Inova Health System’s Heart and Vascular Institute Receives $75M Gift

Falls Church, VA-based Inova Health System’s Heart and Vascular Institute received a $75 million gift from real estate magnate Dwight Schar and his wife, Martha Schar.

The institute will be renamed Inova Schar Heart & Vascular, per Becker’s. The gift will allow the organization to launch programs for heart disease prevention and early detection, including increasing capacity of outpatient centers, deploying wearable technology and scheduling more telehealth appointments. It will also help the institution hire more Black physicians, nurses and technologists, according to Chris O’Connor, MD, president of the Inova Heart and Vascular Institute.

This is the second large donation the Schars have given, the first being a $50 million gift to the cancer research institute in 2015.

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