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

March 01, 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

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

About Children's National Health System

Children’s National Health System, based in Washington, D.C., has served the nation’s children since 1870. Children’s National is one of the nation’s Top 5 pediatric hospitals and, for a second straight year, is ranked No. 1 in newborn care, as well as ranked in all specialties evaluated by U.S. News & World Report. It has been designated two times as a Magnet® hospital, a designation given to hospitals that demonstrate the highest standards of nursing and patient care delivery. This pediatric academic health system offers expert care through a convenient, community-based primary care network and specialty outpatient centers in the D.C. Metropolitan area, including the Maryland suburbs and Northern Virginia. Home to the Children’s Research Institute and the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation, Children’s National is the seventh-highest NIH-funded pediatric institution in the nation. Children’s National is recognized for its expertise and innovation in pediatric care and as a strong voice for children through advocacy at the local, regional and national levels. 

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