County police win award for FBI work

The Prince William County Police Department recently received an Anti-Defamation League Shield Award for its work with the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force to investigate and arrest Yonathan Melaku, a former Marine Corps reservist who was responsible for a series of shootings at military-related buildings, including the National Museum of the Marine Corps.

The award was created in 2010 to recognize law enforcement’s efforts to protect against hate groups, hate crimes, extremism and terrorism.

Sentara hospital gets national accreditation

Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center recently achieved national accreditation from DNV Healthcare, the only hospital accreditation program approved by the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

“The DNV accreditation program is in line with our commitment to patient safety and quality,” hospital President Megan Perry said.

DNV surveyors will visit Sentara annually to monitor the hospital’s adherence to patient safety and evaluate patient care.

— Compiled by Sarah Lane