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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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3rd Annual Emergency Management and Safety Fair

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Media Contact: Allison Kenty, 703-504-3840 Inova Alexandria Hospital prepares the community for life’s curveballs Alexandria, VA (July 29, 2013) – Inova Alexandria Hospital will be having their 3rd Annual Emergency Management and Safety Fair on Saturday, August 24, 2013, at 10:00 am to 3:00 pm in the hospital parking Lot on Howard Street in Alexandria.…

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Tips On Preparing for Hurricane Sandy

For real-time updates on Hurricane Sandy’s impact and Inova’s closures, cancellations and other news, click here: www.inovanewsroom.org/hurricane-sandy – (October 26, 2012) As most of you know, the National Capital Region has the potential for impacts from Hurricane Sandy beginning sometime late Sunday into Monday (latest tracking map). The National Weather Service anticipates a Sunday into…

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Join Us for 2nd Annual Emergency Management & Safety Fair

(August 16, 2012) – Bring the family out to Inova Alexandria Hospital’s Emergency Management & Safety Fair. At this fun event learn ways to be ready and safe in the case of emergencies like natural disasters, terrorism and more. Local and regional agencies with information, safety kits and giveaways Family activities including a petting zoo,…

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Summer Sun Risky Fun for Kids

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Don’t take risks – keep kids safe in the sun with UPF clothing and sunscreen FALLS CHURCH, VA – (August 9, 2012) – Connecting with friends, free from homework, swimming, biking, hiking all make for a footloose and fancy free summer for kids everywhere, but those long days of playing outside can lead to overexposure…

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