Washington, D.C., March, 2011- Of all 57 hospitals in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan region (which includes Northern Virginia, and Montgomery and Prince Georges Counties, MD), Reston Hospital Center is ranked eighth by U.S.News & World Report in its first-ever best hospitals metropolitan rankings.
Reston Hospital Center had six high performing specialties, including Gastroenterology; Geriatrics; Kidney Disorders; Neurology & Neurosurgery; Orthopedics; and Urology.
The new rankings recognized 622 hospitals in or near major cities with a record of high performance in key medical specialties. U.S.News ranked hospitals within all of the 52 U.S. metropolitan areas with more than one million residents, using existing data derived from the 2010 -11 "Best Hospitals" national rankings.
To be ranked in its respective metropolitan area, a hospital had to score in the top 25 percent among its peers in at least one of 16 medical specialties. Of all 57 hospitals in the Washington D.C. area, only 26 were the top ranking.
For the full list of hospitals ranked in Washington D.C., visit http://health.usnews.com/best-hospitals/area/washington-dc.
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�ܢ. 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.