November 16, 2020
Reston, VA – Today, Reston Hospital Center announced its launch of the next phase of its established stroke program, through a partnership with the nationally-regarded neurovascular surgery team from MedStar Washington Hospital Center and MedStar Georgetown University Hospital.
Responding to the need for advanced neurological and stroke care in Loudoun and Fairfax Counties, Reston Hospital Center has built a state-of-the-art neuro intervention suite. The new suite features an advanced multi-directional imaging system that enables physicians to visualize extremely detailed, “real-time” images of a patient’s brain and spinal blood vessels for the treatment of stroke as well as other neurovascular procedures that require the highest level of precision.
“Bringing this advanced technology and treatment option to our community expedites diagnosis during an emergency and allows patients to receive the most advanced care close to home,” said John Deardorff, President and Chief Executive Officer of HCA Healthcare’s Northern Virginia market and Reston Hospital Center. “We are excited to collaborate with local Emergency Medicine Services (EMS) and neurovascular intervention experts from MedStar Health to provide this much needed service to our community.”
“For patients suffering from a stroke or brain aneurysm, every second counts,” said Dr. Rocco A. Armonda, Stroke Medical Director at Reston Hospital Center. “If someone is having signs of a stroke, call 911 immediately. The faster patients can get access to life-saving interventions, the greater the chances of survival and maximum recovery with minimal brain damage.”
Reston Hospital Center is a certified advanced Primary Stroke Center, as designated by The Joint Commission, the nation’s leading healthcare accrediting agency, and a level II Trauma Center. Reston’s neurological care service includes a multidisciplinary team that cares for patients who need close monitoring and advanced medical care with the most up-to-date specialized equipment available and a state-of-the-art, 24-bed intensive care unit (ICU). Reston also provides an inpatient neurological rehabilitation program to help patients, as needed, to regain motor function following a neurological event or surgery, with a dedicated rehabilitation team that guides patients return to daily living through a combination of physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech language therapy.