As a five-star facility, the Minneapolis VA Health Care System has established a system of QI and patient safety that has served as a catalyst for our leadership in improving Veteran health. Our approach provides faculty and staff the ability to incorporate improvement into their strategic
The Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center (RHJVAMC) is a SAIL 5-star rated, level 1A VA healthcare system. Our facility has won 4 separate “Zero Harm” Awards in 2017 from the South Carolina Hospital Association and has developed award-winning multidisciplinary programs to improve opioid safety
The Durham VAHCS has an array of robust QI structures in place demonstrating our dedication to continual process improvement of care. All QI efforts and results are reported directly to the Executive Leadership Team demonstrating support and buy-in for facility QI from the highest level
Fellows gain expertise as part of multidisciplinary groups of health professionals at a site known for emphasis on effective communication, strong mentoring, and avoidance of over-medicalization. Faculty are known for research support in advanced quantitative and qualitative techniques.
Known for national and international organizational involvement, fellows come to gain an expertise in academic quality improvement and patient safety. Faculty are sought after for research, productivity, and mentorship.
Known for its quality improvement programs and close collaborations with Vanderbilt University, Nashville attracts fellows in search of an individualized learning plan to fit their future goals. Faculty represent broad and deep experience in quality improvement, implementation science, health services research, clinical epidemiology and outcomes research.
Faculty are renowned for their expertise in research methods and specific content. Fellows gain an expertise in locally driven quality improvement and access to VA data sources and robust research infrastructure.
With faculty expertise in women's health, vulnerable populations, and mental health, among other areas, the GLA program is known for a strong health services research program, diverse activities and interests, and close connections to UCLA and RAND.
Faculty are especially sought after for their experience with quality and safety education for nurses at a site with strong interdisciplinary teams and information technology. Fellows receive training in QI, operation-related projects, implementation science, and leadership.
Fellows are known to come from such interdisciplinary backgrounds as social work, geriatrics, infectious disease, public health, and pharmacy to learn from faculty with expertise in signature programs and areas of excellence.
With Magnet recognition at both the Atlanta VA Medical Center and its primary affiliate, Emory University, Atlanta is recognized for its strength of collaboration with regional partners. Faculty provide expertise in implementation science, system redesign, interprofessional education, and curriculum design.
Fellows achieve mastery in study design and research methodology, implementation science, and clinical program evaluation. In addition to nurse and physician fellows/scholars, this site also includes fellows/scholars from clinical psychology and pharmacy.