Alexandria, VA – August 8, 2017 – Inova Mount Vernon Hospital has been ranked the #8 Best Hospital in the Washington, DC metropolitan area by U.S. News & World Report in 2017-18 rankings. The hospital also ranked #18 in the state of Virginia and earned high performing recognition in Orthopedics again. The annual U.S. News Best Hospitals rankings, now in their 28th year, recognize hospitals that excel in treating the most challenging patients.

Don Brideau, MD, Chief Executive Officer, states “today’s U.S. News & World Report announcement is a reflection of the hard work and commitment of so many people at Inova Mount Vernon Hospital.  Our continued pursuit of high-quality and high-reliability translates into the safe, effective and respectful care that we deliver.”

“This achievement echoes our consistent message to patients, families and to the community that their trust in us is well-founded.  We are pleased to be recognized by U.S. News for the excellent care we are privileged to provide.”

For the 2017-18 rankings, U.S. News evaluated more than 4,500 medical centers nationwide in 25 specialties, procedures and conditions. In the 16 specialty areas, 146 hospitals were ranked in at least one specialty. In rankings by state and metro area, U.S. News recognized hospitals as high performing across multiple areas of care.

“For nearly three decades, we’ve strived to make hospital quality more transparent to healthcare consumers nationwide,” said Ben Harder, managing editor and chief of health analysis at U.S. News. “By providing the most comprehensive data available, we hope to give patients the information they need to find the best care across a range of specialties.”

The U.S. News methodologies include risk-adjusted survival and readmission rates, volume, patient experience, patient safety, quality of nursing care and other care-related indicators.

These rankings are freely available to consumers at

Media Contact: Curt McCormick,

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About Inova Mount Vernon Hospital
Inova Mount Vernon Hospital is a 237-bed hospital offering patients convenience and state-of-the-art care in a community environment. Our hospital sits on 26 acres of beautifully landscaped open space, where patients can find moments of serenity in our specially designed gardens.

Inova Mount Vernon Hospital is home to the nationally recognized Inova Joint Replacement Center and Inova Rehabilitation Center. Both are ranked among the top orthopedic and rehabilitation programs in the country. It also houses the Wound Healing Center, the Washington, DC region’s largest and most experienced wound healing team.

About Inova

Inova is a global leader in personalized health, which leverages precision medicine to predict, prevent and treat disease, enabling individuals to live longer, healthier lives. At Inova, we serve more than 2 million people each year from throughout the Washington, DC, metro area and beyond.

We are shaping the future of health through our integrated network of hospitals, primary and specialty care practices, emergency and urgent care centers, outpatient services and destination institutes.  Our commitment to health and wellness is further reflected in our sustainable practices. Inova is home to world-class researchers, expert medical specialists and renowned scientists, who are driving innovation to improve patient care, prevent disease and promote wellness. For more information, visit, or find Inova on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

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