Leading Inova Mount Vernon

Leading Inova Mount Vernon

Inova’s Mount Vernon Hospital medical director, Dr. Donald Brideau, is the hospital’s interim CEO. Former administrator Barbara Doyle left the position to return to her home in Boston, Mass.

Brideau is a candidate for the position and a part of the nation-wide screening and selection process.

Q. In 2013, what certifications, recognition, and awards did Inova Mount Vernon Hospital acquire?

  • The Inova Joint Replacement Center once again was recertified earning a Gold Seal of Approval for outstanding care in hip and knee replacement from the Joint Commission. Last year the center performed over 2,000 joint replacements. The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services named Inova Mount Vernon Hospital’s Joint Replacement Center as one of the top hospitals to perform joint replacement in the United States.

  • Earned recertification as a Primary Stroke Center from the Joint Commission.

  • The Inova Breast Care Institute received a 3-year accreditation for breast care from the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers.

  • Gold Seal of Accreditation from the American College of Radiology for Breast Magnetic Resonance Imaging.

  • Nationally, the Inova Mount Vernon Hospital earned the distinction of Top Performer on Key Quality Measures for attaining and sustaining excellence in accountability measure performance for its achievement in: heart failure, pneumonia, and surgical care.

Q. In 2013 what was the magnitude and type of services the hospital provided?

A. Outpatient visits (non ED): 44,176; Inpatient (admits) visits: 8,624; ED visits: 37,359; Joint Replacement Surgeries: 2,070; Rehab Admissions: 1,417; Surgical Procedures: OP: 1,795; IP Surgeries: 2,733.

Q. For this year what are the major projects you have planned?

A. * The construction Tower expansion and the new Operating Rooms at the hospital are scheduled to be open in the fall of 2014.

  • Construction of a new Emergency Department is scheduled to begin the last quarter of 2014.

  • The Ambulatory Surgery Center at the Inova Health Plex in Lorton is scheduled to open in June 2014.

Q. As you look ahead this year and beyond what message would you like to convey to Mount Vernon area residents?

A. At Inova Mount Vernon Hospital we focus on patient safety and consistently improving patient experience while delivering high quality services to our community. As an integral part of a great health care system (Inova) we have at our fingertips all of the health care services our patients need. Whether it is inpatient or outpatient services, our staff, physicians, other medical and health care professionals, and our dedicated volunteers are committed to making every patient’s experience the best it can possibly be. We are on a continuous journey each and every day to make Inova Mount Vernon Hospital the best place to give and receive excellent medical care.

Donald Joseph Brideau, Jr., M.D., MMM, FAAFP

Native of Passaic, N.J.


B.S. Chemstry, 1980 Georgetown University

M.D. 1984, George Washington University School of Medicine

Master’s in Medical Management, Carnegie Mellon University

Postgraduate Education in Family Practice Medicine

Professional Certification, American Board of Family Physicians; Advanced Cardiac Life Support Instructor

Chief Medical Officer, Inova Mount Vernon Hospital, 2009 to the Present

University Appointments: Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Health Sciences, George Washington School of Medicine, & Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Family Practice, Georgetown University


Married: wife: Terry, a native of Kensington, Md., who formerly worked as a physical therapist and serves now as a medical office administrator. Four grown children: Matt, David, Mike, and Jackie.