Monday, March 22, 2010

Client News: Inova Fairfax Hospital for Children Opens Pediatric Surgery Center - Child-Friendly Center is First of its Kind in Northern Virginia

Children who come to Inova Fairfax Hospital for Children for surgery will soon have their own dedicated surgery center – the only one of its kind in Northern Virginia. This month the hospital is opening a Pediatric Surgery Center, a child-friendly suite of rooms designed to meet the inpatient and outpatient surgical needs of children and adolescents.

Grand Opening of Pediatric Surgery Center
Thursday, March 25, 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Inova Fairfax Hospital for Children
Ambulatory Surgery Center
Ground Floor, 3300 Gallows Road
Falls Church, VA

The new Center is a licensed, Joint Commission approved facility. It includes a surgical waiting area, private consultation rooms, a pre-op holding area, operating rooms, procedure rooms and recovery rooms. A centralized nurses' station, which allows for open communication among staff, enables nurses to directly see all of the patients. To ensure patient safety, recovery rooms are equipped with pediatric stretchers with side rails, oxygen regulators and airway equipment that is configured according to patient size and weight. The rooms are also larger than standard recovery rooms, to accommodate families.

Inova Fairfax Hospital for Children performs more than 4,000 pediatric surgeries each year. Click here for more info!

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