Program areas at IHCS
Inova Health Care Services (IHCS) is part of the Inova Health System whose mission is to serve the needs of the community by establishing, maintaining, and operating hospital facilities, programs, and other shared service arrangements; carrying on health-related education activities; promoting and conducting scientific research; and engaging in activities designed to promote the general health of the community. All five of Inova Health System's hospitals have been rated with 4 out of 5 stars in the most recent Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Five-Star Quality Rating System report. The CMS five-star rating system is based on extensive data that measures patient experience, infection rates, readmissions and mortality.IHCS includes a centralized System Office and the various unincorporated and incorporated subsidiaries. The unincorporated subsidiaries of IHCS include: Inova Fairfax Hospital, Inova Mount Vernon Hospital, Inova Fair Oaks Hospital, Inova Alexandria Hospital, Inova Loudoun Hospital, ACCESS of Reston, ACCESS of Fairfax, Inova Research Center, Assisted Living Facilities, Inova Physical Rehabilitation Services, Inova Urgent Care Centers, Inova Employee Assistance, and Behavioral Health and Addiction Treatment.PROGRAM SERVICESAcute care services are provided on three campuses in Fairfax County, one campus in Loudoun County, and one campus in the City of Alexandria in Virginia. Services provided include emergency and trauma facilities, inpatient and outpatient services, and a variety of ancillary and specialized services. During 2020, IHCS admissions and observations cases totaled 129,369, outpatient visits totaled 611,906, emergency visits totaled 383,286 (21,299 of the total ER visits were at the Springfield Healthplex, 13,044 at the Lorton Healthplex, and 10,365 at the Ashburn Healthplex) and deliveries totaled 20,304. The acute care program services provided by these hospitals are described more fully below.Inova Fairfax Hospital (IFH) includes the Inova Heart and Vascular Institute, Inova Women's Hospital, Inova Fairfax Hospital for Children, and the Inova Schar Cancer Institute. The hospital, located in Central Fairfax County is a 928-licensed bed tertiary care hospital providing comprehensive medical and surgical services which include emergency/trauma, cardiac, transplant, cancer, obstetric, pediatric, neonatal, stroke, and extensive outpatient services. During 2020, as part of the "Pandemic Response Executive Order 52", IFH shifted 20 beds from IFH to ILH. Inova Fairfax Hospital is the home of Northern Virginia's only Level 1 emergency and trauma center and the state-of-the-art Women's and Children's Center. In addition, Inova Fairfax Hospital is a teaching hospital providing clinical training through medical residency, nursing, and paramedical education programs.Inova Mount Vernon Hospital (IMVH) is a 249-licensed bed acute-care hospital serving Southeastern Fairfax County. Inova Mount Vernon Hospital provides a full-service, 24-hour emergency department; broad range of diagnostic, medical, and surgical services; inpatient psychiatric services; the Dorothea R. Fischer Wound Healing Center, and a specialized hyperbaric oxygen therapy program used to treat conditions requiring increased oxygen flow to body tissues (such as grafts and certain types of burns). During 2020, as part of the "Pandemic Response Executive Order 52", the allotment to Inova Mt. Vernon Hospital was 12 beds. These are added to our licensed beds to bring the total from 237 to 249. Inova Mount Vernon Hospital also operates the Lorton Healthplex, a 24-hour free standing emergency facility and the Inova Center for Rehabilitation, a nationally-known accredited program providing inpatient and outpatient rehabilitative services.Inova Fair Oaks Hospital (IFOH) is a top-ranked 174-bed acute care community hospital serving the rapidly growing suburbs of Northern Virginia. Signature service lines include spine, weight loss, joint replacement, and minimally invasive surgery. During 2020, as part of the "Pandemic Response Executive Order 52", IFOH shifted 8 beds from IFOH to ILH. State-of-the-art cancer care and maternity services are also signature offerings. Inova Fair Oaks Hospital is a fully accredited Comprehensive Center for Bariatric Surgery. Inova Alexandria Hospital (IAH) is a 302-licensed bed general acute care hospital, which opened on January 23, 1873. Inova Alexandria Hospital provides a spectrum of diagnostic services, including full-body CT scanning, MRI, and a cardiac catheterization laboratory; a variety of inpatient medical, surgical, and orthopedic services; comprehensive outpatient services, including outpatient surgery, physical medicine, and rehabilitation; and a 24-hour emergency department as well as the Springfield Healthplex, a free standing emergency facility. In addition, specialized obstetric and pediatric services are provided by the hospital's Maternal and Infant Health Center and a children's unit. Inova Loudoun Hospital (ILH) is a 183-licensed bed general acute care hospital, which first opened its doors in 1912. During 2020, as part of the "Pandemic Response Executive Order 52", ILH received 20 beds from IFH and 8 beds from IFOH. These were added to bring the total licensed-beds from 183 to 211. ILH provides a full-service 24-hour emergency department as well as two freestanding emergency rooms; 23 intensive care beds; a spectrum of diagnostic services, including full-body CT scanning, MRI, and a cardiac catheterization laboratory; a variety of inpatient medical, surgical, and orthopedic services, and comprehensive outpatient services including outpatient surgery, physical medicine and rehabilitation services, and radiation therapy. In addition, obstetrical and pediatric services are provided by ILH's Ladies' Board Birthing Inn, a pediatric emergency department and an inpatient pediatric unit. Specific acute care programs include:Cardiovascular Care: Inova Fairfax Hospital (IFH) is the flagship campus for Inova Heart and Vascular Institute (IHVI). Inova Heart and Vascular Institute's clinical capabilities cover the full spectrum of complex cardiovascular and pulmonary care from medical evaluation and diagnostic testing to the most innovative minimally invasive surgical techniques and complex open surgeries. IHVI at IFH houses 209 inpatient beds, six cardiac and vascular operating rooms/hybrid ORs, an 11-room cardiac catheterization / electrophysiology / interventional radiology suite, 64-slice CT scanner and other diagnostic testing, outpatient clinics, cardiac rehabilitation and educational facilities. Services offered include: cardiac diagnostic services, cardiac imaging, cardiac catheterization, interventional cardiology, electrophysiology, cardiothoracic surgery and complex airway interventions, structural heart services, vascular surgery, vascular and interventional radiology, advanced lung disease and transplant program, cardiac and respiratory failure program, heart failure and transplant program and cardiac rehab. Additionally, in 2020 IHVI faculty had over 250+ publications in peer-reviewed journals in the past year, a high level of engagement and participation in major meetings and conferences throughout the world, and major growth in clinical trial enrollment. Finally, Inova's BioCore Laboratories were recently established for clinical and research testing. IHVI works with industry and a community of researchers to engage high priority clinical initiatives. The Inova Heart and Vascular Institute - Schaufeld Family Heart Center at Inova Loudon Hospital opened in 2005. It provides cardiac catheterization and electrophysiology services, a 64-slice CT scanner and other diagnostic testing. The Inova Heart & Vascular Institute at Loudoun Hospital has grown in the last few years to better serve the growing community, adding procedure rooms and capacity. In 2020, 8,135 patients were served by the cardiovascular program at ILH.The Inova Heart & Vascular Institute had over 184,264 patient visits in 2020 at its 5 hospitals, 35 ambulatory offices, and 23 non-invasive cardiovascular imaging and diagnostic service locations.
Inova Research Center - Medical StudentsThe Inova Research Center (IRC), including research and academic activities, is centered on the Inova Fairfax Hospital. In 2020, The Inova campus of the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine had a total of 28 fourth year medical students who spent their clerkship and fourth year at Inova Fairfax Hospital. In addition, 312 students came to Inova Hospitals for a four week rotation in 2020.Pharmacy Students and ResidentsAlso located on the Inova campus is the VCU School of Pharmacy which partners with clinicians and practitioners across Inova and Northern Virginia to help educate and train an increasing number of pharmacy students each year. In 2020, 43 third and fourth year pharmacy students completed didactic and experiential learning experiences across Northern Virginia with the Inova Health System. Pharmacy practitioners precepted 106 Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experiences (IPPEs) and Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences (APPEs), with the great majority of students from the VCU School of Pharmacy and six students from other Colleges of Pharmacy. With the advent of the Shenandoah School of Pharmacy at the Inova Center for Personalized Health beginning in 2017, system wide, Inova precepted 13 IPPE's, 46 APPE's by non-Shenandoah faculty and 35 IPPE's, 46 APPE's by Shenandoah University faculty during 2020.In addition, there are pharmacy post-graduate training opportunities offered at three Inova institutions. Inova Fairfax Hospital offers 4 PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency positons, as well as a PGY-2 Emergency Medicine Pharmacy Residency position and a PGY-2 Critical Care Residency position. Inova Alexandria and Inova Mount Vernon Hospitals each offer 2 PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency positions, as well as one PGY-2 Ambulatory Care residency position for a total of 11 post-graduate training opportunities across Inova Health System. The Claude Moore Health Education CenterThe Claude Moore Health Education Center on the campus of Inova Fairfax Hospital features 11,000 square feet of space dedicated to the educational needs of medical and nursing students as well as residents and fellows. This state-of-the-art Center includes both medical and surgical simulation centers, enabling students to learn through hands-on experience. The Center features two dedicated research floors to support the extensive activities of the Office of Research at Inova where numerous active clinical trials and ongoing outcomes and laboratory research projects are conducted. Many of these clinical and research opportunities are conducted in partnership with universities and other research entities. The unreimbursed cost of these programs in 2020 was $15.4 million.Residents/FellowsInova sponsors accredited residency training programs in: Pediatrics, General Surgery, Internal Medicine, OB/GYN, Neurosurgery and Podiatry. In addition, Inova also sponsors accredited fellowships in Surgical Critical Care, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Cardiology, and Bariatric surgery. Inova supports training programs from affiliates in Emergency Medicine, Psychiatry, Orthopedics, Ophthalmology, Family Practice, and medical and surgical specialties. In all, Inova trained 727 residents/fellows from 19 specialties in 2020. As a teaching facility, Inova Fairfax Hospital incurs typical, additional expenses associated with teaching facilities including physician teaching costs and resident salaries, the cost of maintaining higher levels of technology required to support a teaching program and charges resulting from extra tests ordered for instructional purposes. The unreimbursed cost of these programs in 2020 was $16.4 million.