Report Summary

Title: Community Based Outpatient Clinic Reviews at Sioux Falls VA Health Care System, Sioux Falls, SD
Report Number: 13-00026-198
Issue Date: 5/17/2013
City/State: Aberdeen, SD
Sioux City, IA
Spirit Lake, IA
Wagner, SD
Watertown, SD
VA Office: Veterans Health Administration (VHA)
Report Author: Office of Healthcare Inspections
Report Type: CBOC Reports
Release Type: Unrestricted
Summary: The VA Office of Inspector General reviewed the Sioux Falls VA Health Care System’s five Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs) during the week of April 1, 2013. The purpose of the review was to assess whether the CBOCs provide veterans with consistent and safe high-quality health care. The review covered the clinical care components of women’s health cervical cancer screening and tetanus and pneumococcal vaccinations. We also randomly selected the Aberdeen (Brown County), SD; Spirit Lake, IA; and Watertown, SD CBOCs for site visits and evaluated credentialing and privileging, environment of care, and emergency management processes. OIG noted opportunities for improvement and made a total of five recommendations to the Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN) and facility managers.