Report Summary

Title: Combined Assessment Program Review of the Robert J. Dole VA Medical Center, Wichita, Kansas
Report Link: http://www.va.gov/oig/pubs/VAOIG-12-03073-57.pdf
Report Number: 12-03073-57
Issue Date: 12/7/2012
City/State: Wichita, KS
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 for 71 employees. This review focused on nine operational activities. The facility complied with selected standards in the medication management activity. The facility’s reported accomplishment was developing the “Talk To Me” dashboard to improve employees’ exchange of information. OIG made recommendations for improvement in the following eight activities: (1) QM, (2) moderate sedation, (3) coordination of care, (4) polytrauma, (5) environment of care, (6) colorectal cancer screening, (7) nurse staffing, and (8) point-of-care testing.