VA Puget Sound has received a number of accreditations and awards. Some of our recent notable accomplishments include —
EPA "Green Challenge" - (2010)
EPA's Green Challenge: We are the first VA facility to take the "2010 Green Challenge". We aim to reduce our emissions and commuting trips by 5% during this year. Read more here.
VA Nursing Services Innovations Award - (2009)
The Patient Access Center won for creating timely care for patients through coordinating care and collaborations with regional VA and community agencies.
Under Secretary for Health Customer Service Award - (2009)
Seattle Division's Urology Team won this award for simplifying care for Veterans living in rural or remote locations and who are referred for subspecialty surgical care. These changes decreased waiting time for appointments and increased customer satisfaction.
Under Secretary’s Champion Award - (2009)
The American Lake Urology Team improved their service to patients resulting in "same day" access. As a result of this project, every Veteran can expect to choose appointment days and times that are convenient for them.