Harry S. Truman VA Hospital in Columbia Ranked #1
Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans’ Hospital recently was ranked No. 1 nationally by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ All Employee Survey. This is the third consecutive year Truman VA has been ranked No. 1 throughout VA by employees.
In a news release from the U.S. Department of Veteran's Affairs:
The VA survey is administered each year in June, with results available in the Fall. Although the survey is voluntary, all VA employees are encouraged to participate for the best assessment of workforce satisfaction and organizational climate. Once the survey closes, organizations throughout VA are ranked in order of “Best Places to Work,” according to results driven by employee responses.
Truman VA’s survey response rate of 73 percent in fiscal year 2019 represented a six percent increase from Fiscal Year 2018. The hospital’s overall satisfaction score of 78 is eight points higher than the national Veterans Health Administration and other medical centers in Truman VA’s regional area — known as Veterans Integrated Services Network 15. Truman VA’s network includes VA medical centers located in Missouri, Kansas and Illinois.
As an academic health center, Harry S. Truman Memorial Veteran’s Hospital is committed to excellent patient care, education and research. Truman VA offers a full continuum of inpatient and outpatient health services to Veterans from 43 counties in Missouri, as well as Pike County, Illinois. Approximately 40,000 Veterans receive health care at Truman VA each year from comprehensive services that include primary care, medical and surgical specialties, behavioral health, physical and occupational therapy, pharmacy services and more. As a referral center, Truman VA also provides cardiovascular care to include open heart surgery. Additionally, Truman VA outpatient clinic appointments exceed 400,000 visits annually.