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Alexandria Hospital Nurse Wins Nightingale Award

ALEXANDRIA, VA – Sarah Rose, RN, BSN, CMSRN, Inova Alexandria Hospital (IAH), has been awarded a 2020 Nightingale Award by The Washington Post and the American Nurses Association (ANA). Rose was one of 18 Inova finalists nominated for this prestigious nursing honor of excellence in the Washington, DC area.

The first-ever Nightingale Award recognized six registered nurses in the Washington, D.C. area for excellence in their field, including compassion and positive community impact. The winners were selected from thousands of nominees and 18 finalists from Inova for the 2020 Star Nurses Awards.   Winners were nominated by patients, peers, and fellow RNs.

Sarah Rose has worked on Unit 28 – the Twig Pavilion, a critical care unit at Inova Alexandria Hospital since 2014. She started as a Staff Nurse and was promoted to Register Nurse Unit Supervisor in October 2016.

In addition to receiving several Inova nursing excellence awards, Rose is focused on regulatory initiatives based on her commitment to quality and patient safety initiatives. She volunteers in the local community through the American Heart Association Heart Walk and helps raise money for the local Senior Day Care Center at St. Martin’s Adult Day Care in Alexandria.

“Sarah is a true leader,” said Maureen E. Sintich, DNP, MBA, RN, WHNP-BC, NEA-BC
Chief Nurse Executive, Inova Health System. “She has established an environment that speaks volumes within the Cardiac Step-down Unit at IAH. She is resilient in her education of others and approaches challenging events head-on. Congratulations to Sarah and Inova’s other finalists, who excel on the frontline every day.”

About Inova                                   
Inova is Northern Virginia’s leading nonprofit healthcare provider, recognized in 2019 and 2020 by U.S. News & World Report, which named Inova Fairfax Hospital the #1 hospital in the Washington, DC region. All five Inova hospitals were awarded ‘A’ grades for the spring 2020 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades, recognizing Inova’s achievements in protecting patients from harm and providing safer healthcare. Each of Inova’s five hospitals holds a 5-star rating from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), distinguishing Inova as the highest-rated large health system in the U.S., and the only system to have all hospitals receive five stars. Inova Fairfax Medical Campus was named to the Fortune/IBM Watson Health 100 Top Hospitals list, ranking in the top 10 nationwide among Major Teaching Hospitals. Our mission is to provide world-class healthcare – every time, every touch – to each person in every community we have the privilege to serve. Inova’s 18,000 team members serve more than 2 million individuals annually through an integrated network of hospitals, primary and specialty care practices, emergency and urgent care centers, outpatient services and destination institutes. Inova is home to Northern Virginia’s only Level 1 Trauma Center and Level 4 Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Its hospitals have a total of 1,800 licensed beds. More information and statistics about Inova can be found at

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Mary Wadland

Mary Wadland is the Publisher and Editor in Chief of The Zebra Press, founded by her in 2010. Originally from Delray Beach, Florida, Mary is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Hollins College in Roanoke, VA and has lived and worked in the Alexandria publishing community since 1987.

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