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Awards and Recognition for Inova Fairfax Medical Campus

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Inova Fairfax Hospital, Inova Women’s Hospital, Inova 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.

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
  • COPD
  • Heart Bypass Surgery
  • Heart Failure
  • Knee Replacement Surgery
  • Lung Cancer Surgery
  • Nephrology
  • Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR)

An "A" for Patient Safety

Leapfrog logoIn November 2020, Inova Fairfax Medical Campus was again awarded an "A" from The Leapfrog Group's Hospital Safety Grade, marking straight "A's" for the fifth time in a row. 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 health care quality and safety for consumers and purchasers. The Safety Grade assigns grades to hospitals across the country based on their performance in preventing medical errors, infections and other harms among patients in their care.

Fortune/IBM Watson Health Top 100 Hospitals

watson health logoInova Fairfax Medical Campus was named by Fortune/IBM Watson Health as one the nation's highest performing hospitals. The 100 Top Hospitals award recognizes hospitals that have clearly demonstrated excellence in clinical outcomes, operational efficiency, patient experience and financial health.

Inova Fairfax is ranked in the top 10 nationwide among Major Teaching Hospitals and this year marks the ninth time IFMC has been recognized as a Watson Health Top 100 Hospital. The list is determined based on a rigorous evaluation comparing over 2,600 hospitals across the US using independent and objective research.

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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

Aetna Institutes of Quality® – Cardiac Care

aetna logoEach 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 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.

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 & Vascular Institute is one of only 72 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.

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.

 

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.

 

gold badgeAmerican 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

 

gold sealExtracorporeal 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

CVOR Strong award logoThe 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.

 

Healthgrades 2020

  • 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:

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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 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)

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

Excellence in Stroke Care

Get with the Guidelines Stroke badgeThe American Heart Association (AHA) and American Stroke Association (ASA) have recognized Inova Fairfax Hospital for achieving “Get with the Guidelines”- Stroke GOLD PLUS, Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite and Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll designations for excellence in stroke treatment.

These "Get with the Guidelines" awards indicate that stroke assessment and services at Inova Fairfax Hospital provide patients with the best chance of survival.  Read more about the "Get with the Guidelines" stroke program.

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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