Inova Mount Vernon Hospital Receives 9th Consecutive “A” Patient Safety Ranking from The Leapfrog Group

Alexandria, VA – For the 9th consecutive reporting period, Inova Mount Vernon Hospital has received a coveted “A” Patient Safety Ranking from The Leapfrog Group, the nation’s preeminent patient safety advocacy organization. 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.

Don Brideau, MD, hospital Chief Executive Officer, stated “when it comes to quality and safety at Inova Mount Vernon Hospital, we never grade ourselves on the curve.  This strong endorsement by The Leapfrog Group validates the results of our relentless commitment to patient safety.  I salute our entire team for working so hard to achieve our 9th consecutive ‘A’ patient safety score.”

“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 Mount Vernon 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 Mount Vernon’s leadership in patient safety,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group.

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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, or find Inova on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.


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