Report Summary

Title: Combined Assessment Program Review of the Erie VA Medical Center, Erie, Pennsylvania
Report Number: 12-01334-261
Issue Date: 9/4/2012
City/State: Erie, PA
VA Office: Veterans Health Administration (VHA)
Report Author: Office of Healthcare Inspections
Report Type: CAP Reviews
Release Type: Unrestricted
Summary: The purpose of the review was to evaluate selected operations, focusing on patient care administration and quality management (QM). During the review, OIG provided crime awareness briefings to 141 employees. This review focused on eight operational activities. The facility complied with selected standards in the following four activities: (1) coordination of care, (2) environment of care, (3) medication management, and (4) nurse staffing. The facility’s reported accomplishments were recognition by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities for collaboration with community resources and recognition by The Joint Commission for high achievement on surgical accountability measures. OIG made recommendations for improvement in the following four activities: (1) QM, (2) polytrauma, (3) colorectal cancer screening, and (4) point-of-care testing.