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America’s Best Innovative Healthcare Inova employs almost 16,000 people and is named a top 100 company for working mothers by Working Mother Magazine and one of the nation’s best employers for workers over 50 by AARP. Inova’s Fairfax Hospital facility is an award-winning hospital recognized most often for its outstanding cardiac care. U.S. News & World Report has named the hospital one of “America’s Best Hospitals”

President George W. Bush visits Inova hospital to speak about the Patients Bill of Rights


n 1956, a group of Fairfax County citizens formed the Fairfax Hospital Association to build and operate a hospital in the county. Fairfax Hospital opened its doors in 1961. To meet the needs of Northern Virginia’s rapidly growing population, two more hospitals later joined the Fairfax Hospital Association: Mount Vernon Hospital, which opened in 1976 in the historic Mount Vernon community, and Fair Oaks Hospital, which opened in 1987 to serve the developing communities of western Fairfax and eastern Loudoun counties. Inova VNA Home Health (formerly the Visiting Nurse Service of Fairfax) was established


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in 1986. And the following year, 1987, two long-term care centers opened – Commonwealth Care Center in Fairfax and Cameron Glen Care Center in Reston. To reflect its increasing size and scope, the Fairfax Hospital Association was renamed Inova Health System in 1987. To lead Inova’s efforts to respond to the growing HIV/AIDS epidemic, HIV Services (now called Inova Juniper Program) was established in 1988. And in 1991, The Kellar Center opened in Fairfax, the first comprehensive behavioral health facility offering outpatient treatment for children, adolescents and their families in the area.

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