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Awards and Recognition for Inova Fairfax Medical Campus

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Inova Fairfax Hospital, Inova Women’s Hospital, Inova L.J. Murphy Children’s Hospital, and Inova Heart and Vascular Institute 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 Repair
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Back Surgery
  • Cardiology
  • Colon Cancer Surgery
  • COPD Care
  • Diabetes/Endocrinology Care
  • Gastroenterology/GI Procedures
  • Geriatrics
  • Gynecology (Ranked #6 in the nation)
  • Heart Attack Care
  • Heart Bypass
  • Heart Failure Care
  • Hip Replacement
  • Kidney Failure Care
  • Knee Replacement
  • Lung Cancer Surgery
  • Neonatology (#40 in the nation)
  • Neurology & Neurosurgery
  • Orthopedics
  • Pneumonia Care
  • Pulmonary & Lung Surgery
  • Stroke Care
  • Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)
  • Urology

"Straight A's" for Hospital Safety

Leapfrog awardInova Fairfax Medical Campus received an “A” Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade for Spring 2022, 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.

American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Magnet Status

magnet statusInova Fairfax Hospital has once again been designated as a Magnet® hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). Magnet status is considered the highest organizational honor awarded for nursing excellence. In addition to receiving its Magnet designation, Inova Fairfax also was singled out by ANCC with an "exemplar" for its Merit Rounding program that has been a central part of its care for COVID-19 patients. Exemplars are nationally recognized best practice models.

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Excellence in Cancer Care

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.

 

Commission on Cancer: Academic Comprehensive Cancer Program

COC logoInova Fairfax Hospital has been accredited by Commission on Cancer since 1971. 

The Commission on Cancer (CoC), a program of the American College of Surgeons (ACoS), recognizes cancer care programs for their commitment to providing comprehensive, high-quality, and multidisciplinary patient centered care. The CoC is dedicated to improving survival and quality of life for cancer patients through standard-setting, prevention, research, education, and the monitoring of comprehensive quality care.

 

Among the Nation's Best in Breast Care

NAPBC LOGOInova 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).

 

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.

Excellence in Heart and Vascular Care

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 Heart and Vascular Institute is one of only 87 health systems nationwide to receive this designation.

 

Blue sealNCDR ACTION Registry Platinum Performance Achievement Award: Every year since 2014, Inova has earned the highest level of performance for the care of high-risk Chest Pain – Myocardial Infarction patients. In 2021 three Inova Hospitals – Inova Alexandria Hospital, Inova Fairfax Hospital, and Inova Loudoun Hospital – earned this distinction.

NCDR 4-Star Rating – ACC/NCDR Cath PCI Registry: Every year since 2014, Inova Heart and Vascular Institute has earned a 4-star rating, the highest level of performance on quality measures for patients undergoing cardiac catheterization and percutaneous cardiac interventions.

 

aetna logoAetna Institutes of Quality® – Cardiac Care

Each year since 2018, Inova Heart and Vascular Institute 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 Heart and Vascular Institute'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.

 

American Heart Association: Mission Lifeline recognition for outstanding performance in treating heart attacks  

AHA Mission Lifeline awards
 

Gold Plus Receiving (STEMI) – for both Inova Fairfax and Inova Alexandria Hospitals

Gold NSTEMI – Inova Alexandria Hospital

Silver NSTEMI – Inova Loudoun Hospital 

 

Mitral Valve Repair Reference Center AwardAmerican Heart Association and Mitral Foundation

The 2022 Mitral Valve Repair Reference Center Award recognizes the nation’s best hospitals and surgeons for mitral valve repair surgery based on objective performance measures.

 

CVOR Strong award logoCardiovascular Operating Room Award

The Certified Perioperative Nurse (CNOR) team in the Cardiovascular Operating Room at Inova Heart and Vascular Institute 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 IHVI CVOR team has achieved a 76 percent certification rate.

 

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)

Certified Adult Heart and Adult Lung Transplant Programs

 

gold sealExtracorporeal Life Support Organization

Gold 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 Gold Level Center of Excellence. This award recognizes the highest level of performance, innovation, satisfaction and quality.

 

Healthgrades 2020

Inova Fairfax Medical Campus:

  • America's 50 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Surgery™
  • America's 100 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Care™
  • America's 100 Best Hospitals Award™
  • Critical Care Excellence Award™
  • Coronary Intervention Excellence Award™
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™
  • Pulmonary Care Excellence Award™

Inova Alexandria Hospital:

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™
  • America's 100 Best Hospitals for Critical Care Award™
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™
  • Pulmonary Care Excellence Award™

Inova Fair Oaks Hospital:

  • America's 100 Best Hospitals for Pulmonary Care Award™
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™

Inova Loudoun Hospital:

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals™
  • Critical Care Excellence Award™
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™

Inova Mount Vernon Hospital: 

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™

 

Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC):

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  • Echocardiography (both Adult and Pediatric)
  • 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 Heart and Vascular Institute 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 Ratings

The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) is a national leader in health care transparency and accountability showcasing the quality of surgical outcomes. Inova Heart and Vascular Institute 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 IHVI has received for multiple years, reflect avoidance of mobidity and mortality. 

  • Coronary Artery Bypass (CAB)
  • Aortic Valve Replacement
  • Aortic Valve Replacement + CAB
  • Mitral Valve Repair and Replacement + CAB

 

U.S. News badgeU.S. News & World Report (2021-2022)

#1 in both the Washington, DC Metro Region and all of Virginia.

 

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

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

Inova Alexandria Hospital: Ranked "High Performing" in Heart Failure

Inova Fair Oaks Hospital: Ranked "High Performing" in Heart Failure

Inova Loudoun Hospital: Ranked "High Performing" in Heart Failure

Healthgrades: America’s 50 Best Hospitals

Healthgrades has ranked Inova Heart and Vascular Institute at Inova Fairfax Medical Campus as one of America’s 50 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Surgery.

Healthgrades: 2019 Outstanding Patient Experience Award™

As a recipient of the Healthgrades Outstanding Patient Experience Award, Inova Fairfax Medical Campus is one of the top in the nation for overall patient experience based on nine measures related to doctor and nurse communication, hospital cleanliness, noise levels, and medication and post-discharge care instructions.

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.

Telemedicine

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

Lung Care

Inova Lung Services is 1 of 18 care centers in the US designated as a specialty care center by the Pulmonary Hypertension Association, Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation as well as being a CMS Accredited Lung Transplant Center. Inova Lung Services – Fairfax is also recognized as a specialized treatment center by the Alpha 1 Foundation and WASOG.

In September 2014, Inova's Pulmonary Hypertension Program was among the first six programs in the country to be accredited by the Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA) as a Comprehensive Care Center for Pulmonary Hypertension (CCC). Inova Fairfax served as the first pilot site to receive a site visit from PHA reviewers. The site visit was part of a nationwide accreditation effort by PHA to identify programs that provide the highest levels of expertise to effectively treat and manage pulmonary hypertension. In 2019, the program was re-accreditation by PHA as CCC – the only program in the Greater Washington DC area with this designation. This national designation identifies Inova Fairfax Hospital as one of the nation's premier care providers for PH patients.

Learn more about what it means to be a PH Care Center

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.

Learn more about the Inova Epilepsy Center


award sealExcellence in Stroke Care: “Get With the Guidelines”

The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association have recognized Inova Fairfax Hospital with two Gold Plus recognitions for excellence in stroke care and treatment:

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

These "Get with the Guidelines" awards 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 statusInova Fairfax Hospital has once again been designated as a Magnet® hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). Magnet status is considered the highest organizational honor awarded for nursing excellence. In addition to receiving its Magnet designation, Inova Fairfax also was singled out by ANCC with an "exemplar" for its Merit Rounding program that has been a central part of its care for COVID-19 patients. Exemplars are nationally recognized best practice models.

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Excellence in Surgery

acs csv award badgeInova 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 ACS CSV program is based on other nationally recognized ACS quality improvement programs that have measurably improved surgical quality and outcomes. Verified centers must meet criteria outlined in the standards document, Optimal Resources for Children's Surgical Care, which ensure that pediatric surgical patients receive optimal care under a multidisciplinary program with quality improvement and safety processes, data collection and appropriate resources at the hospital.

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.

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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.