Inova Fairfax Hospital Earns National Pancreas Foundation Center Designation

Fairfax, VA – Inova Fairfax Hospital has been nationally recognized as an approved National Pancreas Foundation (NPF) Center by the National Pancreas Foundation. NPF Centers are awarded after a rigorous audit of an institutions multidisciplinary treatment of pancreatic cancer, treating the “whole patient” with a focus on the best possible outcomes and an improved quality of life.

“We are honored that the Inova Fairfax Hospital has been designated as NPF Center for treatment of pancreatic cancer,” said John Deeken, MD, President, Inova Schar Cancer Institute. “NPF Center designation distinguishes Inova Schar Cancer Institute as an institution whose focus is on providing the highest quality most innovative, patient-centered care possible.”

“We are thrilled to expand our NPF Centers of Excellence Program to better serve the needs of patients suffering from pancreas disease,” said David Bakelman, CEO of the National Pancreas Foundation.  “The NPF Centers of Excellence Program is one of the pillars of NPF, and we are looking forward to working with our current and new Centers.”

An approved NPF Center has to meet the criteria developed by a task force of invited subject matter experts and patient advocates. The criteria includes expertise evaluation from physician specialties such as gastroenterologists, pancreas surgeons, and interventional radiologists, along with more patient focused programs such as a pain management service, psychosocial support and more.

“As a member of the surgical team, I am very proud of this achievement,” states John Moynihan, MD President, Inova Surgical Services. “This award is certainly validation of our entire team’s delivery of excellent patient care.”        

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About The National Pancreas Foundation

Founded in 1997, the National Pancreas Foundation provides hope for those suffering from pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer through funding cutting-edge research, advocating for new and better therapies and providing support and education for patients, caregivers and healthcare professionals. The NPF is the only foundation dedicated to patients suffering from all forms of pancreas disease. For more information visit:

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 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’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

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