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Inova Alexandria Hospital Achieves ANCC “Pathway to Excellence” Designation

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Inova Alexandria Hospital has earned the prestigious Pathway to Excellence® designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). The achievement identifies the hospital as one of the best places for nurses to work and puts it among an elite group of healthcare organizations. Nationwide, only 171 hospitals have earned Pathway status. “Pathway designation is a…

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Inova Fair Oaks Hospital Attains Third Magnet Designation

Inova Fair Oaks Hospital staff react to the 2018 Magnet® designation.

Hospital is among 8 percent of Magnet recipients nationwide The American Nurses Credentialing Center again has designated Inova Fair Oaks Hospital (IFOH) a Magnet® facility. This prestigious recognition  — IFOH’s third since 2009 — honors the work and culture of nursing. “Magnet designation is a privilege and it is valued by our staff, patients, providers and…

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Inova Loudoun Hospital receives ‘A’ From Leapfrog, Two Beacon Awards


Hospital awarded ‘A’s’ since 2012 Inova Loudoun Hospital (ILH) has received several awards this year, including another “A” from Leapfrog and two Beacon Awards. ILH received an “A” rating from Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade for spring 2018, making this the sixth consecutive year that the hospital has scored straight-A’s. And ILH is one of 49…

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Pregnancy and Prenatal Care Inspire an Inova Nursing Career

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Nakiara Bell joins Inova Alexandria Hospital postpartum unit after positive experience When Nakiara Bell, NB, RN, a nurse in the postpartum unit at Inova Alexandria Hospital (IAH), first visited IAH six years ago for prenatal care, she had no idea that her pregnancy would alter the course of her professional life. At the time, she…

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Inova Fair Oaks Hospital Achieves Magnet® Recognition Again

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Highest national honor recognizes commitment to nursing excellence FAIRFAX, VA –  Inova Fair Oaks Hospital attained Magnet recognition for the third time, a testament to its continued dedication to high-quality nursing practices. The American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Magnet Recognition Program® distinguishes healthcare organizations that meet rigorous standards for nursing excellence. This credential is the highest…

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Inova nurses recognized with statewide awards for excellence

The Virginia Nurses Association (VNA) has named its 40 Under 40 Award winners. Congratulations to the following Inova winners and honorable mentions: Katherine Eichin, Inova Alexandria Hospital Yovaletta Scruggs, Inova Alexandria Hospital Rebecca Berry, Inova Loudoun Hospital Enkh-Ochir Sanz, Inova Alexandria Hospital (Honorable Mention) Stephanie Fitch, Inova Fair Oaks Hospital (Honorable Mention) Season Majors, Inova…

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Flexible nursing shifts at Inova Fair Oaks are a win-win for RNs

Good Timing A new nursing shift model began in August at Inova Fair Oaks Hospital, and based on its success, it is now expanding to other units in the hospital. The new model involves four-, six- and eight-hour day shifts, as opposed to one traditional 12-hour shift. After analyzing the workload of registered nurses (RNs)…

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Nurses from Inova Alexandria Hospital pitch in for local events

Community-Minded Although the nurses at Inova Alexandria Hospital (IAH) are dedicated to treating patients and assisting caregivers, their care extends beyond the hospital’s campus. You might see them organizing a food drive so that a local shelter can keep its pantry stocked, or hosting educational events at a senior center to emphasize the importance of…

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