Inova Fairfax Medical Campus Named to the Fortune/IBM Watson Health™ 100 Top Hospitals List

Annual list recognizes excellence in clinical outcomes, operational efficiency, patient experience and financial health

[Falls Church, VA] – [6/30/20] – Inova Fairfax Medical Campus (IFMC) has been named to the Fortune/IBM Watson Health 100 Top Hospitals list. It is ranked in the top 10 nationwide among Major Teaching Hospitals on the list and this is the ninth time IFMC has been recognized with this honor. The annual list was unveiled on

IBM Watson Health has identified the top hospitals from a rigorous evaluation of over 2,600 short-term, acute care, non-federal hospitals in the U.S. The annual list recognizes excellence in clinical outcomes, operational efficiency, patient experience and financial health. IBM Watson Health established the list to help identify best practices that may help other healthcare organizations achieve consistent, balanced, and sustainable high performance.

“We are delighted by this acknowledgement of the results we achieve from our focus on excellence,” said Steve Narang, MD, MHCM, and President of Inova Fairfax Medical Campus. “It takes incredible team work from a skilled and committed group of individuals to consistently deliver high performance in patient outcomes and operations. This is a reflection of the caliber of our physicians, nurses and all other team members, both clinical and non-clinical, who do their part to maintain a culture of excellence.”

This recognition demonstrates Inova Fairfax Medical Campus’ ongoing commitment to prioritize patient-centered care, particularly during this very disruptive and challenging time. According to IBM Watson Health, as compared to similar hospitals, the hospitals included on the Fortune/IBM Watson Health100 Top Hospitals list had better results on key clinical and operational performance indicators. These include survival rates, patient complications, healthcare associated infections, 30-day mortality and 30-day hospital-wide readmission rates, length of stay, throughput in emergency rooms, inpatient expenses, profitability, and ratings from patients.

“Hospitals, health systems and the dedicated clinicians and staff who work at these organizations have emerged as true heroes of the COVID-19 pandemic and we are grateful to be able to recognize these extraordinary leaders at this time,” said Kyu Rhee, M.D., M.P.P., Vice President and Chief Health Officer, IBM Watson Health. “From small community hospitals to major teaching hospitals, organizations on this list demonstrate a relentless commitment to high value, patient-centered care and innovation. It is clear that the COVID-19 crisis will be a catalyst for reinvention, and we believe these top performing hospitals are positioned to emerge stronger and smarter out of this crisis.”

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About Inova Fairfax Medical Campus

Inova’s flagship location is Inova Fairfax Medical Campus (IFMC), a 945-bed medical center serving Northern Virginia, the Washington DC metro area and beyond. We consistently receive accolades for the high quality of patient care and safety in both national and regional rankings. IFMC was recognized in 2019 by U.S. News & World Report, as the #1 hospital in the Washington, DC region. All five Inova hospitals were awarded ‘A’ grades for the spring 2020 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades, recognizing Inova’s achievements in protecting patients from harm and providing safer healthcare. Each of Inova’s five hospitals also holds a 5-star rating from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), distinguishing Inova as the highest-rated large health system in the U.S. The IFMC campus includes Inova Fairfax Hospital, Inova Heart and Vascular Institute, Inova Schar Cancer Institute, Inova Neurosciences Institute, Inova Children’s Hospital and Inova Women’s Hospital. Inova Fairfax Hospital is also home to Northern Virginia’s only Level 1 Trauma Center and offers organ transplant programs for Heart, Lung, Kidney and Pancreas. 

IFMC is an independent academic medical center and serves as a regional medical school campus.  It also provides residency and fellowship training programs training programs for physicians both independently and through multiple graduate medical education partnerships.  We also partner with multiple schools of nursing and pharmacy.

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About the Fortune/IBM Watson Health 100 Top Hospitals® List

The Fortune/IBM Watson Health 100 Top Hospitals list is determined using independent and objective research to analyze hospital performance. Organizations do not apply or pay for this honor or pay to promote their award.  Award-winning hospitals and health systems serve as a model of excellence for the industry.

About IBM Watson Health 100 Top Hospitals® Program

The IBM Watson Health 100 Top Hospitals Program’s annual studies include the Fortune/IBM Watson Health 100 Top Hospitals list, IBM Watson Health 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals and IBM Watson Health 15 Top Health Systems. Organizations do not apply or pay for this honor or pay to promote their award. Award-winning hospitals and health systems serve as a model of excellence for the industry. Visit for more information.

About IBM Watson Health

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