Inova Fairfax Hospital
Inova Fairfax Hospital is the largest hospital 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. 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|
|Location||3300 Gallows Road|
Falls Church, VA 22042, Washington Metropolitan Area, Virginia, United States
|Affiliated university||University 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 department||Level I trauma center|
|Lists||Hospitals in Virginia|
Inova Fairfax Hospital (IFH) is a 923-bed tertiary care hospital, providing most medical and surgical specialties, which houses Northern Virginia's only Level 1 Trauma Center 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 has been named among the top 50 hospitals for gastrointestinal disorders, gynecology, and heart surgery by U.S. News & World Report.
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. 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.
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 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 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.
The following were statistics at the end of the year ending June 30, 2009:
- 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
The hospital has received numerous other awards as well.
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%
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- "Inova Fairfax Hospital - Best Hospitals" (HTML). U.S. News & World Report. Retrieved 2010-07-14.
- "U.Va., Inova to develop research institute in Northern Virginia · Industries - Virginia Business". Retrieved 1 February 2017.
- 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.
- Page, Leigh. "50 Best Hospitals in America". Retrieved 1 February 2017.
- Inova. "Inova Fairfax Hospital Awards & Recognition - Inova". www.inova.org. Retrieved 31 May 2018.
- "Inova Fairfax Hospital - Falls Church, VA". www.healthgrades.com. Retrieved 31 May 2018.