Carl Vinson VA Medical Center Improves to 3-Star VA SAIL Rating

Staff Report From Middle Georgia CEO

Friday, September 28th, 2018

The Department of Veterans Affairs released quarterly Strategic Analytics for Improvement and Leaning ratings and Carl Vinson VA Medical Center improved from 2- to 3-stars.

Carl Vinson VAMC was one of the facilities that made positive strides in several benchmarks. Dublin VAMC improved significantly from last quarter in both SAIL star (from 2 to 3) and VAMC hospital comparison rankings (102 to 86) out of 146 VA medical centers rated nationwide.

“Dublin VAMC worked very hard to achieve its three-star ranking, and while we’re very proud of our achievement, there’s still plenty of work ahead,” said Interim Medical Center Director Dr. Connie Hampton. “It’s our duty to provide America’s heroes with the absolute best care anywhere and we will continue striving for excellence every day—our Veterans deserve nothing less.”

Using an annual web-based report scorecard that measures, evaluates and benchmarks quality and efficiency at its medical centers, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs recently released data that showed significant improvements at the majority of its health care facilities. 

The quarterly SAIL report, which has been released publicly since 2015, assesses 25 quality metrics and two efficiency and productivity metrics in areas such as death rate, complications and patient satisfaction, as well as overall efficiency and physician capacity at 146 VAMCs. It is used as an internal learning tool for VA leaders and personnel to pinpoint and study VAMCs with high quality and efficiency scores, both within specific measured areas and overall. The data is also used to identify best practices and develop strategies to help troubled facilities improve.