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  • Named one of America’s 100 Top Hospitals, for the second year in a row, by Truven Health Analytics, the Nation’s leading independent organization that evaluates nearly 3,000 U.S. hospitals. One of only two hospitals in the Virginia/Washington DC/Baltimore region to be so named – 03.03.2014

  • Received Magnet® Recognition granted by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). The ANCC’s Magnet Recognition Program® is the highest level of acknowledgement of a healthcare organization’s quality patient care, nursing excellence and innovations in professional nursing practice – 03.10.2014

  • Fitch Ratings upgraded Virginia Hospital Center Virginia Hospital Center to a “AA-“ rating – 02.20.2014

  • Named one of the Nation’s 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals by Truven Health Analytics. The only hospital in the Washington, DC Metropolitan region – 11.05.2013

  • Named one of the Nation’s 100 Top Hospitals® by Truven Health Analytics. Also one of only 17 of the 100 Top Hospitals to receive the 2013 Everest Award – 02.25.2013

  • Named one of the Top 100 Hospitals with Great Orthopedic Programs for 2013 by Becker’s Hospital Review

  • Received a Hospital Safety Score of A from The Leapfrog Group – 2013

  • Recognized by Joint Commission as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® for the following measures: Heart Attack, Heart Failure, Pneumonia and Surgical Care for 2012. As a Top Performer, Virginia Hospital Center is among 1,099 hospitals being recognized this year; our Hospital represents the top 33 percent of all Joint Commission-accredited hospitals that reported accountability measure performance data for 2012

  • The Joint Commission has granted the Hospital Advanced Certification in Inpatient Diabetes – 2014-2016

  • Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval™ for Primary Stroke Center – 2012-2014

  • Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval™ for Total Joint Replacement (Hip & Knee) – 2012-2014

  • Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval™ for Advanced Palliative Care Program – 2012-2014

  • Received the Press Ganey Guardian of Excellence Award and recognized specifically in two categories – Inpatient and Emergency Department – 2013

  • Named to the Top 100 Healthstrong Hospitals list by iVantage Health Analytics. iVantage Health Analytics rank all 4,400+ U.S. general acute care hospitals through their national ratings and analytics program which produces their Hospital Strength Index – 2013

  • Recognized as one of America’s Top 100 “Best Value” Hospitals – Hospital Value Index™

  • Virginia Hospital Center Urgent Care recognized as "Winner Best of Arlington 2014" by the readers of Arlington Magazine – 2014

  • The Inpatient Rehabilitation Center at Virginia Hospital Center has been accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) International for both the Inpatient Rehab Hospital Program and the Rehab Stroke Specialty Program – 2013-2016

  • The Emergency Department at Virginia Hospital Center has been selected as a Lantern Award recipient by the Emergency Nurses Association (ENA) – 2013

  • Awarded a three-year accreditation in Radiation Oncology by the American College of Radiology (ACR) and the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) –
    2012-2015

  • "Best Place to Have a Baby" by the readers of Arlington Magazine – 2013

  • In the 12.29.12 issue of Virginia Business Magazine, Virginia Hospital Center was recognized as the Top Hospital in the Commonwealth of Virginia for patient satisfaction as measured by the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) survey. Virginia Hospital Center was the Number 1 hospital in the state in both overall patient satisfaction and how likely patients were to definitely recommend the Hospital to others.

  • First Hospital in Virginia & DC (one of the first 23 nationwide) to receive NAPBC designation for Reinsch Pierce Family Center for Breast Health – original designation received in 2009; recertified for an additional three years – 2012

  • American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer and Accreditation by the American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer (COC) and Recipient of the COC Outstanding Achievement Award – 2011-2014

  • CareChex® Hospital Quality Ratings (2012): Overall rating – Highest in Northern Virginia – 2nd in Metro market; Overall surgery – Highest in Northern Virginia; Neurological care – Top 10% nationally and number 3 in the Metro market; Major Cardiac Surgery – Top 100 in the Nation, Top 10% nationally, number 1 in the State and number 1 in Metro market; General Surgery – Top 10% nationally; Heart Failure – Top 10% nationally, number 1 in the State & number 1 in the Metro Area; Hip Fracture – Top 100 in the Nation; Vascular Surgery – Top 10% in the Nation

  • CareChex® Hospital Quality Ratings (2011): Overall rating – Highest in Northern Virginia – 2nd in Metro market; Overall surgery – 2nd in Metro market; Neurosurgery – Top 10% nationally & Number 1 in Metro market; Cancer care – Top 10% nationally & Number 1 in Metro market; Major Cardiac Surgery – Highest in Northern Virginia and Number 1 in Metro market

  • CareChex® Hospital Quality Ratings (2010): Overall rating – Highest in Northern Virginia; Neurological/Stroke care – Top 10% nationally; Neurosurgery – Top 10% nationally; Orthopedics – Top 10% nationally; Cancer care – Top 10% nationally; Major Cardiac Surgery – Highest in Northern Virginia

  • Cardiac Specialty Designation: CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield’s Blue Distinction Center for Cardiac Care® and UnitedHealthcare Premium® Cardiac Specialty Center. The Premium designation reflects cardiac programs that offer “quality, cost-effective cardiac procedures and cardiac care services.”

  • U.S. News & World Report – 2010 Silver Achievement Award for Stroke

  • A designated Aetna Institute of Quality® Cardiac Care – Cardiovascular Surgery, Cardiac Medical Intervention and Cardiac Rhythm Disease Diagnosis & Treatment – 2013-2015

  • A designated Aetna “Tier 1” hospital – hospitals identified as “providing services at a more affordable cost” – 2011

  • A designated Aetna Institute of Quality® Orthopedic Care Total Joint Replacement Center – 2010

  • A designated Aetna Institute of Quality® Cardiac Care – Cardiovascular Surgery, Cardiac Rhythm, Cardiac Medical Intervention and Disease Diagnosis & Treatment – 2010

  • American College of Radiology Center of Excellence for: Breast Imaging (Mammography, Stereotactic Breast Biopsy, Breast Ultrasound & Ultrasound-Guided Breast Biopsy); CT & Ultrasound

  • Arlington Best Business (ABBIE) Award recipient – 2011

  • Virginia State Board of Education, Outstanding Program CAMP MED – 2010

  • Quality Respiratory Care Recognition Status, from the American Association for Respiratory Care – 2010 & 2011

  • A Five-Star, top-ranked “Community Value Provider” by Cleverley + Associates; Community Value Index® recognizes hospital performance based on financial strength, cost of care, pricing and quality – 2011 & 2012

  • Top 100 Hospitals for Patient Satisfaction by WomenCertified®. Selection based on a combination of HCAHPS results and a “higher level of analysis using weighting that reflects criteria most important to women for patient satisfaction” – 2013

  • Top 100 Hospitals for Patient Satisfaction by WomenCertified®. Selection based on a combination of HCAHPS results and a “higher level of analysis using weighting that reflects criteria most important to women for patient satisfaction” – 2012

  • Top 100 Hospitals for Patient Satisfaction by WomenCertified®. Selection based on a combination of HCAHPS results and a “higher level of analysis using weighting that reflects criteria most important to women for patient satisfaction” – 2011

  • The American College of Surgeons (ACS) and the American Society for Metabolic and the Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) granted Virginia Hospital Center "Full Approval" and official recognition as an "American College of Surgeons Bariatric Surgery Center Network (ACS BSCN) Level 1 Accredited Metabolic and Bariatric Center."

  • Undersea & Hyperbaric Medical Society (UHMS) Clinical Hyperbaric Facility Accreditation

  • NICU achieved Level III B status

  • Arlington Pediatric Center received certification as a Level III Patient-Centered Medical Home by theNational Committee on Quality Assurance (NCQA)

  • Recognized as an Emergency Center of Excellence, a national designation that has only been awarded to eight hospitals in the Nation

  • Senior Health Department received the Philips Lifeline Certificate of Achievement award, as well as, the “Elderly Services Award” from the Board of Directors at Culpeper Gardens

  • Named by the Washington Business Journal/United Healthcare as one of Greater Washington's Healthiest Employers.

  • Respiratory Care awarded “Quality Respiratory Care Recognition Status” for meeting strict safety and quality standards.
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