Where are the 5-star VA hospitals?

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The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs released its annual end-of-year hospital star rankings for fiscal year 2018 on Oct. 3.

The star rating designation is designed to help the VA identify best practices of its top performing hospitals and share them to achieve systemwide improvements. Data collected analyzes 146 of the VA's hospitals.

Fiscal year 2018's rankings indicate 66 percent of VA hospitals improved in overall quality compared to last year.

Here are the five-star VA hospitals:

Charles George VA Medical Center (Asheville, N.C.)
Bath (N.Y.) VA Medical Center
Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital (Bedford, Mass.)
VA Butler (Pa.) Healthcare 
Cincinnati VA Medical Center
Cleveland VA Medical Center
Coatesville (Pa.) Veterans Affairs Medical Center
VA Connecticut Healthcare System (West Haven)
Erie (Pa.) VA Medical Center
VA Black Hills Health Care System (Hot Springs, S.D.)
Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center (Iron Mountain, Mich.)
Lebanon (Pa.) VA Medical Center
William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital (Madison, Wis.)
VA Central Western Massachusetts Healthcare System (Leeds)
Saginaw (Mich.) VA Medical Center
Salem (Va.) VA Medical Center
St. Cloud (Minn.) VA Health Care System
VA Maine Healthcare System-Togus (Augusta, Maine)

Here are the one-star ranked VA hospitals:

Atlanta VA Medical Center (Decatur, Ga.)
George H. O'Brien Jr. VA Medical Center (Big Spring, Texas)
VA Medical Center (El Paso, Texas)
VA Loma Linda (Calif.) Healthcare System
Memphis (Tenn.) VA Medical Center
Central Alabama Veterans Health Care System-West Campus (Montgomery)
Phoenix VA Health Care System
Southern Arizona VA Health Care System (Tucson, Ariz.)
Washington DC VA Medical Center

To access the full list, click here.

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