Awards & Recognition
Inova Alexandria Hospital has been ranked #6 in the Washington, DC, metro area and #6 on the list of Best Hospitals in Virginia.
We are also recognized as a U.S. News high-performing hospital in eight adult specialties: Diabetes & Endocrinology, Gastroenterology & GI Surgery, Geriatrics, Nephrology, Neurology & Neurosurgery, Orthopedics, Pulmonology and Urology. Learn more
Designated 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.
Recognized 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.
"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.
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.
National 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.
"Get with the Guidelines" Stroke Quality Initiative from American Stroke Association - Silver award
The AHA's "Get With The Guidelines" stroke initiative aims at educating patients soon after having a stroke, when they are most likely to listen and follow their health practitioner's recommendations. Through the program, patients are offered customized education materials, based on their individual risk profile. Studies demonstrate that patients who are taught how to manage their risk factors for stroke while still hospitalized reduce their risk of a second stroke or heart attack. The Silver designation recognizes Inova Alexandria Hospital's performance over 12 consecutive months.
Awarded 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.
Among 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.
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.
Excellence 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.
Community 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
Inova 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.