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Get the facts on how we're ensuring safety at our locations, our PPE safety requirements, and more, so you know it's safe to receive the care you need—as well as safe for us to continue delivering your care. Whether your visit is for routine care, emergency care, or COVID-19 care, you have a nationally recognized leader in safety, ready for you.

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Quality and Outcomes 

When your child needs medical care, you want the best



Our leadership, physicians and staff have established goals to meet and exceed the standards set by industry leaders, using the best hospitals in the nation as our benchmarks.

We follow standards of care and expectations established by national organizations that support quality improvement, including: Children’s Hospitals Solutions for Patient Safety, Vermont Oxford Network, Children’s Hospital Association, The Joint Commission, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the Agency for Health Care Research in Quality (AHRQ), the National Quality Forum, and The Leapfrog Group.

These organizations provide measurement tools that help us continually evaluate and ensure the highest quality of care in our hospital. Families can also use this information to make informed decisions about their child’s health care needs.


Inova outcomes

Download and read the Inova Children’s Hospital Cardiac Outcomes Report PDF


National quality and outcomes data


These national organizations share quality and outcomes data for hospitals across the country, including Inova Children’s.


U.S. News & World Report


Inova Children's Hospital has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as among the 50 best in the nation for neonatology. The neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at Inova Children's Hospital is consistently recognized for the quality of care provided and has been named to this list many times. These rankings highlight only the top 50 selected pediatric facilities in the United States in 10 specialties

In addition, we were named one of the top 50 pediatric facilities in the nation for cardiology and heart surgery in 2015-2016.