Falls Church, VA – Inova is proud to announce that once again, all five hospitals have earned “A” Hospital Safety Grades from The Leapfrog Group, an independent national watchdog organization with a 10-year history of assigning letter grades to general hospitals throughout the United States. The grades are based on a hospital’s ability to prevent medical errors and harm to patients. The Leapfrog Group assigns an “A,” “B,” “C,” “D,” or “F” grade to all general hospitals across the country, using more than 30 measures of safety data including rates of preventable errors, injuries and infections, while also accounting for whether hospitals have systems in place to protect patients from harm.
“Excellence and Patient Always are two of our key values at Inova,” said Chapy Venkatesan, MD, Chief Quality and Safety Officer, Inova. “This honor from Leapfrog is a testament to the incredible commitment of our team members every day to providing the highest level of care while always keeping patient safety at the forefront of their daily work.”
A national distinction, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades recognize Inova’s achievements in protecting patients from harm and providing safer healthcare. Only 37 hospitals in Virginia were awarded “A” grades for the Fall term 2022, five of which are Inova hospitals
- Inova Loudoun Hospital is 1 of only 22 hospitals nationwide to earn “Straight A’s” since the program’s launch – marking 22 consecutive A grades
- Inova Fair Oaks has earned 21 consecutive A grades
- Inova Mount Vernon has earned 17 consecutive A grades
- Inova Fairfax and Inova Alexandria Hospitals have earned 9 consecutive A grades
“The care that our team provides our community is extraordinary,” said J. Stephen Jones, MD, President and CEO, Inova. “I am exceedingly proud of their remarkable, continuous focus on high-reliability care, patient safety, and ensuring our patients remain at the center of everything we do.”
“I applaud the hospital leadership and workforce for their strong commitment to safety and transparency,” said Leah Binder, President and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “An ‘A’ Safety Grade is a sign that hospitals are continuously evaluating their performance, so that they can best protect patients. The Inova team should be extremely proud of their dedication and achievement.”
The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is the only hospital ratings program based exclusively on hospital prevention of medical errors and harm to patients. The grading system is peer-reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public. Grades are updated twice annually, in the fall and spring.
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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 www.inova.org.
About The Leapfrog Group
Founded in 2000 by large employers and other purchasers, The Leapfrog Group is a national nonprofit organization driving a movement for giant leaps for patient safety. The flagship Leapfrog Hospital Survey and new Leapfrog Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) Survey collect and transparently report hospital and ASC performance, empowering purchasers to find the highest-value care and giving consumers the lifesaving information they need to make informed decisions. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, Leapfrog’s other main initiative, assigns letter grades to hospitals based on their record of patient safety, helping consumers protect themselves and their families from errors, injuries, accidents,
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