VA Uses Internal 5-Star Rating System for Hospitals. Phoenix Is Worst in the System

VA Uses Internal 5-Star Rating System for Hospitals. Phoenix Is Worst in the System

Joel Andres Frewa
Joel Andres Frewa
December 8, 2016

Yesterday a USAToday report uncovered that the Va Health Care system has been using an internal 5-star rating system to rate the quality of VA hospitals across the country. The Phoenix VA which has been involved in every VA scandal imaginable unsurprisingly gets only 1 star, the worst ranking, from the VA itself.

The ratings below are as of the 2nd quarter of this year and are compared to the 4th quarter of 2015. The 2015 ratings are the ones found by USAToday, and the VA provided the 1-star and 5-star ratings for 2016, not the ones in the middle.

So after years of "reforms" and talk about how to improve the system, and reshuffling high management personell, the Phoenix VA remains at the bottom of all the VA hospitals across the country. How bad is this? Only 10 out of 146 hospitals received a 1-star rating, while 17 received a 5-star rating. The Tucson Va Hospital received a 2-star rating.

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Phoenix VA Health Care System Phoenix Arizona 1 1
Southern Oregon - White City VA Rehabilitation Center & Clinics White City Oregon 1 1
Memphis VA Medical Center Memphis Tennessee 1 1
Tennessee Valley Healthcare System - Nashville VA Medical Center Nashville Tennessee 1 1
Tennessee Valley Healthcare System - Alvin C. York Campus Murfreesboro Tennessee 1 1
Dallas VA Medical Center Dallas Texas 1 1
El Paso VA Medical Center El Paso Texas 1 1
VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System Los Angeles California 2 1
John D. Dingell VA Medical Center Detroit Michigan 2 1
Raymond G. Murphy VA Medical Center Albuquerque New Mexico 2 1
Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center Augusta Georgia 1 2
Overton Brooks VA Medical Center Shreveport Louisiana 1 2
Perry Point VA Medical Center Perry Point Maryland 1 2
Roseburg VA Medical Center Roseburg Oregon 1 2
George H. O'Brien, Jr. VA Medical Center Big Spring Texas 1 2
VA Health Care Center at Harlingen Harlingen Texas 1 2
Alaska VA Healthcare System Anchorage Alaska 2 *
Central Alabama Veterans Health Care System Montgomery Alabama 2 *
Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System Little Rock Arkansas 2 *
Southern Arizona VA Health Care System Tucson Arizona 2 *
VA Loma Linda Healthcare System Loma Linda California 2 *
VA Central California Health Care System Fresno California 2 *
VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System Denver Colorado 2 *
Orlando VA Medical Center Orlando Florida 2 *
Malcom Randall VA Medical Center Gainesville Florida 2 *
Carl Vinson VA Medical Center Dublin Georgia 2 *
Atlanta VA Medical Center Decatur Georgia 2 *
Spark M. Matsunaga VA Medical Center Honolulu Hawaii 2 *
Marion VA Medical Center Marion Illinois 2 *
Baltimore VA Medical Center Baltimore Maryland 2 *
Togus VA Medical Center Augusta Maine 2 *
Battle Creek VA Medical Center Battle Creek Michigan 2 *
VA St. Louis Health Care System St. Louis Missouri 2 *
Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System Biloxi Mississippi 2 *
VA Montana Health Care System Fort Harrison Montana 2 *
Fayetteville VA Medical Center Fayetteville North Carolina 2 *
VA Sierra Nevada Health Care System Reno Nevada 2 *
VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System Las Vegas Nevada 2 *
Oklahoma City VA Health Care System Oklahoma City Oklahoma 2 *
VA Portland Health Care System Portland Oregon 2 *
Central Texas Veterans Health Care System Temple Texas 2 *
Hampton VA Medical Center Hampton Virginia 2 *
Mann-Grandstaff VA Medical Center Spokane Washington 2 *
VA Puget Sound Health Care System Seattle Washington 2 *
Lake City VA Medical Center Lake City Florida 2 *
Birmingham VA Medical Center Birmingham Alabama 3 *
Northern Arizona VA Health Care System Prescott Arizona 3 *
San Francisco VA Medical Center San Francisco California 3 *
Sacramento VA Medical Center Mather California 3 *
VA San Diego Healthcare System San Diego California 3 *
VA Long Beach Healthcare System Long Beach California 3 *
Grand Junction VA Medical Center Grand Junction Colorado 3 *
Washington DC VA Medical Center Washington District of Columbia 3 *
Wilmington VA Medical Center Wilmington Delaware 3 *
Miami VA Healthcare System Miami Florida 3 *
Bay Pines VA Healthcare System Bay Pines Florida 3 *
James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital Tampa Florida 3 *
West Palm Beach VA Medical Center W Palm Beach Florida 3 *
Iowa City VA Health Care System Iowa City Iowa 3 *
VA Central Iowa Health Care System Des Moines Iowa 3 *
Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center North Chicago Illinois 3 *
Jesse Brown VA Medical Center Chicago Illinois 3 *
VA Illiana Health Care System Danville Illinois 3 *
Edward Hines Jr. VA Hospital Hines Illinois 3 *
Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center Indianapolis Indiana 3 *
VA Northern Indiana Health Care System Fort Wayne Indiana 3 *
Dwight D. Eisenhower VA Medical Center Leavenworth Kansas 3 *
Robley Rex VA Medical Center Louisville Kentucky 3 *
Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System New Orleans Louisiana 3 *
Alexandria VA Health Care System Pineville Louisiana 3 *
Kansas City VA Medical Center Kansas City Missouri 3 *
Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans' Hospital Columbia Missouri 3 *
G.V. (Sonny) Montgomery VA Medical Center Jackson Mississippi 3 *
Durham VA Medical Center Durham North Carolina 3 *
W.G. (Bill) Hefner VA Medical Center Salisbury North Carolina 3 *
Omaha VA Medical Center Omaha Nebraska 3 *
VA New Jersey Health Care System East Orange New Jersey 3 *
Syracuse VA Medical Center Syracuse New York 3 *
Northport VA Medical Center Northport New York 3 *
VA NY Harbor Healthcare System Brooklyn New York 3 *
VA Western New York Healthcare System Buffalo New York 3 *
James J. Peters VA Medical Center Bronx New York 3 *
Dayton VA Medical Center Dayton Ohio 3 *
Chillicothe VA Medical Center Chillicothe Ohio 3 *
Jack C. Montgomery VA Medical Center Muskogee Oklahoma 3 *
Philadelphia VA Medical Center Philadelphia Pennsylvania 3 *
VA Caribbean Healthcare System San Juan Puerto Rico 3 *
Wm. Jennings Bryan Dorn VA Medical Center Columbia South Carolina 3 *
South Texas Veterans Health Care System San Antonio Texas 3 *
Thomas E. Creek VA Medical Center Amarillo Texas 3 *
Salem VA Medical Center Salem Virginia 3 *
Jonathan M. Wainwright Memorial VA Medical Center Walla Walla Washington 3 *
Tomah VA Medical Center Tomah Wisconsin 3 *
Huntington VA Medical Center Huntington West Virginia 3 *
Martinsburg VA Medical Center Martinsburg West Virginia 3 *
Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center Clarksburg West Virginia 3 *
Beckley VA Medical Center Beckley West Virginia 3 *
Cheyenne VA Medical Center Cheyenne Wyoming 3 *
VA Palo Alto Health Care System Palo Alto California 4 *
Colmery-O'Neil VA Medical Center Topeka Kansas 4 *
Robert J. Dole VA Medical Center Wichita Kansas 4 *
Lexington VA Medical Center Lexington Kentucky 4 *
VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System Ann Arbor Michigan 4 *
Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center Iron Mountain Michigan 4 *
John J. Pershing VA Medical Center Poplar Bluff Missouri 4 *
Manchester VA Medical Center Manchester New Hampshire 4 *
VA NY Harbor Healthcare System-Manhattan campus New York New York 4 *
Bath VA Medical Center Bath New York 4 *
Canandaigua VA Medical Center Canandaigua New York 4 *
Albany Stratton VA Medical Center Albany New York 4 *
Cincinnati VA Medical Center Cincinnati Ohio 4 *
Lebanon VA Medical Center Lebanon Pennsylvania 4 *
James E. Van Zandt VA Medical Center Altoona Pennsylvania 4 *
Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center Wilkes-Barre Pennsylvania 4 *
Providence VA Medical Center Providence Rhode Island 4 *
Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center Charleston South Carolina 4 *
Sioux Falls VA Health Care System Sioux Falls South Dakota 4 *
Mountain Home VA Medical Center Mountain Home Tennessee 4 *
Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center Houston Texas 4 *
George E. Wahlen VA Medical Center Salt Lake City Utah 4 *
Hunter Holmes McGuire VA Medical Center Richmond Virginia 4 *
White River Junction VA Medical Center White River Junction Vermont 4 *
William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital Madison Wisconsin 4 *
Milwaukee VA Medical Center (Zablocki) Milwaukee Wisconsin 4 *
Sheridan VA Medical Center Sheridan Wyoming 4 *
Tuscaloosa VA Medical Center Tuscaloosa Alabama 5 *
VA Connecticut Healthcare System West Haven Connecticut 5 *
Fargo VA Health Care System Fargo North Dakota 5 *
Chalmers P. Wylie VA Ambulatory Care Center Columbus Ohio 5 *
Veterans Health Care System of the Ozarks Fayetteville Arkansas 3 5
VA Central Western Massachusetts Healthcare System Leeds Massachusetts 4 5
VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System Pittsburgh Pennsylvania 4 5
Boise VA Medical Center Boise Idaho 5 5
VA Boston Healthcare System Boston Massachusetts 5 5
Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital Bedford Massachusetts 5 5
Aleda E. Lutz VA Medical Center Saginaw Michigan 5 5
Minneapolis VA Health Care System Minneapolis Minnesota 5 5
St. Cloud VA Health Care System St Cloud Minnesota 5 5
Charles George VA Medical Center Asheville North Carolina 5 5
VA Hudson Valley Health Care System Montrose New York 5 5
Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center Cleveland Ohio 5 5
VA Butler Healthcare Butler Pennsylvania 5 5
Coatesville VA Medical Center Coatesville Pennsylvania 5 5
Erie VA Medical Center Erie Pennsylvania 5 5
VA Black Hills Health Care System Fort Meade South Dakota 5 5
VA Black Hills Health Care System Hot Springs South Dakota 5 5

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