Also Cited for 10 Exemplars in a Variety of Professional Practices

Leesburg, VA – Inova Loudoun Hospital is proud to announce it has once again been designated as a Magnet® hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), for the fourth consecutive term. Magnet status is considered the highest organizational honor awarded for nursing excellence. Currently only 9 percent of the approximately 6,100 hospitals in the United States have achieved Magnet status.

Inova Loudoun Hospital team members celebrating the Magnet designation for nursing

In addition to receiving its Magnet designation, Inova Loudoun also was singled out by ANCC with 10 “exemplars” in a variety of Professional Practices including work in research and evidence based practices, RN satisfaction, falls with injury and patient satisfaction (safety). Exemplars are nationally recognized best practice models.

“Inova Loudoun Hospital nurses care for our patients and community with kindness and compassion as well as an unwavering commitment to quality and safety. To have achieved Magnet designation for the fourth consecutive term with 10 exemplars is an amazing accomplishment – I’m honored to be a part of this team,” commented Marissa Jamarik, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, Vice President of Nursing for Inova Heart and Vascular Service Line and Chief Nursing Officer at Inova Loudoun Hospital. “This world-class nursing team exemplifies the Inova mission to provide world-class healthcare – every time, every touch – to each person in every community we have the privilege to serve.”

“We are strong because of the work that this exceptional team does. They provide excellent care to our patients, so naturally designations like these follow,” said Deborah Addo, President, Inova Loudoun Hospital. “Our community deserves nothing less.”

Hospitals applying for Magnet status must meet demanding criteria, including benchmarks in nursing leadership, excellence in patient care, quality clinical standards, and a commitment to continued quality review and improvement. The process for earning the status is lengthy and measures four years’ worth of performance data.

The work environment created by those designated as Magnet hospitals has proven to result in higher job satisfaction for nurses. A growing body of research shows this has a direct effect on the quality of patient care, evident not only in decreased mortality rates and shorter hospital stays, but also in higher patient satisfaction ratings.

To achieve Magnet status, organizations must demonstrate support for education and development through every career stage for its nursing staff including a nurse residency, specialty practice fellowships, a research and evidence-based practice program, and tuition reimbursement for Bachelor of Science in Nursing degrees and higher education. Inova Loudoun Hospital was first designated in 2005. Inova Fairfax Hospital was among the first in the country to be recognized as a Magnet hospital in 1997 and maintained the designation through 2015. In 2017, the commitment to once again attain Magnet status was initiated, culminating in the new 2020 designation. Inova Fair Oaks Hospital has maintained Magnet status since 2009. Inova Mount Vernon and Inova Alexandria hospitals are also both actively pursuing the designation.

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About Inova Loudoun Hospital
Founded in 1912, Inova Loudoun Hospital is a 311-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, Perinatal Care, 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 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 1,936 licensed beds. More information and statistics about Inova can be found at www.inova.org.

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