Inova Opens First Post-Acute Care Hospital in Region

Fairfax, VA – Inova is pleased to announce the opening of the new Inova Select Specialty Hospital in partnership with Select Medical. Located within Inova Mount Vernon Hospital, the new hospital celebrated its grand opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on May 16 and will welcome the first patients May 23. The Specialty Hospital is the first of its kind in Northern Virginia, offering specialized treatment to critically ill patients who require an extended stay, but no longer need the intensive care provided in an acute care hospital.

The Specialty Hospital fills a much-needed care gap in the community. This specialized post-acute service is not currently offered in this region, requiring patients to be transferred to facilities in Charlottesville, Richmond, or out of state. With the opening of the new hospital, patients can now receive specialized care closer to home. All five Inova hospitals will be able to seamlessly transition patients needing this level of care to the Specialty Hospital, expanding Inova’s continuum of care.

This 32-bed hospital will serve patients with specialized needs, including post-ICU patients recovering from chronic, critical illness such as infectious diseases, surgical complications, orthopedic, wound or post-trauma conditions. The hospital will also provide ongoing treatment for pulmonary conditions, neurological disorders, cardiac conditions, or renal disorders. Inova Select Specialty Hospital is licensed as a long-term acute care hospital (LTACH), and will operate as a hospital-within-a-hospital.

“As the patient population requiring specialty care continues to grow, we are pleased to partner with Inova to provide post-ICU inpatient recovery services in Northern Virginia,” said Miriam Deemer, critical illness recovery hospital division regional president. “Together, we will help patients regain their ability to breathe, eat, think, talk and walk independently so they may return to their home and community.” 

“Inova’s mission is grounded in providing world-class healthcare to our community. This partnership with Select Medical will bring a new and much needed service to our community,” said J. Stephen Jones, MD, President and CEO, Inova Health System. “This joint venture will allow us to combine our expertise in critical-acute care with Select Medical’s proven track record of success in post-acute care.  Together, we will fill a gap and deliver excellent, specialized care that meets the needs of our patients.”

Select Medical is one of the nation’s largest post-acute care providers with more than 130 specialty hospitals throughout the country. Inova’s partnership with Select Medical will ensure the highest standards of care for the community.

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