Vet­er­ans care sys­tem earns cer­ti­fi­ca­tion

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - BUSINESS & FARM -

The Vet­er­ans Health Care Sys­tem of the Ozarks earned hos­pi­tal and be­hav­ioral health cer­ti­fi­ca­tion from the joint com­mis­sion. The cer­ti­fi­ca­tion demon­strates the sys­tem’s fo­cus on pro­vid­ing high qual­ity and safe care in hos­pi­tal, be­hav­ioral health and home care stan­dards.

The sys­tem un­der­went an on-site sur­vey April 11-14, when joint com­mis­sion ex­perts eval­u­ated sev­eral ar­eas in­clud­ing en­vi­ron­ment of care, life safety, home-based ser­vices and be­hav­ioral health.

Vet­er­ans Health Care Sys­tem of the Ozarks of­fers same-day ac­cess, di­rect sched­ul­ing in op­tom­e­try and au­di­ol­ogy, ser­vices to women and les­bian, gay, bi­sex­ual, and trans­gen­der vet­er­ans and a num­ber of spe­cialty care ser­vices.

The sys­tems con­sists of one health fa­cil­ity lo­cated in Fayet­teville and has com­mu­nity-based out­pa­tient clin­ics in Fort Smith, Har­ri­son and Ozark; Bran­son and Mount Ver­non, Mo.; and Jay, Okla.

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