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The Office of Connected Care Communications team recently interviewed Matthew Rogers about his experience with setting up Dr. Shulkin’s telehealth visits. Read more about this exciting new technology at work.
Mary Pierce, LCSW, Boise VA’s Suicide Prevention Coordinator, was awarded the VA Secretary’s Hands and Heart Award. This special recognition went to Mary because she is passionate about her role, and she has gone above and beyond her role to provide education to staff about suicide prevention. Mary works with many veterans who have contemplated or attempted suicide. She has been able to make a difference in many of their
lives because of her compassion and strong clinical skills.
The Boise VA Medical Center is one of twenty VA Medical Centers from across the Nation to be recognized by The Joint Commission as a "Top Performer on Key Quality Measures for 2010".
While all VA medical centers are accredited by The Joint Commission, this list recognizes medical centers that are top performers in using evidence-based care processes closely linked to positive patient outcomes.
The Oncology Pharmacist congratulates Lindsay Kaster, PharmD, for being chosen by more than 750 of her peers as this years T.O.P. Pharmacist award winner.
“The best part of the job,” says Kaster, a clinical oncology pharmacist at the Boise Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center in Idaho, “is that it just brings that team dynamic together.”
Nurses from the Boise VA Medical Center's Intensive Care Unit and Step-Down Unit were recently selected to take part in a pilot training program designed to improve patient safety in the Veterans Health Administration. Nursing Crew Resource Management or (NCRM) is aimed at changing the way professionals in the healthcare system communicate and function, beginning with front line nursing staff. After completing training, the goal will be to evaluate improvement in teamwork, communication in dynamic situations, management of human factors, process changes implemented and overall satisfaction.