Report Summary

Title: Combined Assessment Program Review of the Miami VA Healthcare System, Miami, Florida
Report Number: 12-03075-52
Issue Date: 12/7/2012
City/State: Miami, FL
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 1,290 employees. This review focused on 10 operational activities. The facility complied with selected standards in the following three activities: (1) coordination of care, (2) nurse staffing, and (3) polytrauma. The facility’s reported accomplishment was receiving national recognition and awards for excellence for its Neurology Service. OIG made recommendations for improvement in the following seven activities: (1) environment of care, (2) moderate sedation, (3) medication management, (4) mental health treatment continuity, (5) colorectal cancer screening, (6) point-of-care testing, and (7) QM.