Veterans

October 24, 2012

VA medical facilities named to Joint Commission’s top performers list

Nineteen Department of Veterans Affairs medical facilities from across the Nation were recently recognized by The Joint Commission as top performers on key health care quality measures for 2011/2012.

“We at VA are very pleased with The Joint Commission recognition. We are proud of the medical facilities that made this list, proving VA’s commitment to providing the high-quality care our Veterans have earned through their service,” said Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki. “This achievement demonstrates the hard work that each and every VA medical staff member undertakes to serve Veterans.”

While all 152 VA medical facilities are accredited by The Joint Commission, the list recognizes facilities that are the top performers based on The Joint Commission’s review of evidence-based care processes that are closely linked to positive patient outcomes. Three new accountability measure sets are included in the calculation for this year’s Top Performers program: stroke, venous thromboembolism, and inpatient psychiatric services. This year’s program recognizes Joint Commission-accredited hospitals for a significant achievement in accountability measure performance. Eight VA facilities have received the Top Performer status for two consecutive years – a noteworthy distinction.

“VA health care has been a leader in performance measurement, electronic health records, research and clinical quality for more than a decade,” said VA Undersecretary for Health Dr. Robert Petzel. “I am proud of the staff and I fully expect to see more VA medical facilities making this list next year.”

The Top Performers on The Joint Commission Quality Measures for 2012 announced its “Improving America’s Hospitals” annual report recognizing hospitals to national and trade media. Top Performers include the following 19 Department of Veterans Affairs medical facilities:

 

Tuscaloosa VA Medical Center; Tuscaloosa, Ala.

VA Long Beach Health Care System; Long Beach, Calif.

Grand Junction Veterans Affairs Medical Center; Grand Junction, Colo.

VA Medical Center; Wilmington, Del. *

Boise VA Medical Center; Boise, Idaho *

Jesse Brown VA Medical Center; Chicago, Ill. *

Robley Rex Medical Center; Louisville. Ky.

Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center; Iron Mountain, Mich. *

Aleda E. Lutz VA Medical Center; Saginaw, Mich. *

VA Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System; Biloxi, Miss. *

Samuel S. Stratton VA Medical Center; Albany, N.Y.

VA Hudson Valley Health Care System; Montrose, N.Y.

Portland VA Medical Center; Portland, Ore.

Erie VA Medical Center; Erie, Mich. *

William Jennings Bryan Dorn VA Medical Center; Columbia, S.C. *

Memphis VA Medical Center; Memphis, Tenn.

VA Medical Center; White River Junction, Vt.

VA Medical Center; Spokane, Wash.

VA Medical Center; Huntington, W.Va.

 

An asterisk denotes a Top Performer rating for a second year.

In addition to being named in this report, Top Performers are highlighted at www.jointcommission.org and The Joint Commission’s Quality Check website: www.qualitycheck.org.

 




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