Wednesday, December 19, 2012
The new 21,000 square foot addition will have 30 treatment bays and five fast-track bays.
The Inova Governance Board recently approved a new addition to the emergency department at Inova Mount Vernon Hospital. The 21,000 square-foot addition will have 30 treatment bays, five fast-track bays, CT and digital X-Rays, and a modern HVAC system, according to a news release sent out Tueday by the hospital. The addition will also create a new emergency department entrance that will separate emergency patient flow from other patient and visitor traffic. “This is an exciting announcement for the Mount Vernon community, because it represents the creation of an emergency department that fully meets the needs of this growing community – not only today, but also into the future,” Inova CEO Knox Singleton said in a release. “Our hospital …
Saturday, June 30, 2012
All blood types are needed to replenish depleted supply.
Inova Blood Donor Services has issued a call for eligible blood donors to visit their local blood center or mobile blood drive to donate blood and/or platelets as soon as possible. Inova, a nonprofit healthcare system that operates multiple hospitals in Northern Virginia, including Inova Mount Vernon Hospital, is asking donors to schedule an appointment or find a blood drive or donor center in proximity by visiting www.inova.org/donateblood or calling 1-866-BLOODSAVES (866-256-6372). “The inventory of blood at Inova has been severely impacted by a lower than normal blood donor participation rate attributable to an unseasonably mild early spring coupled with summer activities and vacations,” said Terri Craddock, director of Inova Blood …
Friday, June 22, 2012
A $43 million expansion to Inova Mount Vernon Hospital will add a patient tower and two operating rooms.
Inova leaders broke ground last Friday on a $43 million planned expansion to Inova Mount Vernon Hospital. Inova Mount Vernon Hospital already houses 237 patient beds and this expansion will create another patient tower and two operating rooms. Construction is set to begin this summer. The new tower will add rooms to the Inova Rehabilitation Center. Twenty private rooms will be built and the 17 already-existing rooms will be redesigned. The Inova Joint Replacement Center will also gain 20 new private rooms and their previous 28 rooms will also be converted into private rooms. These two additions will be on the second floor with the operating rooms added to the first floor. “Inova Mount Vernon Hospital is very connected to the Mount Vernon …
Monday, May 21, 2012
Hospital suffered power outage most of day.
Saturday, April 7, 2012
A roundup of this week's top headlines from the Route 1 corridor.
From Huntington-Belle Haven Patch Huntington community members have gathered nearly 500 signatures for a petition for permanent flood protection for lower Huntington from the Cameron Run. Residents will present the petitions at the Board of Supervisors hearing on Thursday, April 12. Del. David Englin (D-45th) announced his he would not run for office again Monday night. He will finish out his term, which ends in 2013. Englin told the Alexandria Democratic Committee he will “leave political life to focus on rebuilding what is first and foremost important to me: My marriage and my family.” From Fort Hunt Patch Patch caught up with Fort Hunt resident Jay McConville, who was elected as the chairman of the Fairfax County Republican Committee on…
Monday, April 2, 2012
Expansion should be completed in three years.
Construction crews are busy installing infrastructure for two new general operating rooms as part of a $43.6 million expansion at Inova Mount Vernon Hospital. Last year, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors approved the expansion. Inova Mount Vernon has subsequently received approval from state regulators. The expansion includes a new medical surgical patient tower and the two operating rooms. The operating rooms will largely be used for joint replacement services. The construction is to be carried out in multiple phases. In June, the hospital will hold a formal groundbreaking on construction of the new tower, which will include three additional patient floors atop an existing two-story structure. In all, the expansion will add more …