Inova Loudoun Hospital Earns Emergency Nurses Prestigious Lantern Award (Only ER in Virginia)

Leesburg, VA – Inova Loudoun Hospital is proud to announce it has been selected as a recipient of the Emergency Nurses Association’s (ENA) 2019 Lantern Award for demonstrating exceptional and innovative performance in leadership, practice, education, advocacy and research at its Inova Emergency Room – Ashburn.  A record 28 emergency departments from across the United States have been named recipients of the Emergency Nurses Association’s 2019 Lantern Award; Inova Loudoun was the only ER in Virginia. This is Inova’s fourth ER to receive the prestigious Lantern designation:

  • Wheeler Family Emergency Department (Inova Loudoun Medical Campus – Cornwall) 2018-2021 Award Recipient
  • Inova Children’s Emergency Room at Loudoun Hospital (Inova Loudoun Hospital Medical Campus – Lansdowne) 2016-2019 Award Recipient
  • Inova Virts Miller Family Emergency and Trauma Center (Inova Loudoun Hospital Medical Campus – Lansdowne) 2015-2018 Award Recipient

The ENA Lantern Award showcases the emergency department’s accomplishments in incorporating evidence-based practice and innovation into emergency care. The award also serves as a visible symbol of a commitment to quality, safety and a healthy work environment.

“Our specially trained ER team is extraordinary, providing excellent care to each person we have the privilege to serve,” said April Brown, DNP, NE-BC, RN-BC, Senior Director, Emergency and Trauma Services.

“What an honor to have all four of Inova Loudoun Hospital’s ERs receive this prestigious recognition,” commented Marissa Jamarik, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, Chief Nursing Officer. “This designation underscores our commitment to patient care.”

As a recipient, Inova Loudoun Hospital will be recognized in upcoming ENA publications, on the ENA website and Emergency Nursing 2019, the association’s annual conference, in Austin, TX. For more information on this year’s Lantern Award recipients, visit the Emergency Nurses Association website.

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Inova Loudoun Hospital
Founded in 1912, Inova Loudoun Hospital is a 283-bed nationally recognized hospital committed to providing comprehensive, compassionate care for the entire family.  Inova Loudoun Hospital is ranked among the top hospitals in the country for nursing excellence, emergency care services, and patient safety. Inova Loudoun Hospital is also a Joint Commission Center of Excellence for Hip and Knee Replacement, Spinal Surgery, and Stroke Care.

Inova Loudoun Hospital offers family-centered care with its children’s emergency room, children’s inpatient unit, NICU, and hospital-based natural birth center and is home to Loudoun County’s only designated trauma center. Inova Loudoun Hospital’s two additional 24/7 free-standing emergency rooms (ERs), located in Ashburn and Leesburg, are Joint Commission Certified Acute Stroke Ready Hospitals (ASRH).

About the Emergency Nurses Association The Emergency Nurses Association (ENA) is the premier professional nursing association dedicated to defining the future of emergency nursing through advocacy, education, research, innovation, and leadership. Founded in 1970, ENA has proven to be an indispensable resource to the global emergency nursing community. With more than 44,000 members worldwide, ENA advocates for patient safety, develops industry-leading practice standards and guidelines, and guides emergency health care public policy. ENA members have expertise in triage, patient care, disaster preparedness, and all aspects of emergency care. Additional information is available at

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