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Awards & Recognition

  • Named a Top Hospital for Patient Experience by Healthgrades — 2013-2017

  • Earned a “Straight A” hospital for earning a Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade of A for nine consecutive grading periods since 2012 — 04.14.2017

  • Received 2016 Leapfrog Top Teaching Hospital Award, one of only 115 Top Hospitals recognized nationwide, and the only Top Teaching Hospital in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. This elite distinction is awarded nationwide to hospitals that have committed to transparency and demonstrated particular excellence in hospital safety and quality. — 12.07.2016

  • Granted the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC) designation administered by the American College of Surgeons (ACS) — 2015-2018

  • Achieved a Comprehensive Center accreditation granted by the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP), in partnership with the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) — 2015-2018

  • 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 — 2013-2018

  • Received Commission on Cancer (COC) Accreditation and National Outstanding Achievement Award from the American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer — 2014-2017

  • The Joint Commission has granted the Hospital Gold Seal of Approval™ for Total Joint Replacement (Hip and Knee) Program — 2016-2018

  • The Joint Commission has granted the Hospital Advanced Certification for Palliative Care Program — 2015-2017

  • The Joint Commission has granted the Hospital Advanced Certification for Inpatient Diabetes Program — 2014-2016

  • The Joint Commission has granted the Hospital Gold of Seal Approval™ for Primary Stroke Program

  • Received the Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award with Target: StrokeSM Honor Roll from Get With The Guidelines® Stroke by the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association for Primary Stroke Program — 06.06.2016

  • The Pathology Department at Virginia Hospital Center earned the American Association of Blood Banks (AABB) accreditation for Transfusion Services — 2014-2016

  • Received 2016 VHQC Quality Innovation Award — 09.22.2016

  • Listed Among 2016 Most Wired — 09.22.2016

  • 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

  • Named one of America’s 100 Top Hospitals by Truven Health Analytics, the Nation’s leading independent organization that evaluates nearly 3,000 U.S. hospitals. The only hospital in the Virginia/Washington DC/Baltimore region to be included in 2015. — 2013-2015

  • Named one of the Nation’s 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals by Truven Health Analytics. The only hospital in the Washington, DC Metropolitan region and the state of Virginia. — 2014-2015

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

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

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

  • 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.”

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

  • 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 the National Committee for 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.
  • Received 2016 VHQC Quality Innovation Award — 09.22.2016

  • Listed Among 2016 Most Wired — 09.22.2016

2016 Leapfrog Top Teaching Hospital Award

Virginia Hospital Center Earns Highest Grade for Safety and Quality — Straight-A Streak Puts Hospital in Elite Company Nationwide

Virginia Hospital Center takes great pride in being a Magnet® hospital

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