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Awards and Recognition for Inova Mount Vernon Hospital


"Straight A's" for Hospital Safety

Leapfrog logoInova Mount Vernon Hospital has again been awarded a grade of "A" for hospital safety from The Leapfrog Group's Hospital Safety Grade. We have earned this important recognition every year 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.

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U.S. News & World Report

Inova Mount Vernon Hospital continues to be recognized as one of the country’s high performing hospitals by U.S. News & World Report. In the 2021-2022 Best Hospital ratings, the hospital ranked significantly better than the national average in four procedures and conditions:

  • Hip Fracture Treatment
  • Hip Replacement
  • Kidney Failure Treatment
  • Knee Replacement

The annual U.S. News Best Hospitals rankings help patients and their doctors make informed decisions about where to receive care. More than 4,750 medical centers nationwide were evaluated in 15 specialties and 17 procedures and conditions. “High performing” is the ultimate rating U.S. News gives in each category, based on a number of care-related indicators.

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 awardInova Mount Vernon Hospital has received the Guardian of Excellence Award in 2015, 2016 and 2017 from Press Ganey for emergency department clinical quality and patient satisfaction within the top 5% of all client hospitals.

Excellence in Stroke Care

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

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

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

These "Get with the Guidelines" awards 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.

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

Partner for Change: Environmental Excellence Award

Practice Greenhealth award sealInnovation, initiative, leadership, and hard work has earned Inova Mount Vernon Hospital this year’s Partner for Change Award presented by Practice Greenhealth. Selection as an Environmental Excellence Award winner recognizes the organization’s ongoing commitment to improving its environmental performance and your efforts in achieving a top standard of excellence in sustainability.