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Awards & Recognitions for Inova Fair Oaks Hospital

"Straight A's" in hospital safety

Leapfrog badgeInova Fair Oaks Hospital has again been awarded a grade of "A" for hospital safety by The Leapfrog Group. (Inova Fair Oaks has earned this important recognition every year since 2012.) 

The Leapfrog Group is a Washington D.C-based organization aiming to improve health care quality and safety for consumers and purchasers. Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 27 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign grades to approximately 2,500 U.S. hospitals twice per year. It is peer reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public. Learn more about this safety ranking arrow

Logo: Truven Health Analytics 100 Top HospitalsWe are among the nation's 100 Top Hospitals®

Inova Fair Oaks Hospital is proud to have again been named one of the 100 Top Hospitals® in the United States by Truven Health Analytics®.  Our 2017 award marks the fourth time Inova Fair Oaks Hospital has been recognized with this honor.

The Truven Health 100 Top Hospitals program is the most comprehensive, academically driven study of its kind, evaluating clinical and operational performance in 11 key areas of patient safety, expense and care. Read the announcement.

U.S. News & World Report: Among the best in Washington, DC area

For the 2019-2020 awards year, Inova Fair Oaks Hospital has earned the distinction of #8 Best Hospital in the Washington, DC metropolitan region, and the #11 Best Hospital in the state of Virginia.

High Performing in clinical and surgical areas

U.S. News & World Report also has ranked Inova Fair Oaks Hospital as “High Performing” for the following specialty areas or procedures:

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) Repair
  • Hip Replacement
  • Knee Replacement
  • Urology

About U.S. News "Best Hospitals" rankings

The annual Best Hospitals rankings, now in their 30th year, are designed to assist patients and their doctors in making informed decisions about where to receive care for challenging health conditions or for common elective procedures. U.S. News evaluates more than 4,500 medical centers nationwide in 25 specialties, procedures and conditions. The U.S. News Best Hospitals methodologies in most areas of care are based largely or entirely on objective measures such as risk-adjusted survival and readmission rates, volume, patient experience, patient safety and quality of nursing, among other care-related indicators.

The Joint Commission gold seal The Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval® for Primary Stroke Center, spine surgery, hip and knee replacement and palliative care

In 2014, Inova Fair Oaks Hospital earned The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval™ for stroke care. This certification as a Primary Stroke Center by The Joint Commission recognizes facilities that make exceptional efforts to meet the unique needs of stroke patients and foster better outcomes for stroke care. Learn more.

Inova Fair Oaks Hospital earned The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval® again in 2014 for healthcare quality for two additional programs, Spine Surgery and for Hip and Knee Replacement Surgery. Read more about Inova Fair Oaks Gold Seals of Approval.

In 2013, Inova Fair Oaks Hospital also earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for its Palliative Care Program by demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission’s national standards for health care quality and safety in palliative care. Read the press release.

Inova Fair Oaks Hospital has also been accredited by The Joint Commission. The purpose of this is to evaluate Inova Fair Oaks Hospital's compliance with nationally established Joint Commission standards that relate to quality of care, safety of care and safety in the environment of care.

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Excellence in nursing care

Inova Fair Oaks Hospital has been named a Magnet™ organization, one of the highest levels of recognition a hospital can achieve for excellence in nursing services.

key logoTop performer on key quality measures

Inova Fair Oaks Hospital was named Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission, the nation's leading accreditor of healthcare organizations, in the areas of heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical care. Read more about Inova Fair Oaks Hospital’s top quality measures arrow

Excellence in minimally invasive gynecology

logo: AAGL Center of Excellence

Inova Fair Oaks Hospital has been designated as a Center of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecology by AAGL, the leading association promoting minimally invasive gynecologic surgery. This designation means that both the hospital and the surgeons have undergone a review process and met standards to ensure the efficacy, safety and efficiency of their minimally invasive gynecology capabilities. Inova Fair Oaks Hospital’s skilled surgical team performs 94 percent of gynecologic procedures using a minimally invasive approach.
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Excellence in weight loss surgery

logo: MBSAQIPInova Fair Oaks Hospital is nationally recognized as an MBSAQIP-accredited comprehensive center for weight loss surgery by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. This designation recognizes surgical programs with a demonstrated track record of favorable outcomes in obesity surgery.

To earn an MBSAQIP accreditation, Inova Fair Oaks Hospital underwent a series of site inspections during which all aspects of the program's surgical processes were closely examined and data on health outcomes were collected.  Visit our Weight Loss Services website arrow

trophy and ribbon100 Great Hospitals in America

Inova Fair Oaks Hospital has been named one of the "100 Great Hospitals in America" by Becker’s Hospital Review. The hospitals included in this list have proven to be innovators for medical treatments, research, technology and care delivery. Read the press release.

Premier Award for QualityLogo: Premier Award for Quality

Inova Fair Oaks Hospital has been named a recipient of the 2010 Premier Award for Quality. This award recognizes leading healthcare organizations that efficiently provide outstanding patient care and consistently set the standard in clinical excellence nationwide. Read the press release.

Accredited cancer centerLogo: Commission on Cancer

Inova Fair Oaks Hospital’s cancer center was accredited in 2013 by the Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons. Accreditation of a cancer center is granted only to those facilities that have voluntarily committed to provide the best in cancer diagnosis and treatment and are able to comply with established CoC standards.

Award badge"Get with the Guidelines" Stroke Quality Initiative from American Stroke Association – Gold Plus Award

The American Heart Association (AHA) and the American Stroke Association (ASA) have awarded Inova Fair Oaks Hospital the GOLD PLUS Award for outstanding specialized stroke treatment. In addition, Inova Fair Oaks has attained the distinction of Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite.

The "Get with the Guidelines" designation indicates that stroke assessment and services at the hospital provide patients with the best chance of survival. Read more about the "Get with the Guidelines" stroke program.

NAPBC logoAccredited breast care program

Inova Fair Oaks Hospital's breast care program was one of the first in the D.C. metro area to receive accreditation as a nationally recognized breast care provider by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC).

logo - SPQA awardU.S. Senate Productivity and Quality Award

Inova Fair Oaks Hospital has received the U.S. Senate Productivity and Quality Award (SPQA), a premier award for performance excellence. Our hospital was identified as a model organization for demonstrating excellence and maturity in business approaches, deployment and results. The SPQA performance criteria and core values are adapted from the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award and are used by many top public and private institutions as a proven business model.

logo: 2012 Community Value Five-Star AwardCommunity Value Five-Star® award

Based on the Cleverley and Associates Community Value Index® score, this hospital has ranked as one of the top hospitals in the nation in terms of the value we provide to the community.

logo: Top Performing HospitalsPremier Healthcare Alliance national Quest collaborative

Inova Fair Oaks Hospital was named a 2011 Top Performing Hospital in the Premier Healthcare Alliance's national Quest collaborative. Culminating a voluntary 3-year QUEST program, Inova participated in the exercise out of a commitment to patient best interests and a dedication to reducing preventable harm and readmission. Read the press release.

News & Expert Commentary 

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December 7, 2021
After Seven Years of Pain, Jennifer’s Life Now Runs Smoothly After Spine Surgery... Read More
November 11, 2021
All Five Inova Hospitals Nationally Recognized for Straight ‘A’s by the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade... Read More
November 10, 2021
Inova Fair Oaks Hospital Recertified as Hip and Knee Replacement Center of Excellence by The Joint Commission... Read More
July 2, 2021
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