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Looking for Ways to be Greener and Leaner?

Chip Goyette is the sustainability director for Inova’s Office of Sustainability. In this role, he provides overall direction and oversight of all sustainability initiatives to ensure that Inova is incorporating these practices into everything we do. It’s Saturday morning, game day and once again I am awoken by the sound of rain. My first thought…

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Adding Vegetables in Your Diet

Christy Lormel has almost 12 years of experience in clinical research, health promotion, health education, and program management, Christy has been with Inova Health System for 8 years and Inova Well for almost 4 of those. In her spare time Christy enjoys teaching barre and yoga as well as spending time with her husband and…

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Top 3 Reasons Why You Need a Health Coach

Mike Endress has been in the health and wellness industry for over eleven years and helping others reach their health and wellness goals. He graduated from George Mason University with a degree in Exercise Science and he is also a certified health coach and personal trainer. Mike’s passion for health and wellness not only shines…

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Stop the Excuses

Christy Lormel has almost 12 years of experience in clinical research, health promotion, health education, and program management, Christy has been with Inova Health System for 8 years and Inova Well for almost 4 of those. In her spare time Christy enjoys teaching barre and yoga as well as spending time with her husband and…

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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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