Inova Fairfax Hospital, Inova Women’s Hospital, Inova L.J. Murphy Children’s Hospital, and Inova Schar Heart and Vascular are consistently ranked among the country's finest hospitals and care providers for excellence and innovation.

Among the Best in the Nation for Neonatology

gold badgeInova L.J. Murphy Children's Hospital, located on the Inova Fairfax Medical Campus, has been named one of the Top 50 Hospitals in the United States for neonatology care by U.S. News and World Report.

The U.S. News team generates annual hospital rankings by evaluating data on nearly 5,000 hospitals. Being nationally ranked in a specialty means that a hospital must excel in caring for the sickest, most medically complex patients.

 

High Performing in Clinical and Surgical Areas

U.S. News & World Report also has ranked Inova Fairfax Hospital as “High Performing” for the following specialty areas or procedures:

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) Repair
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Colon Cancer Surgery
  • Gastroenterology & GI Surgery
  • Gynecology
  • Heart Attack
  • Heart Bypass Surgery
  • Heart Failure
  • Hip Fracture
  • Kidney Failure
  • Lung Cancer Surgery
  • Neurology/Neurosurgery
  • Ovarian Cancer Surgery
  • Pneumonia
  • Pulmonology & Lung Surgery
  • Stroke
  • Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)

"Straight A's" for Hospital Safety

Leapfrog award sealInova Fairfax Hospital received an “A” Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade for Fall 2023, marking straight "A's" since 2018. This designation recognizes our efforts in protecting patients from harm and meeting the highest safety standards in the United States.

The Leapfrog Group is a national organization committed to improving the healthcare quality and safety for consumers and purchasers. Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 30 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign grades to more than 2,700 U.S. acute-care hospitals twice per year. It is peer reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public.

 

acs logoInova is Committed to the Highest-Quality Surgical Care

Inova was the first health system chosen in the U.S. to participate in the American College of Surgeons Quality Verification Program (ACS QVP).

ACS Quality Programs were built for patients to ensure surgeons and care teams provide the highest quality surgical care at hospitals across the country. These programs use the best data, expert input, and tested processes to help surgical care teams deliver the highest quality care. They provide hundreds of detailed standards that consider every aspect of surgical care and help involve patients in the decision-making process across the entire continuum of care.

ACS Quality Programs verify that hospitals are meeting clinical standards developed by the world’s leading experts. That means patients and their families know the care they are receiving at an ACS-verified or accredited hospital is the highest quality. Inova is an ACS Surgical Quality Program Partner by participating in nine ACS Quality Programs.

 

acs logoQuality Verification Program (QVP)

The ACS QVP verification is the highest level of commitment a hospital can make to ensure that all patients receive optimal surgical care. It addresses all surgical specialties in the hospital and provides a proven strategy for achieving high quality surgical care and outcomes. QVP-verified hospitals undergo a rigorous evaluation process where providers across all departments and at every level demonstrate a coordinated effort to leverage data-driven care to attain high quality outcomes. Learn More

WebMD Patient Choice - Cardiology NoVa logoExcellence in Heart and Vascular Cardiology

Inova has been recognized as a recipient of the 2023-2024 WebMD Patient Choice Award for excellence in Cardiology in the Northern Virginia area. This award is significant, as this is the only health system recognition program based solely on the preferences of patients and providers at a local level. The WebMD Choice Awards identify best-in-class health systems for five specialties and 44 treatments/procedures, in 28 markets and 112 subregions. Health systems that rank in the top 30% of patient preferences, receive the WebMD Patient Choice Award, respectively.

 

A Record of Nursing Excellence

Magnet Recognized sealInova Fairfax Hospital is proud to have once again been designated as a Magnet® hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).

 

Best Hospitals for Nurses badgeWe are proud to be named one of the nation’s best hospitals for nurses to work, ranking number 11 of 5,000+ hospitals considered for the NurseJournal 2023 Best Hospitals to Work as a Nurse list. The elite ranking was reviewed by a panel of nurses who assessed data with three specific nursing criteria in mind: career opportunity, benefits and working conditions. Data from the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS), The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Hospital General Information, the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program were also considered.

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Excellence in Cancer Care

acs logoAmerican College of Surgeons National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC)

The NAPBC improves all aspects of breast cancer and disease care, including screening, prevention, and early detection, as well as accurate diagnosis, and correct treatments for breast cancer. By setting the highest standards, the NAPBC ensures that breast centers provide the most comprehensive breast care based on scientific evidence about what works best for each and every patient.

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acs logoAmerican College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer (CoC)

The Commission on Cancer (CoC) is dedicated to improving survival and quality of life for patients with cancer. The CoC promotes cancer prevention, treatment, survival, education, and ensuring comprehensive, coordinated quality cancer care. The CoC also integrates the latest advances in research and technology.

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Accreditation Program for Excellence (APEx)

APEx sealThe advanced radiation oncology centers at Inova Schar Cancer Institute are the first facilities in the world to earn the prestigious Accreditation Program for Excellence (APEx) accreditation by the American Society for Radiation Oncology in 2015.

 

Accredited by the American College of Radiology

ACR logoInova Schar Cancer Institute is accredited by the American College of Radiology, demonstrating the highest level of quality and patient safety.

 

National Pancreas Foundation Center of Excellence

National Pancreas Foundation Centers of Excellence sealInova Fairfax Hospital has been nationally recognized as a National Pancreas Foundation Center of Excellence. This designation distinguishes Inova Fairfax Hospital as an institution providing the best and most innovative multidisciplinary treatment for pancreatic cancer.

 

U.S. News & World Report

U.S. News & World Report has ranked Inova Fairfax Medical Campus as "High Performing" for Colon Cancer Surgery and Lung Cancer Surgery.

 

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Inova Schar Cancer has been recognized by Becker's Hospital Review in its 2023 list of hospitals and health systems with great oncology programs. These organizations have earned national recognition for their work in cancer care. These programs offer leading-edge clinical trials and pioneer research discoveries that expand access to care and enhance patient outcomes.

Excellence in Heart and Vascular Care

U.S. News & World Report (2023-2024) #1 in both the Washington, DC Metro Region and all of Virginia.

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Inova Fairfax Medical Campus - Ranked "High Performing" in:

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) Repair
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Heart Attack
  • Heart Bypass Surgery
  • Heart Failure
  • Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)
 

American College of Cardiology

The American College of Cardiology is the most trusted source for outcomes-based quality metrics related to the care of cardiac patients.

ACC sealProven Quality Program: Inova is recognized as one of the top health systems in the U.S. for providing top quality care to heart patients. Inova Schar Heart and Vascular is one of only 87 health systems nationwide to receive this designation.

 

NCDR Chest Pain - MI RegistryNCDR ACTION Registry Platinum Performance Achievement Award: Inova Schar Heart and Vascular's Inova Fairfax Hospital location has once again received the American College of Cardiology's MI Registry Platinum Performance Achievement Award for 2023. Inova Fairfax Hospital has earned this highest level of recognition for care of myocardial infarction (heart attack) patients every year since 2014. This award reflects our commitment and success in delivering the highest standard of care for heart attack patients.

 

aetna logoAetna Institutes of Quality® – Cardiac Care

Each year since 2018, Inova Schar Heart and Vascular at Inova Fairfax Medical Campus has been accredited as an Aetna Institute of Quality Cardiac Care Facility for consistently delivering evidence based, quality care for cardiac medical intervention, cardiac rhythm care, and cardiac surgery.

The Aetna Institutes of Quality (IOQ) network was developed to help patients and their doctors simplify their provider selections. Their accreditation is based on the quality factors of experience, standards, support, and efficiency. Aetna IOQ facilities have been specifically selected for meeting (and surpassing) all of these criteria.

 

AACVPR sealAmerican Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehab (AACVPR)

Inova Schar Heart and Vascular's comprehensive cardiac rehabilitation programs at Inova Fairfax Medical Campus, Inova Alexandria Hospital, Inova Loudoun Hospital, and Inova Mount Vernon Hospital are certified for adherence to rigorous national standards and guidelines.

 

beacon award logoAmerican Association of Critical-Care Nurses: Beacon Award for Excellence

The Progressive Coronary Care Unit (PCCU) of Inova Fairfax Hospital has received the Silver Beacon Award for Excellence from the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN).This award recognizes unit caregivers who successfully improve patient outcomes and align practices with AACN's six Healthy Work Environment Standards.

 

Mitral Valve Repair Reference Center Award for 2023American Heart Association and Mitral Foundation

For the third consecutive year, Inova Schar Heart and Vascular has been honored with the prestigious Mitral Valve Repair Reference Center Award for 2023. Their exceptional dedication to patient care and commitment to excellence in degenerative mitral valve repair have truly set them apart. Inova Schar Heart and Vascular has consistently demonstrated superior clinical outcomes, thanks to their evidence-based guideline treatment.

 

CNOR loogCardiovascular Operating Room Award

The Certified Perioperative Nurse (CNOR) team in the Cardiovascular Operating Room at Inova Schar Heart and Vascular has earned the 2022 CNOR Strong designation from the Competency & Credentialing Institute (CCI). This is the second year in a row that the team has earned this designation, which represents a commitment to perioperative excellence and outstanding patient care. Certification demonstrates that nurses have validated their mastery of perioperative practice. Research correlates certification with improved patient outcomes. The award is given to operating room departments that have achieved 50 percent or higher certification of eligible perioperative nursing staff; the Inova Schar Heart and Vascular CVOR team has achieved a 76 percent certification rate.

 

CMS

 

 

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)

Certified Adult Heart and Adult Lung Transplant Programs

 

Extracorporeal Life Support Organization logoExtracorporeal Life Support Organization

Platinum Level ELSO Award for Excellence in Life Support: The Cardiac, Critical Care and Lung Services teams at Inova Fairfax Medical Campus have been designated a Platinum Level Center of Excellence. This award recognizes the highest level of performance, innovation, satisfaction and quality.

 

Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC):

 

 

Echocardiography (Adult and Pediatric)

Special recognition goes to the Inova Cardiac Diagnostic Services - Fairfax located at the Inova Specialty Center for maintaining its IAC accreditation for 20 consecutive years.

 
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology – Testing and Ablation, Device Implantation, Chronic Lead Extraction
  • Nuclear/PET – Nuclear cardiology: RMPI
  • Vascular Testing – Peripheral Arterial Testing, Extracranial Cerebrovascular Testing; Peripheral Venous Testing
 

gold sealThe Joint Commission: Certified Ventricular Assisted Device (VAD) Program

Inova Schar Heart and Vascular is the only hospital in the Northern Virginia area with a ventricular assisted device (VAD) program certified by The Joint Commission.

 

Society of Thoracic Surgeons  3 star logoSociety of Thoracic Surgeons: 3-Star Ratings

The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) is a national leader in health care transparency and accountability showcasing the quality of surgical outcomes. Inova Schar Heart and Vascular has earned the top rating – 3 stars – in four out of five possible categories for patient care and outcomes in its cardiothoracic surgery program. Only 10-13 percent of all U.S. hospitals receive a three-star rating in any category. The three-star-ratings, which Inova Schar Heart and Vascular has received for multiple years, reflect avoidance of morbidity and mortality. 

  • Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery (CABG)
  • Aortic Valve Replacement (AVR)
  • AVR+CABG combined
 

2023 Winner of the TrueNorth Award True North CCI Award logo

The TrueNorth Award recognizes facilities that use certification as a “true north,” guiding their perioperative nursing staff to be lifelong learners, models of competent practice, and advocates for excellence and patient safety. Facilities who earn the TrueNorth Award exhibit the highest standards in perioperative certification excellence.

Only Level I Trauma Center in Northern Virginia

Inova Fairfax Hospital is the only hospital in Northern Virginia certified as a Level I 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.


acs logoTrauma Quality Improvement Program (TQIP)

ACS TQIP elevates the quality of care for trauma patients using risk-adjusted benchmarking to provide hospitals with accurate national comparisons.

 

acs logoTrauma: Verification, Review, and Consultation (VRC)

The ACS Trauma Verification program sets the standard for the care of injured patients in trauma centers. These standards ensure that the center has the right expertise and is immediately prepared to provide the highest quality of emergency trauma care. These standards are so rigorous that many states use them to designate trauma centers in their region and ACS-verified trauma centers have lower patient mortality rates than non-verified centers.

Telemedicine

Inova Fairfax Medical Campus has received the Beacon Award (American Association of Critical Care) for excellence in remote care.

Excellence in Neurosciences

Epilepsy Care

The Inova Epilepsy Center at Inova Fairfax Medical Campus is accredited and recertified by the National Association of Epilepsy Centers. It has held a level four accreditation, the highest level available, since 2017.

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Joint Commission Gold SealJoint Commission Spine Center of Excellence Designation

Inova Fairfax Hospital has earned The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval® for accreditation as a spine center of excellence by demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission's national standards for healthcare quality and safety in hospitals. This is a nationally recognized standard of care placing Inova among a select group of hospital nationwide to achieve excellence in spine care. The Inova Spine Program uses advanced and innovative pain management, rehabilitation, and surgical treatments to help get you to your best quality of life.


gold badgeExcellence in Stroke Care: Get With the Guidelines®

The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association have recognized the Inova Stroke Program at Inova Fairfax Hospital with two Get With The Guidelines Gold Plus recognitions for excellence in stroke care and treatment:

  • Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus
  • Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll

These recognitions indicate that stroke assessment and services at Inova Fairfax Hospital provide patients with the best chance of survival. Learn more


Multiple Sclerosis

Inova's Multiple Sclerosis and Neuroimmunology Center was as a recognized as a Partner in MS Care by the National MS Society. The national award recognizes healthcare providers who demonstrate knowledge and expertise in treating people with MS. These providers have a relationship with the National MS Society which helps provide patients with the information, resources and support available to assist them in living their best lives.


American Association of Critical Care Nurses: Beacon Award for Excellence

The Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit of Inova Fairfax Hospital has received the Silver Beacon Award for Excellence from the American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN). This award signifies a positive and supportive work environment with strong collaboration between colleagues and leaders. It lauds hospital units that employ evidence-based practices to improve patient and family outcomes.

Excellence in Nursing

Magnet Recognized sealInova Fairfax Hospital is proud to have once again been designated as a Magnet® hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).

 

Best Hospitals for Nurses badgeWe are proud to be named one of the nation’s best hospitals for nurses to work, ranking number 11 of 5,000+ hospitals considered for the NurseJournal 2023 Best Hospitals to Work as a Nurse list. Join our nursing team

 

PRISM award logoAwarded to Medicine A unit at Inova Fairfax Medical Campus, the PRISM award recognizes exceptional practice in medical-surgical nursing units.

Excellence in Pediatric Care

An "A" for Patient Safety

Leapfrog Group's Hospital Safety Grade  logoInova Fairfax Medical Campus received an “A” Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade for Spring 2023, marking straight "A's" since 2018. This designation recognizes our efforts in protecting patients from harm and meeting the highest safety standards in the United States.

The Leapfrog Group is a national organization committed to improving the healthcare quality and safety for consumers and purchasers. Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 30 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign grades to more than 2,700 U.S. acute-care hospitals twice per year. It is peer reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public.

 

One of the Nation’s 25 Best Pediatric Hospitals

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Inova L.J. Murphy Children's Hospital has been named one of the country’s 25 Best Hospitals for Pediatrics by The Leapfrog Group and Money. This prestigious ranking identifies organizations that meet a high level of safety, staffing and quality criteria. The designation recognizes Inova's commitment to raising pediatric care across the region and providing families with seamless access to high-quality services and specialties that support the whole child at every age and stage.

 

ChildKind Certification 

ChildKind Hospital badgeInova L.J. Murphy Children's Hospital has achieved certification from ChildKind International, a global organization dedicated to improving the quality of pediatric pain care around the world.

The designation recognizes healthcare facilities that have implemented standardized, institution-wide, collaborative approaches to the prevention and treatment of children’s pain. Inova L.J. Murphy Children’s Hospital is the first and only hospital in the Mid-Atlantic area to achieve ChildKind certification.

 

acs logoAmerican College of Surgeons NSQIP Pediatric 

NSQIP Pediatric is the first and only international database measuring performance outcomes across multiple specialties of children's surgery. The program provides efficient and equitable care and shortens time in the hospital. This allows hospitals to track their performance with the most accurate data available, compare with other leading hospitals, and achieve the highest quality of care for children undergoing surgical operations.

 

Inova Fairfax Hospital Earns Silver Level Safe Sleep Certification 

Inova Fairfax Hospital was recently recognized by the National Safe Sleep Hospital Certification Program as Silver level for their commitment to best practices and education on infant safe sleep. The National Safe Sleep Hospital Certification Program was created by Cribs for Kids®, a national infant safe sleep organization. Headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA, Cribs for Kids is dedicated to preventing infant sleep-related deaths due to SUID and accidental suffocation. As a Nationally Certified Safe Sleep Hospital, Inova Fairfax Hospital is recognized for following the safe sleep guidelines recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and providing training programs for healthcare team members, and family caregivers.

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Excellence in Surgery

acs logoNational Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP)

NSQIP is the first nationally validated, outcomes-based program to measure and improve the quality of surgical care. Participating hospitals collect data that provides in-depth analysis, helping surgical teams better understand and tailor care to patient needs. Hospitals participating in this program have been shown to reduce preventable surgical problems to achieve higher quality.
 

 

acs logoAmerican College of Surgeons Children's Surgery Verification (CSV)

Inova L.J. Murphy Children's Hospital is a Level 1 Verified Children's Surgery Center by the American College of Surgeons Children’s Surgery Verification Quality Improvement Program (ACS CSV). The CSV program ensures that every verified hospital meets needs of pediatric patients. This specialized care provides improved outcomes, improved safety protocols, and a standardized quality of care across the many crucial facets of children’s surgery. The Children’s programs are seen nationwide as having improved the quality and outcomes in children undergoing surgery.

Level I centers have specialty trained children's surgeons in every discipline, with pediatric anesthesiologists and dedicated operating rooms for children available 24 hours a day. They also train future leaders in education and research and participate in community outreach.

 

Go Clear Award™ from the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses

AORN Go Clear AwardInova Fairfax Medical Campus received the Go Clear Award™ for its achievement in eliminating hazardous smoke from its surgical procedures.

The Go Clear Award is presented by the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) to recognize healthcare facilities that have committed to providing increased surgical patient and health care worker safety by implementing practices that eliminate smoke caused by the use of lasers and electrosurgery devices during surgery. Inova Fairfax Medical Campus earned its award by undergoing comprehensive surgical smoke education and testing and for providing the medical devices and resources necessary to evacuate surgical smoke during all smoke-generating procedures.

Environmental Excellence

Environmental Excellence award seal   System for Change award seal

All five of Inova hospitals have once again received the Environmental Excellence Award along with the System for Change Award for our commitment and progress toward environmental stewardship and sustainability. The awards are administered by Practice Greenhealth, the nation’s leading organization dedicated to environmental sustainability in healthcare. These awards recognize health systems, hospital facilities, health sector suppliers and member organizations for their work on waste minimization, green buildings, alternative transportation, sustainable purchasing and more.