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Home News Combined Assessment Program Review of the Northampton VA Medical Center Leeds, Massachusetts (6/13/2011)

Combined Assessment Program Review of the Northampton VA Medical Center Leeds, Massachusetts (6/13/2011)

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The purpose of the review was to evaluate selected operations, focusing on patient care administration and quality management (QM). During the review, we provided crime awareness briefings to 108 employees. This review focused on six operational activities. The facility complied with selected standards in the following two activities (1) environment of care and (2) management of multidrug-resistant organisms. The facility reported as accomplishments the creation of an innovative program for staff orientation and training, the receipt of a Bronze Cornerstone Award for patient safety, and a multi-faceted program for homeless veterans. We made recommendations for improvements in the following four activities: QM. Physician credentialing and privileging. Coordination of care.nrManagement of test results.





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The issuance or replacement of military service medals, awards and decorations must be requested in writing.

Requests should be submitted in writing to the appropriate military service branch division of the NPRC. Standard form (SF 180), available through the VA, is recommended to submit your request. Generally, there is no charge for medal or award replacements. For more information, or for the mailing address of the military branch office to submit your request to, call 1-86-NARA-NARA (1-866-272-6272) or visit the NPRC website at www.archives.gov