Third-party recognition and accreditations are important to Inova. These allow us to not only benchmark our performance against others, but ensure that we are providing the best care to our neighbors in the Northern Virginia and Washington, DC metro community.

best hospitals badge#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 Hospitals 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.

 

gold badgeAmong the Best in the Nation for Neonatology

Inova L.J. Murphy Children's Hospital has been named one of the Top 50 Hospitals in the United States for neonatology care by U.S. News and World Report.

The U.S. News team generates annual hospital rankings by evaluating data on nearly 5,000 hospitals. Being nationally ranked in a specialty means that a hospital must excel in caring for the sickest, most medically complex patients.

 

gold badgeNationally Ranked in Obstetrics and Gynecology 

Inova Fairfax Hospital has been ranked in the top 20 hospitals in the nation for obstetrics and gynecology by U.S. News. This ranking recognizes Inova's excellence in outcomes, comprehensive services and patient satisfaction ratings for gynecologic care, gynecologic surgeries for benign and cancerous conditions, and maternity care offerings. We have also been rated as high performing for ovarian cancer surgery.

 

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 award badgeFour 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.

 

Top Hospital badgeIn addition, Inova Fair Oaks Hospital (IFOH) was named a Top General Hospital for the 2023 award year. IFOH is proud to be the only hospital in Virginia to consistently earn an “A” safety grade and Top Hospital recognition since 2019.

Performance across many areas of hospital care is considered in establishing the qualifications for the award, including infection rates, maternity care, and the hospital’s capacity to prevent medication errors. The rigorous standards are defined in each year’s Top Hospital Methodology.

 

Inova Fairfax Hospital, Inova Fair Oaks Hospital, and Inova Loudoun Hospital have once again received 5-star ratings from the 2023 Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Overall Hospital Quality Star Rating. Inova Alexandria and Inova Mount Vernon Hospitals also received impressive 4-star ratings from the federal agency.

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.

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Gold Seals of ApprovalAll 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®.

Joint Commission Accreditation:

  • Inova Alexandria Hospital
  • Inova Fairfax Hospital
  • Inova Fair Oaks Hospital
  • Inova Loudoun Hospital
  • Inova Mount Vernon Hospital
  • Inova Comprehensive Addiction Treatment Services (CATS)

Stroke Certifications by The Joint Commission:

  • Inova Alexandria Hospital – Thrombectomy-Capable
  • Inova Fairfax Hospital – Comprehensive Stroke Center
  • Inova Fair Oaks Hospital – Primary Stroke Center
  • Inova Loudoun Hospital – Primary Stroke Center
  • Inova Mount Vernon Hospital – Primary Stroke Center
  • Inova Loudoun ER - Ashburn HealthPlex – Acute Stroke Ready Hospital
  • Inova Loudoun ER - Leesburg – Acute Stroke Ready Hospital 

Gold Seal of Approval® for Hip and Knee Replacement Surgery:

  • Inova Fair Oaks Hospital
  • Inova Loudoun Hospital

Gold Seal of Approval® for Joint Replacement:

  • Inova Alexandria Hospital
  • Inova Fairfax Hospital
  • Inova Mount Vernon Hospital

Gold Seal of Approval® for Palliative Care:

  • Inova Fair Oaks Hospital

Gold Seal of Approval® for Patients with Left Ventricular Assist Devices (LVAD):

  • Inova Schar Heart and Vascular

Gold Seal of Approval® for Prematurity (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit):

  • Inova L.J. Murphy Children's Hospital

Spine Center of Excellence Status:

Four Inova hospitals – Inova Alexandria Hospital, Inova Fairfax Hospital, Inova Fair Oaks Hospital, Inova Loudoun Hospital are each certified by The Joint Commission for excellence in spine surgery. This is a nationally recognized standard of care, placing Inova among a select group of hospitals nationwide. The Inova Spine Program uses advanced and innovative pain management, rehabilitation, and surgical treatments to help get you to your best quality of life.

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.

 

HRC badgeThrough the work of the Inova Pride Team Member Resource Group, our hospitals have received rankings within the Human Rights Campaign Healthcare Equality Index (HEI), which promotes equitable and inclusive care for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer patients and their families.

 

Virginia Values Veterans sealInova is proud to be a Virginia Values Veterans V3-certified employer, working with the Department of Veterans Services and other strategic partners to support Virginia’s Veterans in the workforce.

 

DiversityJobs badgeA DiversityJobs Employer Member, Inova is committed to building a culture of inclusion and workplace that that inspires a sense of belonging in every team member.

 

Champions for Diversity sealInova has been recognized as a Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce and Community Foundation for Northern Virginia 2023 Champion for Accountability, demonstrating our organization’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion by collecting, sharing, and acting on data about the demographic composition of our owners, senior staff, and board.

 

 

DiversityJobs badgeInova Cares for Behavioral Health and Inova Pride Clinic are proud to have been awarded the Equality Allies recognition through Equality Loudoun, which demonstrates that they go beyond passive allyship to be an LGBTQ+ ally to our community, particularly when they are receiving healthcare at Inova.

HIMSS AMAM logoHIMSS analytics milestone

The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) has recognized Inova as achieving Stage 6 in its Analytics Maturity Adoption Model (AMAM). The scale used is the HIMSS international eight-stage (0-7) model.

Fostering a strong analytics foundation ensures that our data can drive and inform the decision-making process to achieve better patient outcomes.

Inova is the first health system in Virginia and the 13th in the country to achieve this honor.

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ACS logoAmerican College of Surgeons National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC)

The NAPBC improves all aspects of breast cancer and disease care, including screening, prevention, and early detection, as well as accurate diagnosis, and correct treatments for breast cancer. By setting the highest standards, the NAPBC ensures that breast centers provide the most comprehensive breast care based on scientific evidence about what works best for each and every patient.

Offered at: Inova Alexandria Hospital, Inova Fairfax Medical Campus, Inova Fair Oaks Hospital, and Inova Loudoun Hospital 

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ACS logoAmerican College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer (CoC)

The Commission on Cancer (CoC) is dedicated to improving survival and quality of life for patients with cancer. The CoC promotes cancer prevention, treatment, survival, education, and ensuring comprehensive, coordinated quality cancer care. The CoC also integrates the latest advances in research and technology.

Offered at: Inova Alexandria Hospital, Inova Fairfax Medical Campus, Inova Fair Oaks Hospital, Inova Loudoun Hospital

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Excellence in Radiation Oncology

Apex logoThe Inova Department of Advanced Radiation Oncology and Proton Therapy has met the standards of performance of the ASTRO Accreditation Program for Excellence (APEx®).

 

National Pancreas Foundation Center of Excellence

National Pancreas Foundation Centers of Excellence sealInova Fairfax Hospital has been nationally recognized as a National Pancreas Foundation Center of Excellence. This designation distinguishes Inova Fairfax Hospital as an institution providing the best and most innovative multidisciplinary treatment for pancreatic cancer.

 

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Inova Schar Cancer has been recognized by Becker's Hospital Review in its 2023 list of hospitals and health systems with great oncology programs. These organizations have earned national recognition for their work in cancer care. These programs offer leading-edge clinical trials and pioneer research discoveries that expand access to care and enhance patient outcomes.

 

webmd award seal     web md award sealWebMD Patient Choice Award for Excellence in Oncology

Inova has been recognized as a recipient of the 2023-2024 WebMD Patient Choice Award for excellence in Oncology in both the Northern Virginia and 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.

 

webmd award sealWebMD Patient Choice Award for excellence in Stomach Cancer

Inova has been recognized as a recipient of the 2023-2024 WebMD Patient Choice Award for excellence in Stomach Cancer 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.

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 Schar Heart and Vascular is one of only 87 health systems nationwide to receive this designation.

 

NCDR Chest Pain - MI Registry sealNCDR ACTION Registry Platinum Performance Achievement Award: Every year since 2014, Inova Fairfax Hospital has earned Platinum Performance, which recognizes the highest level of care for high-risk Chest Pain – Myocardial Infarction (Heart Attack) patients.

Since 2021, two additional Inova hospitals – Inova Alexandria Hospital and Inova Loudoun Hospital – have also earned the American College of Cardiology's MI Registry Platinum Performance Achievement Award.

This program recognizes hospitals participating in the registry who have demonstrated sustained, top level performance in quality of care and adherence to guideline recommendations.

 

aetna logoAetna Institutes of Quality® – Cardiac Care

Each year since 2018, Inova Schar Heart and Vascular 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.

 

webmd award sealWebMD Patient Choice Award for Excellence in Cardiology

Inova has been recognized as a recipient of the 2023-2024 WebMD Patient Choice Award for excellence in Cardiology in the Northern Virginia 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.

 

AACVPR sealAmerican Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehab (AACVPR)

Inova Schar Heart and Vascular's comprehensive cardiac rehabilitation programs at Inova Fairfax Medical Campus, Inova Alexandria Hospital, Inova Loudoun Hospital, and Inova Mount Vernon Hospital are certified for adherence to rigorous national standards and guidelines.

 

beacon award logoAmerican Association of Critical-Care Nurses: Beacon Award for Excellence

The Progressive Coronary Care Unit (PCCU) of Inova Fairfax Hospital has once again received the Silver Beacon Award for Excellence from the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN), for a 3-year designation. This award recognizes unit caregivers who successfully improve patient outcomes and align practices with AACN's six Healthy Work Environment Standards.

 

Mitral Valve Repair Reference Center Award for 2023American Heart Association and Mitral Foundation

For the third consecutive year, Inova Schar Heart and Vascular has been honored with the prestigious Mitral Valve Repair Reference Center Award for 2023. Their exceptional dedication to patient care and commitment to excellence in degenerative mitral valve repair have truly set them apart. Inova Schar Heart and Vascular has consistently demonstrated superior clinical outcomes, thanks to their evidence-based guideline treatment.

 

CNOR Strong logoCardiovascular Operating Room Award

The Certified Perioperative Nurse (CNOR) team in the Cardiovascular Operating Room at Inova Schar Heart and Vascular has earned the 2022 CNOR Strong designation from the Competency & Credentialing Institute (CCI). This is the second year in a row that the team has earned this designation, which 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 Inova Schar Heart and Vascular CVOR team has achieved a 76 percent certification rate.

 

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)

Certified Adult Heart and Adult Lung Transplant Programs

 

platinum sealExtracorporeal Life Support Organization

Platinum Level ELSO Award for Excellence in Life Support: The Cardiac, Critical Care and Lung Services teams at Inova Fairfax Medical Campus have been designated a Platinum Level Center of Excellence. This award recognizes the highest level of performance, innovation, satisfaction and quality.

 

Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC):

        

 

Echocardiography (Adult and Pediatric)

Special recognition goes to the Inova Cardiac Diagnostic Services - Fairfax located at the Inova Specialty Center for maintaining its IAC accreditation for 20 consecutive years.

 
  • 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 Schar Heart and Vascular 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 logoSociety of Thoracic Surgeons: 3-Star Ratings

TThe Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) is a national leader in health care transparency and accountability showcasing the quality of surgical outcomes. Inova Schar Heart and Vascular has earned the top rating – 3 stars – in four out of five possible categories for patient care and outcomes in its cardiothoracic surgery program. Only 10-13 percent of all U.S. hospitals receive a three-star rating in any category. The three-star-ratings, which Inova Schar Heart and Vascular has received for multiple years, reflect avoidance of morbidity and mortality. 

  • Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery (CABG)
  • Aortic Valve Replacement (AVR)
  • AVR+CABG combined

 

best hospitals badgeU.S. News & World Report (2023-2024)

#1 in both the Washington, DC Metro Region and all of Virginia.

 

Inova Fairfax Medical Campus - Ranked "High Performing" in:

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) Repair
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Cardiology
  • Heart Attack
  • Heart Bypass Surgery
  • Heart Failure
  • Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)

Inova Alexandria Hospital: Ranked "High Performing" in Heart Failure and Heart Attack

Inova Fair Oaks Hospital: Ranked "High Performing" in Heart Failure

Inova Loudoun Hospital: Ranked "High Performing" in Heart Attack and Heart Failure

gold sealSpine Center of Excellence Status:

Four Inova hospitals – Inova Alexandria Hospital, Inova Fairfax Hospital, Inova Fair Oaks Hospital, Inova Loudoun Hospital are each certified by The Joint Commission for excellence in spine surgery. This is a nationally recognized standard of care, placing Inova among a select group of hospitals nationwide. The Inova Spine Program uses advanced and innovative pain management, rehabilitation, and surgical treatments to help get you to your best quality of life.

Excellence in Stroke Care: Get With The Guidelines®

stroke care badgesThe American Heart Association and American Stroke Association "Get with the Guidelines" program has recognized all five Inova hospitals with Gold Plus awards for achieving excellence in stroke care, including:

  • Gold Plus – Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite (Inova Loudoun, and Mount Vernon hospitals)
  • Gold Plus – Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus (Inova Fairfax and Fair Oaks hospitals)
  • Gold Plus -- Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite WITH Advanced Therapy (Inova Alexandria Hospital)

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

 

high performing badgeExcellence in Neurology and Neurosurgery – U.S. News & World Report

Inova Fairfax Medical Campus and Inova Loudoun Hospital's departments of Neurology and Neurosciences have been rated High Performing by U.S. News & World Report.

 

webmd award seal     webmd award sealWebMD Patient Choice Award for Excellence in Neurology

Inova has been recognized as a recipient of the 2023-2024 WebMD Patient Choice Award for excellence in Neurology in both the Northern Virginia and 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.

American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Magnet Status

magnet status Inova is the first and only health system in the DC Metro Region and the Commonwealth of VA to have all hospitals achieve Magnet status, the highest organizational honor awarded for nursing excellence.

In addition to receiving its Magnet designation, all Inova hospitals also received exemplars for top performances in several areas. Exemplars are nationally recognized best practice models.

Inova Mount Vernon Hospital received six exemplars for top performances in several areas, including nursing satisfaction, infection prevention for central line-associated bloodstream infection, infection prevention for catheter-associated urinary tract infection, care coordination, and patient satisfaction for responsiveness and careful listening. Exemplars are nationally recognized best practice models.


National Beacon Award for Critical Care Excellence

Beacon Award logoPresented by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses, the Beacon Award recognizes the nation's top critical (intensive) care units. Units are judged on 42 criteria, and nurses must demonstrate they achieve excellent patient outcomes, have created and promote a healing environment conducive to their patients' well-being and exhibit leadership and ethical nursing practices.

The following Inova Critical Care Units have received this recognition:

  • Inova Alexandria Hospital – Medical Surgical Intensive Care Unit
  • Inova Fairfax Hospital – Medical Surgical Intensive Care Unit, Trauma Intensive Care Unit, Neuro Intensive Care Unit, Cardiac Intensive Care Unit
  • Inova Loudoun Hospital – Medical Surgical Intensive Care Unit and Progressive Care Unit

An "A" for Patient Safety

Leapfrog Group's Hospital Safety Grade  logoInova Fairfax Medical Campus received an “A” Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade for Spring 2023, marking straight "A's" since 2018. 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.


One of the Nation’s 25 Best Pediatric Hospitals

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Inova L.J. Murphy Children's Hospital has been named one of the country’s 25 Best Hospitals for Pediatrics by The Leapfrog Group and Money. This prestigious ranking identifies organizations that meet a high level of safety, staffing and quality criteria. The designation recognizes Inova's commitment to raising pediatric care across the region and providing families with seamless access to high-quality services and specialties that support the whole child at every age and stage.


ChildKind Certification

ChildKind Hospital badgeInova L.J. Murphy Children's Hospital has achieved certification from ChildKind International, a global organization dedicated to improving the quality of pediatric pain care around the world.

The designation recognizes healthcare facilities that have implemented standardized, institution-wide, collaborative approaches to the prevention and treatment of children’s pain. Inova L.J. Murphy Children’s Hospital is the first and only hospital in the Mid-Atlantic area to achieve ChildKind certification.


American College of Surgeons NSQIP Pediatric

acs logoNSQIP Pediatric is the first and only international database measuring performance outcomes across multiple specialties of children's surgery. The program provides efficient and equitable care and shortens time in the hospital. This allows hospitals to track their performance with the most accurate data available, compare with other leading hospitals, and achieve the highest quality of care for children undergoing surgical operations.

Offered at: Inova Fairfax Medical Campus

Antibiotic Awareness sealThe Virginia Healthcare Associated Infection Advisory Group awarded Inova Health System with Gold Status for excellence in implementation of the CDC Core Elements of Antimicrobial Stewardship. 

 

Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) Award

Inova's pharmacy medication team has been recognized for successful implementation of error-reduction strategies around insulin administration. The ISMP Cheers Awards honor work that is setting a standard of excellence in the prevention of medication errors and adverse drug events.

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Inova Pharmacy Plus at Schar Cancer Institute is accredited by the ACHC (Accreditation Commission for Health Care), and is also accredited by URAC for Specialty Pharmacy. Accreditations validate our commitment to quality, accountability and patient care.

 

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Excellence in Surgical Training

Becker's award logo The Advanced Surgical Technology and Education Center (ASTEC) on the Inova Fairfax Medical Campus has been recognized by Becker's Hospital Review in its 2023 list of hospitals and health systems with great simulation and education programs.

According to Becker's, "hospitals and health systems with simulation and education programs see improved patient outcomes, reduced healthcare costs and enhanced patient safety." They select programs that "offer cutting-edge technologies, lifelike scenarios and safe environments that build provider confidence through practical application."


ACS QVP sealInova is Committed to the Highest-Quality Surgical Care

Inova was the first health system chosen in the U.S. to participate in the American College of Surgeons Quality Verification Program (ACS QVP).

ACS Quality Programs were built for patients to ensure surgeons and care teams provide the highest quality surgical care at hospitals across the country. These programs use the best data, expert input, and tested processes to help surgical care teams deliver the highest quality care. They provide hundreds of detailed standards that consider every aspect of surgical care and help involve patients in the decision-making process across the entire continuum of care.

ACS Quality Programs verify that hospitals are meeting clinical standards developed by the world’s leading experts. That means patients and their families know the care they are receiving at an ACS-verified or accredited hospital is the highest quality.

Inova is an ACS Surgical Quality Program Partner by participating in nine ACS Quality Programs.

ACS logoQuality Verification Program (QVP)

The ACS QVP verification is the highest level of commitment a hospital can make to ensure that all patients receive optimal surgical care. It addresses all surgical specialties in the hospital and provides a proven strategy for achieving high quality surgical care and outcomes. QVP-verified hospitals undergo a rigorous evaluation process where providers across all departments and at every level demonstrate a coordinated effort to leverage data-driven care to attain high quality outcomes.

Offered at: All five Inova hospitals

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acs logoAmerican College of Surgeons Children's Surgery Verification (CSV)

Inova L.J. Murphy Children's Hospital is a Level 1 Verified Children's Surgery Center by the American College of Surgeons Children’s Surgery Verification Quality Improvement Program (ACS CSV). The CSV program ensures that every verified hospital meets needs of pediatric patients. This specialized care provides improved outcomes, improved safety protocols, and a standardized quality of care across the many crucial facets of children’s surgery. The Children’s programs are seen nationwide as having improved the quality and outcomes in children undergoing surgery.

Level I centers have specialty trained children's surgeons in every discipline, with pediatric anesthesiologists and dedicated operating rooms for children available 24 hours a day. They also train future leaders in education and research and participate in community outreach.

Offered at: Inova Fairfax Medical Campus

 

acs logoAmerican College of Surgeons NSQIP Pediatric

NSQIP Pediatric is the first and only international database measuring performance outcomes across multiple specialties of children's surgery. The program provides efficient and equitable care and shortens time in the hospital. This allows hospitals to track their performance with the most accurate data available, compare with other leading hospitals, and achieve the highest quality of care for children undergoing surgical operations.

Offered at: Inova Fairfax Medical Campus

 

acs logoMetabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP)

MBSAQIP is a comprehensive, nationwide surgical quality program aimed at ensuring the safe and effective performance of metabolic and bariatric surgery. Surgical outcomes focus on weight loss and the treatment of obesity-related diseases, like diabetes, sleep apnea, and others. Research shows accredited centers experience lower complications, and better outcomes than that of non-accredited facilities.

Offered at: Inova Fair Oaks Hospital

 

acs logoNational Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP)

NSQIP is the first nationally validated, outcomes-based program to measure and improve the quality of surgical care. Participating hospitals collect data that provides in-depth analysis, helping surgical teams better understand and tailor care to patient needs. Hospitals participating in this program have been shown to reduce preventable surgical problems to achieve higher quality.

Offered at: Inova Fairfax Medical Campus

 

acs logoTrauma Quality Improvement Program (TQIP)

ACS TQIP elevates the quality of care for trauma patients using risk-adjusted benchmarking to provide hospitals with accurate national comparisons.

Offered at: Inova Fairfax Medical Campus and Inova Loudoun Hospital

 

acs logoTrauma: Verification, Review, and Consultation (VRC)

The ACS Trauma Verification program sets the standard for the care of injured patients in trauma centers. These standards ensure that the center has the right expertise and is immediately prepared to provide the highest quality of emergency trauma care. These standards are so rigorous that many states use them to designate trauma centers in their region and ACS-verified trauma centers have lower patient mortality rates than non-verified centers.

Offered at: Inova Fairfax Medical Campus, Inova Loudoun Hospital

 

WebMD award badgeWebMD 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.

 

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WebMD Provider Choice and Patient Choice Award for Excellence in Gastroenterology

Inova has been recognized as a recipient of the 2023-2024 WebMD Provider Choice and Patient Choice Award for excellence in Gastroenterology in both the Northern Virginia and 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 Provider Choice Award.

 

Go Clear Award™ from the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses

AORN Go Clear AwardAll five Inova hospitals received the Go Clear Award™ for eliminating hazardous smoke from 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 hospitals 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 Weight Loss Surgery

Center for Excellence award

Inova Fair Oaks Hospital is nationally recognized as a Center of Excellence for weight loss surgery by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. This designation recognizes surgical programs with a demonstrated track record of favorable outcomes in obesity surgery.

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In recognition for its achievement and innovation in healthcare sustainability, Inova received 2024 Environmental Excellence Awards at all five hospitals and the System for Change Award from 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.

Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society logo

The Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBO) program at Inova Mount Vernon Hospital is the only program in Northern Virginia accredited by the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society (UHMS), and one of just 600 in the United States to carry this quality accreditation. 

UHMS Accreditation means that our facility has met the highest standards of care and patient safety through a rigorous evaluation of our equipment, staff and training to ensure that the utmost quality is maintained within the specialty of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy.

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Inova is proud to be named by Forbes as one of America's Best-In-State Employers for 2023.

The Forbes Employer Award for 2023 highlights top companies excelling in employee satisfaction. Partnering with Statista, Forbes surveyed 70,000 employees from large firms nationwide on criteria such as working conditions and diversity. This award is significant to Inova as it demonstrates our commitment to fostering an inclusive environment where employees can bring their authentic selves to work, highlighting how we value our staff and support our mission of providing world-class healthcare to our patients and community.

Inova is ranked number 15 overall in Virginia, making us the highest-ranked health system in the state.

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Inova is proud to be recognized by Becker’s Hospital Review as one of the 150 top places to work in healthcare for 2024.

This national list recognizes hospitals, health systems and healthcare companies that invest in their team member well-being, satisfaction and fulfillment, including benefits, professional development, inclusive work environments and work-life balance.

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Best Hospitals for Nurses badgeNurseJournal 2023 Best Hospitals to Work as a Nurse

Inova Fairfax Medical Campus is proud to be named one of the nation’s best hospitals for nurses to work, ranking number 11 of 5,000+ hospitals considered for the NurseJournal 2023 Best Hospitals to Work as a Nurse list.

The elite ranking was reviewed by a panel of nurses who assessed data with three specific nursing criteria in mind: career opportunity, benefits and working conditions. Data from the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS), The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Hospital General Information, the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program were also considered.

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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.

 


HRC badgeThrough the work of the Inova Pride Team Member Resource Group, our hospitals have received rankings within the Human Rights Campaign Healthcare Equality Index (HEI), which promotes equitable and inclusive care for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer patients and their families.

 


Virginia Values VeteransInova is proud to be a Virginia Values Veterans V3-certified employer, working with the Department of Veterans Services and other strategic partners to support Virginia’s Veterans in the workforce.