Awards & Recognition

  • Virginia Hospital Center was honored as an Arlington Chamber of Commerce 2020 Best Business
  • Named a CMS 5-Star Hospital, in 2020, based on our performance across seven areas of quality.
  • Named a Leapfrog 2019 Top Teaching Hospital for the fourth time in five years, a distinction achieved by an elite group of hospitals that meet the nation’s toughest safety and quality standards.
  • Received a Leapfrog Hospital Safety Score of A for the 16th consecutive grading period – one of a few hospitals in the country to achieve this level of consistency.
  • The only Northern Virginia hospital named to Newsweek's 2020 list of Best Maternity Care Hospitals. The distinction recognizes facilities that have excelled in providing care to mothers, newborns and their families, as verified by the 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Survey.
  • Achieved Magnet re-designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program – the highest national honor for professional nursing practice.  Only about 7% of US hospitals have achieved Magnet recognition.
  • 2019 release of US News and World Report hospital rankings, received the highest ranking possible (“High Performing”) in the following areas: Aortic Valve Surgery, Colon Cancer Surgery, Heart Bypass Surgery, Heart Failure, Hip Replacement and Knee Replacement.
  • Ranked fourth in US News and World Report’s DC Area Hospital Rankings. VHC received their highest ranking possible (“High Performing”) in the following areas: Aortic Valve Surgery, Colon Cancer Surgery, Heart Bypass Surgery, Heart Failure, Hip Replacement and Knee Replacement.
  • Received the following Women’s Choice Awards®:
    • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Patient Experience
    • America’s Best Hospitals for Bariatric Surgery
    • America’s Best Hospitals for Cancer Care
    • America’s Best Hospitals for Heart Care
    • America’s Best Hospitals for Obstetrics
    • America’s Best Hospitals for Orthopedics
    • America’s Best Hospitals for Patient Safety
    • America’s Best Stroke Centers
  • Recognized as a 2019 CHIME Healthcare Most Wired program.

 Accreditation & Certification

  • Received Commission on Cancer (COC) Accreditation and National Outstanding Achievement Award from the American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer — 2017-2020
  • Designated as a case observation site for robotic colorectal surgery by Intuitive Surgical, manufacturer of the da Vinci Surgical System.  
  • Accreditation, from the Surgical Review Corporation (SRC), as a Robotic Center for Excellence.
  • Granted the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC) designation administered by the American College of Surgeons (ACS) — 2018-2021
  • Re-certification by Joint Commission of our Center of Excellence status as a Hip and Knee Replacement Center, Primary Stroke Program, and Advanced Certification for Inpatient Diabetes Program.
  • Joint Commission (triennial) re-certification of Virginia Hospital Center.
  • Accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) International for both the Inpatient Rehab Hospital Program and the Rehab Stroke Specialty Program — 2013-2021
  • Pediatric Center received certification as a Level III Patient-Centered Medical Home by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA)
  • 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
  • Undersea & Hyperbaric Medical Society (UHMS) Clinical Hyperbaric Facility Accreditation
  • American College of Radiology Center of Excellence for Breast Imaging (Mammography, Stereotactic Breast Biopsy, Breast Ultrasound & Ultrasound-Guided Breast Biopsy); CT & Ultrasound
  • The Pathology Department at Virginia Hospital Center earned the American Association of Blood Banks (AABB) accreditation for Transfusion Services — 2018-2020
  • Aetna Institutes of Quality® recognition for consistently high-value, high-quality care in:
  • Bariatric surgery
  • Cardiac Care (medical intervention, cardiac rhythm and cardiovascular surgery)
  • Orthopedic care – joints and spines
    • Women & Infant Health designated an Aetna Elective Delivery Infant Safety Program
    • Bariatric Center of Excellence for United Healthcare
    • BlueCross BlueShield/CareFirst designated Virginia Hospital Center a:
      • Blue Distinction & Blue Distinction Center+ Hospital
      • Blue Distinction Center+ for Maternity Care
      • Blue Distinction Center+ specialty center for Knee & Hip Replacement
      • Blue Distinction Center+ for Cardiac Care
      • Blue Distinction Center  for Bariatric Surgery

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