Awards and Recognition: Inova L. J. Murphy Children's Hospital / Inova Fairfax Medical Campus

As Northern Virginia’s only pediatric tertiary care center, we provide the highest level of care for our young patients. More than 400 board-certified pediatricians, family practice physicians and pediatric specialists provide care in the hospital’s technologically advanced, yet child-friendly environment.

Among the Best in the Nation for Neonatology

gold badgeInova L.J. Murphy Children's Hospital has been named one of the Top 50 Hospitals in the United States for neonatology care by U.S. News and World Report.

The U.S. News team generates annual hospital rankings by evaluating data on nearly 5,000 hospitals. Being nationally ranked in a specialty means that a hospital must excel in caring for the sickest, most medically complex patients.


Award badgeExcellence in Surgical Care

Inova L.J. Murphy Children's Hospital is a Level 1 Verified Children's Surgery Center by the American College of Surgeons Children's Surgery Verification Quality Improvement Program (ACS CSV).

The ACS CSV program is based on other nationally recognized ACS quality improvement programs that have measurably improved surgical quality and outcomes. Verified centers must meet criteria outlined in the standards document, Optimal Resources for Children's Surgical Care, which ensure that pediatric surgical patients receive optimal care under a multidisciplinary program with quality improvement and safety processes, data collection and appropriate resources at the hospital.

Level I centers have specialty trained children's surgeons in every discipline, with pediatric anesthesiologists and dedicated operating rooms for children available 24 hours a day. They also train future leaders in education and research and participate in community outreach. Learn more arrow

Joint Commission Certification: Prematurity and NICU Care

gold seal of the Joint CommissionIn 2011, Inova Fairfax Hospital received the first ever certification from The Joint Commission for prematurity and NICU care at Inova's children's hospital. The Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval™ validates that the care premature babies receive in our neonatal intensive care unit not only meets, but exceeds the national standards. Learn more arrow

An "A" for Patient Safety

Leapfrog Group's Hospital Safety Grade  logoIn May 2019, Inova Fairfax Medical Campus was again awarded an "A" from The Leapfrog Group's Hospital Safety Grade, marking straight "A's" for two years running. This designation recognizes our efforts in protecting patients from harm and meeting the highest safety standards in the United States.

The Leapfrog Group is a national organization committed to improving health care quality and safety for consumers and purchasers. The Safety Grade assigns grades to hospitals across the country based on their performance in preventing medical errors, infections and other harms among patients in their care.

National Award for Quality

Leapfrog Top Teaching Hospital logoHighlighting our nationally recognized achievements in patient safety and quality, Inova Fairfax Medical Campus has been named a Top Teaching Hospital by The Leapfrog Group. 

Performance across many areas of hospital care is considered in establishing the qualifications for the award, including infection rates, maternity care, and the hospital’s capacity to prevent medication errors. The rigorous standards are defined in each year’s Top Hospital Methodology.


Award badge"Best for Families"

Washington Family magazine readers voted Inova Fairfax Hospital among the best in local healthcare choices in the magazine's annual "Best for Families" survey.