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Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Houston, Texas

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Houston VA Receives General Surgery Commendation

March 28, 2002

Houston VA Receives General Surgery Commendation

HOUSTON, TX - The Houston VA Medical Center was recently commended by the National Veterans Affairs Surgical Quality Improvement Program Executive Committee for having consistently low general surgery mortality rates in all non-cardiac surgery and all operations.

The committee reviewed the accrual, workload and outcome information on Houston VA's major surgery procedures in fiscal year 2001, and asked that the Houston VA prepare examples of its best practices that may have helped improve surgical outcomes.

"I'm very proud that the Houston VA Medical Center received such important recognition," said Dr. Thomas Horvath, Chief of Staff.

"Our surgical service staff and its practices are top-notch; and I am pleased that we serve as such a positive example for other hospitals."

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04/21/04 08:25