Nearly 50 years ago, Grace Lucas, a registered nurse, gathered together a small
group of public-spirited citizens from Fairfax County, Virginia, to discuss the
need for a local hospital. From that small but promising beginning, the Inova
Health System has grown into one of the leading health care providers in the
Washington, D.C. area.
Inova’s story is an inspiring one, where creative individuals with visionary
ideas – and ideals – rallied together, took risks, and made the investments
needed to safeguard the health and well-being of their families, friends and
neighbors. Although medical knowledge and technology have undergone a sea-change
over the last half-century, Inova’s mission has remained the same: to provide
superior and compassionate health care to all who pass through its doors.
Of course, in a dynamic, expanding region like Northern Virginia, the demand for
quality health care services grows right along with the burgeoning population.
And just as the need has grown, so too has the cost of providing top-flight
medical care to all.
Enter the Catherine B. Reynolds Foundation.
Through a series of major grants, culminating most recently in its sponsorship
of the fabulously successful Inova Health System Gala in May, 2006, the
Catherine B. Reynolds Foundation has helped Inova meet this challenge. That
glittering event, featuring special musical guests Tony Bennett and the Artie
Shaw Orchestra, raised over $1,250,000 in contributions and pledges. That
assistance, together with support provided directly by the Catherine B. Reynolds
Foundation, will help ensure that Inova has the financial resources needed to
provide the national capital region with the finest in 21st Century health care