Mount Vernon Brief: Inova Mount Vernon Commended

Mount Vernon Brief: Inova Mount Vernon Commended

Inova Mount Vernon Hospital has been ranked the No. 6 Best Hospital in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area by U.S. News & World Report. The 2015 ranking is up from No. 13 in 2014. The hospital also ranked No. 15 in Virginia (up fromNo. 20 in 2014) and earned high performing recognition in Orthopedics again this year. The annual U.S. News Best Hospitals rankings, now in its 26th year, recognize hospitals that excel in treating the most challenging patients.

For 2015-16, U.S. News evaluated hospitals in 16 adult specialties and ranked the top 50 in most of the specialties. Less than 3 percent of the nearly 5,000 hospitals that were analyzed for Best Hospitals 2015-16 were nationally ranked in even one specialty.

In rankings by state and metro area, U.S. News recognized hospitals that perform nearly at the level of their nationally ranked peers in one or more specialties, as well as hospitals that excel in multiple common procedures and conditions.

Inova Mount Vernon Hospital has also been rated “high performing” in Knee Replacement in the U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals for Common Care ratings. The ratings evaluate more than 4,500 hospitals nationwide on common inpatient procedures and conditions. Only about 10 percent of the hospitals were rated as high performers.

The rankings are freely available at and will appear in the U.S. News “Best Hospitals 2016” guidebook, available in August from the U.S. News Store.