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Bay Pines VA Healthcare System

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Accreditation and Achievements

Bay Pines VA Healthcare System has received a number of accreditations and awards. Some of our recent notable accomplishments include:

The Joint Commission Accreditation*
In 2013, Bay Pines VA Healthcare System received full accreditation from the Joint Commission (TJC) in our hospital, long term care, home care, and behavioral health programs.  In addition to accreditation, TJC recognized the Bay Pines VA Healthcare System in 2013 and 2014 as a Top Performer in key health care quality measures.

CARF Accreditation*
Bay Pines VA Healthcare System has numerous programs that are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF)

  • Medical Rehabilitation Program
  • Homeless Domiciliary Program
  • Transitional Work Experience Program (this program was previously known at Compensated Work Therapy, CWT)
  • Psychosocial residential rehabilitation treatment program
  • Substance abuse treatment program
  • Center for Sexual Trauma services
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder program

Stroke Certification*
Bay Pines VA Healthcare System was the first VA site in the state of Florida to receive Stroke Certification.

Commission on Cancer Accreditation*
We are VA medical center in the state of Florida to be accredited by the Commission on Cancer our Cancer Program.

Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation*

The Bay Pines VA Healthcare System was recognized in 2013, 2014 and 2015 as a "Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality" by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation, the educational arm of the country’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization.  The Bay Pines VAHCS earned top marks in meeting non-discrimination and training criteria that demonstrate its commitment to equitable, inclusive care for LGBT patients, and their families, who can face significant challenges in securing the quality health care and respect they deserve.

VA Robert W. Carey Award 

The Department of Veterans Affairs selected Bay Pines VA Healthcare System as the 2010 recipient of the Robert W. Carey Circle of Excellence Award, the department’s top honor for quality achievement. Bay Pines received awards from the Department in 2008 for Performance Excellence and in 2009 for the Robert W. Carey Trophy; making this the third consecutive award.  Click here to view the media release.

Other Accreditations and Certifications are held from:

College of American Pathologist *
American Association of Blood Banks *
Food and Drug Administration *
Nuclear Regulatory Commission, National Health Physics Program *
Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care (AAALAC) * & Association for Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs (AAHRPP) *