Nineteen VA hospitals across the U.S. are standing out amongst the 152 VA facilities as top performers according to a recent review by The Joint Commission. Veterans, including disabled veterans receiving disabled veterans benefits, may obtain health care for disabling conditions at these or other VA medical facilities. All of the 152 VA medical facilities are accredited by The Joint Commission.
The Joint Commission is a non-profit organization that independently reviews and accredits health care organizations and programs across the U.S. It reviews VA hospitals and helps the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) keep up to speed on the quality of care.
The 19 VA hospitals recognized by The Joint Commission are those that performed best in the Commission’s review of care processes associated with positive patient outcomes. With millions of veterans in the United States eligible for health care through these centers, it is important that improvements continue to be made to support the growing veteran population.
The Department of Veterans Affairs strives to continue to improve its health care system by implementing the latest medical procedures and administrative measures. The VA Undersecretary for Health, Dr. Robert Petzel, said in a statement, “VA health care has been a leader in performance measurement, electronic health records, research and clinical quality for more than a decade.” These 19 VA hospitals support that claim, with eight of them now recipients of the top performer award in consecutive years.
Veterans disability benefits can help disabled veterans establish a better connection to their local VA hospitals to make sure they are obtaining the care and support they deserve. When you apply for veterans disability benefits, work with a South Florida disability attorney to make sure you are getting the full disability compensation to which you are entitled.
If you are a disabled veteran who has been denied disability compensation or have not yet applied for benefits from the VA, a South Florida disability attorney from Veterans Help Group is ready to help. To learn if you are entitled to certain programs and benefits contact our veteran’s disability rights firm today – 1-855-855-8992.