Our ongoing pursuit of best practice has resulted in many bedside nurses developing both evidence-based practice projects and nursing research. We are proud to have these contributions to patient care represented in a variety of venues including poster presentation, podium presentation and publication.

Ashley VirtsAs a nursing leader, I strive to be as caring and supportive of our nursing team as they are to our patients and their families. The pandemic has provided extra challenges for healthcare workers but, together, we will overcome. Together we will succeed.

Ashley Virts, RN, MSN-FNP
Chief Nursing Officer, Inova Loudoun Hospital

Professional Practice Model graphicNurses at Inova Loudoun Hospital are teachers, servant leaders, facilitators, consultants, change agents, coaches, researchers, clinical experts, and motivators. As one team, we inspire and empower our nurses to perform at the highest level of professionalism and to achieve and validate skills and confidence through engagement and feedback.

We have our finger on the pulse of nursing inside and outside our organization, bringing new ideas and approaches that elevate nursing practice.

Our team orients, mentors, encourages, and guides transition to nursing practice at all levels at Inova Loudoun Hospital, including:

  • New graduate nurses
  • Nurses changing specialty
  • New-hire proficient nurses
  • New nurse leaders
  • APRN transition to practice

Inova Nursing Aspiration

Inova nurses aim to be the most trusted nurses in the nation.

Nursing Annual Report

nursing report coverDownload the Inova 2021 Nursing Annual Report for updated statistics, innovation highlights and more from around Inova Health System. 

"Meghan was very helpful and quickly assessed my complicated health issues. She took seriously my current issue. I really appreciated her kind and professional care in ER.”
“The night staff was incredible and the delivery nurse, Marsha, was outstanding.”
"Jen is one of Inova’s true gems! She has gone above and beyond for our family. She counseled us even when she wasn’t on the clock. Her compassion and love is amazing. Inova is so fortunate to have her. I drove an hour just to see her!”
“The nurse in charge of discharge was exceptionally good and professional in all her instructions and care.”

Advancing Excellence and Growth in Nursing

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2018 ILH Innovations in Healthcare Conference, MSU Falls Evidence Based Project Presenters, ILH Nurses Bailey Bentz, BSN, RN4, CMSRN, Jessica Kelly, BSN, RN4 CMSRN and Mark Leipfert, BSN, RN3, CMSRN

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2019 Sigma Theta Tau Conference ILH RN Podium Presenters Ken Frese, MSN, RN, ACNS-BC, and Megan Placido, BSN, RN, PCCN

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DAISY Award Winner, Elaine Laskey, BSN, RN, Medical Surgical Unit Pictured with Clinical Director Jacquelyn Harmon, MSN, RN, RN-BC and Marissa Jamarik, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, Chief Nursing Officer Inova Loudoun Hospital

relay for life event

Supporting their community are Relay for Life participants and ILH nurses from left to right; Abigail Arnold, BSN, RN3, CCRN, Erin Brand, BSN, RN4, PCCN, Elizabeth Blair, BSN, RN4, PCCN.

colleages at AHA conference

The award winning ILH Stroke Program Team; Nancy Devlin, BSN, RN4, PCCN, Clinical Director  Nicole Dlesk, BSN, RN, PCCN, Stroke Program Coordinator Amy Baker, MSN, RN, CEN, Claire Nguyen, BSN, RN and Sara Johnson, BSN, RN.

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Advancing Patient Care

Vizient Poster: Spinning Babies® Positioning Techniques to Promote Vaginal Delivery in Nulliparous Term Singleton Vertex Patients - Mekayla Siefert, BSN, RN; Samantha Kamara, ADN, RN; Brooke Thompson, ADN, RN

A Reputation for Excellence

Leapfrog award sealInova Loudoun Hospital is a nationally recognized, advanced community hospital with a rich history. We’ve been proudly serving our diverse community for more than a century and are committed to providing comprehensive, compassionate care for the entire family.

Inova Loudoun Hospital is home to Loudoun County’s only designated trauma center, pediatric emergency room, NICU, and hospital-based natural birth center. Our two, additional 24/7 free-standing emergency rooms (ERs) located in Ashburn and Leesburg are Joint Commission Certified Acute Stroke Ready Hospitals (ASRH) and make it easy for Loudouners to receive high quality emergency care – when and where it's needed.

Making a Difference to Patients

Tracy FryeMeet Tracy Frye, a world-class nurse in our Wound Healing Center. Tracy is a Certified Wound Specialist and has worked for Inova for nearly 12 years. She started her Inova career at the Inova Loudoun Nursing and Rehab Center.

She has spent the last five years providing wound care services. Tracy always knew she that she wanted to be in a medical field. She reflects that nursing was her calling and that she can’t imagine doing anything else. Her patients report that they enjoy her infectious sense of humor and bubbly personality.

Fun fact: In her free time, Tracy enjoys live music, Zumba and spending time with her granddaughter. She is attending an Elton John concert later this month

Christina LloydMeet Neonatal Nurse and NICU Family Support Specialist Christina Lloyd, MS, RNC-NICU. Christina has been a NICU nurse for 20+ years. While she loves to care for babies, she also has a passion for supporting families who find themselves experiencing a NICU admission.

Christina has developed a variety of educational and emotional support programs for NICU families, and she has trained hundreds of NICU team members nationwide on family integrated care, communication, families in crisis, caring for the caregiver, and skin-to-skin care. Christina is also the co-author of three NICU research studies.

In her spare time, Christina loves to travel, cook, read, hike and suffer through hot yoga classes – especially when her friends and family join along!

Joann PetersMeet Joanne Peters, an amazing nurse in our Wound Healing Center.

Joanne has been in the nursing field for over 30 years and has experience in the ICU, Medical Surgical Unit, as well as case management. She is also an active member of the Loudoun Medical Reserve Corps, a group that prepares for regional medical emergencies including large-scale drills with community officials.

Fun fact: Joanne is a trained black belt and enjoys challenging herself physically through martial arts. She is also a proclaimed sushi enthusiast who will not pass up an opportunity for good sushi.

Lindsay SchoemLindsay Schoem, BSN, RN, TCRN is one of the terrific trauma nurse specialists in the Inova Loudoun Hospital ER.

She loves helping people, especially our elderly population. She’s been working at Inova as an ER nurse for 11 years, with her last three years spent here at Inova Loudoun. She recently received an Inova Nursing Excellence Award, and has been a recipient of the DAISY Award.

This year, Lindsay received her TCRN which is a Certification as a Trauma Registered Nurse.

Fun fact: She enjoys traveling and has been on four medical mission trips helping people all around the world.