The Best Care for Life's Worst, Unexpected Moments
Reston Hospital Center’s provisional Level II Trauma Center is the first provisional Level II Trauma Program to open in Northern Virginia in over a decade.*
Located conveniently in Fairfax County, our Trauma Center is easily accessible and strategically positioned right off Route 267/Dulles Toll Road allowing fast EMS ground transport access to our facility for time-critical emergency services. Our Trauma Team is dedicated to delivering critical care in life-threatening moments.
We Exceed the Standards
At Reston Hospital Center, we're prepared for trauma patients. Our trauma-trained medical professionals with specialized equipment, converge at the bedside of critically ill or injured patients when they arrive in our ER. We deliver care immediately, with a rapid and systematic protocol, ensuring these patients quickly receive the critical attention they need.
Being a state-recognized provisional Level II Trauma Center means we provide a higher level of care for the most critically injured patients. Our standards and protocols are reviewed and updated based on national standards published by the American College of Surgeons and the American College of Emergency Physicians.
If you’ve ever been in a bad car accident or suffered from a broken bone – this can be a traumatizing experience. But, when is an injury severe enough for you to be considered a “trauma patient?”
Typical trauma case scenarios include the following life-threatening problems that require immediate medical attention: multiple system trauma, shock, traumatic head injuries, chest, abdominal and public injuries, vascular injuries, burns, fire or smoke inhalation, acts of violence, poisoning, hypothermia, or recreational and sports accidents.
Thousands of accidents happen daily, and what happens in the minutes following those unexpected moments is critical. This time is referred to as the “golden hour”, during which precise medical action must be taken to improve the patient’s outcome. Having immediate access to a Trauma center during the “golden hour” of trauma is often difference between life and death. Reston Hospital Center has a highly trained trauma team ready 24/7 to treat complex life-threatening injuries.
Trauma victims depend on our Emergency Medical Services (EMS) for a coordinated trauma emergency response. Improved outcomes and survival for the patient often depends on the EMS provider’s ability to rapidly evaluate the patient based on “trauma criteria” and determine the appropriate diagnosis and destination for continued trauma care. In most cases, our ED staff and Trauma team are communicating within a coordinated “System” of trauma care and preparing for each victim’s need before they even arrive. We value the strong partnership that we have with our EMS providers and rely on one another to move and progress patients quickly and efficiently inside our hospital doors for treatment, ultimately leading to successful interventions and improved patient outcomes.
Our Trauma Team
Reston Hospital Center’s Level II Trauma Services Team includes a comprehensive team of trauma trained and board certified surgeons across varying specialties. Our surgical team is ready and able to perform emergency trauma procedures in the below specialties.
- Thoracic Surgery
- Neurological Surgery
- Orthopedic Surgery
- Hand Surgery
- Plastic Surgery
- Maxillofacial Surgery
- Ear, Nose & Throat Surgery
- Oral Surgery
- Ophthalmic Surgery
- Gynecological Surgery/Obstetrical Surgery
Our Comprehensive Trauma Services Include
- Prompt assessment, resuscitation, surgery, intensive care and stabilization of injured patients
- 24 hour General Surgeons and Emergency Medicine Physicians
- Skilled medical and nursing team
- Availability of comprehensive surgical team, including Anesthesiologists
- Trauma Team and pre-hospital continuing education
- All-inclusive quality assessment program
- Injury prevention and community outreach
*Per the State of Virginia, all Trauma Centers serve a one year provisional period after the facility’s initial survey. During that year, the trauma center is fully operational in accordance with the State of Virginia’s standards and protocols for trauma and emergency care.