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Inova Health System Lays Building Blocks for Women’s and Children’s Hospitals

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 tower. The Inova Children’s Hospital will feature an expanded 108-bed NICU to care for smaller babies, the region’s only pediatric intensive care unit and all-private children’s rooms.

“These state-of-the-art facilities will enable Inova to continue to excel in caring for Virginia’s women and children,” said Maureen McDonnell, first lady of Virginia and keynote speaker for the groundbreaking ceremony. “The new hospitals truly are a testament to Inova’s commitment to the future of the region’s health.”

The first phase of the expansion project is the 11-story medical/surgical South Patient Tower, which will open in January 2013. The cost for the complete expansion project is $621 million according to Joanna Fazio, the marketing and public relations manager for Inova Fairfax Hospital.

Fazio said Inova Women’s Hospital and Inova Children’s Hospital are scheduled to open in January 2016.

susan bailey September 10, 2012 at 10:44 PM
Now if they'd just all get on the same page about how to pronounce "Inova" (it's INova, not EYEnova).
Monica September 11, 2012 at 02:34 AM
As an employee of Inova Fairfax Hospital , I'd like to say that it is a great facility for recieving treatment and healthcare but working for the system is HORRIBLE! They are constantly looking for ways to cut employee hours, every year we have more of our benefits taken away, and it seems the system really only cares about the bottom line- PROFIT and not at all the employees who have helped make it the great hospital it is today. Unfortunately, there are few places to work in the area that are NOT Inova and working in DC is not an option for many so sadly, many of us will continue to lose benefits, hours, pay, and fair compensation as we watch these hundred million dollar buildings being built around us all the while being told cost of living raises are "not in the budget". While it may be beautiful and state of the art, disgruntled employees will not necessarily have their hearts in giving the best care to their patients!
Mariane Herndon September 11, 2012 at 11:05 AM
Probably the same folks who pronounce EYE-RACK instead of E-ROCK as the name of the country formerly ruled by Saddam (or SAD-am, per Pres. Bush) Hussein.
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