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Heatstroke: Know the Signs

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Dr. Rick Place is Medical Director of the Pediatric Emergency Department at Inova Children’s Hospital (at Inova Fairfax Medical Campus in Falls Church, VA). Dr. Place is a board certified physician in both Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics. Increasing temperatures coinciding with mid-summer activities and late summer athletic training schedules brings with it the risk of…

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Tick Season

Katie MacDonald, MSN, CPNP is a pediatric nurse practitioner for Inova Urgent Care and the Children’s Emergency Room at Inova Loudoun Hospital – Loudoun County’s only emergency facility solely dedicated to caring for children and adolescents. It is also the first and only sensory-friendly ER in Loudoun County. Inova Urgent Care offers specialized pediatric urgent care services at…

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Protect Your Kids from Drowning

Northern Virginia parents and caregivers: With the heat of the D.C. summer upon us, did you know these sobering facts about kids and drowning? In Virginia, drownings are the leading cause of unintentional injury death for children ages 1 to 4, and the second leading cause of death in all children. For every child who…

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For Kids Under 19, Summer is “Trauma Season” in the E.R.

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Jordan Tyczka, MSN, RN, CEN, TCRN is the Trauma Services Educator for the Inova Virts Miller Family Emergency and Trauma Center. Inova Loudoun Hospital is Loudoun County’s first and only designated trauma center.  Learn more at inova.org/trauma Cars, bikes, pools, lawn mowers and grills present most common dangers Finally, summer is here! Fire up the barbeque,…

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Put Down That Phone! A Guide to Distracted Driving

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Jordan Tyczka, MSN, RN, CEN is the Trauma Services Educator for Inova Loudoun Hospital – Loudoun County’s first and only designated trauma center.  Learn more at inova.org/trauma Did you know at least nine Americans die and 100 are injured in distracted driving crashes EVERY DAY? In Northern Virginia, it feels like we are moving faster…

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Spring isn’t quite here yet: Remember your cold-weather safety precautions

Board certified pediatric emergency physician Dr. Ronnie Waldrop and Erin Rovelli, RN serve patients at the Children’s Emergency Room at Inova Loudoun Hospital – Loudoun County’s only emergency facility solely dedicated to caring for children and adolescents.    “March roars in like a lion, so fierce, the wind so cold, it seems to pierce. The month rolls…

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Inova Mount Vernon Hospital receives two national patient safety awards

Safety First In April, Inova Mount Vernon Hospital (IMVH) received two prestigious patient safety awards from prominent national patient advocacy organizations: the Leapfrog Group and Healthgrades. An “A” in hospital patient safety Inova Mount Vernon was one of only 823 hospitals nationwide to receive an “A” hospital patient safety ranking by The Leapfrog Group, a…

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Inova Loudoun Hospital Awarded “A” Grade by Hospital Safety Score

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Leesburg, VA – February 10, 2014 – Inova Loudoun Hospital was honored with an “A” grade in the Hospital Safety Score, which rates how well hospitals protect patients from accidents, errors, injuries and infections. The Hospital Safety Score is compiled under the guidance of the nation’s leading experts on patient safety and is administered by The…

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Inova Alexandria Hospital Awarded “A” Grade by Hospital Safety Score

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Media Contact: Allison Kenty, 703-504-3840 ALEXANDRIA, VA (November 5, 2013) – Inova Alexandria Hospital was honored with an “A” grade in the Fall 2013 update to the Hospital Safety Score, which rates how well hospitals protect patients from accidents, errors, injuries and infections. The Hospital Safety Score is compiled under the guidance of the nation’s…

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National Teen Safe Driving Program Visits Inova Children’s Hospital in Northern Virginia to Raise Awareness of Leading Cause of Death for U.S. Teens

FAIRFAX, Virginia, October 3, 2013 – (October 4, 2013) According to data from the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles Highway Safety Office, 34 Virginia teens died behind the wheel of a car in 2012. While Virginia has seen a reduction in teen driving fatalities from 75 in 2006, more attention is needed to combat this…

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