(Ashburn, VA- May 21, 2009)- Today a large group of community members, business leaders, elected officials, physicians and others joined Reston Hospital Center and HCA Virginia officials to celebrate the opening of Reston Hospital Center's Ashburn Education Center.

The ceremony was highlighted by remarks given by Bill Adams, President and CEO of Reston Hospital Center, and HCA Virginia's Northern Market Lead; Scott York, Chairman of the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors; and Stevens Miller, also of the Board of Supervisors, whose district holds the Education Center.

"Knowledge is power, particularly when it comes to health," said Adams, "This center will serve to educate and inform the residents of Loudoun County on the many ways to stay healthy for a lifetime."

In addition to celebrating the opening of the new education center, the HCA Virginia was also able to present a check for $1,000 to Loudoun Interfaith Relief. Bonnie Inman, executive director, and Bud Elliot, board chairman, of Loudoun Interfaith Relief were on hand to share their organization's mission. In continued partnership, the Ashburn Education Center will serve as a nonperishable donation point for Loudoun Interfaith Relief. View Interfaith Relief's current wish lists on their website, http://www.interfaithrelief.org/

The Center will feature a variety of classes. Topics will include preparation for new parents, diabetes education, classes focused on cancer care and prevention, heart healthy living, and orthopedic lectures. Classes are listed on the Reston Hospital Center website (http://www.restonhospital.com/)

Classes at the Ashburn Education Center will begin in June, to register call HCA Virginia's Consult-A-Nurse, at 1-877-689-DOCS.

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 ProgramĀ®, and AACN's BEACON Award for Critical Care ExcellenceTM. 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.

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