VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System - Pennsylvania Department of

Report
VA
Health
Care
Defining
Excellence
in the 21st Century
1
Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Mission
Statement
Honor America’s Veterans
by providing exceptional
health care that improves
their health and wellbeing.
2
Veterans Health Administration
(VHA) VISION STATEMENT
VHA will continue to be the benchmark of excellence
and value in health care and benefits by providing
exemplary services that are both patient centered and
evidence based.
This care will be delivered by engaged, collaborative
teams in an integrated environment that supports
learning, discovery, and continuous improvement.
It will emphasize prevention and population health and
contribute to the nation’s well-being through
education, research and service in National
emergencies.
3
VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System
University Drive Division
 University Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15240
412-688-6000 | 866-482-7488
 H. J. Heinz Progressive Care Center
 1010 Delafield Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15215
412-822-2222 | 866-482-7488
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VA Pittsburgh Locations
About Us
VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System
is an integrated healthcare
system that proudly serves the
Veteran population throughout
the tri-state area of
Pennsylvania, Ohio and West
Virginia. It is our mission to care
for America’s Veterans and
provide them with excellent
health care.
 VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System
consists of three divisions: a
major medical and surgical
tertiary care facility, a behavioral
health facility, and a community
living center and a Veterans
recovery center all
complemented by community
based outpatients clinics
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
Community Based Outpatient
Clinics
Beaver, PA
Greensburg, PA
Monaca, PA
Uniontown, PA
Washington, PA
Westmoreland, PA
Belmont, OH
About VA Pittsburgh
There
is over 50,000
homeless veterans on
any given night.
Homeless Veterans
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President Obama and Secretary of
Veterans Affairs Shinseki’s charge to
VA employees:
“It is unacceptable for a single veteran to
spend the night on the streets of
America.”
Goal: To move veterans and their
families out of homelessness
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Ending Homelessness
Among Veterans
Leaning Forward to Reach Zero
One of the Secretary’s highest priorities
• A Veteran-centric “no wrong door” approach
• Right-size existing programs and services and develop new
initiatives that promote transformation efforts and optimize
the six integrated pillars:
•
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Outreach/Education
Treatment Services
Prevention Services
Housing/Supportive Services
Income/Employment/Benefits
Community Partnerships
VA’s Five Year Plan
Transformational Model
Reaching Zero…and Staying There
Veterans Recovery Center
Heinz Campus, 1010 Delafield Road,
Pittsburgh
Veterans Recovery Center
VA Pittsburgh HealthCare System Offers

HealthCare for Homeless Veteran Program
HCHV Program helps Homeless Veterans who are in need of
Medical, Mental Health, Substance Abuse, Housing, and legal
issue services.

Psychiatric Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Program
 (412-822-1399)

Vocational Services Program (412-822-1285)

Domiciliary Residential Rehabilitation & Treatment Program
A Residential Treatment Program to help Homeless Veterans
obtain Employment and Housing. (412-822-1300)
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Domiciliary Residential Rehabilitation & Treatment
Program
The Domiciliary Care for
Homeless Veterans is a program
to address the needs of
homeless Veterans. Veterans
are provided individual
counseling and case
management as well as groups
focusing on sobriety
maintenance, problem solving,
stress management, vocational
assistance and recreational
activities. The goal is for
Veterans to return to the
community as independent
productive individuals.
HCHV
Umbrella
of Services
Outreach into the Community
Shelter visits, soup kitchens and community visits
Stand Down (annual)
Summit (annual)
CHALENG (annual)
Benefit Services
Case Management in Housing
Health Care Services
Contract Residential Program
Grant and Per Diem Transitional
Coraopolis Supportive Housing
VA National Homeless Hotline
HUD-VASH Permanent Housing
1-877-424-3838
Veterans Justice Outreach Program
Veterans Court
Re-entry for Incarcerated Veterans
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Veterans
Place
Total Current Resident Veterans
Male Veterans
Female Veterans
OEF/OIF/OND Veterans
44
39
5
Shepherd’s Heart Veterans
Home
Contract Residential Program
Current Admissions
OEF/OIF/OND
3
0
Grant & Per Diem Program
Current Admissions
12
OEF/OIF/OND
1
17
268 Mechling-Shakley Vet Center
Current Admissions
40
OEF/OIF/OND Veterans 7
18
Coraopolis Supportive
Housing
Currently Serving
Veterans and
Families
Male Veterans 3
Female Veterans 1
Non-Veteran (F) 1
Veteran and Family Transitional
Housing
19
HUD-VASH
FY 2011 Total HUD-VASH Vouchers
Veterans Housed
Allegheny County
City of Pittsburgh
City of McKeesport
Beaver County
Westmoreland County
Fayette County
Greene County
Washington County
280
251
203
21
1
5
6
2
0
7
Veterans and Families
Female Veterans
OEF/OIF Veterans
70
40
20
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The Veterans Justice
Outreach Initiative – VA
Pittsburgh Health System &
Allegheny County Veterans
Courts
Veterans Treatment Courts in Operation:
Allegheny County, 61 Veterans, 17 OEF/OIF/OND
Beaver County 1 Veteran
Fayette County 4 Veterans
Washington County, 13 Veterans,
7 OEF/OIF/OND
• Western District of Pennsylvania Federal Re-Entry
Veterans Court, No active cases, 5 planned
admissions in the near future, 1 OEF/OIF/OND
• West Virginia 5 Veterans
• Graduation: November 2013, 19 Veterans, First
female graduate
•
•
•
•
STAND DOWN
Community Partners and the VA working
together to help homeless Veterans
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Performance Measures
Surpassed VISN PM’s for 2013, over 5,100
visits with Veterans, over 1300 uniques.
 Percentage of Veterans Discharged to
Independent Housing
 HUD VASH Vouchers: Percentage of
Veterans Housed
 Percentage of Veterans Served in HUD
VASH Who Meet Chronically Homeless
Criteria
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One of the Secretary’s highest priorities
• A Veteran-centric “no wrong door” approach
• Right-size existing programs and services and develop new
initiatives that promote transformation efforts and optimize
the six integrated pillars:
•
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Outreach/Education
Treatment Services
Prevention Services
Housing/Supportive Services
Income/Employment/Benefits
Community Partnerships
VA’s Five Year Plan

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