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Health Agencies Update
March 27, 2018

VA Announces Plan to Improve Worst-Performing Medical Centers

JAMA. 2018;319(12):1189. doi:10.1001/jama.2018.2784

The US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) recently announced steps it plans to take to rapidly improve its low-performing medical centers.

There are 15 such facilities, all of which received a 1 star out of 5 rating on the VA’s Strategic Analytics for Improvement and Learning (SAIL) rating system. They are located in Hampton, Virginia; Phoenix; Denver; Harlingen, El Paso, and Big Spring, Texas; Roseburg, Oregon; Washington, DC; Memphis, Murfreesboro, and Nashville, Tennessee; Dublin, Georgia; Jackson, Mississippi; Loma Linda, California; and Walla Walla, Washington.