Fairfax Neonatal Associates History, Vision, Mission and Values


Fairfax Neonatal Associates, P.C. (FNA) started one of the first neonatal intensive care units in Northern Virginia with seven beds, at the Fairfax Hospital in 1973. Today with 108 beds, the Fairfax Neonatal Associates NICU at Inova L.J. Murphy Children’s Hospital is the largest, most comprehensive subspecialty neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) in the region.

After beginning at Fairfax Hospital, Fairfax Neonatal Associates expanded its services to provide neonatal and newborn care at Inova Fair Oaks Hospital and  Inova Loudoun Hospital.


To provide neonatal /newborn care in a family centered approach that uses evidence-based medicine and continuous quality improvement. To promote the health of newborns and their families through advocacy, teaching and research.


To deliver superior care for all newborns and their families that supports optimal outcomes and allows our patients to reach their greatest potential.


FNA is a values-based organization. Both individually and organizationally we strive to live out our stated values through our actions, words and decisions.

Provide the highest quality care to deliver the best outcomes through innovation, quality improvement and evidence-based medicine.
FNA recognizes that trust is fundamental to achieving superior outcomes and promotes a collaborative approach with families to care-giving and treatment decisions by respecting their desires, knowledge, cultural diversity and family traditions.
Work collaboratively, respecting the roles and contributions of all team members, as we achieve the common goal of preparing families to continue their child’s care and development confidently and successfully after discharge.
Strive to provide excellent care for our patients. We are driven by curiosity to learn, innovate, and constantly improve.
Display strong ethical and moral principles and uphold these principles no matter the situation. Exhibit self-awareness, truthfulness, and a strong sense of responsibility for ourselves and our work.
Treat everyone we encounter with dignity and empathy.