What Is Inova Health System?


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Inova Health System is a northern Virginia health care network comprised of five hospitals and many other patient care facilities, according to its website. The system serves more than two million people in the Washington, D.C. metro area.

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As a not-for-profit organization, Inova Health System seeks to serve its diverse community through specialty care, health programs and patient education, notes its website. The system is led by a board of community members who oversee the hospital’s finances and strategic goals. Approximately 16,000 employees work throughout the five hospitals, outpatient facilities, specialty practices and wellness centers, and there are 1,700 beds throughout the system as of 2015.

Some of Inova Health System’s achievements include housing the area’s only Level 1 trauma center, an internationally renowned genomics research institute, the Inova Translational Medicine Institute and a children’s hospital, as indicated by its website. The hospital system holds 18 Joint Commission accreditations and Magnet status, which recognizes achievement in nursing care.

The Inova Health System also holds multiple awards from U.S. News & World Report, according to its website. Inova Fairfax Hospital has been the best regional hospital for four years in a row and is ranked as the number three hospital in Virginia. Inova Children’s Hospital is nationally ranked for neonatology and cardiology, and Inova Fair Oaks Hospital ranks as the number three hospital in the Washington, D.C. metro area. The hospital also holds awards in the fields of cancer, geriatrics, pulmonology, neurology and neurosurgery.

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