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Awards and Recognition for Inova Mount Vernon Hospital


American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Magnet Status

magnet statusInova Mount Vernon Hospital is 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 Mount Vernon Hospital also achieved six "exemplars" for top performance in the following categories:

  • Nursing satisfaction
  • Infection prevention for central line-associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI)
  • Infection prevention for catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI)
  • Care coordination
  • Patient satisfaction for responsiveness
  • Patient satisfaction for careful listening

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"Straight A's" for Hospital Safety

Leapfrog badgeInova Mount Vernon Hospital received an “A” Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade for Spring 2022, marking straight “A’s” since 2014. 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.

U.S. News & World Report 2022-23

hip replacement badgeInova Mount Vernon Hospital continues to be recognized as one of the country’s high performing hospitals by U.S. News & World Report. In the 2022-2023 Best Hospital ratings, the hospital ranked significantly better than the national average in five procedures and conditions:

  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Hip Replacement
  • Kidney Failure
  • Knee Replacement
  • Stroke

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Among the Best for Joint Replacement

For the 2022–2023 awards year, Inova Mount Vernon Hospital has been ranked as “High Performing” in the specialties of Hip Replacement and Knee Replacement by the U.S. News Best Hospitals report.

The annual U.S. News Best Hospitals rankings help patients and their doctors make informed decisions about where to receive care. Nearly 5,000 medical centers nationwide were evaluated in 13 specialties and 20 procedures and conditions. “High performing” is the ultimate rating U.S. News gives in each category, based on a number of care-related indicators.


forbes award for womenInova is proud to be the only healthcare system in the Washington, DC region to have been named to the Forbes list of Best Employers for Women 2022. To compile this prestigious roster, roughly 50,000 U.S. based employees were surveyed — more than 30,000 of which were women — at companies with at least 1,000 employees.


Accredited by The Joint Commission

Joint Commission Gold SealIn December 2019, Inova Mount Vernon Hospital was fully reaccredited by The Joint Commission, an independent, not-for-profit organization. The Joint Commission accredits and certifies nearly 21,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. Joint Commission accreditation and certification is recognized nationwide as a symbol of quality that reflects an organization's commitment to meeting certain performance standards.

Other Joint Commission specialty designations earned by Inova Mount Vernon Hospital include:

Press Ganey – Guardian of Excellence Award

Press Ganey Guardian of ExcellenceIn 2021, Inova Mount Vernon Hospital’s behavioral health team received a Press Ganey Guardian of Excellence Award® for patient experience. This accolade recognizes organizations ranked in the 95th percentile amongst other healthcare facilities across the nation.

Excellence in Stroke Care

Get With The Guidelines award sealExcellence in Stroke Care: Get With the Guidelines®

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

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

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

Excellence in Surgery

Go Clear Award™ from the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses

AORN Go Clear AwardInova Mount Vernon Hospital 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 Mount Vernon Hospital 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.

Excellence in Nursing

Magnet Recognized sealInova Mount Vernon Hospital has earned Magnet® status from the American Nurses' Credentialing Center (ANCC), the highest institutional honor awarded for nursing excellence.

The AANC, an affiliate of the American Nurses Association, grants the status to hospitals that satisfy a set of criteria. The process for earning the status is lengthy and measures four years' worth of statistics to come to the determination.

Hospitals applying for magnet status must meet demanding criteria, including benchmarks in nursing leadership, excellence in patient care, quality clinical standards and a commitment to continued quality review and improvement. The benefits to patients include improved medical outcomes, shorter in-hospital stays and lower mortality rates.

According to the Joint Commission of Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, "Recognizing quality patient care and nursing excellence, the Magnet Recognition Program provides consumers with the ultimate benchmark to measure the quality of care they can expect to receive."

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Program: Accredited With Distinction

UHMS logoThe Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBO) program at Inova Mount Vernon Hospital is the only program in Northern Virginia accredited “with distinction” by the Undersea & Hyperbaric Medical Society, and one of just 600 in the United States to carry this highest-level accreditation.

Among the Best for Joint Replacement

hip replacement award badgeFor the 2021–2022 awards year, Inova Mount Vernon Hospital has been ranked as “High Performing” in the specialties of Hip Replacement, Hip Fracture Treatment, and Knee Replacement by the U.S. News Best Hospitals report.


Blue Distinction CenterCareFirst BlueCross BlueShield (CareFirst) recognizes Inova Mount Vernon Hospital as a Blue Distinction Center for excellence in hip and knee replacement. This designation demonstrates expertise in total knee and total hip replacement surgeries, resulting in fewer patient complications and hospital readmissions.


Joint Commission sealInova Mount Vernon has also earned The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval® for accreditation for hip and knee replacement by demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission's national standards for healthcare quality and safety in hospitals. The accreditation award recognizes our dedication to continuous compliance with The Joint Commission's state-of-the-art standards.

American College of Radiology: Excellence in Imaging

Accreditation by the ACR (American College of Radiology) is recognized as the gold standard in medical imaging. Inova Mount Vernon Hospital is accredited in Breast MRI, CT, Mammography, MRI, Nuclear Medicine and PET, and Ultrasound.

Leader in Geriatric Care

Inova Mount Vernon Hospital is a NICHE (Nursing Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders) designated hospital, demonstrating better care and outcomes for older adult patients.

AACVPR Certified

Environmental Excellence

Practice Greenhealth System for Change Award sealAll 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.