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VA Texas Valley Coastal Bend Health Care System (VCB)

 

358 reasons to be proud

Members of the logistics department at VA Texas valley Coastal Bend Health Care System (VCB) pose for a group photo in front of the VA Health Care Center at Harlingen, Texas, on September 11, 2019.

Members of the logistics department at VA Texas valley Coastal Bend Health Care System (VCB) pose for a group photo in front of the VA Health Care Center at Harlingen, Texas, on September 11, 2019. (VA photo by Luis H. Loza Gutierrez)

By Luis H. Loza Gutierrez, VCB Office of Public Affairs
Wednesday, September 18, 2019

 

358 reasons to be proud:

 


VCB Logistics goes almost 1 year accident free



HARLINGEN, Texas --
The logistics department at VA Texas Valley Coastal Bend Health Care System (VCB) have 358 reasons to be smile and give each other a high five—carefully of course.

That’s because 358 is the number of days of how long the department without a work-related accident.

The 33 staff members who make up the logistics staff set their eyes on reaching the goal of 365 days shortly after they surpassed the 200-day mark back in March.

“Going more than half a year without an accident in our work areas is a great accomplishment,” said Ronnie D. Williams the logistics material handler supervisor for VCB.

Unfortunately, the department fell short of their goal by seven days.

“Perfection is not something easily achieved, especially when it involves a large group like ours trying to remain perfect every day for an entire year,” said Roberto Rangel, the chief of the logistics department at VCB.

Rangel provided greater context about the challenge of reaching the one-year mark. The former Marine Corps chief warrant officer explained, “there are more than 30 people in his department. If you multiply that estimate by the minimum number of eight hours in a full-time shift and then multiply the total by 358 [days], you will see that that our team collectively not only reached, but surpassed more than 85,000 hours.”

‘This milestone was something we would not have been able to achieve without each logistics employee doing their part to work together and keep each other as safe as possible. Those 85,000 plus hours serve as a testament of our logistics team’s dedication to carrying out our important mission in a safe and efficient manner. We take great pride in the work we do behind the scenes because we understand that our success can translate into faster, greater quality of care for the Veterans we have the honor of serving.”

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