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Inova Fairfax Hospital
Inova Health System
Location 3300 Gallows Road
Falls Church, VA 22042, Washington Metropolitan Area, Virginia, United States
Emergency department Level I trauma center
Beds 833
Founded 1961
Website home page
Lists Hospitals in the United States

Inova Fairfax Hospital is the largest hospital in the Washington D.C. area. Located in Fairfax County, Virginia, Inova Fairfax Hospital is the flagship hospital of Inova Health System, one of the largest employers in Fairfax County. The hospital campus includes the only heart institute in the region, the 156-bed Inova Heart and Vascular Institute, as well as the Inova Fairfax Hospital for Children.

Inova Fairfax Hospital (IFH) itself is an 833-bed tertiary care hospital, which houses Northern Virginia's only level 1 trauma center (for treating the most critically injured patients), the nation's fifth busiest obstetrics program (with nearly 12,000 live births in 2006), and is one of only six community hospitals in the nation offering the full spectrum of organ transplantation. It is consistently ranked among the top hospitals in the Washington, D.C., area and nationwide, being named among the top 40 hospitals for gastrointestinal disorders, gynecology, and heart & heart surgery by U.S. News & World Report.[1]

Inova Fairfax Hospital also hosts residents from universities such as the University of Virginia, and is a clinical campus for students from Virginia Commonwealth University. IFH has also hosted medical and nursing students from George Washington, Howard, Georgetown, George Mason and Marymount Universities, as well as Northern Virginia Community College.


Activity (1/1/2005–1/1/2006)

  • Admissions: 51,843
  • Inpatient surgeries: 19,152
  • Outpatient visits: 390,917
  • Outpatient surgeries: 24,257
  • Emergency room visits: 76,967
  • Births: 11,556
  • Number of beds: 927

Staffing (employed, on payroll)

  • Registered nurses Full-time: 1,230
  • Part-time: 800
  • Licensed practical nurses Full-time: 21
  • Part-time:
  • Total facility personnel Full-time: 4,358
  • Part-time: 1,720

Key services

  • General medical and surgical care
  • General intensive care
  • Cardiac intensive care
  • Cardiology department
  • Open-heart surgery
  • Neurology department
  • Pediatric medical and surgical care
  • Pediatric intensive care
  • Obstetrics
  • Orthopedics department
  • Emergency department
  • Trauma Center
  • Oncology

Specialized services

  • Inpatient: Birthing room, End-of-life services (Pain management and Palliative care), Infection isolation room, Neonatal intensive care, Oncology services, Organ transplantation, Psychiatric care (Partial hospitalization and Psychiatric emergency services)
  • Outpatient: Angioplasty, Bariatric/weight control services, Breast cancer screening/mammograms, Cardiac catheterization laboratory, Certified trauma center, Oncology services, Complementary/alternative medicine, Dental services, Extracorporeal shock lithotripter, Fitness center, Genetic testing/counseling, Geriatric services, HIV-AIDS services, Kidney dialysis, Oncology services, Physical rehabilitation, Psychiatric services, Child/adolescent services, Consultation, Geriatric services, Outpatient care, Radiation therapy, Fertility Clinic, Sports medicine, Substance-abuse programs, Urgent-care center, Women's health center, Wound management services
  • Patient/family support services: Ambulance services, Assistance with government services, Chaplaincy/pastoral care services, Oncology services, Patient support groups, Patient representative/ombusdman, Translation services
  • Community outreach: Health fairs, Health screenings, Meals on wheels
  • Imaging services (diagnostic and therapeutic): CT scanner, Diagnostic radioisotope facility, Gamma Knife, Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), Multislice spiral computer tomography (MSCT), Positron emission tomography (PET), Single photon emission computerized tomography (SPECT), Ultrasound
  • Data provided by the American Hospital Association. Last updated January 2007.


  • Best Hospitals, U.S. News & World Report: 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000
  • Best Hospitals, Heart and Heart Surgery, U.S. News & World Report: #21 (2007)
  • Magnet Nursing Status: American Nurses Association
  • America’s 50 Best Hospitals: 2008, 2009 by HealthGrades


  1. ^ "Inova Fairfax Hospital - Best Hospitals" (in English) (HTML). U.S. News & World Report. Retrieved 2008-07-13.  

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