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Awards & Recognition

U.S. News & World Report

logo: U.S. News badgeInova Alexandria Hospital has been ranked #6 in the Washington, DC, metro area and #8 on the list of Best Hospitals in Virginia.

We are also recognized as a U.S. News high-performing hospital in the following adult specialties: Diabetes & Endocrinology, Geriatrics, Nephrology, Neurology & Neurosurgery, Orthopedics, and Urology. Learn more arrow

joint commission gold sealDesignated a Primary Stroke Center by The Joint Commission

Inova Alexandria Hospital was one of the first hospitals in the Washington, D.C., metro area to receive The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval™ for stroke care. This certification as a Primary Stroke Center by The Joint Commission recognizes facilities that make exceptional efforts to meet the unique needs of stroke patients and foster better outcomes for stroke care.

joint commission gold sealRecognized as a Joint Replacement Center of Excellence

The joint replacement program at Inova Alexandria Hospital has earned a Gold Seal of Approval™ for outstanding care in joint replacement procedures from The Joint Commission. This distinction recognizes our orthopedic excellence as evaluated through the Joint Commission's extensive on-site evaluation process.

joint commission gold sealjoint commission gold sealTop ranked in women's health

Inova Alexandria Hospital has been recognized with 5 stars for both Gynecologic Surgery and Maternity Care as measured by Healthgrades, the leading online resource that helps consumers search, evaluate, compare and connect with physician and hospitals. Inova Alexandria Hospital is also in the top 5% in the nation for the third consecutive year for those hospitals evaluated for maternity care outcomes. Learn more arrow

"A" in Hospital Safety

Inova Alexandria Hospital was honored with an "A" Hospital Safety Score from The Leapfrog Group, which rates how well hospitals protect patients from accidents, errors, injuries and infections.

Award badge: 2014 Get With the Guidelines stroke program - Gold Plus designation"Get with the Guidelines" Stroke Quality Initiative from American Stroke Association - Gold Award

The American Heart Association (AHA) and the American Stroke Association (ASA) have again awarded Inova Alexandria 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.

logo: AACVPR certified programAACVPR Certified

Inova Alexandria Hospital's Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation program is certified by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR). We have been recognized for our commitment to improving patients' quality of life by enhancing standards of care.

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AwardNational Beacon Award for Critical Care Excellence

Presented 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. Inova Alexandria Hospital has been awarded this accomplishment for its Medical Surgical Intensive Care Unit. Read more about our award for critical-care excellence.

Logo: Commission on CancerAwarded an Outstanding Achievement Award from the American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer

In March 2009, Inova Alexandria Hospital was one of just 93 hospitals nationwide to win the 2008 Outstanding Achievement Award for excellence in cancer care. This distinction recognizes Inova Alexandria Hospital as a provider of the highest levels of quality care for cancer patients.

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Accreditation Program for Breast CentersAmong the best in breast care

Inova Breast Care Program at Inova Alexandria Hospital was one of the first centers in the Washington, D.C., region to receive a three-year accreditation from the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC). Read Inova Alexandria Hospital's press release about this breast care accreditation.

Logo: Radiation Oncology Accredited Facility (by the American College
of Radiology)Accredited by the American College of Radiology

The Inova Cancer Center – Alexandria was the first in Northern Virginia accredited by the American College of Radiology, demonstrating the highest level of quality and patient safety.

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American PathologistsExcellence in Respiratory Care

Inova Alexandria Hospital Respiratory Care Services has earned a two-year accreditation from the College of American Pathologists (CAP), a national accrediting organization that sets the standard for quality respiratory care. Read Inova Alexandria Hospital's press release about this accreditation.

2011 Community Value
5-Star Award logoCommunity Value Five-Star® award

Based on the Cleverley and Associates Community Value Index® score, this hospital has ranked as one of the top hospitals in the nation in terms of the value we provide to the community.

Premier Healthcare Alliance national Quest collaborative

Top Performing HospitalsInova Alexandria Hospital was named a 2011 Top Performing Hospital 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 patient best interests and a dedication to reducing preventable harm and readmission. Read the press release.

Non-Profit Business of the Year

Inova Alexandria Hospital was named the Alexandria Chamber of Commerce 2011 Non-Profit Business of the Year. This award highlights an Alexandria business that has demonstrated outstanding efforts to set standards for excellence and innovation with their business practices and community involvement. Inova Alexandria Hospital’s Project 2010, community partnerships, charity care, primary care expansion and high physician satisfaction were highlighted in the nomination.