This week is national EMS Week, making it a great time to recognize and celebrate the positive impact these medical professionals have on our community. Last year, Reston Hospital Center treated nearly 7,600 patients who were brought to us by EMS squads from Fairfax County, Loudoun County and EMS Medical Control for Dulles Airport. When minutes matter in an emergency situation, these teams make all the difference. Their skills as paramedics, EMTs and nurses often make the difference between life and death. Partnerships with local EMS have been an important factor for patient volume growth and the success of Reston Hospital Center for the last 25 years. With more than 50% of our inpatient admissions coming from the ER, we are dependent on a collaborative medical care approach to managing crises situations. Over the last several years we have achieved national recognition for our award-winning emergency care through the recognition as a Stroke Center of Excellence by the Joint Commission and being accredited as Northern Virginia’s only chest pain center.
We are proud to partner with the EMS teams in our region to provide outstanding emergency care. As a small token of our appreciation and recognition of their tireless work, we will be hosting a cookout for them over the next few days. If you see an EMS member in the hallway, please pass along our thanks.