Monday, January 14, 2013
Inova hospitals say flu arrived sooner, is more widespread, causing spike in number of patients visiting emergency rooms.
While the Centers for Disease Control counts Virginia as one of the states seeing a spike in flu cases, flu is not a reportable disease, so hard numbers are difficult to come by. But Inova, the largest hospital system in Northern Virginia, is seeing a spike in the number of flu patients visiting their emergency rooms, a spokesman said. And across the area, it's the same story — three times as many — a county spokesman said. "We, like everyone else in the Metro region, have experienced an uptick over the past four weeks in both outpatient visits to our EDs [emergency rooms] as well as in-patient placements for those with flu-related complications," said Tony Raker, public relations director for Inova Healthcare Systems in Northern Virginia…
Sunday, January 13, 2013
Hospital curtails visitation hours, restricts visitors to those 18 and older.
The flu epidemic sweeping the country is definitely being felt in Northern Virginia, with hospital emergency rooms reporting a spike in patients coming in with flu-like symptoms. In the wake of the increase in flu cases in Northern Virginia, Inova hospitals are putting restrictions on visitors, the hospital system announced Friday in a news release. "As part of our vision to optimize the health and well-being of each individual we serve, Inova hospitals will be instituting specific visitation measures in response to continued regional Influenza infection," said spokesman Tony Raker, in the release. "These measures, designed to protect patients, visitors and staff from exposure to influenza, are in effect system wide at all Inova hospital…
Tuesday, December 25, 2012
Reston woman delivers 1,000th handmade blanket to Inova's NICU.
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- Karen Goff
Tuesday, December 25, 2012
For many years, little babies have been going home from Inova Fairfax Children's Hospital wrapped in an afghan made with love by Reston's Peg Brown. Peg and her husband, Nick Brown (Reston Citizens Association 2012 Citizen of the Year), recently delivered Peg’s 1,000th granny-square afghan blanket to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Inova Children’s Hospital. Peg, despite dealing with medical problems of her own, has been creating the quilts since 2004, when she learned that some babies went home from the hospital wrapped in a towel, often because the parents could not afford baby-sized warm blankets. “Something in my heart told me that these babies needed a hug,” Peg says. “I hope that these blankets show the parents and the babies, …
Monday, September 10, 2012
The building will be the second phase in the Fairfax Medical Campus expansion project.
On Monday, Inova Health System senior leaders, elected officials, government representatives and generous donors gathered to lay the building blocks on a $400 million building that will house Inova Women’s Hospital and Inova Children’s Hospital. The 665,000-square-foot, 12-story space will house both the women’s and children’s hospitals and will be the second phase of the Fairfax Medical Campus expansion project. “Today we are one step closer to achieving Vision 2015, and reinventing the way we deliver care in our hospitals,” said Knox Singleton, CEO of Inova Health System. The Inova Women’s Hospital will include 192 private rooms, eight women’s operating rooms, six Cesarean-section operating rooms and will be connected to the new patient …