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Awards & Recognition

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U.S. News & World Report

Inova Mount Vernon Hospital has been ranked #13 in the Washington, DC, metro area and #20 in Virginia. We are also ranked as a U.S. News Best Hospital in the specialty of Orthopedics.

According to U.S. News, only about 15 percent of hospitals are recognized as high-performing among their region’s best, and just three percent of all hospitals earn a national ranking in any specialty. Learn more arrow


Accredited by the Joint Commission

gold sealIn May 2010, Inova Mount Vernon Hospital earned Primary Stroke Center Certification from the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. The Primary Stroke Center Certification program, which was developed in collaboration with the American Stroke Association, is a significant accomplishment. Programs applying for advanced certification must meet the requirements for Disease-Specific Care Certification plus additional, clinically specific requirements and expectations.

In April 2009, Inova Joint Replacement Center earned a Gold Seal of  Approval™ for outstanding care in joint replacement procedures from The Joint Commission, the national accrediting organization for hospitals. Inova Mount Vernon Hospital is one of only six programs in Virginia to receive this distinction.


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Premier Healthcare Alliance national Quest collaborative

Inova Mount Vernon 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


Accredited cancer center

Logo: Commission on CancerInova Mount Vernon Hospital is accredited by the Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons. Accreditation of a cancer center is granted only to those facilities that have voluntarily committed to provide the best in cancer diagnosis and treatment and are able to comply with established CoC standards.


Excellence in breast care

NAPBC logoThe Inova Breast Care Institute at Inova Mount Vernon Hospital has received a three-year accreditation for breast care from the National



Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC)

gold seal from the American College of RadiologyWe have also received the gold seal of accreditation from the American College of Radiology for Breast Magnetic Resonance Imaging. The Breast MR Imaging Services at the hospital were surveyed by the Committee on Breast MRI Accreditation of the Commission on Quality and Safety and successfully passed the survey. The gold seal of accreditation means the unit meets the highest level of patient safety standards and image quality.



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Certified Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Program

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.



CARF Accreditation

The Inova Rehabilitation Center at Inova Mount Vernon Hospital is accredited by CARF International, 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.