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Kozloff To Leave Alexandria Hospital

Inova Alexandria is Northern Virginia's second largest hospital; City's largest employer.

Kenneth Kozloff, CEO, Inova Alexandria Hospital, and senior vice president, Inova Health System has submitted his resignation effective June 27. He has served in that capacity for the past seven and a half years.

Kozloff joined Inova Health System in January 2000 after having served as the executive director of Wayne General Hospital, Wayne, N.J., an affiliate of the Saint Barnabas Health Care System. Prior to that he served as chief administrative officer for Cleveland Clinic Hospital, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and as acute care administrator at Kennedy Memorial Hospital in Stratford, N.J.

Since joining Inova Alexandria, Kozloff has presided over a series of changes and improvement tied to its ambitious 2010 Project, the $84 million expansion program which is the largest undertaking for the local institution in more than three decades. Initially carrying a price tag of $70 million, it was increased by $14 million just last month.

The project will add nearly 70,000 square feet to the hospital's present 516,000 square feet footprint. The additions will be allocated to areas such as the emergency room, outpatient surgery, telemetry, and private patient rooms.

The first phase of the expansion entailed the building of a multilevel garage for staff use, thereby enabling more parking for patients and visitors in the hospital’s surface lot on Howard Street and easing parking in surrounding neighborhoods. Kozloff has worked diligently to coordinate the 2010 Project with various civic groups in the hospital's vicinity of Seminary Road and Howard Street.

"I came to Inova Alexandria Hospital because of this community. Hospital staff, volunteers, physicians, as well as neighbors and community leaders all add tremendously to the spirit of the hospital and have been instrumental to what we've been able to accomplish during my time here," Kozloff said.

"At this point in my career, I have decided to explore other opportunities," he wrote in a letter to his Alexandria Chamber of Commerce colleagues.

Kozloff spearheaded various philanthropy projects and expanded services for patients. He helped raise $2 million annually in public fundraising for the hospital's expansion.

"Ken single-handedly won over the community when he arrived several years ago. His leadership was essential in gaining confidence from the City and neighborhoods. He has been my partner in tirelessly raising finds for Project 2010," said Joseph Viar, chairman, IAH Foundation.

Kozloff is credited with bringing Trilogy, state-of-the-art image guided cancer treatment, to the hospital and organizing efforts to receive Primary Stroke Center designation from the Joint Commission, according to a news release issued by IHS announcing his retirement.

"Ken achieved many notable accomplishments during his tenure at Inova Alexandria Hospital. He raised millions of dollars in philanthropy to support quality care and patient satisfaction and his term has consistently led the system in cost management and in receipt of awards for clinical excellence," said Rod Huebbers, executive vice president, IHS.

"While it will be a challenge for us to fill his leadership role, we wish Ken and his family all the best," Huebbers said.