End of fiscal year hospital Star rating shows large improvement in overall quality of services at Lebanon VA Medical Cen
Today, as part of the Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA)
efforts to remain transparent and hold VA facilities accountable, VA released
of fiscal year 2018 (FY2018) hospital Star ratings, which evaluate and
benchmark quality of care delivery at VA medical centers across the nation.
Lebanon VA Medical Center was one
of the facilities that made positive strides in the benchmarks and is striving
to continue progress. It improved from a 3-Star rating to 5-Star rating.
rating designation is designed to help VA identify best practices of its top
performing hospitals and share them across VA’s health care system to achieve
Compared with data from the same period a year ago, the
release of VA’s Strategic Analytics for Improvement and Learning
(SAIL) report shows 66 percent of VA Medical Centers (VAMCs) have
improved in overall quality in the third quarter — with the largest
gains seen in areas where there were VA-wide improvement initiatives, such as
mortality, length of stay and avoidable adverse events. Six VAMCs had a
decrease in quality, and improvement activities are underway at each of these
Additionally, of the medical centers placed under the
Strategic Action for Transformation program (StAT), an initiative that monitors
high-risk medical centers and mobilizes resources to assist them, eight are no
longer considered high risk and 80 percent (12 medical centers) show measurable
improvements since being placed under StAT in January 2018.
no doubt that there’s still plenty of work to do, but I’m proud of our
employees, who work tirelessly to move VA in the right direction for Veterans
and taxpayers,” said VA Secretary Robert Wilkie.
VA Medical Center is one of 170 medical centers in the nation with the sole
purpose of providing world-class medical care to America’s Veterans. Lebanon
VAMC serves a nine-county area in South Central Pennsylvania covering Adams,
Berks, Cumberland, Dauphin, Lancaster, Lebanon, Perry, Schuylkill and York
counties. Lebanon VAMC also oversees community clinics located in
Mechanicsburg, Lancaster, Pottsville, Wyomissing, York and Fort Indiantown Gap.
If you are Veteran, you may be eligible to receive care and benefits from VA.
To learn more, call 717-228-6000.
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