"Straight A's" for Hospital Safety

Leapfrog award sealInova Loudoun Hospital received an "A" Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade for Fall 2023, making us one of only 18 hospitals nationwide to earn "straight A's" since the program's launch in 2012. 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.

 

acs logoInova 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. Learn More

 

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.

 

star rowCMS 5-Star Award

Inova Loudoun Hospital earned five out of five stars for quality by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), an independent government agency.

This recognition was earned through a rigorous analysis of 57 patient care standards that we exceed every day. It's Inova's ongoing commitment to personalized medicine that leads to better outcomes for our patients.

 

Excellence in Cancer Care

ACS sealAmerican 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.

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ACS sealAmerican 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.

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APEx Accreditation for Excellence in Radiation & Oncology

apex logoOur radiation oncology program is accredited as a center of excellence (APEx) by the American Society of Radiation Oncology (ASTRO). APEx accreditation demonstrates commitment to high standards of safety and quality in the practice of radiation and oncology and that we practice patient-centered care by promoting effective communication, coordinating treatment, and engaging patients and their families as partners in care.
 

Excellence in Childbirth Services

The Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval® Perinatal Care Certification

Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval® Perinatal Care CertificationInova Loudoun Hospital has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Perinatal Care Certification. We are thrilled to be one of only 64 hospitals currently certified nationwide – and, the only hospital certified in Virginia, Maryland and Washington DC.

This achievement reaffirms that our hospital is a leader in mother-baby care. Pursuing voluntary certification by The Joint Commission reflects our team’s unwavering commitment to continuously review and improve key aspects of our perinatal programs that can affect the quality and safety of our patients’ care.

International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners

We are proud to have once again earned the Care Award from the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners. This means we employ only certified International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLCs) and have a dedicated lactation support program available 5-7 days a week. We also have demonstrated that we provide training for our nursing, medical and other staff that care for breastfeeding families, and have implemented special projects that promote, protect and support breastfeeding. Learn more about Inova Loudoun Hospital Lactation Center and Boutique

Excellence in Heart and Vascular Care

U.S. News & World Report

Inova Loudoun Hospital has been recognized with high-performing ratings for Heart and Vascular Care in the specialties of Heart Attack and Heart Failure

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American College of Cardiology Award for Cardiac Care

NCDR Chest Pain - MI Registry sealInova Loudoun Hospital once again received the American College of Cardiology's MI Registry Platinum Performance Achievement Award. This award reflects our commitment and success in delivering the highest standard of care for heart attack patients.

 

American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation

AACVPR AwardInova Loudoun Hospital's Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation program is certified by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVRP). 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.

 

Excellence in Neurology & Neurosurgery

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Inova Loudoun Hospital has been rated "High Performing" by U.S. News & World Report for Neurology and Neurosurgery. This award recognizes our excellence in providing the highest quality neurological care to our patients.

Excellence in Nursing

Magnet Nursing Designation

magnet logoInova Loudoun Hospital has earned Magnet® status from the American Nurses' Credentialing Center (ANCC) for the fourth consecutive term. Magnet status is the highest institutional honor awarded for nursing excellence. Only 9 percent of the 6,100 hospitals in the United States have earned Magnet designation.
  
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. Inova Loudoun Hospital first earned Magnet status in May 2006; we were recertified in October 2011 and again in June 2016.

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."

Lantern Award: National Recognition for Excellence in Emergency Care

lantern awardFour of Inova Loudoun Hospital’s Emergency Rooms have earned the prestigious Lantern Award from the Emergency Nurses Association (ENA)Inova Virts Miller Family Emergency & Trauma Center (Lansdowne – 2015); Inova Children’s Emergency Room at Loudoun Hospital (Lansdowne – 2016 and 2020); the Inova Wheeler Family Emergency Department (Leesburg – 2018), and the Inova Emergency Room - Ashburn (2019). 

The award is a visible symbol of an emergency department's commitment to quality, presence of a healthy work environment and successful incorporation of evidence-based practice and innovation into emergency care.

Beacon Award for ICU

beacon awardIn September 2021, the AACCN conferred a silver-level Beacon Award for Excellence on the Intensive Care Unit at Inova Loudoun Hospital. This is the 4th Beacon designation for the Inova Loudoun ICU.

 

Beacon Award for Critical Care Nursing Excellence

In April 2021, the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACCN) awarded the Progressive Care Unit at Inova Loudoun Hospital with a silver-level Beacon Award for Excellence; this is the unit’s fourth consecutive designation.

The Beacon Awards recognize exceptional clinical nursing units in hospitals across the country. Units that receive the Beacon Award for Excellence meet criteria in six categories: leadership structures and systems; appropriate staffing and engagement; effective communication, knowledge management, and learning development; evidence-based practice and processes; and outcome measurement. For patients and families, the Beacon Award signifies exceptional care through improved outcomes and greater overall satisfaction. For nurses, a Beacon Award signals a positive and supportive work environment with greater collaboration between colleagues and leaders, higher morale and lower turnover.

PRISM Award

prism awardThe Medical Surgical Unit (MSU) at Inova Loudoun Hospital has received the prestigious AMSN PRISM Award®, a new honor recognizing exceptional nursing practice, leadership and outcomes in hospital medical-surgical units across the country. Inova Loudoun Hospital was one of only 16 hospitals in the U.S. to receive this honor in 2016.

Excellence in Nursing and Rehabilitation

U.S. News & World Report Best Nursing Home for 2020-21

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Inova Loudoun Nursing and Rehabilitation Center (ILNRC) is among the 21% of U.S. skilled nursing facilities that have been recognized as a Best Nursing Home for 2020-21 by U.S. News & World Report.

The home earned Best Nursing Homes status by achieving a rating of "High Performing," the highest possible rating, for Short-Term Rehabilitation and Long-Term Care. U.S. News gives the designation of Best Nursing Home only to those homes that satisfy U.S. News’s assessment of the appropriate use of key services and consistent performance in quality measures.

Now in its 11th year, the U.S. News Best Nursing Homes ratings and profiles offer comprehensive information about care, safety, health inspections, staffing and more for nearly all of the nation’s 15,000-plus nursing homes.

National Quality Award from the American Health Care Association

national quality award logoInova Nursing and Rehabilitation Center – Leesburg earned a 2017 Gold – Excellence in Quality Award from the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL). This honor recognizes their superior performance in the long term and post-acute care profession. ILNRC was one of only three providers nationwide to receive the 2017 Gold – Excellence in Quality Award. Since the program’s inception in 1996, AHCA/NCAL has recognized only 31 organizations with awards at the Gold level, excluding this year's recipients.

Excellence in Pediatric Care

Inova Loudoun Hospital Earns Silver Level Safe Sleep Certification 

Inova Loudoun Hospital was recently recognized by the National Safe Sleep Hospital Certification Program as Silver level for their commitment to best practices and education on infant safe sleep. The National Safe Sleep Hospital Certification Program was created by Cribs for Kids®, a national infant safe sleep organization. Headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA, Cribs for Kids is dedicated to preventing infant sleep-related deaths due to SUID and accidental suffocation. As a Nationally Certified Safe Sleep Hospital, Inova Loudoun Hospital is recognized for following the safe sleep guidelines recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and providing training programs for healthcare team members, and family caregivers.

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Excellence in Spine Care

Joint Commission Gold SealInova Loudoun Hospital has once again earned The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval® for accreditation as a spine center of excellence by demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission's national standards for healthcare quality and safety in hospitals. This is a nationally recognized standard of care placing Inova among a select group of hospital nationwide to achieve excellence in spine care. 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

Joint Commission Seal of Approval Primary Stroke Center

gold sealInova Loudoun Hospital has been certified as a Joint Commission Certified Advanced Primary Stroke Center. Additionally, the Inova Emergency Room – Leesburg and Inova Emergency Room – Ashburn were certified as Acute Stroke Ready Hospitals (ASRH). Certification as an Advanced Primary Stroke Center and an Acute Stroke Ready Hospital is held by only a small percentage of hospitals nationwide. The Ashburn and Leesburg facilities are the 2nd and 3rd in the state of Virginia to achieve the ASRH designation.


stroke care badgeExcellence in Stroke Care: Get With The Guidelines®

The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association have recognized the Inova Stroke Program at Inova Loudoun 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 Loudoun Hospital provide patients with the best chance of survival. Learn more

Excellence in Surgery

Joint Commission Center of Excellence for Hip and Knee Replacement

gold sealInova Loudoun Hospital has 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.

Joint Commission Center of Excellence for Spinal Surgery

gold sealInova Loudoun Hospital has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for spinal surgery by demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission's national standards for healthcare quality and safety in hospitals. The Gold Seal is a symbol of quality that reflects our commitment to providing safe and effective patient care.

U.S. News & World Report

Inova Loudoun Hospital has been recognized with high-performing ratings in the following surgical specialty areas:

  • Neurology/Neurosurgery
  • Pulmonology and Lung Surgery
  • Urology
  • Kidney Failure

Go Clear Award™ from the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses

AORN Go Clear AwardInova Loudoun 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 Loudoun 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.

Environmental Excellence

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All 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.

Excellence in Trauma

ACS sealTrauma 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

U.S. News & World Report 2023-24

U.S. News & World Report has recognized Inova Loudoun Hospital with high-performing ratings in the following specialties and common adult procedures/conditions:

  • Heart Attack
  • Heart Failure
  • Kidney Failure
  • Stroke
  • Neurology/Neurosurgery

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