About Quality of Care
Learn more about all of the resources and information the Quality of Care website has to offer.
Suicide Prevention Month
September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, and we want to raise everyone’s awareness on this tragic and complicated health issue.
Understand Your Condition
The first step in treating any medical issue is to learn about the disease. These online resources can help you understand your condition.
What is Quality Care?
“Quality care” has many definitions, but at VA it means:
• The right type of care for your health condition
• Care that results in the best possible outcome for you
• Care delivered with attention to your concerns, needs, and life goals
• Care that keeps you safe from hazards and harm
VA strives to provide the highest quality care possible every day. This site will tell you how we’re doing! For more details about what this site has to offer, please visit our About Quality of Care page.
From VA’s Blog
Phoenix VA deploys army of germ-zapping robots to enhance patient and employee safety
The Phoenix VA Health Care System is the first hospital in Arizona to deploy Xenex Germ-Zapping Robots to destroy deadly germs and bacteria lurking on hospital surfaces that can cause hospital acquired infections. The portable room disinfection system utilizes pulsed xenon UV light and is effective against even the most dangerous superbugs including MRSA, Clostridium difficile (C. diff), VRE, norovirus and influenza. Additionally, the robots have been proven effective against both the Ebola virus and Anthrax. Read more.
Measuring success is much more than quantifiable and qualitative results. Depending on a person’s culture success could be defined with several different meanings. Business success may be determined by revenue, success on the battle-field is determined by victory. But, how does a person measure personal success? Read more.
VA is constantly working to provide more excellent service and care for Veterans. This includes new programs and initiatives, advanced training, and renovations and improvements to enhance health care facilities. Each VA project is an opportunity to improve the delivery of services to America's heroes. Click on the region below to find out what's new in that area.