Inova Fairfax Medical Campus (IFMC), Inova Health System's flagship hospital, is a 923-bed tertiary referral center serving the Washington, DC, metro area. The hospital is consistently ranked among the nation's top healthcare providers. IFMC consists of Inova Fairfax Hospital, Inova Children's Hospital, Inova Women's Hospital and Inova Heart and Vascular Institute (IHVI).Meet Our Pharmacy Residents
IFMC offers Northern Virginia's only Level 1 Trauma Center and serves as a Joint Commission Primary Stroke Center. Inova Fairfax Hospital Emergency Department accommodates more than 140,000 adult and pediatric patients each year.
Inova Children's Hospital includes a dedicated pediatric emergency department, a level IV NICU and the region’s only PICU. It has been nationally recognized for its neonatology services.
Inova Heart and Vascular Institute (IHVI) is the region's only dedicated cardiac care facility, housing the most advanced technology and facilities dedicated to the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of heart disease. In addition, IFMC offers a robust organ transplantation program, including heart, lung, kidney, pancreas and bone marrow transplant services.
Inova Fairfax Medical Campus is a teaching facility and a satellite clinical campus for students from Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine and the University of Virginia School of Medicine. The campus also houses satellite campuses for two schools of pharmacy: Virginia Commonwealth University and Shenandoah University Schools of Pharmacy.
IFMC Department of Pharmacy is a robust group of healthcare professionals with a team that is dedicated to practices that prevent, identify and resolve drug-related problems; ensure patient safety; and minimize cost. Our department’s commitment to nurses, physicians and other healthcare professionals results in optimal outcomes for the patients at IFMC.
Inova's pharmacy medication team has been recognized for successful implementation of error-reduction strategies around insulin administration. The ISMP Cheers Awards honor work that is setting a standard of excellence in the prevention of medication errors and adverse drug events.
The pharmacy medication team collaborated with other disciplines to implement error-reduction strategies, including restricting regular insulin to the IV route, requiring regular insulin prescribing via order sets with dosing limits, linking orders for IV push regular insulin to ensure dispensing of an appropriate needleless luer lock insulin syringe, and including an image of the appropriate syringe to be used for administration in the medication administration record. Learn More