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VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System Now a 3-Star Facility

October 6, 2017

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VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System Now a 3-Star Facility

VAGLAHS Improves SAIL Ratings from “1 Star” to “3 Stars”

LOS ANGELES – VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System (VAGLAHS) has made significant progress in going from a “1 Star” to a “3 Star” rating since the last annual Strategic Analytics for Improvement and Learning (SAIL) report was released in September 2016.

The Dept. of Veterans Affairs (VA) released updated facility ratings last week reflecting the 12 months between the 3rd Quarters of Fiscal Years 2016 and 2017. VAGLAHS graduated from a “1 Star” facility rating to a “3 Star” rating within SAIL’s Value Model, a web-based, balanced scorecard mechanism VA developed to measure, evaluate and benchmark quality, efficiency and productivity at its medical centers.

“The model is designed to offer high-level views of health care quality, efficiency, and productivity, measured as capacity, that enables executives and managers to examine a wide breadth of existing VA measures,” said Dr. Scotte Hartronft, VAGLAHS Chief of Staff. “Many metrics within SAIL are 12-month rolling averages which requires a facility to not only achieve significant improvements but to also sustain them, and we have.”

The most recent data report includes information gathered through March 2017. Since its June 2015 data report, VAGLAHS made tremendous improvements in various quality metrics to include; Acute Care In-Hospital Complication Rates, Central Line Associated Bloodstream Infection Rates, Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus Infection Rates, Acute Care Standardized Mortality Rate, and Acute Care Standardized Mortality Rate at 30 days.

“When the next annual SAIL Star Ratings are released, VAGLAHS expects a boost in its “Star Rating” due to the significant strides we continue to make in all areas of operation,” said Ann Brown, VAGLAHS Director. “One of our top priorities is to always strive to do better in providing our Nation's Heroes with the highest quality of care they have earned and deserve."