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Durham VA Medical Center

 

Customer Service

Patient Representatives

Our Patient Representative program seeks to personally give you and your family the security of knowing someone is available to focus on your individual concerns and rights as a patient. We work directly with all departments on your behalf and can address your questions, problems or special needs quicker. If you, or a veteran you care for has not been able to resolve important issues related to VA through other means of communications, please contact one of our highly-skilled patient representatives listed below who will be eager to help you with your concern in a timely manner.

Alwood D Mangum, Patient Representive, Quality Management

Alwood D Mangum

Patient Representive, Quality Management
919-286-0411 Ext. 6906

 
Alternatively, you may contact us through e-mail using the VA National Inquiry Routing & Information System (IRIS).

Additional Contacts

For a listing of additional contacts, please visit our phone directory.

5 Step Process for Resolving Patient Concerns

  1. Step 1: Notify a member of your healthcare team.
    If you are unable to reach a resolution:
  2. Step 2: Request to speak with a Patient Advocate Liaison (PAL) in the area where you are receiving care.
    If the issue is still unresolved:
  3. Step 3: Ask to speak with the area Supervisor.
    If the issue is still unresolved:
  4. Step 4: Ask to speak with the Medical Center Patient Representative – Room B1004 or (919) 286 - 6906.
    If still unable to reach a resolution:
  5. Step 5: Speak with the Customer Service - Patient Centered Care Coordinator – Room B1005.

Patient Feedback Tools

We also have a number of feedback tools for you to provide information about the care and service you receive. Please take the time to participate in and use these feedback tools. Our goal is to provide compassionate, quality care in a timely manner.

Press Ganey

Quickcards

During your stay, you may receive a 'quickcard'. This is a short patient satisfaction survey asking for feedback about your perception of the care you are receiving.

You may answer your quickcard anonymously, or you may provide your name and contact information if you would like us to contact you about the resolution of any issues.

Survey of Healthcare Experience of Patients

After your visit, you may receive a confidential questionnaire in the mail asking you about your most recent outpatient or inpatient treatment at our medical center.

Please use the survey to let us know of any concerns, complaints, or questions you have about your care, so that we can resolve them. We also appreciate compliments about what we are doing right.