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Awards & Recognition

Third-party recognitions and accreditations are important to Inova. These recognitions allow us to not only benchmark our performance against others, but ensure that we are providing the best care to our neighbors in the Northern Virginia and Washington, DC, metro community.

Collectively, Inova hospitals have 18 Joint Commission accreditations and Gold Seals of Approval. Three Inova hospitals have received Magnet status, the highest level of honor from the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

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U.S. News & World Report

us news badgeAll five of Inova's hospitals have been recognized again this year by U.S. News & World Report as either a Best National Hospital or Best Regional Hospital. To be nationally ranked, a hospital must excel across a range of complex cases within a given specialty. According to U.S. News, researchers analyze nearly 5,000 hospitals nationwide to determine the list of Best Hospitals. Learn more arrow


 

 

US News badgeInova Fairfax Hospital has been recognized by U.S. News as:

A nationally ranked Best Hospital, ranked #1 in the Washington, DC, metro area (three years running) and #2 in the state of Virginia

National Rankings: Gynecology, Neonatology

High Performing: Cancer, Cardiology & Heart Surgery, Diabetes & Endocrinology, ENT, Gastroenterology & GI Surgery, Geriatrics, Nephrology, Neurology & Neurosurgery, Orthopedics, Pulmonology and Urology


US News badgeInova Alexandria Hospital has been recognized by U.S. News as:

Ranked #6 in the Washington, DC, metro area and #8 in Virginia

High Performing: Diabetes & Endocrinology, Gastroenterology & GI Surgery, Geriatrics, Nephrology, Neurology & Neurosurgery, Orthopedics, Pulmonology and Urology

 
US News badgeInova Children's Hospital has been recogn ized by U.S. News as:

National Ranking: Neonatology





US NEWS badgeInova Fair Oaks Hospital has been recognized by U.S. News as:

Ranked #9 in the Washington, DC, metro area and #14 in Virginia

High Performing: Orthopedics, Gastroenterology & GI Surgery, Geriatrics, and Nephrology



US NEWS badgeInova Loudoun Hospital has been recognized by U.S. News as:

Ranked #11 in the Washington, DC, metro area and #17 in Virginia

High Performing: Geriatrics, Orthopedics



US NEWS badgeInova Mount Vernon Hospital has been recognized by U.S. News as:

Ranked #13 in the Washington, DC, metro area and #20 in Virginia

High Performing : Orthopedics



Joint Commission Accreditation

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            Commission logoThe purpose of the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organization survey and accreditation process is to evaluate facilities' compliance with nationally established Joint Commission standards that relate to quality and safety of care. The Joint Commission is one of the nation's most respected accrediting agencies. Achieving The Joint Commission's demanding standards ensures that our performance and improvement is held to the highest standards nationwide.

By meeting The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organization's national standards for healthcare quality and safety, Inova hospitals have received multiple Gold Seals of Approval®.


Joint Commission Accreditation:

  • Inova Alexandria Hospital
  • Inova Fairfax Hospital
  • Inova Fair Oaks Hospital
  • Inova Loudoun Hospital
  • Inova Mount Vernon Hospital
  • Inova Comprehensive Addiction Treatment Services (CATS)

Certified Stroke Centers:

  • Inova Alexandria Hospital
  • Inova Fairfax Hospital
  • Inova Loudoun Hospital
  • Inova Mount Vernon Hospital

Gold Seal of Approval® for Joint Replacement:

  • Inova Alexandria Hospital
  • Inova Fairfax Hospital
  • Inova Mount Vernon Hospital

Gold Seal of Approval® for Spine Surgery:

  • Inova Fair Oaks Hospital

Gold Seal of Approval® for Hip and Knee Replacement Surgery:

  • Inova Fair Oaks Hospital

Gold Seal of Approval®   for Acute Myocardial Infarction (heart attack):

  • Inova Heart and Vascular Institute at Inova Fairfax Hospital

Gold Seal of Approval® for Prematurity (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit):

  • Inova Children's Hospital

Gold Seal of Approval® for patients with Left Ventricular Assist Devices (LVAD):

  • Inova Heart and Vascular Institute

Gold Seal of Approval® for paLLIATIVE CARE:

  • Inova Fair Oaks Hospital


Excellence in minimally invasive gynecology

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            Excellence

Both Inova Fair Oaks Hospital and Inova Women's Hospital at Inova Fairfax Medical Campus have been designated as a Center of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecology by AAGL, the leading association promoting minimally invasive gynecologic surgery. This designation means that both the hospital and the surgeons have undergone a review process and met standards to ensure the efficacy, safety and efficiency of their minimally invasive gynecology capabilities. Inova Fair Oaks Hospital’s skilled surgical team performs 94 percent of gynecologic procedures using a minimally invasive approach.


Magnet™ Designation

logo - Magnet designationMagnet designation is a coveted recognition for excellence in nursing care. The American Nurses Credentialing Center, the nation's largest nursing accrediting and credentialing organization, created and administers the program. Hospitals that receive Magnet designation must meet a stringent set of 14 standards of care and practice (with 95 different criteria), including categories such as clinical skill and leadership. Magnet status is granted for a four-year period.

The following Inova hospitals have achieved Magnet designation:

  • Inova Fairfax Hospital (four recertifications, most recently in 2011)
  • Inova Fair Oaks Hospital (certified in March 2009 and again in January 2014)
  • Inova Loudoun Hospital (certified in 2008 and again in 2011)

Top performer on key quality measures

Inova Fair Oaks Hospital was named Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission, the nation's leading accreditor of healthcare organizations, in the areas of heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical care. Read more about Inova Fair Oaks Hospital’s top quality measures arrow


Premier Healthcare Alliance National Quest collaborative

logo: Top Performing HospitalsEach of Inova's hospitals was named 2011 Top Performing Hospitals in the Premier Healthcare Alliance's national Quest collaborative. Culminating a voluntary 3-year QUEST program, Inova participated in the exercise out of a commitment to patients' best interests and a dedication to reducing preventable harm and readmission. Read the press release arrow


Excellence in weight loss surgery

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Inova Fair Oaks Hospital is nationally recognized as a Center of Excellence for weight loss surgery by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. This designation recognizes surgical programs with a demonstrated track record of favorable outcomes in obesity surgery. Learn more arrow


Gold Plus Award for Stroke Care – American Heart Association "Get with the Guidelines" Program

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            2011The American Heart Association (AHA) and the American Stroke Association (ASA) have again awarded Inova Fairfax Hospital the Gold Plus Award for outstanding specialized stroke treatment. The "Get with the Guidelines" designation indicates that stroke assessment and services at the hospital provide patients with the best chance of survival. Read more about the "Get with the Guidelines" stroke program


Community Value Five-Star® award

Based on the Cleverley and Associates Community Value Index® score, three of Inova's hospitals (Alexandria, Fairfax and Fair Oaks) have ranked among the top hospitals in the nation in terms of the value we provide to the community.


Becker's Hospital Review

logo: America's 50 Best HospitalsInova Fairfax Hospital has been named to the list of Becker's Hospital Review 50 Best Hospitals in America. This award is given to hospitals that have put patients' needs first, driven a variety of innovations and helped to set the bar for high-quality care.

 

Heroes in Healthcare – Charles L. Reed Memorial Award

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In April 2009, Inova was recognized for its continued efforts to increase access to primary medical care for uninsured residents of Virginia through its facilities, clinics and community programs. Watch a video to learn more about this award and Inova's commitment to the community Arrow

National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC)

NAPBC logoThe National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers represents a consortium of national, professional organizations dedicated to the improvement of the quality of care and monitoring of outcomes of patients with diseases of the breast. They have developed the following objectives to measure accreditation:

  • Consensus development of criteria for breast centers and a survey process to monitor compliance
  • Strengthen the scientific basis for improving quality care
  • Establish a National Breast Disease Database to report patterns of care and effect quality improvement
  • Reduce the morbidity and mortality of breast cancer by improving screening mammography and advocating for increased access to and participation in clinical trials
The following Inova hospitals associated with the Inova Breast Care Institute have been awarded this accreditation:
  • Inova Alexandria Hospital
  • Inova Fairfax Hospital
  • Inova Fair Oaks Hospital
  • Inova Loudoun Hospital
  • Inova Mount Vernon Hospital

Outstanding Achievement Award designees from the American College of Surgeons' Commission on Cancer

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The Commission on Cancer (CoC) Outstanding Achievement Award (OAA) is designed to recognize cancer programs that strive for excellence in providing quality care to cancer patients. A facility receives the OAA following the on-site evaluation by a physician surveyor during which the facility demonstrates a Commendation level of compliance with six standards that represent the full scope of the cancer program and also receives a compliance rating for the remaining 30 standards.



Watch a video to learn more about this distinguished award


The six standards that form the basis of the OAA criteria are drawn from the following five areas of program activity:

  • Cancer committee leadership
  • Cancer data management
  • Research
  • Community outreach
  • Quality improvement

OAA recipients represent community-based facilities; teaching hospitals, NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers and Network Cancer Programs as well as both newly accredited programs and those that are currently accredited by the Commission on Cancer. In March 2009, Inova Alexandria Hospital and Inova Loudoun Hospital received the 2008 Outstanding Achievement Award from the American College of Surgeons' Commission on Cancer, joining 2007 recipient Inova Fairfax Hospital in this honor.


National Beacon Award for Critical Care Excellence

logo - Beacon Award for ExcellencePresented by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses, the Beacon Award recognizes the nation's top critical (intensive) care units. Units are judged on 42 criteria, and nurses must demonstrate they achieve excellent patient outcomes, have created and promote a healing environment conducive to their patients' well-being and exhibit leadership and ethical nursing practices.

The following Inova Critical Care Units have received this recognition:

  • Inova Alexandria Hospital – Medical Surgical Intensive Care Unit
  • Inova Fairfax Hospital – Medical Surgical Intensive Care Unit
  • Inova Fairfax Hospital – Trauma Intensive Care Unit
  • Inova Fairfax Hospital – Neuro Intensive Care Unit, and Cardiac Intensive Care Unit
  • Inova Loudoun Hospital – Medical Surgical Intensive Care Unit, Telemetry Unit

United States Senate Productivity and Quality Award

Inova Fair Oaks Hospital was identified by the U.S. Senate Productivity and Quality Award for Virginia (SPQA) as a model organization that has demonstrated excellence and maturity in its business approaches, deployment and results. The SPQA performance criteria and core values are adapted from the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award and are used by many top public and private institutions as a proven business model.


Virginia Health Quality Awards

VHQC award for improving healthcare for patients in VirginiaThe Northern Virginia Healthy Kids Coalition has been chosen for a 2013 Virginia Health Quality Award by VHQC, a nonprofit health quality consulting company. Winners were selected in six categories for their contributions to improving healthcare for patients in Virginia. Learn more
 

Premier Award for Quality

Logo: Premier AwardInova Fair Oaks Hospital was named a recipient of the 2010 Premier Award for Quality. This award recognizes leading healthcare organizations that efficiently provide outstanding patient care and consistently set the standard in clinical excellence nationwide.


Rehabilitation Accreditation

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            International The Inova Rehabilitation Center is accredited by CARF International (formerly the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities), an independent, nonprofit accreditor of health and human services. The CARF accreditation process starts with a provider's commitment to continuous improvement and culminates with external review and recognition that the provider's business and service practices meet international standards of quality – with all the steps in between focused on optimal outcomes for the persons the provider serves and sustained organizational success.

Certified Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Program

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            Society

The Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBO) program at Inova Mount Vernon Hospital is the only program in Northern Virginia accredited by the Undersea & Hyperbaric Medical Society, and one of just 600 in the United States to carry this quality accreditation.


Excellence in Respiratory Care 

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In 2010, Inova Alexandria Hospital Respiratory Care Services earned a two-year accreditation from the College of American Pathologists (CAP), a national accrediting organization that sets the standard for quality respiratory care.


Bronze National Quality Award for Skilled Nursing Facilities

logoIn July 2010, Inova Loudoun Nursing and Rehabilitation Center received the Bronze National Quality Award from the American Health Care Association. This national award is well known within the nursing home industry as a benchmark for high quality care. Facilities are evaluated on criteria based on the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. In receiving the award, Inova Loudoun Nursing and  Rehabilitation Center demonstrates high levels of performance and excellence.


Consumer Choice Award

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Inova Fairfax Hospital has been named multiple times as a Consumer Choice Award winner for the metropolitan Washington, DC, area by the National Research Corporation (NRC). The award is based on ratings from healthcare consumers, who select hospitals for having the highest quality and image in the country.


Inova is a great place to work

logo: working mother awardsIn 2008 – for the seventh year in a row – Inova was named one of Working Mother magazine's "100 Best Companies for Working Mothers." Inova was recognized for offering employees numerous benefits, including access to flextime, before- and after-school care, training through the Inova Leadership Institute and benefits for adoptive parents.

In an annual survey that measures women's representation among top-paid and top-tier positions at America's largest companies, the National Association for Female Executives (NAFE) found in 2006 that Inova is one of the nation's top 30 companies for executive women. Inova ranked in the in the top ten and was one of only three non-profit organizations named.

logoInova is proud to be among the nation's select few "Best Employers for Workers Over 50," according to the American Association of Retired People (AARP), which honors those businesses that recognize the value of older workers. Inova was selected for offering such workforce initiatives as flexible scheduling and tuition assistance.


Inova is recognized for its quality business processes

In 2012, Inova was once again named one of the nation’s "Most Wired" hospitals and health systems by the Most Wired Survey and Benchmarking Study.


In 2010, Inova was awarded an Aster Award, an elite program, recognizing outstanding healthcare professionals for excellence in advertising  and marketing efforts. 


logoIn 2008, Inova was ranked in the top 10 of the nation's 100 most integrated health systems. This marks the tenth consecutive year that Inova has been recognized in the annual report issued by Verispan, the nation's premier ratings system for quality in integrated healthcare networks (IHN).