Dr. Palace is the longest tenured member of the Emergency Department at Inova Mount Vernon Hospital. At more than 70 years old, his energy is remarkable and his passion for treating patients unparalleled. Dr. Palace served as the Emergency Department Chairman for more than a decade. The quality of care and reputation for excellence the Department enjoys today is largely because of Dr. Palace’s devotion.
His legacy was a significant factor in the nearly $4 million raised from the Mount Vernon community to support the recent renovation and expansion of the hospital’s Emergency Department. Now the more than 40,000 patients who visit the Emergency Department annually have access to 35 larger and more private treatment rooms, seven new “fast-track” treatment rooms for less serious injuries, specialized pediatric rooms with child-friendly amenities and several other features that take emergency care to new heights.