Reston Roundups

Reston Roundups

Reston Hospital Gets an A for Safety

Nine HCA Virginia Health System hospitals were awarded an ‘A’ in the Fall 2022 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, the top score in a national distinction recognizing the hospital system’s achievements protecting patients from harm and providing safe healthcare. Four additional HCA Virginia hospitals earned a ‘B’ in the ranking. Leapfrog assigns an ‘A’, ‘B’, ‘C’, ‘D’ or ‘F’ grade to general hospitals across the country based on their performance in preventing medical errors, injuries, accidents, infections, and other harm to patients in their care.

“There is no more important part of our job than vigilantly protecting patient safety,” said Elizabeth Mikula, HCA Healthcare Capital Division vice president of quality. “We value the outside review of our patient safety programs to ensure we are providing world-class care to our patients and their families.”

The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is the only hospital ratings program based exclusively on hospital prevention of medical errors and harm to patients. The grading system is peer-reviewed, fully transparent, and free to the public. Grades are updated twice annually, in the fall and spring.

Run for Reston Association Board of Directors

Four seats will be open for the Reston Association Board of Directors’ election in 2023. The month-long election is held every March. All RA homeowners and tenants in good standing can file their candidacy forms for the following positions on the nine-member board:

  • At-Large Director (3-year term)

  • At-Large Director (1-year term)

  • Hunters Woods/Dogwood District Director (3-year term)

  • Apartment Owner’s Representative (3-year term)

For more information click here. Candidacy forms must be filed by 5 p.m. on Jan. 27. Additional information will be provided at an election information session scheduled for Jan. 17 at 6 p.m. Questions may be sent to

$20.7 Million Budget; Household Assessment Is $763

The Reston Association Board of Directors approved a $20.7 million budget for 2023 and set the annual assessment fee at $763. The approval came during a virtual meeting of the board on Thursday, Nov. 17.

The annual assessment fee is charged to all Reston property owners within the association. Reduced rates are available to property owners who participate in the Fairfax County Tax Relief program. RA also offers installment plans. 

Invoices for the assessment will be mailed to RA members in mid-December. The due date for payment is Jan. 1, 2023, with a late fee charged for payments received after March 1. Members are encouraged to use RA’s online portal to pay their assessments. The association also offers ways for property owners to make payments in person, by phone or mail, or by using the drop box located at RA headquarters, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston.

Members with an existing online account who paid electronically last year are encouraged to verify their portal login to ensure their email address and other information is correct. 

Email Member Services at or call 703-435-6530 for additional information regarding 2022 assessment payments.

For more information on the 2023 budget, or to download a copy of the budget, go to and

The largest portion of RA’s revenue comes from the annual assessment fee, which pays for the maintenance of all pools, tennis courts, lakes, open spaces, and other amenities, programs and administrative operations. 

The 2023 annual assessment is $763 and provides:

* Access to 15 outdoor swimming pools and 52 tennis courts* 

* Maintenance of 1,350 acres of open space, including four lakes covering 125 acres as well as numerous ponds and streams. 

* Maintenance of 35 tot lots, 30 multi-purpose courts, 15 picnic pavilions/arbors, 22 ball fields, 31 parking lots, and 55 miles of pathways. This includes clearing the pathways of leaves and snow, and the upkeep of 107 bridges and 26 underpasses.

* Reforestation and the planting of thousands of native plants, shrubs and trees each year.

* Free or low-cost educational and recreational programs.

* Design, maintenance and use covenants enforcement.

<1b>— Mercia Hobson