Recognition and Accreditation - West Texas VA Health Care System
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West Texas VA Health Care System


Recognition and Accreditation

The George H. O'Brien Jr. VAMC in Big Spring has received a number of accreditations and awards.  Some of our recent notable accomplishments include:

College of American Pathologists (CAP) Accreditation

The CAP Accreditation Program is an internationally recognized program that helps laboratories achieve the highest standards of excellence to positively impact patient care based upon rigorous accreditation standards in multiple laboratory disciplines. The West Texas VA Health Care System Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Service continues to receive their CAP Accreditation every other year.

Shared Medical Appointments

Shared Medical Appointments (SMA) at the George H. O'Brien Jr. VAMC in Big Spring were highlighted in the National Association of VA Ambulatory Care Managers in an article entitled, Using Shared Medical Appointments as a Tool for Advanced Clinic Access.  The article explains how SMAs are a more efficient way to provide care while increasing the quality of care and patient and provider satisfaction.