August 03, 2018
Reston, VA (August 3, 2018) — Reston Hospital Center announced today that it has achieved Healthgrades 2018 Labor and Delivery Excellence Award™. According to Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals, this distinction places Reston Hospital Center within the top 10 percent of all hospitals evaluated for the exceptional care of mothers during labor and delivery.
“Our team is committed to providing the women in our community the highest quality of care, close to home,” said John Deardorff, President and CEO of Reston Hospital Center and HCA’s Northern Virginia Market. “This recognition reinforces the efforts our women’s care team put forth in providing excellent outcomes for every patient, every day.”
To help consumers evaluate and compare hospital performance in labor and delivery, Healthgrades analyzed patient outcome data for virtually every hospital in the 15 states and the District of Columbia that provide all-payer state data for years 2014 through 2016. Healthgrades found that the variation in hospital performance makes a significant difference in terms of clinical outcomes:
- From 2014 to 2016, if all hospitals included in the analysis performed similarly to those that received the Healthgrades Labor and Delivery Excellence Award, complications could have potentially been avoided for 101,543 patients.*
- From 2014 through 2016, patients treated in hospitals receiving the Labor and Delivery Excellence Award had, on average, a 36.8 percent lower risk of experiencing a complication while in the hospital than if they were treated in hospitals that did not receive the Labor and Delivery Excellence Award.*
“Consumers value high-quality outcomes when selecting hospitals, especially with delivery of a child,” said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer at Healthgrades. “Parents have many options when looking for the right providers, and the Healthgrades 2018 Labor and Delivery Excellence Award gives them important insight to find the top hospitals in their areas.”
This is the 2nd year in a row that Reston Hospital Center has been recognized with both the Labor and Delivery Excellence Award and the Obstetrics and Gynecology Excellence Award.
* Statistics are based on Healthgrades analysis of all-payer data for years 2014 through 2016 and represent three-year estimates for patients in 15 states and the District of Columbia states for which all-payer data was made available.