BION celebrates 5 years of success

September 23, 2013, BION celebrated its 5th year in business.  John Fitzgerald, BION partner, reflected on the first 5 years:  “The first 5 years have been a blur of sleepless nights, worrying whether we have made the correct decisions during our job planning, work schedules, health insurance decisions, everything being based on having the responsibility of not only our families but our extended family. All of which consist of the BION employees counting on us to make the right decisions as

BION Team ‘Run Strong’ Exceeded Fundraising Goal in Star Kid 8K Race

It’s official! Don and Josie completed their first race (just don’t ask them their time!). It was great fun for all involved and Team ‘Run Strong’ exceeded their initial goal by raising $2,016! Proceeds from the 5th Annual Star Kid 8K Race benefited the pediatric heart program at Inova Fairfax Hospital for Children.  The race raised over $94,000. Don and Josie would like to thank all of their generous sponsors and those who came out to cheer them on to the finish

South Patient Tower Project in the Media

Our own South Patient Tower project was featured in the Summer 2010 edition of Inova Magazine. According to the article, some of the intricacies of the new patient tower include: 174 all-private intensive care and medical/surgical patient rooms Intensive care units grouped by specialty so patients don’t have to change floors Telemetry capability on each medical/surgical floor for in-room cardiac monitoring L. Reuven Pasternak, MD, CEO, Inova Fairfax Hospital Campus was quoted in the issue as saying: “This outstanding new space will take patient

BION’s Own Don Ripley & Josie Geiger Run in the Star Kid 8K Race

BION’s own Don Ripley and Josie Geiger ran in the Star Kid 8K Race to benefit Inova Fairfax Hospital for Children. Each year, more than 300 children with heart defects receive life-saving treatment through the work of Inova’s expert medical team. From the most fragile newborns to growing teens, Inova provides cardiac care for all in need. Proceeds from the race went directly to helping these special cardiac patients. Held at George Mason University, this was the first race that either

Fair Oaks Hospital Histology Lab/Morgue Renovation

The project included phased renovation of interior space for a histology lab, offices, IT space and reconfiguration of the existing morgue. It also provided space for a temporary grossing area while the project was under construction. All work outside the renovation space, including the new chilled water piping for a new, custom air handling unit serving the lab/morgue space, was being performed off-hours. BION utilized copper pipe and the Viega pipe fitting system in order to eliminate the need for brazing

BION Vice President Josie Geiger Completes Avon Walk for Breast Cancer, DC

BION’s own Josie Geiger joined thousands of others in a charity walk to benefit breast cancer. More than 2,900 participants raised $6.5 million dollars for research, awareness and access to treatment. The walk consisted of two days and a total of 39.3 miles; day one was 26.2 miles with day two ending after 13.1 miles. The walk took participants from the Washington Monument, past the Capital Buildings, the White House, through Georgetown and even past the Mormon Temple! It was often

BION Oversees Use of 550-Ton Crane at Fairfax Hospital

BION successfully coordinated the placement of an air handling unit at Fairfax Hospital, utilizing a 550-ton crane. It required 17 trucks to transport the crane to the job site. A crane of such magnitude was required due to the extensive distance that needed to be covered to safely place the air handling unit. A project of this scale called for precise communication between a number of organizations and agencies: BION coordinated with Gulf Coast Crane Services, Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT),

BION Awarded Inova Fairfax Hospital Pharmacy Consolidation Project

BION was awarded the Inova Fairfax Hospital’s Pharmacy Consolidation with Clean Room Installation Project.  The project consisted of the renovation of an existing parking garage at the basement level of the hospital. The renovation included the enclosure of the open parking structure, construction of the hospital’s main pharmacy with automated dispensing, pharmacy staff offices and a clean room. Our staff has over 20 years of working experience at Fairfax Hospital.  This experience allowed us an edge that facilitated a smoother construction