December 17, 2019
Reston, VA - Reston Hospital Center was named a Top General Hospital nationally by The Leapfrog Group. This award is widely acknowledged as one of the most competitive honors American hospitals can receive, highlighting Reston’s nationally recognized achievements in patient safety and quality.
The Top Hospital designation is awarded by The Leapfrog Group, a national watchdog organization focused on healthcare safety and quality. The Top Hospital Award comes following Reston Hospital Center’s “A” Hospital Safety Grade, also from The Leapfrog Group.
"Our quality and safety culture is driven by our dedicated physicians and care team members,” said John Deardorff, President and CEO of Reston Hospital Center and HCA's Northern Virginia market. “We strive to ensure that our care processes and protocols are designed to deliver safe care and high quality outcomes. The ‘A’ Hospital Safety Grade and 2019 Top General Hospital Award are outstanding symbols of our team’s hard work and dedication. We’re truly honored to be recognized.”
About 2,100 hospitals were considered for the award. Reston Hospital Center was among only 120 hospitals nationally to receive a Top Hospital distinction.
Performance across many areas of hospital care is considered in establishing the qualifications for the award, including infection rates, practices for safer surgery, maternity care, and the hospital’s capacity to prevent medication errors. The rigorous standards are defined in each year’s Top Hospital Methodology.
“We are pleased to recognize Reston Hospital Center as a 2019 Leapfrog Top Hospital,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “This demonstrates extraordinary dedication to patients and to the Reston community. We congratulate the board, staff and clinicians whose efforts made this honor possible and know they share pride in this achievement.”
To qualify for the Top Hospitals distinction, hospitals must rank top among peers in the 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Survey, which assesses hospital performance on the highest known standards for quality and patient safety, and achieve top performance in its category. See the full list of institutions honored as 2019 Top Hospitals.
About The Leapfrog Group
Founded in 2000 by large employers and other purchasers, The Leapfrog Group is a national nonprofit organization driving a movement for giant leaps forward in the quality and safety of American health care. The flagship Leapfrog Hospital Survey collects and transparently reports hospital performance, empowering purchasers to find the highest-value care and giving consumers the lifesaving information, they need to make informed decisions. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, Leapfrog’s other main initiative, assigns letter grades to hospitals based on their record of patient safety, helping consumers protect themselves and their families from errors, injuries, accidents and infections.