Sheridan VA Ranks 17th in Nation

VA Director Pam Crowell sits between Nick Cordingly and Rob Johnson at Chamber luncheon. At podium is Richard Garber. (Photo by Pat Blair)
VA Director Pam Crowell sits between Nick Cordingly and Rob Johnson at Chamber luncheon. At podium is Richard Garber. (Photo by Pat Blair)

The Sheridan VA Medical Center in the past year has risen from 59th to 17th on a national scorecard that measures the performance of VA hospitals.

The scorecard is called SAIL – an acronym for Strategic Alignment and Improvement and Learning – and VA Director Pam Crowell explained the criteria for the ranking.

Speaking at Wednesday's Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce luncheon, Crowell said the measures aren't easy to make or to sustain. But, she said, the goal for this year is to make the Top 10 in SAIL.

Crowell also talked about the capital improvement program at the Sheridan VA. She said more than $50 million in projects are going on at the VA, ranging from paving parking lots to constructing buildings.

She focused on three projects that are about $10 million each. One of those is a new building for homeless veterans, and she said the hope is that the project will be finished by the end of this year.

The second project is a geriatric/psychiatric unit that will have 15 beds. She said the third project is a redesign of the VA's unit for primary care of patients.

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Crowell, at podium, talks about Sheridan VA construction projects. (Photo by Pat Blair)
Crowell, at podium, talks about Sheridan VA construction projects. (Photo by Pat Blair)
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