October 27, 2020
Reston, VA. — Reston Hospital Center, in partnership with the Fairfax County Police Department and the Fairfax County Community Services Board, held a successful opioid take-back day on Saturday, Oct. 24. The Crush the Crisis, event provided an opportunity for community members to safely dispose of unused or expired opioid medications. More than 300 pounds of medications were turned in during the four-hour event on the hospital campus.
“We were pleased to collaborate with both the Fairfax County Police and Community Services Board to facilitate this meaningful event,” said Dr. Tom Taghon, chief medical officer Reston Hospital Center. “We made a sizable impact in helping to remove unused and expired medications from our local community. Now, more than ever, it’s critically important to get unused pain medications out of homes and to educate the community about the serious threat of opioid misuse and abuse.”
About Reston Hospital Center
Part of HCA Virginia Health System, Reston Hospital Center is a 231-bed, acute-care medical and surgical facility that has garnered high honors for attentive patient care and nursing excellence. Reston Hospital Center is home to the region's newest Level II Trauma Center and the most comprehensive robotic surgery in the Mid-Atlantic. Statewide, HCA Virginia Health System operates 14 hospitals and more than 30 outpatient centers and is affiliated with 3,000 physicians. It is Virginia’s fourth‐largest private employer, provides $190.8 million in charity and uncompensated care, and pays $72.6 million in taxes annually. For more information about Reston Hospital Center visit www.restonhospital.com or follow us on Facebook and Instagram.