Inova Loudoun Hospital Recertified as a Spine Center of Excellence by The Joint Commission

Leesburg, VAInova Loudoun Hospital (ILH) has been recertified as an accredited Spine Center of Excellence by The Joint Commission. ILH has been a Spine Center of Excellence for the past five years, placing it among a select group of hospitals nationwide to achieve excellence in spine care. The Joint Commission is a credentialing body that evaluates healthcare organizations on the safe and effective delivery of patient care. Designation is based on compliance with consensus-based national standards and the effective use of evidence-based clinical practice.  

The Joint Commission’s standards are developed in consultation with healthcare experts and providers, and patients. They are informed by scientific literature and medical consensus to help healthcare organizations measure, assess and improve performance. The surveyors also conducted onsite observations and interviews. ILH has worked rigorously to achieve and maintain the designation of a Spine Center of Excellence.

“At Inova Loudoun Hospital, we provide complete spine care including pain management, rehabilitation and orthopedic and neurosurgical surgical expertise including the latest advancements in technology and minimally invasive surgical options for patients,” said Ali Moshirfar, MD, Medical Director, Inova Spine Program, and Medical Staff President, ILH. “This accreditation assures our patients that Inova’s Spine Program provides the best and safest care to the community we serve.”

The Inova Spine Program is part of Inova Neuroscience service line, and is an inter-disciplinary team with the Inova Muskoskeletal service line made up of Inova and Inova-affiliated physicians including physiatrists, anesthesiologists, neurosurgeons, orthopedic surgeons, neuroradiologists, musculoskeletal specialists, rehabilitation specialists, therapists and nurses. The spine program helps patients determine the best treatment option whether in pain management, physical medicine and rehabilitation or surgical care with access to the latest surgical technologies and imaging equipment.

To learn more about the Inova Spine Program find a clinic location, a spine urgent care location, or hear from spine patients, click here. To learn more about Inova Neurosciences, click here, or to read Inova Neurosciences Outcomes Report, click here.

“As a private accreditor, The Joint Commission surveys health care organizations to protect the public by identifying deficiencies in care and working with those organizations to correct them as quickly and sustainably as possible,” says Mark Pelletier, RN, MS, Chief Operating Officer, Accreditation and Certification Operations, and Chief Nursing Executive of The Joint Commission. “We commend Inova Loudoun Hospital for its continuous quality improvement efforts in patient safety and quality of care.”

For more information, please visit The Joint Commission website.

Media Contact: Tracy Connell,


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 20,000 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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