Inova Mount Vernon Hospital celebrated the dedication of the new Mark and Brenda Moore Patient Tower.
By Erica Moody
Inova Mount Vernon Hospital celebrated the official dedication of the Mark and Brenda Moore Patient Tower last week with a special ceremony. Hospital leaders joined with major donors and guests from the community to toast the campus renovation project, the culmination of over four years of work and planning. The new patient tower features all-private patient rooms, expanded facilities for the Inova Joint Replacement Center and Inova Rehabilitation Center, a new gymnasium, new cognitive suites, and other advanced patient care areas.
Generous donors Mark and Brenda Moore pledged the $2 million lead gift, and serve as co-chairs of the steering committee to raise philanthropic support for the project. Their connection to the hospital is a personal one. Mark Moore suffered a serious stroke in 2007 at the age of 46 and was admitted to the Rehabilitation Center at Inova after a month of acute hospitalization. During his time there, he experienced a remarkable recovery and forged lasting bonds with the caregivers who worked with him. In a moving speech, Mr. Moore thanked his “church family” at Antioch Baptist Church and his wife Brenda, for being by his side since they first met in high school.
Donors gave approximately $4 million for the project. Major donors, in addition to the Moores, include Earl and Amanda Stafford, James and Juliette McNeil, and Mike and Teresa Wheeler.