Hampton VA Medical Center
Hampton VAMC Meets the Gold Standard for Patient Safety
The Hampton VA Medical Center (VAMC) Patient Safety Improvement program was named the recipient of a 2010 VA Patient Safety Cornerstone Recognition Award recognizing the health system as meeting the gold-standard as established by the VA National Center for Patient Safety (NCPS). This award is given each year by the VA for patient safety based on the quality; quantity and timeliness of a health system’s root-cause analysis (RCA) process which helps improve safe patient care.
Hampton VAMC Patient Safety Officer Barbara May said she was excited upon receiving the news. She said this award is a well-deserved recognition for the Hampton VA staff.
"The Patient Safety staff is extremely proud to receive this national recognition," said May. "This just validates all the hard work and concerted efforts of all our staff at Hampton VAMC.”
Each year NCPS recognizes VA healthcare systems in three categories of gold, silver or bronze. HVAMC received gold-level recognition this year. Medical center leadership feels this trend of national recognition will become the patient safety standard here as the healthcare system positions itself as the leader in patient safety practices for VA healthcare.
"This award says our patient safety-improvement program is extremely viable, very active and focused on effectively improving safe care provided for our Veterans," said May. “We are continually striving to deliver the safest possible care for all the Veterans at Hampton VA."