About Inova

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About Inova

Inova’s mission is to provide world-class healthcare – every time, every touch – to each person in every community we have the privilege to serve.

Inova is Northern Virginia’s leading nonprofit healthcare provider, employing more than 18,000 team members and serving more than 2 million individuals annually through an integrated network of hospitals, primary and specialty care practices, emergency and urgent care centers, outpatient services and destination institutes such as the Inova Heart and Vascular Institute, Inova Schar Cancer Institute and Inova Neuroscience and Spine Institute. Our mission is to provide world-class healthcare – every time, every touch – to each person in every community we have the privilege to serve. Founded in 1956 as the Fairfax Hospital Association, Inova has grown with its surrounding community and the region to provide a full spectrum of health services, including Northern Virginia’s only Level 1 Trauma Center and Level 4 Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Its hospitals have a total of 1,800 licensed beds.

Four of Inova’s five hospitals have received five-star rankings from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services; they are the only hospitals in the Washington, DC region to have earned the highest rating from the federal agency. To achieve its mission of providing world-class healthcare to a diverse community, Inova is home to prominent clinicians and scientists who drive innovation to improve patient care, prevent disease and promote wellness.


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"Expanding The Health of Our Community"

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Inova encompasses the full array of health services, including the area’s only Level 1 Trauma Center and Level IV neonatal intensive care unit. Inova is also home to nationally and internationally recognized Inova Heart and Vascular Institute (IHVI), Inova Schar Cancer InstituteInova Translational Medicine Institute (ITMI) focused on genomics research, Inova Neuroscience and Spine Institute and Inova Children’s Hospital.

Caring for our community

As the region’s leading not-for-profit healthcare provider, Inova brings its world-class healthcare, education, and wellness programming to area residents, regardless of their ability to pay. Our community benefit services amount to hundreds of millions of dollars each year. Inova provides community benefit through subsidized health services, free or discounted charity care, clinical programs for low-income residents, and investments in cutting edge research.

Our commitment is twofold: provide access to healthcare services to make people healthy, and provide education and services to help keep people healthy. Our preventative health and disease management programs focus on keeping our community healthy and out of the hospital.

Inova's vision

To be among the leading health systems in the nation.

Inova's history

Inova Medical Group

Inova Medical Group's expert primary care and adult specialty physicians are all part of Inova's network of personalized care that revolves around the patients and their families. Physicians work with Inova's extensive network of hospitals and outpatient facilities to provide a seamless transition from primary care to specialty care to the hospital. Find an Inova Medical Group location near you 

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