Inova Fairfax Hospital

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Inova Fairfax Hospital
Inova Health System
Inova Fairfax Hospital - Green Lawn.jpg
Geography
Location 3300 Gallows Road
Falls Church, VA 22042, Washington Metropolitan Area, Virginia, United States
Coordinates 38°11′29.5″N 77°13′39.4″W / 38.191528°N 77.227611°W / 38.191528; -77.227611Coordinates: 38°11′29.5″N 77°13′39.4″W / 38.191528°N 77.227611°W / 38.191528; -77.227611
Services
Emergency department Level I trauma center
Beds 927
History
Founded 1961
Links
Website http://www.inova.org/ifh
Lists Hospitals in Virginia

Inova Fairfax Hospital is the largest hospital in Northern Virginia and the flagship hospital of Inova Health System. Located in Fairfax County, Virginia, Inova Fairfax Hospital is one of the largest employers in the County.[1] With exception to MedStar Washington Hospital Center, the Inova campus includes the only heart institute in the region,[citation needed] the 156-bed Inova Heart and Vascular Institute, as well as the Inova Fairfax Hospital for Children, which is the Northern Virginia area’s only children’s hospital[citation needed]. Inova Fairfax Hospital is also home to the largest neonatal intensive care unit in the region,[citation needed]; as well as a dedicated pediatrics intensive care unit, an oncology unit, an adolescent medicine unit, and centers for cardiac surgery and pediatric surgery.

Capability[edit]

Inova Fairfax Hospital (IFH) itself is a 927-bed tertiary care hospital, providing most medical and surgical specialties, which houses Northern Virginia's only Level 1 Trauma Center (for treating the most critically injured patients), the nation's fifth busiest obstetrics program (with nearly 12,000 live births in 2006), and is one of only six community hospitals in the nation offering the full spectrum of organ transplantation. It is consistently ranked among the top hospitals in the Washington, D.C. area and nationwide, being named among the top 50 hospitals for gastrointestinal disorders, gynecology, and heart surgery by U.S. News & World Report.[2]

Former Vice President Dick Cheney, at the age of 71, received a heart transplant Saturday March 24, 2012, at this facility.[3][4]

Inova Fairfax Hospital is also a satellite clinical campus for students from Virginia Commonwealth University's School of Medicine and hosts residents from universities such as the University of Virginia, Georgetown University, and George Washington University. The hospital also houses the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Pharmacy’s Inova Campus in which students can complete their third and fourth years of training. IFH has also hosted medical and nursing students from George Washington University, Howard University, Georgetown University, George Mason University, and Marymount University, as well as Northern Virginia Community College.

Activity[edit]

The following were statistics at the end of the year ending June 30, 2009:

  • Admissions: 54,361
  • Inpatient surgeries: 19,349
  • Outpatient visits: 392,405
  • Emergency room visits: 98,317
  • Births: 11,182
  • Number of beds: 833

Staffing (employed, on payroll)[edit]

  • Physicians and Dentists Full-time: 99
  • Part-time: 34
  • Registered nurses Full-time: 1,992
  • Part-time: 812
  • Licensed practical nurses Full-time: 18
  • Part-time: 3

Layoffs[edit]

On about September 29, 2011 it was announced that Inova will outsource and layoff 606 jobs. Environmental Service, Laundry and Teleservices were the departments affected.

On about February 17, 2012 it was announced that Inova will outsource and layoff an unknown number of employees. Safety and Security, Patient Transport and Medical Records were among the departments affected.

Key services[edit]

The following were statistics at the end of the year ending June 30, 2009:

  • Admissions: 54,361
  • Inpatient surgeries: 19,349
  • Outpatient visits: 392,405
  • Emergency room visits: 98,317
  • Births: 11,182
  • Number of beds: 833

Specialized services[edit]

Awards[edit]

  • Best Hospitals, U.S. News & World Report: 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000
  • Best Hospitals, U.S. News & World Report: 2014 Gynecology Nationally Ranked #19
  • Best Hospitals, Heart and Heart Surgery, U.S. News & World Report: #21 (2007)
  • Magnet Nursing Status: American Nurses Association
  • America’s 50 Best Hospitals: 2007-2012 by HealthGrades
  • 50 Best Hospitals in America: February 23, 2011 by Becker's Hospital Review[5]

Inova Fairfax Hospital Awards

References[edit]

  1. ^ MacDonald, Gregg (June 9, 2010). "Inova Health Systems Puts Two Nursing Centers Up For Sale". Fairfax Times. Retrieved October 1, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Inova Fairfax Hospital - Best Hospitals" (HTML). U.S. News & World Report. Retrieved 2010-07-14. 
  3. ^ "Cheney undergoes heart transplant surgery". Fox News. March 24, 2012. Retrieved 24 March 2012. 
  4. ^ "Dick Cheney receives heart transplant". CBS News. 
  5. ^ Becker's Hospital Review

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