September 26, 2011 – Reston Hospital Center announced today that the Washington Business Journal named it as one of the Washington, D.C. metro region's healthiest employers in a region-wide competition held in collaboration with Healthiest Employer LLC. The publication's award, which was presented last week, was based on the aggregate of 27 different employer-provided company benefits that promote a healthy lifestyle. The hospital placed eighth among employers with more than 1,500 employees, in addition to being among the top 40 healthiest employers across all categories.
"As a hospital, the health and wellness of our community are a constant point of focus," said Tim McManus, Reston's chief executive officer. "Our own employees' wellness deserves the same passion that we give to our patients. They serve as health information resources for our community and patients and it is our hope that they will model the behaviors that they are teaching our patients every day."
Among the wellness programs offered to hospital employees are annual biometric screenings and health risk assessments, wellness seminars, access to dietitians and personal trainers, a Weight Watchers at Work program, as well as incentives for participating in wellness programming. In addition, Reston Hospital Center offers many of these services to other employers within their community, and is actually a wellness provider for several of the companies named among the healthiest.
About Reston Hospital Center
Since its founding in 1986, Reston Hospital Center – a 187-bed, acute-care medical and surgical facility situated in Reston's vibrant Town Center - has consistently served the Northern Virginia area with compassion, care and the newest medical technologies. Part of HCA, the nation's leading provider of healthcare services, Reston Hospital Center has garnered high honors for attentive patient care and nursing excellence, including the American Nurses Credentialing Center's (AACN) prestigious Magnet Recognition Program®, and AACN's BEACON Award for Critical Care Excellence™. Always highly attuned to the comfort and needs of its community, Reston Hospital Center blends the convenience of all private rooms, valet parking and an easily accessible suburban location with the personal assurance that only the most skilled and best trained medical and support staff can offer. Above all else, Reston Hospital Center is in constant pursuit of its mission: A Passion for Excellence. Compassion for You.