Aetna 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.
American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehab (AACVPR)
Inova Heart and Vascular Institute's comprehensive cardiac rehabilitation program at Inova Fairfax Medical Campus has been certified since 1994 for adherence to rigorous national standards and guidelines.
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.
Proven 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 & Vascular Institute is one of only 72 health systems nationwide to receive this designation.
NCDR 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.
NCDR 4-Star Rating – ACC/NCDR Cath PCI Registry: Every year since 2014, Inova Fairfax Medical Campus has earned a 4-star rating, the highest level of performance on quality measures for patients undergoing cardiac catheterization and percutaneous cardiac interventions.
American 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 Gold Plus (STEMI)
This award recognizes implementation of specific heart attack care protocols for patients who suffer from the deadliest type of heart attack. The goal of the program is quick and appropriate treatment for heart attacks beginning with the 9-1-1 call through hospital treatment.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)
Certified Adult Heart and Adult Lung Transplant Programs
Extracorporeal Life Support Organization
Gold Level ELSO Award for Excellence in Life Support: The Cardiac, Critical Care and Lung Services teams have been designated a Gold Level Center of Excellence. This award recognizes the highest level of performance, innovation, satisfaction and quality.
Cardiovascular Operating Room Award
The Certified Perioperative Nurse (CNOR) team in the Cardiovascular Operating Room at Inova Heart and Vascular Institute has earned the 2020 CNOR Strong designation from the Competency & Credentialing Institute (CCI). This achievement 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 an 81 percent certification rate.
- 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™
Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) – Accredited in:
- 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
The 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 is a national leader in health care transparency and accountability showcasing the quality of surgical outcomes. Inova Heart and Vascular Institute has maintained the highest level performance ratings (3 Star) across multiple years in the following areas:
- Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery
- Aortic Valve Replacement + CABG
- Mitral Valve Repair and Replacement + CABG
U.S. News & World Report (2020-2021)
Inova has been ranked by U.S. News & World Report as High Performing in the following categories:
- Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) Repair
- Aortic Valve Surgery
- Heart Bypass Surgery
- Heart Failure
- Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)