Inova Health System’s Gynecology Program Ranks in Top 10 Nationwide

Falls Church, VA. – Inova Fairfax Medical Campus (IFMC) was named the #1 hospital in the Washington, DC, metropolitan area for the second consecutive year and sixth time ever, according to U.S. News & World Report 2020-21 Best Hospitals rankings. Inova’s gynecology department was named one of the top 10 best programs in the country, ranking #9 in the nation. Three of Inova’s five hospitals ranked in the top ten in the DC region for 2020.

The annual Best Hospitals rankings and ratings, now in their 31st year, are designed to assist patients and their doctors in making informed decisions about where to receive care for challenging health conditions or for common elective procedures.

2020-2021 Rankings

HospitalWashington, DCVirginia
Inova Fairfax Medical Campus#1#3
Inova Alexandria Hospital#4#9
Inova Fair Oaks Hospital#7#12

Also noted by U.S. News & World Report in the Best Hospitals rankings, Inova Fairfax Medical Campus ranked #3 in Virginia; Inova Alexandria Hospital ranks #4 this year in Washington, DC, and #9 in the state; and Inova Fair Oaks Hospital is ranked #7 in DC and #12 in Virginia.

Importantly, Inova is also the only large health system in the nation with every hospital rated five stars by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

“During this unprecedented time, it is especially encouraging that Inova has been recognized regionally and nationally among the best hospitals for our continued commitment to providing world-class healthcare to the communities we are privileged to serve,” said J. Stephen Jones, MD, President and CEO, Inova Health System. “Our hospitals have consistently ranked in the top 10 in the region for the past two years, confirming that we are among the leading health systems in the nation.”

For the 2020-21 rankings and ratings, U.S. News evaluated more than 4,500 medical centers nationwide in 16 specialties, plus 10 procedures and conditions. In the 16 specialty areas, 134 hospitals were ranked in at least one specialty. In rankings by state and metro area, U.S. News recognized best regional hospitals based on high performing rankings across multiple areas of care.

“For more than 30 years, U.S. News & World Report has been helping patients, along with the help of their physicians, identify the Best Hospitals in an array of specialties, procedures and conditions,” said Ben Harder, managing editor and chief of health analysis at U.S. News. “The hospitals that rise to the top of our rankings and ratings have deep medical expertise, and each has built a track record of delivering good outcomes for patients.”

The U.S. News Best Hospitals methodologies in most areas of care are based largely on objective measures such as risk-adjusted survival and discharge-to-home rates, volume and quality of nursing, among other care-related indicators.

Best Hospitals was produced by U.S. News with RTI International, a leading research organization based in Research Triangle Park, N.C.

For more information about the 2020-21 rankings and ratings, please visit the FAQ. The rankings will be published in the “Best Hospitals 2021” guidebook (ISBN 9781931469951), available in stores October 6.

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Media Contact: Tracy Connell,, 703-289-2087

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About Inova                              

Inova is Northern Virginia’s leading nonprofit healthcare provider, recognized in 2019 and 2020 by U.S. News & World Report, which named Inova Fairfax Hospital 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 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., and the only system to have all hospitals receive five stars. Inova Fairfax Medical Campus was named to the Fortune/IBM Watson Health 100 Top Hospitals list, ranking in the top 10 nationwide among Major Teaching Hospitals. 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

About U.S. News & World Report

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