Reston, VA – Reston Hospital Center (RHC) proudly announces that it is being recognized by Healthgrades as a 2019 Patient Safety Excellence Award™ recipient. This award recognizes the nation's top hospitals for Patient Safety, those hospitals providing excellent performance in safeguarding patients from serious, potentially preventable complications during their hospital stay.

The 460 recipient hospitals for the Patient Safety Excellence Award™ represent the Top 10% of hospitals in the nation for Patient Safety, and those hospitals that are putting the patient at the center of care and doing all they can to ensure their safe care.

During the study period (2015 to 2017), RHC and other Healthgrades recipient hospitals demonstrated excellent performance in safety provided for patients in the Medicare population, as measured by objective outcomes (risk-adjusted patient safety indicator rates) for 14 patient safety indicators defined by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).

If all hospitals in the country performed at the level required of award recipients, 127,667 patient safety events could have been avoided. Additionally, Healthgrades found that patients treated in awarded hospitals were, as compared to patients at non-recipient hospitals:

  • 55.9% less likely to experience an accidental cut, puncture, perforation or hemorrhage during medical care.
  • 50.9% less likely to experience a collapsed lung due to a procedure or surgery in or around the chest.
  • 64.4% less likely to experience pressure sores or bed sores acquired in the hospital.
  • 57% less likely to experience catheter-related bloodstream infections acquired at the hospital.

"We are proud to recognize the recipients of the 2019 Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence Award, which shines a spotlight on the hospitals that are preventing the occurrence of serious, potentially avoidable complications, for patients during their hospital stay," said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Healthgrades. "We applaud these hospitals and their commitment to providing the best possible care for every patient."

John Deardorff, President and CEO of Reston Hospital Center and HCA's Northern Virginia market agrees, "Our community can feel confident that Reston Hospital Center is the right choice, with top doctors and services. Patient safety is a top priority at Reston Hospital Center and we continually work to ensure our quality initiatives result in an outstanding patient experience and the best possible healthcare outcomes."