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Comprehensive Healthcare Inspection of the Battle Creek VA Medical Center in Michigan

Report Information

Issue Date
Report Number
22-04038-82
VISN
10
State
Michigan
District
VA Office
Veterans Health Administration (VHA)
Report Author
Office of Healthcare Inspections
Report Type
Comprehensive Healthcare Inspection Program
Report Topic
Suicide Prevention
Major Management Challenges
Healthcare Services
Recommendations
1
Questioned Costs
$0
Better Use of Funds
$0
Congressionally Mandated
No

Summary

Summary

This Office of Inspector General (OIG) Comprehensive Healthcare Inspection Program report describes the results of a focused evaluation of the care provided at the Battle Creek VA Medical Center in Michigan and associated outpatient clinics in Michigan. This evaluation focused on five key operational areas:
•    Leadership and organizational risks
•    Quality, safety, and value
•    Medical staff privileging
•    Environment of care
•    Mental health (suicide prevention initiatives)

The OIG issued one recommendation for improvement in the mental health area of review:
•    Comprehensive Suicide Risk Evaluation completion after positive suicide risk screen

Open Recommendation Image, SquareOpenClosed and Implemented Recommendation Image, CheckmarkClosed-ImplementedNot Implemented Recommendation Image, X character'Closed-Not Implemented
No. 1
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to Veterans Health Administration (VHA)

The Chief of Staff ensures providers complete the Comprehensive Suicide Risk Evaluation following a patient’s positive suicide risk screen.