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Accreditations and Achievements

The Philadelphia VA Medical Center has received a number of accreditations and awards. Some of our recent notable accomplishments include:

The Joint Commission (TJC) conducted an unannounced triennial visit (to survey the Hospital, Home Care, Long Term Care, and Mental Health Intensive Case Management) in June 2011 with Philadelphia VAMC receiving a three year accreditation through June 2014.  TJC can come as early as December 2012 and anytime thereafter.

Opioid Treatment Center: TJC conducted an unannounced survey in July 2011; OTP received a 3 year accreditation through July 2014.

Rehabilitative Medicine and Amputee Programs: Accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF); which surveyed the facility in October 2011, receiving a three year accreditation. The Medical Center expects its next CARF survey for these programs in 2014.

HUDVASH, Grant per Diem, and Outreach Programs: (Homeless programs) Accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF); which surveyed the facility in November 2011, receiving a three year accreditation. The Medical Center expects its next CARF survey for these programs in 2014.

Psychosocial Rehab - Veteran Empowerment Center (PRRC-VEC) received a three-year accreditation from CARF through October 2013.

Compensated Work Therapy (CWT) received a three-year accreditation from CARF through October 2013.

Research: The Association of Accreditation for Human Research Protection Programs granted full accreditation in September 2008, re-accredited in September 2011 for a period of five years.
 
Animal Accreditation Program:  A survey team from the Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care visited on March 17, 2009, to assess the animal program in Research, and earned re-accreditation through June 15, 2012.  The Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare accreditation became effective in May 2008 and expires in May 2012.

Commission on Cancer granted three year accreditation in October 2011; accredited through June 2014.
 
Pathology and Laboratory Service received the College of American Pathologists’ accreditation into January 2013.

Blood Bank acquired American Association of Blood Bank through January 2013.
 
Radiation Oncology: Accredited by the American College of Radiation Oncology.  Surveyed in November 2011 and accredited through November 2014.

Mammography Program: Accredited by the American College of Radiology into February 2015.
  
Sleep Program: The VISN 4 Eastern Region Sleep Center was surveyed in June 2009 by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and was re-accredited for a period of five years.

The last Combined Assessment Program Review by The VA Office of Inspector General was in September 2010. 

Philadelphia VAMC received a SOARS visit in October 2009 – VHA System-wide Ongoing Assessment & Review Strategy.