Children’s National and Inova Forge Joint Venture to Provide Specialty Care to Northern Virginia Families Children’s National and Inova Forge Joint Venture to Provide Specialty Care to Northern Virginia Families March 01, 2013

March 1, 2013

Washington, DC and Fairfax, VA – Children’s National Medical Center and Inova announced today the formation of Pediatric Specialists of Virginia, LLC. This outpatient practice is a joint venture which will bring together and hire pediatric specialists from both institutions to deliver pediatric specialty care to children in Northern Virginia.

 “Pediatric Specialists of Virginia brings together two highly regarded and trusted medical centers to provide world class care for children and families,” said J. Knox Singleton, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Inova Health System. “We are pleased to work with our Children’s National colleagues to make specialty care more convenient for families in Northern Virginia.”

“Through this new physician practice, our talented and nationally recognized teams will provide specialty services in shared settings, combining clinical strengths from both organizations,” said Kurt D. Newman, President and CEO, Children’s National. “The joint expertise of our two organizations will advance treatment for kids and families in Northern Virginia and across the region.” 

Beginning in Fall 2013, Pediatric Specialists of Virginia will offer pediatric Gastroenterology, Nephrology, Genetics, Hematology/Oncology, and Orthopedics through this new collaboration at three locations in the Fairfax, VA area. 

Children’s National and Inova currently offer these services through separate specialty care centers. This new joint venture will result in an integrated model that maximizes the reach of the limited number of pediatric specialists in Northern Virginia. In addition to creating Pediatric Specialists of Virginia to deliver clinical care, Inova and Children’s National Medical Center will also collaborate on research activities including genomic and translational research, as well as continuing medical education. The two healthcare organizations will also collaborate in community outreach and education—initial plans include community engagement surrounding childhood obesity and asthma. 


Media Contacts:
Inova Health System:  Susan Miller 703-283-5144 
Children’s National Medical Center:  Paula Darte 202-476-4500

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About Inova
Inova is a not-for-profit health care system located in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, serving over two million people with over 1,700 licensed beds based in Northern Virginia.  Inova consists of five hospitals including the area’s only Level 1 Trauma Center and Level 3 Neonatal Intensive Care unit.  Inova encompasses many health services including the nationally and internationally recognized Inova Heart and Vascular Institute (IHVI), Inova Translational Medicine Institute (ITMI) on genomics, Inova Neuroscience Institute and Inova Children’s Hospital.  Inova’s mission is to improve the health of the diverse community it serves through excellence in patient care, education and research.  Inova Fairfax was recently named #1 hospital by U.S News & World Report. For more information and statistics about Inova is at www.inova.org.


Children's National Medical Center
Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, DC, has been serving the nation’s children since 1870. Home to Children’s Research Institute and the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation, Children’s National is consistently ranked among the top pediatric hospitals by U.S.News & World Report and the Leapfrog Group. Children’s National is a Magnet® designated hospital. With 303 beds and eight regional outpatient centers, Children’s National is the only exclusive provider of acute pediatric services in the Washington metropolitan area. For more information, visit ChildrensNational.org, or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.


About Children’s National Health System

Children’s National Health System, based in Washington, DC, has been serving the nation’s children since 1870. Children’s National’s hospital is Magnet® designated, and is consistently ranked among the top pediatric hospitals by U.S.News & World Report. Home to the Children’s Research Institute and the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation, Children’s National is one of the nation’s top NIH-funded pediatric institutions. With a community-based pediatric network, eight regional outpatient centers, an ambulatory surgery center, two emergency rooms, an acute care hospital, and collaborations throughout the region, Children’s National is recognized for its expertise and innovation in pediatric care and as an advocate for all children. For more information, visit ChildrensNational.org, or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

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