Report Summary

Title: Community Based Outpatient Clinic Reviews at the Fargo VA Health Care System, Fargo, ND
Report Number: 13-00026-317
Issue Date: 9/16/2013
City/State: Williston, ND
Grand Forks, ND
Grafton, ND
Fergus Falls, MN
Fargo, ND
Bismarck, ND
Bemidji, MN
Minot, ND
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 Fargo VA Health Care System’s seven Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs) during the week of July 22, 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 Bemidji, MN, and Fergus Falls, MN, 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 six recommendations to the Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN) and facility managers.