Reston, VA — Reston Hospital Center (RHC) and Children's National Health System in Washington, D.C. officially launched their strategic partnership to enhance the neonatology services at RHC on July 1, 2019.  The  agreement was announced in April, and the care team from Children’s National is now providing  on-site advanced short- and long-term care services for babies at RHC who require a higher level of care due to premature birth, labor complications or birth defects.   Under the expanded partnership, patients will now have access to the clinical expertise of Children's National providers in a location closer to home.  Children’s National was recently ranked number one in the nation for neonatology by U.S. News and World Report for the third year in a row.

"Bringing Children's expertise to Reston is an exciting next step in advanced neonatal care," says Dr. Robin Steinhorn, Senior Vice President at Children's National Health System. "We will have a board-certified neonatologist from Children's National onsite at RHC 24/7, allowing families to stay here with their baby, closer to home and their support base, while benefiting from the best care the country has to offer."

"Children's National is the nation's leader in neonatal care. Partnering with them complements the recent expansion of our Women's and Children's Services," says John Deardorff, President and CEO of Reston Hospital Center and HCA's Northern Virginia market. "In addition to expanding our Level III NICU and Antepartum Services for high risk pregnancies, this partnership is vital to ensuring our neonatal patients have a continuum of care with access to pediatric subspecialty services closer to home."