Report Summary

Title: Combined Assessment Program Review of the VA New York Harbor Healthcare System, New York, New York
Report Link: http://www.va.gov/oig/pubs/VAOIG-12-00710-85.pdf
Report Number: 12-00710-85
Issue Date: 1/17/2013
City/State: New York, NY
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 306 employees. This review focused on 10 operational activities. The facility’s reported accomplishments included the Gait and Motion Analysis Laboratory and the emergency department women’s treatment room. OIG made recommendations for improvement in the all 10 activities: (1) mental health treatment continuity, (2) moderate sedation, (3) point-of-care testing, (4) environment of care, (5) coordination of care, (6) colorectal cancer screening, (7) polytrauma, (8) medication management, (9) nurse staffing, and (10) QM.