Report Summary

Title: Comprehensive Healthcare Inspection of the Amarillo VA Health Care System in Texas
Report Number: 22-00036-68 Download
Issue Date: 3/15/2023
City/State: Amarillo, TX
Childress, TX
Clovis, NM
Dalhart, TX
Lubbock, TX
VA Office: Veterans Health Administration (VHA)
Report Author: Office of Healthcare Inspections
Report Type: CHIP
Release Type: Unrestricted

This Office of Inspector General Comprehensive Healthcare Inspection Program report describes the results of a focused evaluation of the inpatient and outpatient care provided at the Amarillo Health Care System in Texas. This evaluation focused on five key operational areas:

• Leadership and organizational risks

• Quality, safety, and value

• Medical staff privileging

• Environment of care

• Mental health (emergency department and urgent care center prevention initiatives)

The OIG identified concerns within the medical staff privileging area of review:

• Focused Professional Practice Evaluation processes

• Privileging request review

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