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The Continence Connection Blog

NAFC Recognizes Inova For Excellence in Urogynecology Care

Holly Kupetis



The National Association for Continence had the honor of recognizing Inova Women’s Hospital, part of Inova Health System, as the most recent recipient of the Center of Excellence award.

Inova is a global leader in personalized health, which leverages precision medicine to predict, prevent and treat disease, enabling individuals to live longer, healthier lives. Inova serves more than two million people each year from throughout the Washington, DC, metro area and beyond.

NAFC's Centers of Excellence (COE) program was established to recognize centers and facilities that excel in providing bladder and bowel health care to patients, and to assist consumers dealing with pelvic floor dysfunction and incontinence issues in searching for an expert.  The COE designation is based on evidence of training, clinical experience, resources, and patient satisfaction statistics that meet established standards.  These rigorous standards ensure that each center that is designated a COE is truly exceptional at providing care for patients with pelvic floor dysfunction and incontinence.

“Inova’s prestigious staff and clinical outcomes sets the bar for Urology care. We were most impressed by Inova’s commitment to quality patient care and their work to ensure those challenged by incontinence are taken care of with the best opportunity for a positive health outcome”, said Steven G. Gregg, Ph.D., executive director for the National Association for Continence. “It is organizations like Inova that make a difference through really pushing standards and practices to the highest level and delivering high patient satisfaction and outcomes as a result.”

Inova provides treatment options for patients dealing with different types of pelvic floor conditions and has pioneered surgical procedures and innovations that are world firsts. “Women have many options for overcoming debilitating and sometimes embarrassing conditions,” said S. Abbas Shobeiri, MD, MBA, Vice Chairman of Gynecologic Subspecialties at Inova Women’s Hospital. “This designation underscores Inova’s commitment, as well as the commitment of our Urogynecologists, Drs. Jefferey Welgoss, Nicolette Horbach and Walter von Pechmann who provide excellent care to the patients we are privileged to serve.”


National Association for Continence is a national, private, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to improving the quality of life of people with incontinence, voiding dysfunction and related pelvic floor disorders. NAFC's purpose is to be the leading source for public education and advocacy about the causes, prevention, diagnosis, treatments and management alternatives for incontinence. More information is available online at