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VA Connecticut Healthcare System

 

Statement on VA OIG Report - OR Environment of Care

February 19, 2014

  • We are committed to providing veterans with the highest quality care in the best patient care environment.  We will continue to work with our team to make improvements to the environment and processes based on the IG recommendations and VA standards.
  • The report is a thorough and honest snapshot from an inspection that occurred in June 2013.  The IG report states that it found no evidence that the environment of care deficiencies in the OR resulted in negative patient outcomes.
  • It is important to note that many of the issues identified were corrected as noted in the report before the inspectors left the facility or shortly thereafter. 
  • The amount of detail in the report and the corrective actions being undertaken demonstrate the seriousness with which VA Connecticut responded to the IG report.  It also underscores the commitment of VA  – both at the national and local levels – to provide veterans the best possible care environment.