Northern Virginia hospitals ranked among safest, according to Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade
Northern Virginia ranks at the top in the annual Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, with suburban Maryland getting a middling score and the District trailing near the bottom of the nationwide survey.
Overall, Virginia ranked second in the country, following Oregon, on safety measures such as staff responsiveness and hand hygiene, with all hospitals assessed in the report receiving scores of A or B.
Hospitals within Northern Virginia’s Inova Health System Inova Mount Vernon Hospital, Inova Alexandria Hospital, Inova Fairfax Hospital, Inova Fair Oaks Hospital and Inova Loudoun Hospital all scored A’s. The Virginia Hospital Center in Arlington also received an A.