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Inova Loudoun Hospital Once Again Achieves Elite National Recognition from The Leapfrog Group for Straight “A’s” in Patient Safety

Leesburg, VA Inova Loudoun Hospital achieved straight “A’s” 14 consecutive times 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.

“Safety is a top priority for us, the patient and the families we are privileged to serve,” commented Deborah Addo, CEO, Inova Loudoun Hospital.  “It is an honor to be recognized by Leapfrog and a credit to the incredible team members we have here at Inova Loudoun 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 Loudoun 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 Loudoun’s leadership on patient safety,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group.

To see more details on Inova Loudoun’s Hospital Safety Grade, and to access consumer-friendly tips for patients, visit www.hospitalsafetygrade.org and follow The Leapfrog Group on Twitter and Facebook.

Media Contact: Renee Brohard, APR, renee@brohard.com, 540-454-3493

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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.

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.

About Inova:

Inova is a global leader in personalized health, which leverages precision medicine together with more patient-centric services 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 inova.org, or find Inova on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

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