Inova Mount Vernon gets top safety grades from two advocacy groups

Inova Mount Vernon Hospital

Inova Mount Vernon Hospital (Facebook photo)

Inova Mount Vernon Hospital recently received two awards for patient safety, including an A grade in the influential Leapfrog Group’s Hospital Safety Grade ratings announced earlier this week.

Inova Mount Vernon’s grade placed them higher than both Inova Alexandria Hospital, which received a C grade, and Inova Fairfax Hospital, which received a B.

Other Northern Virginia hospitals to receive A grades included Inova Fair Oaks Hospital, Virginia Hospital Center in Arlington and Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center in Woodbridge.

Leapfrog does not grade military hospitals, so the Fort Belvoir Community Hospital was not included in the survey.

The Leapfrog Group is an independent watchdog group founded in 2000 that aims to improve hospital safety. They have issued their Hospital Safety Grade report twice a year since 2012. 

Out of the 2,639 hospitals rated by Leapfrog this cycle, 823 earned an A, 706 earned a B, 933 earned a C, 167 earned a D and 10 earned an F.

This is Inova Mount Vernon’s sixth-consecutive cycle receiving an A from Leapfrong. 

Inova Mount Vernon also announced this week that it has received the 2017 Patient Safety Excellence Award from Healthgrades, a national advocacy organization. Inova Mount Vernon was one 460 hospitals nationwide to receive this award, and one of only 19 in Virginia.

Inova Mount Vernon, a 237-bed hospital featuring the Inova Joint Replacement Center and Inova Rehabilitation Center, is the largest private employer in the Richmond Highway area.