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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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Suicide Prevention Month

September is Suicide Prevention Month, and we want to make sure you and your loved ones know help is available for this complicated health issue.

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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.

What does “excellence” mean in VA health care? Dr. Carolyn Clancy, Deputy Under Secretary for Health for Organizational Excellence, discusses what it means for everyday care to Veterans with Jacob Gadd, VHA-VSO liaison.

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Veteran, 90, a VA volunteer

Veteran Rick Bohnke having coffee with another veteran at VAMC

In the 1980s, Veteran Rick Bohnke, pictured above, began coming to the Huntington VA Medical Center for his care.  About a decade later, he signed up as a VA volunteer and for the first 10 or so years he drove for the Volunteer Transportation Network, helping to take patients to and from their medical appointments.  Read more.

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Veteran Alexandrea Gries and her service dog Sherman.

She tried to take her own life eight times in one year while serving as a soldier in the 4th Infantry Division in 2008. The stressors of combat, losing a couple of very close friends in battle and adapting to life back in the U.S. after serving in Iraq was too much for her to handle.   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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