Report Summary

Title: Combined Assessment Program Review of the Amarillo VA Health Care System, Amarillo, Texas
Report Number: 13-02313-310
Issue Date: 9/13/2013
City/State: Amarillo, TX
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 health care facility operations, focusing on patient care quality and the environment of care. This review focused on six operational activities. The facility complied with selected standards in the medication management – controlled substances inspections activity. OIG made recommendations for improvement in the following five activities: (1) quality management, (2) environment of care, (3) coordination of care – hospice and palliative care, (4) pressure ulcer prevention and management, and (5) nurse staffing.