Dr. Stephen Jones: Prosecuting nurses for honest mistakes won’t make patients safer

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Inova’s president and CEO J. Stephen Jones, MD, MBA, FACS had an op-ed piece published in USA Today following Friday’s sentencing of nurse RaDonda Vaught. (While working as a nurse at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in 2017, Vaught’s accidental administration of the wrong drug to a patient led to the patient’s death. Vaught was later…

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Inova Mount Vernon Hospital Receives Magnet® Designation for Nursing Excellence

Also Recognized for Six “Exemplars” for Top Performance Alexandria, VA –– Inova Mount Vernon Hospital is proud to announce it has been designated as a Magnet® hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). Magnet status is considered the highest organizational honor awarded for nursing excellence. Currently only about 8 percent of the approximately 6,100…

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Nightingale Star Nurse Award Winners Announced

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Nurses Across the Inova Health System Honored as Star Nurse 2021 Finalists and Excellence in Nursing Awards The month of May has been dedicated to celebrating nurses, and Inova is proud to share that several nurses from across the system have been recognized for excellence in nursing. Last night, Erin Reynolds, RN, of Inova Fairfax…

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Inova Hospitals Nationally Recognized for Excellence by The Leapfrog Group and CMS

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Falls Church, VA – Once again, all five Inova hospitals 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…

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Inova Fairfax Hospital Receives Magnet® Designation for Nursing Excellence

Also Cited as “Exemplar” for a Best Practice Care Model Falls Church, VA – (December 16, 2020) – Inova Fairfax Hospital is proud to announce it has once again been designated as a Magnet® hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). Magnet status is considered the highest organizational honor awarded for nursing excellence. Currently…

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18 Inova Nurses Selected as 2020 Star Nurses Finalists by Washington Post

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Falls Church, VA – Among tens of thousands of registered nurses working in the Washington, DC metro area, 18 extraordinary nurses from Inova Alexandria Hospital, Inova Children’s Hospital, Inova Loudoun Hospital and Inova Mount Vernon Hospital have been  selected as 2020 Star Nurses Finalists. This new award program is co-sponsored by The Washington Post and…

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