Reston Hospital Center is a recipient of the Healthgrades 2020 Patient Safety Excellence Award™. This distinction places Reston Hospital Center among the top 5 percent 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 percent 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 percent less likely to experience a hip fracture following surgery, than patients treated at non-recipient hospitals.
• 66.8 percent less likely to experience pressure sores or bed sores acquired in the hospital, than patients treated at non-recipient hospitals.
• 63 percent 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 implemented 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.”For more information about Reston Hospital Center, visit https://restonhospital.com/ or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.