Secret VA Nursing-Home Ratings Hid Poor Quality Care from Public – The Boston Globe

Documents obtained by USA Today and The Boston Globe have revealed that almost half of VA nursing homes received a ranking of one out of five stars, including three in Florida: the Lake City VA Medical Center, the James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital in Tampa, and the Bay Pines VA Healthcare System. The Malcom Randall VA Medical Center in Gainesville, the Orlando VA Medical Center, and the Miami VA Healthcare System each received two stars. The West Palm Beach VA Medical Center received three stars. No VA nursing home in Florida received four or five stars. Read more.