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Awards and Recognition for Inova Mount Vernon Hospital


Leapfrog badgeInova Mount Vernon Hospital has again been awarded a grade of "A" for hospital safety by The Leapfrog Group. We have earned this important recognition every year since 2014.

The Leapfrog Group is a Washington, DC-based organization aiming to improve healthcare quality and safety for consumers and purchasers. Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 27 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.

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:

Healthgrades: 5-Star rating for treatment of heart attack, heart failure and stroke

healthgrades award Inova Mount Vernon Hospital received five-star ratings for treatment of both heart attack and heart failure for two years in a row (2018, 2019) and a five-star rating for treatment of stroke. This five star rating recognizes the hospital’s clinical quality and means the hospital outperforms the national average to a statistically significant degree.

Healthgrades: 2019 Outstanding Patient Experience Award

As a recipient of the Healthgrades Outstanding Patient Experience Award, Inova Mount Vernon Hospital 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.

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

Get with the Guidelines Stroke badgeThe American Heart Association (AHA) and American Stroke Association (ASA) have recognized Inova Mount Vernon 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 Mount Vernon Hospital provide patients with the best chance of survival. Read more about the "Get with the Guidelines" stroke program.

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

For the 2020–2021 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.

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.