12 Feb About Us – Mission
The Twig is The Junior Auxiliary of Inova Alexandria Hospital. Our mission is to provide volunteer services, offer financial aid, and purchase equipment in support of Inova Alexandria Hospital.
Since its founding, almost 90 years ago, The Twig has contributed more than $4.5 million to Inova Alexandria Hospital. Our current pledge for $1 million, initiated in November 2015, helped the hospital renovate the Cardiovascular Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit (CVNICU) with upgrades, state-of-the-art clinical space, private patient rooms, and aesthetically pleasing surroundings with space for patients, families, and caregivers. To learn more about our CVNICU pledge click here.
Previous pledges include $1 million for the Twig Surgical Center, completed in June 2015. In 2010, The Twig completed a $750,000 pledge for the Twig Pavilion, an intermediate care unit.
In its earliest days, The Twig’s donations to the hospital included a microscope, purchased for $250, a food purveyor for $55, and a centrifuge for $175. The Twig also sold carnations on the streets of Alexandria for 10 cents in the 1940’s to support a blood transfusion program at the hospital.