Can You Help Save a Life?

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Inova Blood Donor Services has an immediate need for blood donations from local donors to recover the blood supply for our community. Current blood supply levels are critically low, not just in Northern Virginia and the DC area, but across the country as well. Our supply can only be replenished with donations from volunteer blood…

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Inova Health System Hits 300,000 Vaccines; Pledges to Vaccinate Children Pending Authorization and Eligibility

Falls Church, VA — In just three and a half months, Inova Health System has administered more than 300,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine and is continuing to expand operations to accommodate even more Northern Virginia community members. Inova hit this significant milestone this week, which accounts for 25% of all shots given in Northern…

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How the Cures Act Enhances “People-Centered Care”

The 21st Century Cures Act goes into effect Monday, April 5, which mandates the timely release of all patient information from their medical record or inpatient chart. The Cures Act ensures that patients have full access to their electronic medical records and personal health information “without delay.” Inova patients currently have access to their personal…

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Cancer News: A Look at The Future of Targeted Therapy

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In the past, chemotherapy treatment was given to patients based on where in the body the cancer began, not taking in the factors of the molecular diversity of the individual patient’s cancer. Over the years, the development and advancement of the treatment for cancer has improved by applying molecular testing to determine individual patient tumors…

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Inova Surpasses 200,000 Doses of COVID-19 Vaccines Given

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FALLS CHURCH, VA– This week, Inova Health System reached the significant milestone of administering more than 200,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. As of March 11, 2021, the total number of doses administered by Inova is nearly 211,500.  This accounts for one-third of all shots given in Northern Virginia and one in every eleven administered…

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Antibody Infusions May Speed Recovery from COVID-19

As reported by Julie Carey for NBC-4 Washington, when Inova ER physician Dr. Chris Sponaugle contracted COVID-19, he also became a patient – at one of Inova’s monoclonal antibody infusion clinics, which opened in mid-December at three Northern Virgnia locations. Sponaugle did not experience negative side effects and was happy to receive the treatment, which…

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Stroke Reduction Device Offers Hope to At-Risk AFib Patients on Blood Thinners

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Inova Heart and Vascular Institute Among the First to Use Next-Generation WATCHMAN FLX™ Device for Stroke Reduction Inova Heart and Vascular Institute (IHVI) clinicians are among the first in the Washington, DC region to implant a next-generation stroke risk reduction device for patients with atrial fibrillation (AFib). AFib is an irregular heartbeat that affects as…

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