New device helps patients reach their goals Continuing an ongoing commitment to offering the latest physical and occupational therapy for patients, the Inova Rehabilitation Center (IRC) at Inova Mount Vernon Hospital added the Aretech ZeroG Gait and Balance System, a robotic, ceiling-mounted body-weight support system that can be used for walking, balance activities, stair training…

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doctor and patient

Two patients to receive free joint replacement surgery Mount Vernon, VA – Inova Mount Vernon Hospital orthopedic surgeons Robert Sershon, MD and William Hamilton, MD, participating in Operation Walk USA, will donate their world-class surgical skills to benefit two local residents, giving each of them the gift of mobility and improved quality of life with…

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Inova Mount Vernon Hospital rehab team helps a stroke patient back to the dais and his congregation  Several members of the Inova Mount Vernon Hospital (IMVH) Outpatient Bridge and Neuro Rehabilitation team listened as Reverend Angel M. Martínez delivered a sermon. Then, without missing a beat, Martínez reached for his guitar and accompanied his wife,…

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breast cancer survivor with pink ribbon

Oncoplastic breast surgery eloquently blends oncology and plastic surgery Surgical options after a breast cancer diagnosis have advanced significantly, with some of the newer solutions inspired by women themselves. One such procedure, oncoplastic surgery, is offered to Inova Mount Vernon Hospital (IMVH) breast cancer patients, although many women have never heard about the procedure. “Oncoplasty…

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Inova wins awards

Inova Fairfax Medical Campus displays excellence Earlier this year, Inova Fairfax Medical Campus (IFMC) received a five-star rating from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Three other Inova hospitals also received this rating: Inova Fair Oaks, Inova Loudoun and Inova Mount Vernon hospitals. Of the more than 4,500 hospitals evaluated by CMS nationwide, only…

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patient strectching after recovering from bunion surgery

Minimally invasive bunion surgery makes recovery easier and much less painful Vienna Skinner, a 25-year-old substitute teacher and coach from Dumfries, Virginia, experienced pain from a bunion on and off for about three years. As a youth basketball and volleyball coach and a player herself, this was often an issue, and it gradually got worse.…

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kay goss walking with grandson

Two knee replacements later, Kay Goss is enjoying life’s latest reward Kay Goss loves to snuggle with her grandson, Kirby, and read a good book with him. Of course, he’s just a toddler, so the books are short, often made of cardboard and usually filled with lift-up flaps. “It’s our favorite thing to do together,”…

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patient donates to hospital

Two longtime Inova patients give generously Since opening its doors in 1976, Inova Mount Vernon Hospital (IMVH) has been fortunate to receive support from its community members and volunteers. This year, it gives special thanks to Lt. Col. Moy O. Chin, USA, Ret., and Doyle Catlett, who each gave generous gifts. Having experienced five open…

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doctors open cystoscopy room

New surgical tools can improve outcomes Operating rooms at Inova Mount Vernon (IMVH) and Inova Alexandria (IAH) hospitals are becoming more technologically advanced. These innovations allow doctors to be more accurate in performing surgeries and result in faster patient recovery. Here are the latest examples: O-Arm Imaging Tool. IAH added a new surgical imaging device…

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American Nurses credentialing center

Inova Alexandria and Inova Mount Vernon hospitals pursue Magnet designation Nurses are an integral part of patient care, and honoring the work they do is an important part of Inova’s culture. For this reason, Inova Alexandria (IAH) and Inova Mount Vernon (IMVH) hospitals are pursuing the prestigious Magnet® designation. Awarded by the American Nurses Credentialing…

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