Reston, VA, March 22, 2012 – The Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons has granted its Outstanding Achievement Award to a select group of accredited cancer programs across the United States that were surveyed in 2011, including Reston Hospital Center’s Ann B. Rodriguez Cancer Center.

Established in 2004, the CoC Outstanding Achievement Award (OAA) is designed to recognize cancer programs that strive for excellence in providing high-quality care to cancer patients. The award is granted to facilities that demonstrate a Commendation level of compliance with seven standards that represent six areas of cancer program activity: cancer committee leadership, cancer data management, clinical management, research, community outreach, and quality improvement. The level of compliance with the seven standards is determined during an on-site evaluation by a physician surveyor. In addition, facilities must receive a compliance rating for the remaining 29 cancer program standards.

Reston Hospital Center is a 187-bed, acute-care medical and surgical facility founded in 1986. It has garnered high honors for attentive patient care and nursing excellence, receiving the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) prestigious Magnet Recognition Program® and as well as its BEACON Award for Critical Care Excellence™. The hospital is part of HCA Virginia, which has 13 hospital campuses, 13,500 employees and 3,200 affiliated physicians in the commonwealth, as well as part of HCA Inc., a Nashville, Tenn.-based company that is the leading provider of healthcare services in America.

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