Inova L.J. Murphy Children’s Hospital Attains Level I Verification from the American College of Surgeons

Inova L.J. Murphy Children’s Hospital has been named a Level I Verified Children’s Surgery Center by the American College of Surgeons Children’s Surgery Verification Quality Improvement Program (ACS CSV). Developed to improve the quality of pediatric surgical care, the ACS CSV program is based on other nationally recognized ACS quality improvement programs that have measurably…

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Common Questions About “Getting Back to Normal” After COVID

Veena Chawla, MD, is a primary care physician board-certified in family medicine practicing at Inova Primary Care – Shirlington. She believes in preventive healthcare and specializes in the treatment of acute and chronic conditions in teens and adults. Businesses and schools may be open, but “getting back to normal” after the COVID-19 pandemic isn’t an…

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Inova, Virginia Heart Extend Affiliation to Better Serve Heart Patients

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Inova Health System is pleased to announce that we are extending our long-standing relationship with Virginia Heart to expand access and improve quality of care and service for patients throughout the area. National studies have repeatedly shown that better alignment produces higher value care, results in better outcomes, and increases patient satisfaction, all of which…

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Inova Awards $240K in Community Health Fund Grants to Local Nonprofits

Falls Church, VA — Inova Health System awarded $240,000 in Community Health Fund grants to 14 local nonprofit organizations this month. The Community Health Fund is an opportunity for Inova to invest in the community through partnerships that address population health needs and promote equity for all. These partnerships reinforce Inova’s ability to provide world-class…

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Inova’s Commitment to Using Blood Wisely

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Alan M. Speir, MD, is Medical Director of ECMO and Cardiac Surgery in the Inova Heart and Vascular Institute. He is board-certified in thoracic and cardiac surgery and received a 2020 Top Doc award from the Washingtonian. In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, our nation is facing an unprecedented shortage of blood. Here’s why…

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Saving Lives and Limbs: Inova Heart and Vascular Institute Advances Techniques to Treat Chronic Limb-Threatening Ischemia

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New Intervention Can Prevent Amputations Vascular surgeons at Inova Heart and Vascular Institute (IHVI) are among the first in the world to demonstrate that a technique called distal venous arterialization (DVA) can be a successful intervention for patients with chronic limb-threatening ischemia (CLTI) in limbs that otherwise might be viewed as unsalvageable. IHVI is one…

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Alexandria City Council Approves Development Agreements to Transform Landmark Mall Site into Mixed-Use Community and State-of-the-Art Medical Campus

At its July 6 meeting, the Alexandria City Council unanimously approved the redevelopment agreements for the site of the former Landmark Mall, which will result in up to approximately four million square feet of new development.  The project will be anchored by the relocation and expansion of Inova’s new state-of-the-art Alexandria Hospital bringing more than…

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Missed Healthcare During the Pandemic? How to Get Back on Track

During the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic, many people couldn’t — or wouldn’t — get routine healthcare. Their doctor’s office may have been closed, or they avoided medical visits due to concerns about COVID-19 exposure. As a result, tens of thousands of Americans missed cancer screenings, vaccinations, and other preventive services. Though the worst of…

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