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About Quality of Care

Learn more about all of the resources and information the Quality of Care website has to offer.

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Breast Cancer Awareness

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and we’re here to let Veterans know the importance of getting screened and early detection.

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Understand Your Condition

The first step in treating any medical issue is to learn about the disease. These online resources can help you understand your condition.

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What is Quality Care?

“Quality care” has many definitions, but at VA it means:

• The right type of care for your health condition
• Care that results in the best possible outcome for you
• Care delivered with attention to your concerns, needs, and life goals
• Care that keeps you safe from hazards and harm

VA strives to provide the highest quality care possible every day. This site will tell you how we’re doing! For more details about what this site has to offer, please visit our About Quality of Care page.

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) remains committed to continually improving our health care quality and access reporting. VA is currently reviewing website usability and consolidating data for Veterans onto Access to Care. This consolidation is based on continued input from Veterans, evolution of VA's data reporting tools, and COVID-19-related impacts. As of Jan. 20, 2021, no new data will be updated on the Quality of Care site.

Data are currently available at these websites:

  • Access to Care — View access times at individual facilities and compare VA quality of care with community providers to help Veterans and caregivers make health care decisions
  • VA's Open Data — Comprehensive data archives for SAIL, Why Not the Best VA, and hospital performance to provide detailed data for Veterans, caregivers, media inquiries, researchers, and freely available to the public.

From VA’s Blog

Running to prevent Veteran suicide – virtually

Photo of suicide prevention coordinator Mathew Raad presents a VA5k bib and medal to Jennifer Quinn.

The Battle Creek VA Alive and Running VA5K for Veteran Suicide Prevention Awareness kicked off in a different fashion this year. Instead of having hundreds of participants together at once, the kick-off was done on Facebook live.   Read more.

Featured Story

Officer Ardell Francis and Lieutenant David Stroup, police officers at Wilmington Veterans Affairs Medical Center, pose for a picture during Francis’ VA Police Heroism Award ceremony. Officer Francis got the award for running into traffic to save the life of a Veteran making an attempt on his life.

Quick Action by Wilmington VA Police Saves Veteran’s Life

WILMINGTON, Del. — On a summer night in June, officers assigned to Charlie Squad of Wilmington Veterans Affairs Medical Center’s police department were conducting their normal duties around the medical center campus.    Read more.

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VA is constantly working to provide more excellent service and care for Veterans. This includes new programs and initiatives, advanced training, and renovations and improvements to enhance health care facilities. Each VA project is an opportunity to improve the delivery of services to America's heroes. Click on the region below to find out what's new in that area.

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