Reston Hospital Center and Children's National Partner to Enhance Neonatology Services

Reston, VA (July 2, 2019) — Reston Hospital Center (RHC) and Children's National Health System in Washington, D.C. officially launched their strategic partnership to enhance the neonatology services at RHC on July 1, 2019. The agreement was announced in April, and the care team from Children’s National is now providing on-site advanced short- and long-term care services for babies at RHC who require a higher level of care due to premature birth, labor complications or birth defects. Under the expanded partnership, patients will now have access to the clinical expertise of Children's National providers in a location closer to home. Children’s National was recently ranked number one in the nation for neonatology by U.S. News and World Report for the third year in a row.

"Bringing Children's expertise to Reston is an exciting next step in advanced neonatal care," says Dr. Robin Steinhorn, Senior Vice President at Children's National Health System. "We will have a board-certified neonatologist from Children's National onsite at RHC 24/7, allowing families to stay here with their baby, closer to home and their support base, while benefiting from the best care the country has to offer."

"Children's National is the nation's leader in neonatal care. Partnering with them complements the recent expansion of our Women's and Children's Services," says John Deardorff, President and CEO of Reston Hospital Center and HCA's Northern Virginia market. "In addition to expanding our Level III NICU and Antepartum Services for high risk pregnancies, this partnership is vital to ensuring our neonatal patients have a continuum of care with access to pediatric subspecialty services closer to home."

About Reston Hospital Center

Part of HCA Virginia Health System, Reston Hospital Center is a 223-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 the region's newest Level II Trauma Center and the most comprehensive robotic surgery 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 fourthlargest 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.comor follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

About Children's National

Children’s National Health System, based in Washington, D.C., has served the nation’s children since 1870. Children’s National is the nation’s No. 6 pediatric hospital and, for the third straight year, is ranked No. 1 in newborn care, as well as ranked in all specialties evaluated by U.S. News & World Report. It has been designated two times as a Magnet® hospital, a designation given to hospitals that demonstrate the highest standards of nursing and patient care delivery. This pediatric academic health system offers expert care through a convenient, community-based primary care network and specialty outpatient centers in the D.C. Metropolitan area, including the Maryland suburbs and Northern Virginia. Home to the Children’s Research Institute and the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation, Children’s National is the seventh-highest NIH-funded children’s hospital in the nation. Children’s National is recognized for its expertise and innovation in pediatric care and as a strong voice for children through advocacy at the local, regional and national levels. For more information, follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

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