Inova Fairfax Medical Campus and Inova Alexandria Hospital Earn National Recognition 2019 Leapfrog Top Hospital Awards for Outstanding Quality and Safety
Falls Church, VA – Inova Fairfax Medical Campus (IFMC) and Inova Alexandria Hospital (IAH) have once again been recognized as Top Hospitals by The Leapfrog Group for protecting patients from harm and providing safer healthcare. IFMC was named a Top Teaching Hospital and IAH a Top General Hospital. The Top Hospital Award is based upon the highest performance standards for quality and patient safety, and only 120 hospitals nationwide are recognized with this distinction.
This is the second consecutive year both Inova Fairfax and Inova Alexandria Hospitals have received Top Hospital designations. Last month, all five Inova hospitals were awarded ‘A’ grades for the fall 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades, a national distinction that recognizes Inova’s achievements.
“Once again, the outstanding work of our team has been recognized nationally; I am extremely proud of this recognition and the obvious dedication of our team members to providing the highest quality and safest care to our patients. Providing excellent care is our top priority,” said J. Stephen Jones, MD, President and CEO, Inova.
Of the 2,100 hospitals considered for the Top Hospital Award, IFMC is one of only 55 Top Teaching Hospitals, and IAH is among 37 Top General Hospitals to receive this distinction. Performance across many areas of hospital care is considered in establishing the qualifications for the award, including infection rates, practices for safer surgery, maternity care, and the hospital’s capacity to prevent medication errors.
“We are pleased to recognize Inova Fairfax Medical Campus and Inova Alexandria Hospital as 2019 Leapfrog Top Hospitals,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “This demonstrates extraordinary dedication to patients and to the Northern Virginia community and we congratulate the board, staff and clinicians whose efforts made this honor possible.”
To see the full list of institutions honored as 2019 Top Hospitals, visit www.leapfroggroup.org/tophospitals.
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Inova is Northern Virginia’s leading nonprofit healthcare provider, recognized in 2019 by U.S. News & World Report which named Inova Fairfax Hospital the #1 hospital in the Washington, DC region. Four of Inova’s five hospitals hold five-star rankings from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Our mission is to provide world-class healthcare – every time, every touch – to each person in every community we have the privilege to serve. Inova’s 18,000 team members serve more than 2 million individuals annually through an integrated network of hospitals, primary and specialty care practices, emergency and urgent care centers, outpatient services and destination institutes. Inova is home to Northern Virginia’s only Level 1 Trauma Center and Level 4 Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Its hospitals have a total of 1,800 licensed beds. More information and statistics about Inova can be found at www.inova.org.
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.