Inova Mount Vernon Hospital Uses Virtual Reality to Assist With Patient Anxiety 

Virtual reality helps patients feel less anxious.

Technology helps in Emergency Department As part of Inova Mount Vernon Hospital’s (IMVH’s) commitment to finding new and effective non-pharmacological ways to reduce patient anxiety, its Emergency Department (ED) has begun to use virtual reality (VR) to assist with anxiety and pain management. The IMVH ED is among the first in the Washington, DC, region to employ…

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Inova hospitals continue to fight opioid epidemic with E.R. opioid-reduction initiatives

Curbing an Epidemic Emergency rooms take steps to reduce opioid use The statistics are staggering. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, every day, 91 Americans die from an opioid overdose. And this number continues to rise. To help deter opioid addiction in our community, the Emergency Departments (EDs) of Inova Mount Vernon…

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Seniors: AARP Active group offers monthly lunch & learn events

ACTIVE Learning Inova Mount Vernon seniors group offers presentations last Wednesdays of the month*  (*Except for summer break in August) Inova ACTIVE is the name of the monthly active seniors (age 60+) community group co-sponsored by Inova Mount Vernon Hospital and AARP Virginia. Come for lunch, and hear from medical and community professionals on a…

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Inova Reduces Opioid Prescribing in the ED

Martin Brown, MD, is board certified in Emergency Medicine and he serves as the Chief of the Department of Emergency Medicine at Inova Alexandria Hospital. Dr. Brown has served on the Inova System Opioid Task Force and on the Alexandria City Opioid Work Group. Since 2015, Dr. Brown and the Inova Alexandria Hospital Emergency Department…

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Outpatient rehab services at Inova Mount Vernon help patients restore motor function and achieve independence

Rebuilding Meaningful Lives The award-winning Inova Rehabilitation Center (IRC) is a service that sets Inova Mount Vernon Hospital apart: We are home to one of the DC area’s largest and most experienced rehabilitation teams. The Inova Rehab Center at Inova Mount Vernon offers the community a wide range of outpatient rehabilitation services specially created to…

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