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VA Medical Facilities Earn “Top Performer” Distinction

By US Medicine

WASHINGTON— The Joint Commission recently recognized 32 of VA’s 151 medical facilities as “top performers.”

The “top performer” list is based on the organization’s annual review of the performance of Joint Commission accredited hospitals “in providing evidence-based interventions in the right way and at the right time.”  Last year, The Joint Commission recognized 19 VA medical facilities as top performers. All VA medical facilities are accredited by The Joint Commission.

“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 in a written statement. “I am proud of the staff that works hard every day to care for America’s veterans.”

In total, 33% of the Joint Commission-accredited hospitals that reported accountability measure data to the organization for 2012 were recognized as Top Performer hospitals in the 2013 report. These 1,099 hospitals from around the country represented a 77% increase in Top Performer facilities from last year, according to The Joint Commission. 

Among the 32 VA medical facilities recognized in the 2013 report, nine VA facilities have been rated as top performers for two consecutive years. 

 VA medical facilities recognized as top performers in the 2013 report:

 Tuscaloosa VA Medical Center

VA Loma Linda Healthcare System

VA San Diego Healthcare System

Grand Junction VA Medical Center

Wilmington VA Medical Center

Bay Pines VA Healthcare System

Carl Vinson VA Medical Center

Marion VA Medical Center

VA Northern Indiana Health Care System

Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans’ Hospital

Minneapolis VA Health Care System

John J. Pershing VA Medical Center

VA St. Louis Health Care System

VA Sierra Nevada Health Care System

Bath VA Medical Center

VA Hudson Valley Health Care System

Fargo VA Healthcare System

Dayton VA Medical Center

Jack C. Montgomery VA Medical Center

Portland VA Medical Center 

James E. Van Zandt VA Medical Center

Wm. Jennings Bryan Dorn VA Medical Center

Mountain Home VA Medical Center

South Texas Health Care System

White River Junction VA Medical Center

Hampton VA Medical Center

Spokane VA Medical Center

Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center

Martinsburg VA Medical Center

Huntington VA Medical Center

William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital

Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center


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