Fairfax, VA – Inova Fair Oaks Hospital achieved straight ‘A’s’ for the seventh consecutive year in The Leapfrog Group’s Fall 2018 Hospital Safety Grade, released today. With the Hospital Safety Grades, Leapfrog assigns an A, B, C, D or F grade to hospitals across the country based on how safe they are for patients.
“We focus on every patient, every day to provide consistently safe and reliable care that allows us to be recognized by The Leapfrog Group as a “Straight A Hospital” on every measurement since 2012. Our commitment to our community is to be recognized as one of the safest hospitals in the country”, says G. Michael Lynch, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Inova Fair Oaks Hospital.
“The pursuit of excellence and high reliability is at the foundation of our purpose,” says J. Stephen Jones MD, President and CEO of Inova. “We are proud of this recognition because it shows that our teams are delivering the safest, highest quality care for our patients. I want to share a sincere ‘thank you’ to each and every team member for their commitment to quality every day.”
Developed under the guidance of a National Expert Panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 28 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign the grades to more than 2,600 U.S. hospitals twice per year. The Hospital Safety Grade’s methodology is peer-reviewed and fully transparent, and the results are free to the public.
“Inova Fair Oaks Hospital’s continued success in achieving an A rating is evidence that the organization places an emphasis on protecting patients from preventable medical errors, injuries and infections. We are inspired by Inova Fair Oaks Hospital’s leadership on patient safety,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group.
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About Inova Fair Oaks Hospital
Inova Fair Oaks Hospital is a top-ranked 182-bed acute care community hospital serving the rapidly growing suburbs of Northern Virginia. Inova Fair Oaks Hospital is committed to providing safe care, excellent service and is continuously striving to improve each patient’s unique experience. Signature service lines include spine, weight loss, joint replacement and minimally invasive surgery. State-of-the-art cancer care and maternity services are also are among their signature offerings.
About The Leapfrog Group
Founded in 2000 by large employers and other purchasers, The Leapfrog Group is a national nonprofit organization driving a movement for giant leaps forward in the quality and safety of American health care. The flagship Leapfrog Hospital Survey collects and transparently reports hospital performance, empowering purchasers to find the highest-value care and giving consumers the lifesaving information they need to make informed decisions. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, Leapfrog’s other main initiative, assigns letter grades to hospitals based on their record of patient safety, helping consumers protect themselves and their families from errors, injuries, accidents, and infections.