Falls Church, VA – Inova Fairfax Medical Campus has once again been recognized as a Best Hospital for 2018-19 by U.S. News & World Report.

The annual Best Hospitals rankings are designed to assist patients and their doctors in making informed decisions about where to receive care for challenging health conditions or for common elective procedures.

In addition to its Best Hospital regional ranking, Inova Fairfax Medical Campus was once again recognized as “High Performing” nationally in two adult specialties – Nephrology and Neurology/Neurosurgery.  IFMC also repeated its “High Performing” ratings in five common adult procedures and conditions including:  Aortic Valve Surgery, Heart Bypass Surgery, Heart Failure, Colon Cancer Surgery, and Lung Cancer Surgery.  And, added a sixth “High Performing” rating for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) Repair.

Last month, Inova Children’s Hospital, which is part of Inova Fairfax Medical Campus, ranked among the top 50 hospitals for its Neonatology services.

“We are pleased to see our clinical performance recognized is so many areas,” according to Patrick Christiansen, Chief Executive Officer, Inova Fairfax Medical Campus. “Our physicians, nurses and other staff are fully committed to providing an exceptional patient experience and this type of recognition reinforces the results of those efforts.”

“Behind our outstanding patient care ratings is a sustained methodical commitment to achieve Zero Harm through safer, more reliable quality care,”  according to Scott Betzelos, MD, Senior Vice President – Chief Medical Officer, Inova Fairfax Medical Campus and Chief Executive Officer, Inova Medical Group. “Those efforts are yielding tangible results in patient experience and sustained quality of care.”

For the 2018-19 rankings, U.S. News evaluated more than 4,500 medical centers nationwide in 25 specialties, procedures and conditions. In the 16 specialty areas, 158 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 30 years, U.S. News has 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 give patients and their physicians’ information to support their search for the best care across a range of specialties.”

The U.S. News Best Hospitals methodologies in most areas of care are based largely or entirely on objective measures such as risk-adjusted survival and readmission rates, volume, patient experience, patient safety and quality of nursing, among other care-related indicators.

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Media Contact: Tracy Connell, tracy.connell@inova.org


Inova’s flagship location is Inova Fairfax Medical Campus (IFMC), a 923-bed medical center serving Northern Virginia, the Washington DC metro area and beyond. Campus facilities include Inova Fairfax Hospital, Inova Heart and Vascular Institute, Inova Children’s Hospital and Inova Women’s Hospital. IFMC is also home to Northern Virginia’s only Level 1 Trauma Center and offers organ transplant programs for Heart, Lung, Kidney and Pancreas.

IFMC is an independent academic medical center and serves as a regional medical school campus hosting medical student rotations for VCU and has affiliations with the medical schools at UVA, Georgetown, and GWU. Our campus is host to a range of graduate medical education programs including both residency programs and fellowships. In addition to six independent Inova training programs, we also partner with Georgetown, GWU, The National Capital Consortium (military program), VCU, Howard and NIH to provide training in a total of 19 specialty training areas. We also partner with the nursing schools of George Mason, George Washington, Marymount, Shenandoah, Georgetown, Catholic and Stratford universities as well as Northern Virginia Community College; and the pharmacy schools of Butler, Howard, Notre Dame, Shenandoah, University of Pittsburg, University of Maryland, and the VCU School of Pharmacy.


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