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U.S. News & World Report Names Inova Loudoun Hospital Among the Best in Virginia and the Washington, DC Metro Area

Media Contact: Renee Brohard, 540-454-3493

Washington, D.C. – July 16, 2013 – Inova Loudoun Hospital has been ranked as one of the best hospitals for 2013-14, # 7 in the Washington, DC metro area.  Inova Loudoun Hospital is also ranked #8 in Virginia and is recognized among the Best Hospitals in Northern Virginia by U.S. News & World Report. The annual U.S. News Best Hospitals rankings, now in their 24th year, recognize hospitals that excel in treating the most challenging patients.

“We are extremely proud to be recognized by U.S. News & World Report yet again as one of the best hospitals in Virginia and the Washington, DC metro area.  This ranking demonstrates our continued commitment to offering excellent care for the residents of Loudoun County. My thanks to Inova Loudoun Hospital’s physicians, nurses and staff who have dedicated themselves to the health and well-being of the Loudoun Community,” stated H. Patrick Walters, CEO, Inova Loudoun Hospital.

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U.S. News evaluates hospitals in 16 adult specialties. In most specialties, it ranks the nation’s top 50 hospitals and recognizes other high-performing hospitals that provide care at nearly the level of their nationally ranked peers.

“A hospital that emerges from our analysis as one of the best has much to be proud of,” said Avery Comarow, U.S. News Health Rankings Editor. “Only about 15 percent of hospitals are recognized for their high performance as among their region’s best. Just 3 percent of all hospitals earn a national ranking in any specialty.”

U.S. News publishes Best Hospitals to help guide patients who need a high level of care because they face particularly difficult surgery, a challenging condition, or added risk because of other health problems or age. Objective measures such as patient survival and safety data, the adequacy of nurse staffing levels and other data largely determined the rankings in most specialties.

The specialty rankings and data were produced for U.S. News by RTI International, a leading research organization based in Research Triangle Park, N.C. Using the same data, U.S. News produced the state and metro rankings.

The rankings have been published at and will appear in print in the U.S. News Best Hospitals 2014 guidebook, available in bookstores and on newsstands August 27.

Media Contact: Renee Brohard, 540-454-3493

Inova Loudoun Hospital, serving Loudoun County for over 100 years, is part of Inova, a not-for-profit healthcare system based in Northern Virginia that consists of hospitals and other health services, including emergency- and urgent-care centers, home care, nursing homes, mental health and blood donor services, and wellness classes. Governed by a voluntary board of community members, Inova’s mission is to improve the health of the diverse community it serves through excellence in patient care, education and research. Visit us on the web at


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