The ranking by the VA for its health facilities nationwide shows significant improvement in overall quality of care at the Canandaigua VA.

An internal rating of the Canandaigua VA Medical Center shows a jump in improvement to four-out-of-five stars. The ranking by the VA for its health facilities nationwide shows significant improvement in overall quality of care at the Canandaigua VA.

Of particular concern was a dismal rating  as of Dec. 31, 2017, showing the Canandaigua Living Center that provides nursing home care had received the lowest ranking possible, one out of five stars. An updated star rating for the period October 2017 through March 2018 showed the nursing home inched up to two stars. In several categories the center rated below both the VA average as well as the national average for private sector nursing homes.

The End of Year Hospital Star rating for fiscal year 2018, shows 96 out of 146 VA medical centers nationwide improved their baseline scores from the previous year. “Each VA medical center is assessed for overall Quality from two perspectives: (1) Relative Performance compared to other VA medical centers using a Star rating system from 1 to 5 and (2) Improvement compared to its own performance from the past year. Both relative performance and size of improvement are used to guide improve efforts,” according to the VA.