Inova Loudoun Hospital Receives Accolades from Several National Healthcare Organizations

Leesburg, VA – Inova Loudoun Hospital is proud to announce it has been recognized for excellence in patient care, safety, quality and nursing by multiple national organizations.

Leapfrog: “A” Grade for Patient Safety

For the 19th consecutive time, Inova Loudoun Hospital received an “A” grade in the spring 2021 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, a national distinction recognizing Inova’s achievements in protecting patients from errors, injuries, accidents and infections. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades program is the only hospital ratings program based exclusively on hospitals’ prevention of medical errors and other harms to patient care.

ILH is one of only 27 hospitals across the U.S. to have achieved an “A” grades every year since the launch of the Leapfrog Safety Grade in spring 2012.

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS): 5-Star Rating

Inova Loudoun Hospital has received a 5-star rating in the 2021 CMS Overall Hospital Quality Star Rating. This rating was awarded through a rigorous analysis of 48 patient care standards during a three year period (July 2016 through June 2019). Those standards include safety of care, re-admission rates, patient experience, effectiveness and timeliness of care, efficient use of medical imaging, and value of care.

Of the 3,355 hospitals surveyed in the country, only 13 percent received the 5-star rating from CMS.

American Association of Critical-Care Nurses: Silver-Level Beacon Award

The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) recently conferred a silver-level Beacon Award for Excellence on the Progressive Care Unit at Inova Loudoun Hospital. This is the fourth consecutive term that this team has earned this recognition.

The Beacon Award for Excellence recognizes unit caregivers who successfully improve patient outcomes and align practices with AACN’s six Healthy Work Environment Standards. Units that achieve this three-year, three-level award meet national criteria consistent with Magnet® Recognition, the Malcolm Baldridge National Quality Award and the National Quality Healthcare Award.

American Nurses Credentialing Center: Magnet® Status

The American Nurses Credentialing Center has designated Inova Loudoun Hospital as a Magnet® hospital 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. Learn more: Nursing at Inova Loudoun Hospital

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. 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’s five hospitals are consistently recognized by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals and Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades for excellence in healthcare.

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

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