Central Alabama Veterans Health Care System (CAVHCS)
Accreditation and Achievements
CAVHCS has received a number of accreditations and awards. Some of our recent notable accomplishments include —
2005 Outstanding Employer Award
This award honors a health care agency that recognizes and supports the instrumental role registered nurses play in the delivery of quality health care to the people of this community. VAMC Prototype was chosen due to its leadership and support for the advancement of nursing and nursing programs.
College of American Pathologists (CAP) Accreditation
In 2005, the CAVHCS Orthotic and Prosthetic Lab received this accreditation from the American Board for Certification. Accreditation is for a period of three years.
Shared Medical Appointments
Shared Medical Appointments (SMA) at CAVHCS 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.