U.S. News & World Report
#1 Overall in the Washington, DC Metro Area
U.S. News & World Report has again ranked Inova Fairfax Hospital #1 in the Washington, DC metro area. In addition, Inova Fairfax has also been ranked #1 in the Commonwealth of Virginia for the third year in a row.
Inova Alexandria Hospital and Inova Fair Oaks Hospital tied for the rank of #8 in the DC metro area, and #9 in the state of Virginia.
In addition to overall best hospital rankings, all five Inova hospitals received recognition as high performing in several specialties and common adult procedures and conditions. These rankings are a result of U.S. News evaluating nearly 5,000 medical centers across the country.
About the U.S. News "Best Hospitals" Rankings
The U.S. News Best Hospitals analysis reviews hospitals' performance in adult and pediatric clinical specialties, procedures and conditions. Scores are based on several factors, including medical outcomes such as survival, patient experience, nurse staffing and more. Hospitals are ranked nationally in specialties from cancer to urology and rated in common procedures and conditions, such as heart bypass surgery, hip and knee replacement and COPD. Hospitals are also ranked regionally within states and major metro areas so you can find the best hospital near you.
Leapfrog: "Straight A's" in Safety + Three "Top Hospital" Awards
All five Inova hospitals have again been awarded a grade of "A" for hospital safety by The Leapfrog Group, a national organization that aims to improve 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 approximately 2,700 U.S. hospitals twice per year. It is peer reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public.
CMS Rated Hospitals
Inova Fair Oaks Hospital, Inova Loudoun Hospital and Inova Mount Vernon Hospital have once again received 5-star ratings from the 2022 Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Overall Hospital Quality Star Rating. Inova Fairfax Hospital and Inova Alexandria also received impressive 4-star ratings from the federal agency. Inova is the only hospital system in the Washington, DC region with 5-star rated hospitals from CMS and is the highest ranked system in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
CMS, the top health agency of the federal government, created the Five-Star Quality Rating System as an evidence-based evaluation reflecting a hospital's standard of care. The rating system is based on quality measurements that have real meaning for patient health and well-being, including safety, timeliness and effectiveness of care.
Joint Commission Accreditation
All Inova hospitals are fully accredited by The Joint Commission. Additionally, across the system, Inova hospitals hold 20 Joint Commission disease-specific certifications. This means Inova meets the highest standards for healthcare performance, quality and safety.
The purpose of The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organization's survey and accreditation process is to evaluate facilities' compliance with nationally established Joint Commission standards that relate to quality and safety of care. The Joint Commission is one of the nation's most respected accrediting agencies. Achieving The Joint Commission's demanding standards ensures that our performance and improvement is held to the highest standards nationwide.
By meeting The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organization's national standards for healthcare quality and safety, Inova hospitals have received multiple Gold Seals of Approval®.
WebMD Patient Choice Award for Excellence in Colorectal Surgery
Inova has been recognized as a recipient of the 2023-2024 WebMD Patient Choice Award for excellence in Colorectal Surgery in the Washington Metro area. This award is significant, as this is the only health system recognition program based solely on the preferences of patients and providers at a local level. The WebMD Choice Awards identify best-in-class health systems for five specialties and 44 treatments/procedures, in 28 markets and 112 subregions. Health systems that rank in the top 30% of patient preferences receive the WebMD Patient Choice Award.