About Quality of Care
Learn more about all of the resources and information the Quality of Care website has to offer.
Glaucoma Awarenesss Month
January is Glaucoma Awareness Month, and we want to inform Veterans about this serious eye disease and what you can do to protect your eyes.
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.
From VA’s Blog
Veterans benefit from new portable ultrasound device
Clinicians who are, or becoming, experts in Point of Care Ultrasonography (POCUS) are in awe of a new ultra-portable ultrasound device, the Butterfly IQ.
The Butterfly’s first use in the United States is at VA Bellevue Hospital and at NYU campuses. It is a very lightweight probe that looks like a sleek black electric razor. It plugs into an iPhone. Read more.
Roland Ransom’s efforts on behalf of fellow Veterans resulted in his being named a national Volunteer of the Year for Veterans Affairs. Ransom, a Marine Corps Veteran who volunteered at the Milwaukee VA Medical Center, died on Dec. 20 at the age of 71. Read more.
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.