Inova Heart and Vascular Institute


Falls Church, VA


Inova Health System

Project Size

400,000 sq. ft.

Completion Date


The Inova Heart and Vascular Institute expands the mission of the Heart Center at Inova Fairfax Hospital by providing education, research, and comprehensive cardiovascular treatment.  The Institute’s state of the art diagnostic and treatment capabilities include heart and lung transplantation, catheterization and electrophysiology labs, surgical suites, rehabilitation centers and an education center with telemedicine capabilities.

The five-story, 400,000 SF addition features a 156 universal bed tower, of which 48 beds are dedicated to cardiac ICU with 108 beds reserved for cardiac telemetry.  Also included are six cardiovascular operating rooms, three EP labs, eight catheterization labs, a 38-cubicle short stay unit, and a 1,000-car garage. Special focus was placed on planning strategies that improve service and materials flow while separating staff/service and patient/visitor circulation.

A three-level, light filled circular atrium lobby serves as a focal point for the Institute and a welcoming, ceremonial entry. The atrium is linked to the garage entry by an “information corridor,” designed as a resource for patients, staff and visitors. Interactive computer kiosks and multimedia displays provide information on aspects of cardiovascular disease, diagnostics, treatments, lifestyle education, hospital services, way finding, and local area accommodations.

Subsequent renovation projects fit-out the fourth floor to provide an additional 48 beds and added a cutting edge Hybrid CVOR/Cath Lab, featuring an innovative, first of its kind integration of Philips’ Allura Biplane FD 10/10 equipment with MAQUET’s interchangeable table top system.