Report Summary

Title: Community Based Outpatient Clinic Reviews at Chalmers P. Wylie Ambulatory Care Center, Columbus, OH
Report Number: 13-00026-327
Issue Date: 9/26/2013
City/State: Grove City, OH
Marion, OH
Newark, OH
Zanesville, OH
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 Chalmers P. Wylie Ambulatory Care Center’s four Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs) during the week of August 12, 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 Zanesville, OH, CBOC for a site visit and evaluated credentialing and privileging, environment of care, and emergency management processes. OIG noted opportunities for improvement and made a total of four recommendations to the Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN) and facility managers.