Inova Fairfax Hospital

Inova Fairfax Medical Campus is the largest hospital campus in Northern Virginia and the flagship hospital of Inova Health System. Located in Woodburn in Fairfax County, Virginia, Inova Fairfax Hospital is one of the largest employers in the county.[1] Inova Fairfax Hospital is also home to a neonatal intensive care unit, and a dedicated pediatrics intensive care unit, an oncology unit, an adolescent medicine unit, and centers for cardiac surgery and pediatric surgery.

Inova Fairfax Hospital
Inova Health System
Inova Fairfax Hospital - Green Lawn.jpg
Location3300 Gallows Road
Falls Church, VA 22042, Washington Metropolitan Area, Virginia, United States
Coordinates38°51′27″N 77°13′40″W / 38.8575°N 77.2278°W / 38.8575; -77.2278Coordinates: 38°51′27″N 77°13′40″W / 38.8575°N 77.2278°W / 38.8575; -77.2278
Affiliated universityUniversity of Virginia School of Medicine (UVA; a regional campus and institute was announced in 2016), and the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine and the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Pharmacy (VCU), and also other area universities
Emergency departmentLevel I trauma center
ListsHospitals in Virginia

The Inova Fairfax Hospital can be more accurately described as a campus encompassing three hospitals: the Inova Fairfax Hospital proper, which includes the original building, the Inova Children's Hospital, and the Inova Heart and Vascular Institute.


Inova Fairfax Hospital (IFH) is a 923-bed tertiary care hospital campus providing most medical and surgical specialties and houses Northern Virginia's only Level 1 Trauma Center and the nation's fifth-busiest obstetrics program (with nearly 12,000 live births in 2006).[citation needed] It is one of only six community hospitals in the nation offering the full spectrum of organ transplantation. It has been named among the top 50 hospitals for gastrointestinal disorders, gynecology, and heart surgery by U.S. News & World Report.[2]

In 2016, Inova Fairfax and University of Virginia Health System announced a partnership involving a $112 million research institute and a University of Virginia School of Medicine regional campus at Inova.[3] The plan involves developing a Global Genomics and Bioinformatics Research Institute at the Inova Center for Personalized Health, which will be funded by UVA, Inova, and the Virginia General Assembly. They also intend to collaborate on research between the Inova Schar Cancer Institute and the University of Virginia Cancer Research Center.[4]

Inova Fairfax Hospital is also a satellite clinical campus for students from Virginia Commonwealth University's School of Medicine and the University of Virginia School of Medicine[4] and hosts residents from other universities in the area. 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.


On 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.[citation needed]

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


  • 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]

The hospital has received numerous other awards as well.[6]

Hospital rating dataEdit

The HealthGrades website contains the clinical quality data for Inova Fairfax Hospital, as of 2017. For this rating section three different types of data from HealthGrades are presented: clinical quality ratings for thirty-eight inpatient conditions and procedures, thirteen patient safety indicators and the percentage of patients giving the hospital as a 9 or 10 (the two highest possible ratings).

For inpatient conditions and procedures, there are three possible ratings: worse than expected, as expected, better than expected. For this hospital the data for this category is:

  • Worse than expected - 5
  • As expected - 24
  • Better than expected - 9

For patient safety indicators, there are the same three possible ratings. For this hospital safety indicators were rated as:

  • Worse than expected - 1
  • As expected - 10
  • Better than expected - 2

Percentage of patients rating this hospital as a 9 or 10 - 76% Percentage of patients who on average rank hospitals as a 9 or 10 - 69%[7]


  1. ^ MacDonald, Gregg (June 9, 2010). "Inova Health Systems Puts Two Nursing Centers Up For Sale". Fairfax Times. Archived from the original on 13 August 2014. Retrieved October 1, 2012.
  2. ^ "Inova Fairfax Hospital - Best Hospitals". U.S. News & World Report. Retrieved 2010-07-14.
  3. ^ "U.Va., Inova to develop research institute in Northern Virginia · Industries - Virginia Business". Retrieved 1 February 2017.
  4. ^ a b EWS3J. "Inova Health System and the University of Virginia plan comprehensive research and education partnership to accelerate joint discovery, application of medical research and commercialization of new discoveries — UVA Health". Retrieved 1 February 2017.
  5. ^ Page, Leigh. "50 Best Hospitals in America". Retrieved 1 February 2017.
  6. ^ Inova. "Inova Fairfax Hospital Awards & Recognition - Inova". Retrieved 31 May 2018.
  7. ^ "Inova Fairfax Hospital - Falls Church, VA". Retrieved 31 May 2018.

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