BECKLEY – Following Monday's release of a nation-wide audit of VA hospitals, local facilities are pleased with the results.
The Beckley VA ranked among the top in percent of appointments scheduled in less than 30 days.
Of nearly 17,000 appointments, 97 percent of have been made in 30 days or less. That is tied for best of the eight hospitals in the region.
These results come amidst a VA scandal that put Secretary Eric Shinseki out of a job.
Officials in Beckley track their scheduling monthly, and these good results don't come as a surprise, says Medical Director Karin McGraw.
“I think we do a lot of work here as a small facility, and we do everything we possibly can within the scope of … the hospital,” says McGraw.
The VA in Fayetteville, NC ranks as the worst hospital in the region with just 83 percent of appointments scheduled in less than 30 days.