Inova Alexandria Hospital

68%

Patients that would definitely recommend
2% lower than the national average

Awards

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Hospital Quality Awards

America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2018)

Top 5% in the nation for consistently delivering clinical quality

Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)

Top in the nation for providing excellence in patient safety by preventing infections, medical errors, and other preventable complications

Specialty Clinical Quality Awards

America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Critical Care Award™ (2020)

Superior clinical outcomes in treating pulmonary embolism, respiratory system failure, sepsis, and diabetic emergencies

Pulmonary Care Excellence Award™ (2020, 2018)

Superior clinical outcomes in treating chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and pneumonia

Stroke Care Excellence Award™ (2020)

Superior clinical outcomes in the care and treatment of stroke

Labor and Delivery Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)

Superior clinical care of women during and after childbirth

Obstetrics and Gynecology Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)

Superior clinical outcomes during and after childbirth and in surgeries that treat diseases and conditions of the female reproductive system

America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Stroke Care Award™ (2018)

Superior clinical outcomes in the care and treatment of stroke

Critical Care Excellence Award™ (2018)

Superior clinical outcomes in treating pulmonary embolism, respiratory system failure, sepsis, and diabetic emergencies

Safety Ratings

How well a hospital safeguards patients from potential complications

No events relating to foreign objects left in body during a surgery or procedure

1 rating was better than expected

  • Pressure sores or bed sores acquired in the hospital

12 ratings were as expected

  • Death in procedures where mortality is usually very low
  • Death following a serious complication after surgery
  • Collapsed lung due to a procedure or surgery in or around the chest
  • Catheter-related bloodstream infections acquired at the hospital
  • Hip fracture following surgery
  • Excessive bruising or bleeding as a consequence of a procedure or surgery
  • Acute kidney dysfunction following surgery
  • Respiratory failure following surgery
  • Deep blood clots in the lungs or legs following surgery
  • Bloodstream infection following surgery
  • Breakdown of abdominal incision site
  • Accidental cut, puncture, perforation or hemorrhage during medical care
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Hospital Quality

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Data Source

Patient Experience

Patient experience measures tell you how patients felt about the care they received at the hospital. These measures are based on the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) survey data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

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66%

Patients who gave a rating of 9 or 10
3% lower than the national average

68%

Would definitely recommend
2% lower than the national average

Inova Alexandria Hospital

National Average

Communication with doctors

Percent of patients who said that doctors always listened to them and explained things well

100%50%0%75%81%

Communication with nurses

Percent of patients who said that nurses always listened to them and explained things well

100%50%0%76%78%

Communication about medicines

Percent of patients who said that staff always explained medicines before giving them to patients

100%50%0%60%63%

Discharge Information

Percent of patients who said they were given information about recovering at home

100%50%0%87%84%

Care Transition

Percent of patients who said they understood their care needs when they left the hospital

100%50%0%51%53%

Responsiveness of hospital staff

Percent of patients who said they always received help quickly from hospital staff

100%50%0%57%66%

Inova Alexandria Hospital

National Average

Quietness

Percent of patients who said the area around their rooms was always kept quiet at night

100%50%0%57%60%

Cleanliness

Percent of patients who said their room and bathroom were always kept clean

100%50%0%73%73%

Providers

Provider Reviews

Dr. Purkert put me very at ease during my thyroid cancer journey. His bedside manner was very calming and he is definitely the premier thyroid surgeon in NOVA. My surgery went on without a hitch and I am cancer free today.

Lisa Jones Jul 08 2020

Review for Dr. Purkert

Deara Jul 07 2020

Review for Dr. Abidin

Caren Penso Jul 06 2020

Review for Dr. Sershon

Susan Graham Jul 06 2020

Review for Dr. Petro

I have had nothing but professional, competent care from Dr. Domanski. He is always willing to go out of his way and reschedule his time in order to provide excellent care and is very willing to depart his knowledgeable information without being asked. I have found a Dr. I will keep.

Jul 04 2020

Review for Dr. Domanski

Dr. Thompson is the most personable and caring doctor I have ever gone to. Definitely has a wonderful bedside manner and makes you feel at ease. He takes the time to address all your concerns , no matter how small. He never makes you feel rushed.

L. Mccreedy Jul 03 2020

Review for Dr. Thompson

Jul 02 2020

Review for Dr. Vargas

She’s been my oncologist for 3 years now and I’ll never look elsewhere! Her team is amazing, always happy to answer questions and give recommendations.

Jul 02 2020

Review for Dr. Favret

Dr. Martinelli has performed two total hip replacement surgeries over the past year. Both surgeries were total successes. Dr. Martinelli is thorough and explains procedures so they are easily understood. I appreciate the ease in being able to contact him post- surgery with questions.

Patricia Potter Jul 02 2020

Review for Dr. Martinelli

I would definitely recommend Dr. Kittredge to others. He moves quickly thru an appointment, but not at the expense of listening to you. So he is expedient but he's thorough. I think it's because he just knows his stuff.

Diane D. Jul 01 2020

Review for Dr. Kittredge

Sunshine100 Jul 01 2020

Review for Dr. Bicksel

LAB Jul 01 2020

Review for Dr. Lovallo

Best ortho ever.

J.Mc Jul 01 2020

Review for Dr. Martinelli

Dr. Svestka is very good and very thorough. He put me at ease about my hernia operation and made sure all of my questions were answered.

David Hensley Jun 30 2020

Review for Dr. Svestka

Very professional, personable, and straight forward

Jun 30 2020

Review for Dr. Sershon

Dr. Maia recommends the right treatments and is very truthful on what to expect. And I love the results!

Susan Jun 27 2020

Review for Dr. Maia

David R Jun 26 2020

Review for Dr. Bray

David R. Jun 26 2020

Review for Dr. Akbari

Jun 25 2020

Review for Dr. Hughes

Jun 25 2020

Review for Dr. Sershon

Frank Scutch Jun 25 2020

Review for Dr. Shahin

Excellent! He also did my husband’s hip replacement. I would definitely go back to him again.

Jana McKeag Jun 24 2020

Review for Dr. Martinelli

joan e johnson Jun 24 2020

Review for Dr. Gorle

Excellent. Responsive to my concerns/questions. Very professional in all respects.

Jun 20 2020

Review for Dr. Hughes

Dr. Reddy is very knowledgeable, he has a great personality and is very easy to talk to. He listens and takes time to answer your questions. I have been a patient for 30 years and I respect every Dr in the practice, they are all wonderful.

Marianne Wendel Jun 19 2020

Review for Dr. Reddy

Dr. Sershon is a true professional who took great time with me explaining the process for my hip replacement. He’s an outstanding surgeon with technical skills second to none. I would most certainly recommend him to anyone needing a hip replacement.

Dave Byrnes Jun 19 2020

Review for Dr. Sershon

Made sure all was going well following surgery several months ago. Very open to questions and provides in-depth answers.

Jun 18 2020

Review for Dr. Sershon

He made me feel very comfortable about what I needed, and what my options were.

Cynthia Jun 18 2020

Review for Dr. Sershon

Kristen Jun 17 2020

Review for Dr. Vargas

Jun 15 2020

Review for Dr. Joseph

She is amazing! She has been taking care of my eyesight for over 20 yrs. I love her so

Linda Walker Jun 14 2020

Review for Dr. Braun

Helen Jun 13 2020

Review for Dr. Maia

It was great to meet with him again. He is great medical doctor and human being!

Russ Davis Jun 12 2020

Review for Dr. Aksentijevich

Jun 12 2020

Review for Dr. Vargas

I was able to see Dr Khandhar within 2 days of requesting an appointment. He was so personable and put me at ease immediately. He has extensive experience and answered all my questions in laymen's terms. He reviewed my CT scan with me and discussed my options at length. I felt in I was good hand.

Jun 12 2020

Review for Dr. Khandhar

I have nothing but the highest praise for Dr. A and the whole staff at VCS. I had a rare form of Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma and Dr. A reached out to his network of connections to ensure I had the best possible treatment. I'm completely cured thanks to these fine folks. Highly recommend.

Jun 12 2020

Review for Dr. Aksentijevich

Dr. Vargas is a skilled, compassionate, and positive surgeon. His office staff makes all the difference - specifically Mary Zempolich. Whenever I leave the office after an appointment with Mary, I am uplifted and hopeful. I wholeheartedly recommend Virginia Cancer Specialists.

Helen Jun 12 2020

Review for Dr. Vargas

Dr. Sullivan is amazing! Our daughter loves going for her visits. His bedside manner and the care he provides is impressive. He is very knowledgeable and you can tell he cares about his patients. He is one of the best..

R. Sylver Jun 11 2020

Review for Dr. Sullivan

John C Hall Age 64 Jun 11 2020

Review for Dr. Sershon

Dr. Park thoroughly reviews my medical records from other doctors and other locations where I have lived and always incorporates this into his health care strategies for me. He provides excellent advice and treatment.

Steve Jun 10 2020

Review for Dr. Park

Extremely dismissive arrogant! Been to Other Dr in office and will return to see them! Spent two minutes with me,in

Wayne Matthews Jun 09 2020

Review for Dr. Sershon

He was very informative. He explained to me everything that I needed to know about my new replacement hip. I will highly recommend Dr. Shershon to anybody that needs hip replacement.. He did a great job on mine. Thank you, Dr. Shershon.

Jun 08 2020

Review for Dr. Sershon

Mary Stevenson Jun 08 2020

Review for Dr. Dondlinger

Dr Rose was very warm and welcoming. I had multiple visits, he genuinely cared about my issue and worked quickly to help me seek a resolution. Dr Rose patient care/ customer service was excellent.

A Hart Jun 05 2020

Review for Dr. Rose

I was very pleased with the efficient service I received from Dr. Thomas and his staff. I went to have something minor checked out but would certainly see Dr. Thomas again if needed.

Biggi Wolf Jun 05 2020

Review for Dr. Thomas

Excellent telephone visit. It was very informative and recommendations.

James Johnson Jun 04 2020

Review for Dr. Shabshab

Recommend by another Dr. and extremely happy with my visit. Staff and Dr. very pleasant and thorough. Feel great about my up coming surgery

John Jun 02 2020

Review for Dr. Sershon

Very caring, very knowledgable, wants to help more than anything

Jun 02 2020

Review for Dr. Chinery

Jun 02 2020

Review for Dr. Mahboobi

Dr. Plerhoples performed a sigmoid partial resection last November. Very good in explaining the procedure in very simple terms, making me feel comfortable during a very crazy time in my life. Follow up after surgery was great, and no complications. Surgery was robotic.

Happy Patient Jun 02 2020

Review for Dr. Plerhoples

Excellent Dr. Has been my GP for well over 15 years.

Jodi Vlahakes Jun 01 2020

Review for Dr. Nekoba

Norman Gross Jun 01 2020

Review for Dr. Miller

This was a great facility and Dr. You was very nice and professional. He made me feel comfortable and listened to my concerns. Explained things very well. Staff is very nice and helpful as well.

Barbara Livengood May 31 2020

Review for Dr. You

2nd visit for chronic knee pain; he explained the cause, treatments for the pain now, and discussed options for possible future treatments based on progression of the deterioration of the knee joint

Allen Taylor May 30 2020

Review for Dr. Sershon

I recently saw Dr Thomas for a sprain to my finger. He was very pleasant, knowledgeable and thorough. I chuckled because of all the acronyms and medical terminology he used as he examined my hand and finger. The visit was brief and he recommended occupational therapy, which I will follow up on.

Jeanne May 30 2020

Review for Dr. Thomas

My visit with Dr. Hughes was as usual a kind thought, my diagnosis, recommendations for better health, and well wishes.

Janette May 30 2020

Review for Dr. Hughes

I have seen Dr. Thompson a few times now and I love how patient he is and how he never makes the visit feel rushed. He always takes the time to listen and makes sure we are on the same page.

Lynette A Simmons May 30 2020

Review for Dr. Thompson

Pam Willauer May 29 2020

Review for Dr. Bade

Dr. Hughes is currently working through a myriad of spinal conditions and issues with me. He is attentive and understanding of my immediate and long term concerns. He is very knowledgeable and presents information in an easily understood manner.

Richard May 29 2020

Review for Dr. Hughes

Dr Young is professional, very knowledgeable and pleasant. Would definitely recommend.

May 29 2020

Review for Dr. You

Excellent

No May 29 2020

Review for Dr. You

May 28 2020

Review for Dr. Sershon

Jackie Clayton May 28 2020

Review for Dr. Hamilton

May 28 2020

Review for Dr. Hughes

D. SHERMAN, ARLINGTON, VA May 28 2020

Review for Dr. Bogar

May 27 2020

Review for Dr. Ellison

Quick and efficient

Arm problem May 25 2020

Review for Dr. Weingold

Dr. Hassan cares about her patients and she keeps it real. You be straight up and she has your back. I miss you Dr. Hassan from your patient in Williamsport Pa. Linda Williams-Daniels

Linda Williams-Daniels May 24 2020

Review for Dr. Hassen

May 23 2020

Review for Dr. Martinelli

Dr Vargas and his whole team were angels in treating my breast cancer with compassion and skill. He came highly recommended at a time when I was shattered by my diagnosis, and he more than lived up to his reputation. His explanations were gentle but forthright, and his surgical skill was excellent.

May 23 2020

Review for Dr. Vargas

Would not recommend him. He lacks empathy and the ability to help a patient cope with his condition. With his words, he helped my husband feel worse instead of better. Bill cried all the way home. One can be honest without being flippant.

May 22 2020

Review for Dr. Choe

Dr Bicher saved my life!!! She is such a caring person and the right amount of firmness you need going through chemo!

Belinda Lombardo May 22 2020

Review for Dr. Bicher

Dr. Nguyen was totally incredible, a genius at work! She had good straight forward answers to questions and referred me to a fabulous Dr. Patel next door for a glasses prescription. Dr. Patel was so kind and made the visit great fun!

Larry May 21 2020

Review for Dr. Nguyen

Horrible bedside manner. It’s important for patients to feel comfortable when talking to their doctors about issues they may be having. I would not recommend her to anyone.

Anonymous May 21 2020

Review for Dr. Cutting

Dr Islam is arrogant, curt and dismissive. If you have a heart attack on a airplane and she’s the only md on board, then yes — otherwise choose a more knowledgeable and compassionate clinician, basically available anywhere.

looking for new Dr. May 20 2020

Review for Dr. Islam

I have been a patient of Dr. Notarianni for several years now. I am so pleased with his professionalism, bedside manner, knowledge and concern about my health. He is the most patient Doctor I have ever had. If you are looking for a Doctor who is top notch in all areas, look no further.

Shirley Wair May 19 2020

Review for Dr. Notarianni

Dr. Hughes has treated me on and off for about 15 years. I wouldn’t go to anyone else. He treats me like a person and explains things in ways easy to understand. Surgeries he’s performed on my spine always fixed the excruciating problems. I just love him!

Joanne May 19 2020

Review for Dr. Hughes

J from Fairfax May 16 2020

Review for Dr. Stern

Have been seeing Dr. Prinz for about 20 years, he is excellent Physician who never rushes you out and is willing to spend however much time is need to discuss overall health or treatment plans. Highly recommended.

Mark Duncan May 15 2020

Review for Dr. Prinz

Considering this was in the midst of covid-19 the appointment was a breeze and everyone was extremely professional.

PD May 15 2020

Review for Dr. You

leonard b ludovico May 15 2020

Review for Dr. Budampati

As a physician, I have worked with numerous pediatric orthopedic surgeons, and she is excellent. She has taken care of two of my children.

May 15 2020

Review for Dr. McHale

Randi R. May 14 2020

Review for Dr. Cherrick

May 13 2020

Review for Dr. Ducic

Jenny Verdery May 13 2020

Review for Dr. Kittredge

Dr. Svestka is professional, addresses concerns, and explains things very well. I would recommend him.

May 13 2020

Review for Dr. Svestka

He was very kind and very patient, listened to all my questions and talked me through everything.

May 13 2020

Review for Dr. Svestka

Dr. Peter Thomas is superlative. I am extremely confident in his expertise, and he is very patient and thorough in explaining all processes and answering all questions. He is the best!

May 12 2020

Review for Dr. Thomas

Dr. Hughes has made it possible for me to continue an active life after spine surgery, before surgery I was intense pain. Dr. Hughes and his staff are the best!

May 12 2020

Review for Dr. Hughes

Dr. Kittredge took the time to listen to my symptoms, look at my x rays and my medical history to create a treatment plan for me.

May 10 2020

Review for Dr. Kittredge

Pain in knee

Mike May 10 2020

Review for Dr. Weingold

Jane May 09 2020

Review for Dr. Hughes

May 08 2020

Review for Dr. Hoque

Extremely easy to talk to. He’s up on latest treatments and very accessible out of office through the Inova portal. Very responsive to questions and concerns.

May 08 2020

Review for Dr. Falconer

Dr Morgan is terrific. He is professional, but at the same time very friendly. He is very knowledgeable, with an excellent chair side manner. And in addition, his rates are reasonable. I have no hesitation what-so-ever in recommending Dr Morgan.

Mike Unger May 06 2020

Review for Dr. Morgan

Dr Martinelli is compassionate, and always takes whatever time is needed to review issues and to answer questions. He instills confidence and has fixed orthopedic issues for my wife and me all with great outcomes.

May 06 2020

Review for Dr. Martinelli

Location

Inova Alexandria Hospital

4320 Seminary Rd, Alexandria, VA 22304