Awards & Recognition
Inova Fairfax Hospital is consistently ranked among the country's finest hospitals for excellence and innovation.
Inova Fairfax Hospital has been ranked #1 in the Washington, DC, metro area, #2 in the state of Virginia, and one of the best in Northern Virginia. We are nationally ranked as a U.S. News Best Hospital in two adult specialties: cardiology & heart surgery, and gynecology. We are also ranked as High Performing in cancer; ear, nose & throat; geriatrics; neurology & neurosurgery; pulmonology; diabetes & endocrinology; gastroenterology; nephrology; orthopedics; and urology. Learn more
Certified for two cardiac specialties in 2010
The Joint Commission awarded Inova Heart and Vascular Institute at Inova Fairfax Hospital the Gold Seal of Approval™ for treatment of heart failure and for myocardial infarction, also known as heart attack. Inova Heart and Vascular Institute at Inova Fairfax Hospital is one of just two hospitals in the DC metro area to receive these two distinctions.
Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval™ for stroke care and joint care
Certification as a Primary Stroke Center signifies that Inova Fairfax Hospital provides the critical elements necessary to achieve long-term success in improving outcomes for stroke patients. Earning the Gold Seal of Approval™ for joint care recognizes our orthopedic excellence.
Certified ventricular assisted device (VAD) program
Inova Fairfax Hospital is the only hospital in the Northern Virginia area with a ventricular assisted device (VAD) program certified by The Joint Commission.
50 Best Hospitals in America
Inova Fairfax Hospital has been named to the Becker's Hospital Review list of 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.
Recipient of four Magnet designations for nursing excellence
Inova Fairfax Hospital was the first in the Washington, DC, metro area to achieve Magnet status for outstanding nursing leadership and care and among only a handful of hospitals nationwide to achieve four recertifications. The most recent designation came in 2011. The Magnet Recognition Program® is the highest honor awarded by the American Nurses Credentialing Center and is accepted throughout the country as the gold standard for nursing excellence.
Among the nation's best in breast care
Inova Breast Care Program at Inova Fairfax Hospital was the first Inova hospital to receive a prestigious three-year accreditation by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC) and one of the very first in the DC metro area to be recognized (all five Inova hospitals are now accredited). Read the press release about our accreditation from the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers.
Commission on Cancer Outstanding Achievement Award
Inova Fairfax Hospital earned its second American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer (COC) Outstanding Achievement Award in 2011. One of only 90 accredited cancer programs in the country to receive this honor, Inova Fairfax Hospital is recognized for its excellence in providing quality care to cancer patients. Read more about our Outstanding Achievement Award from COC.
Gold Plus Award for Stroke Care - American Heart Association "Get with the Guidelines" Program
The 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, 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 Fairfax 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.
Designated as a level I trauma center
Inova Fairfax Hospital is the only hospital in Northern Virginia certified as a level 1 trauma center, with the recognized expertise to care for the most traumatic, life-threatening injuries. Inova Fairfax Hospital Emergency Department receives about 88,000 patients each year.
Other quality rankings for Inova Fairfax Hospital include:
- National Beacon Award for Critical Care Excellence by American Association of Critical Care – Medical Surgical Intensive Care Unit, Trauma Intensive Care Unit, Neuro Intensive Care Unit, and Cardiac Intensive Care Unit
- The only heart transplant program in Northern Virginia certified by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
- Three-star cardiac ranking by the Society for Thoracic Surgeons (STS) – a hard-to-achieve clinical distinction