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Inova Health System Recognized as one of the Healthiest 100 Workplaces in America®

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Falls Church, Virginia –  Inova Health System has been recognized as one of the Healthiest 100 Workplaces in America. The top one hundred workplaces were honored at the Fitbit Captivate Conference in Chicago on September 20, 2018. The winning organizations were honored for their commitment to employee health and exceptional corporate wellness programming. Over 1,000…

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Inova rolls out “No Antibiotics Ever” chicken initiative

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What does hospital food have to do with environmental responsibility? By Chip Goyette, Director of Sustainability, Inova Health System We here in the Inova sustainability team were thrilled to recently roll out an exciting initiative: The elimination of antibiotic-fed chicken products in our hospital cafeterias. In May 2018, Inova hospital cafeterias switched over to all…

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Inova Health System to Eliminate Use of Plastic Straws

Will reduce use of single-use plastic items, offer straw alternatives for the disabled Falls Church, VA – Today Inova announced it will eliminate plastic straws and reduce single-use plastic items in public areas, such as cafeterias and gift shops in all five hospitals in the system.  Inova, the largest health system in Northern Virginia, is…

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For Maximum Nutritional Value, Buy Local Produce

    Christina Quint, MA, is the sustainability analyst for Inova’s Office of Sustainability. In this role, she provides programmatic support, manages sustainability communication and marketing, and oversees environmental data collection and analysis to ensure optimal operational performance across the Inova system. Kara Nickerson, RD, PN1 is a Registered Dietitian with over a decade of experience…

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Give Your Fitness Habits A Check-Up

Kara Nickerson, RD, PN1 is a Registered Dietitian with over a decade of experience in the fields of weight loss, functional medicine, corporate wellness and fitness, personal training/ performance enhancement specialist and private nutrition coaching.  Kara is the WellAware (employee wellness program) manager and WellAware Health Coach at Inova.   Kara’s personal wellness philosophy is…

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Sustainability Meets Social Responsibility: Inova Donates Medical Supplies

Christina Quint, MA, is the sustainability analyst for Inova’s Office of Sustainability. In this role, she provides programmatic support, manages sustainability communication and marketing, and oversees environmental data collection and analysis to ensure optimal operational performance across the Inova system.   Imagine that after months of preparing for surgery, your stretcher is getting rolled into…

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Inova Women’s Hospital and Inova Children’s Hospital Achieve LEED Silver Certification

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FALLS CHURCH, VA — January 24, 2017 — Inova  today announced that Inova Women’s Hospital and Inova Children’s Hospital have achieved LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Silver certification. The LEED certified facility includes optimal air quality, natural light and low- or no-toxicity building materials. Part of a 665,000-square-foot campus expansion, the Women’s and Children’s hospitals  are …

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