1 Children’s Surgery Center.

“While the group will have a new name, the focus, commitment and dedication to the children of the region will remain as it has for more than 40 years under FNA’s leadership. This unwavering commitment will continue to be the backbone of our partnership with FNA in delivering exceptional neonatal care for many years to come,” said Steve Narang, MD, President, Inova Pediatric Service Line, and President, Inova Fairfax Medical Campus.

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About Inova L.J. Murphy Children’s Hospital

Inova L.J. Murphy Children’s Hospital is Northern Virginia’s only dedicated children’s hospital and is located on the Inova Fairfax Medical Campus. The 226-bed, full-service children’s hospital offers a complete range of services in more than 40 pediatric subspecialties, including one of the area’s largest heart programs with pediatric cardiology and cardiac surgery. The hospital serves as the Northern Virginia’s tertiary pediatric referral center; is a Level 1 Verified Children’s Surgery Center; and, is home to a Level I Trauma Center, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, and Level IV Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Inova Children’s Hospital is part of Inova, a not-for-profit healthcare system based in Northern Virginia that serves more than 2 million people each year from throughout the Washington, DC metro area and beyond.

About Inova

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 about Inova can be found at

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