June 16, 2020
Reston, VA – Reston Hospital Center announced today that it is a recipient of the Healthgrades 2020 Patient Safety Excellence AwardTM. This distinction places Reston Hospital Center among the top 5% of all short-term acute care hospitals reporting patient safety data as evaluated by Healthgrades, the leading resource that connects consumers, physicians and health systems.
During the study period (2016 through 2018), Healthgrades 2020 Patient Safety Excellence Award recipient hospitals demonstrated excellent performance in safeguarding patients in the Medicare population, as measured by objective outcomes—risk-adjusted patient safety indicator (PSI) rates—for 13 PSIs defined by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). A 14th PSI included in the evaluation is Foreign Objects Left in Body During a Surgery or Procedure which is a “never” event and does not have an expected rate.
Healthgrades found that patients treated in hospitals receiving the Patient Safety Excellence Award were, on average*:
- 48.3% less likely to experience a collapsed lung due to a procedure or surgery in or around the chest, than patients treated at non-recipient hospitals.
- 54.4% less likely to experience a hip fracture following surgery, than patients treated at non-recipient hospitals.
- 66.8% less likely to experience pressure sores or bed sores acquired in the hospital, than patients treated at non-recipient hospitals.
- 63% less likely to experience catheter-related bloodstream infections acquired at the hospital, than patients treated at non- recipient hospitals.
In addition, if all hospitals in the country performed at the level of award recipients for each of the 13 patient safety indicators, 110,864 patient safety events could have been avoided.*
“Our community can feel confident that Reston Hospital Center is the right choice, with nationally recognized doctors and services. Patient safety is a top priority at Reston Hospital Center and we continually work to ensure our quality initiatives result in an outstanding patient experience and the best possible healthcare outcomes,” said John Deardorff, President and CEO of Reston Hospital Center and HCA’s Northern Virginia market. “Further, during the COVID-19 pandemic, Reston is going the extra mile to ensure patient safety and security is paramount. We’ve implement several key processes and protocols including, screening and temperature checks for all patients, visitors and staff, universal masking, social distancing, hand hygiene and routine deep cleaning of public and patient areas.”
“Consumers might not know that information around patient safety is readily available and should be considered when researching healthcare options,” said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Healthgrades. “We commend the recipients of the 2020 Patient Safety Excellence Award for their dedication to providing excellent care for their patients.”
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*Statistics are calculated from Healthgrades Patient Safety Ratings and Excellence Award methodology which is based primarily on AHRQ technical specifications (Version 2019.0.1) to MedPAR data for years 2016 through 2018 and represent three-year estimates for Medicare patients only.
About Reston Hospital Center
Part of HCA Virginia Health System, Reston Hospital Center is a 231-bed, acute-care medical and surgical facility that has garnered high honors for attentive patient care and nursing excellence. Reston Hospital Center is home to a Level II Trauma Center and the most comprehensive robotic surgery platform in the Mid-Atlantic. Statewide, HCA Virginia Health System operates 14 hospitals and more than 30 outpatient centers and is affiliated with 3,000 physicians. It is Virginia’s fourth‐largest private employer, provides $190.8 million in charity and uncompensated care, and pays $72.6 million in taxes annually. For more information about Reston Hospital Center visit www.restonhospital.com or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.