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Inova Fairfax Earns National Award for Quality

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Falls Church, VA – Highlighting its nationally recognized achievements in patient safety and quality, Inova Fairfax Medical Campus was named a Top Teaching Hospital by The Leapfrog Group. Announced today, the Leapfrog Top Hospital award is widely acknowledged as one of the most competitive honors American hospitals can receive. The Top Hospital designation is awarded…

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What is Pulmonary Hypertension? Learn the Facts to Breathe Easy

Oksana A. Shlobin, MD, is a member of Inova Medical Group board-certified in pulmonary disease. She is the director of education for the Inova Advanced Lung Disease and Transplant Program and director of the Pulmonary Hypertension Program at Inova Fairfax Hospital.   Many people know that high blood pressure is cause for concern. But most people are not aware that…

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Comprehensive trauma care: Neurosurgeon enjoys all aspects of work with patients

Nilesh Vyas, MD, Associate Chair for Neurosurgery at Inova Fairfax Hospital (IFH), fully appreciates the efforts made nationally by leaders in medical trauma services.   “We’ve made improvements by raising awareness and using various mechanisms,” he says, citing the advent of National Trauma Awareness Month in May. “In the ’80s cars got safer. In the…

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Recovering from trauma is possible

Shira Rothberg, LSW, coordinates the Trauma Survivors Network and provides counseling for trauma patients at Inova Trauma Center on Inova Fairfax Medical Campus.   When it comes to surviving and healing from trauma, Shira Rothberg, LSW, understands the value that support provides. As Coordinator of the Trauma Survivors Network (TSN) at Inova, Rothberg provides counseling…

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Reducing trauma’s impact: Surgeon Dr. Michetti focuses on prevention

Christopher Michetti, MD, who specializes in trauma surgery at Inova Fairfax Hospital (IFH), approaches life differently compared to earlier in his career.   “Now that I have a family, it hits home that my patients are just like me, in the sense that nobody plans a traumatic event,” says Dr. Michetti, who graduated from medical…

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Pain Relief: Nerve Blocks During Surgery Help Patients Feel Better Faster

Bimal P. Gandhi, MD, is a board-certified anesthesiologist at Inova Fairfax Hospital. He serves as the Medical Director of Regional Anesthesia Services at Inova Fairfax Medical Campus. Recovering from surgery can be a painful process. Prescription opioid medications can help patients manage post-surgical pain, but they have a well-publicized dark side: The United States is…

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Inova Fairfax Medical Campus Receives a ‘B’ for Patient Safety in Spring 2018 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade

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Falls Church, VA – The Leapfrog Group, a Washington D.C-based organization aiming to improve health care quality and safety for consumers and purchasers, today released the new Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades. Inova Fairfax Medical Campus was awarded a ‘B’ for its efforts in protecting patients from harm and meeting the highest safety standards in the U.S.…

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Baby undergoes successful urgent surgery for brain cyst at Inova Fairfax

The Best for Baby For first-time mom Gwynne Booth, everything went just the way she had hoped when she delivered her baby, Wren, at Inova Women’s Hospital last December. Despite a bump in the road — her 20-week ultrasound revealed a small benign cyst on her baby’s brain — Wren was born a happy, healthy…

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