The White River Junction VA Medical Center (VAMC) is a member of the VA New England Healthcare System (VA NEHS). It delivers quality health care to eligible veterans in Vermont and 4 ½ neighboring counties in New Hampshire from its main campus at White River Junction, VT and four Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs) in Bennington, Colchester and Rutland VT, and Littleton, NH. The facility also supports DoD through comprehensive sharing agreements and ongoing federal emergency preparedness planning. Our delivery process consists of eleven Service Lines.
Located on the White River Junction VAMC Campus is the White River Junction Veterans Service Center of the Manchester VA Regional Office. This provides a "one-stop shopping" opportunity for veterans, family members and other eligible beneficiaries to receive health care and benefits all at the same location. The Regional Office is aligned under the VBA Eastern Area with program responsibilities to all veterans and dependents in the State of Vermont and the entire country of Canada.
White River Junction works closely with the other members of the VA New England Healthcare System to share resources and meet the needs of our New England veteran population.
Dartmouth Medical School (DMS), is the fourth oldest medical school in the nation. We have enjoyed our affiliation with the Dartmouth Medical School since 1946.
The White River Junction VA Medical Center is a member of the Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC) which consists of the VA, Dartmouth Medical School, Mary Hitchcock Memorial Hospital and the Matthew Thornton Health Plan. Tertiary care for veterans is accessible from the DHMC, the most modern and one of the finest healthcare systems in New England.
The White River Junction VAMC is one of the two principal teaching hospitals for the Dartmouth Medical School and is vital to its educational programs in that 40% of the clinical teaching activity for DMS students takes place at the VA. Approximately 203 residents rotate each year through the VA, spending as much as half of their training period at the White River Junction VA.
The White River Junction VAMC has been affiliated with the University of Vermont Medical School located in Burlington, Vermont since 1994. The affiliation involves residents rotating through our VA Outpatient Clinic at Fort Ethan Allen CBOC in Colchester, Vermont. The Clinic has been designated a Primary Care in Education Program (PRIME) site. This VA program contributes 2 FTEE internal medicine resident positions, adds a half time psychiatric resident salary as well as stipends in support of 1 nurse practitioner trainee from the University of Vermont.
Our 60-bed facility consists of 7 intensive care unit beds (4 medical, 3 surgical), 10 mental health beds and 43 acute medical/surgical beds. In addition, we have 4 newly renovated state-of-the-art operating room suites, 7 PACU beds, a GI suite and an interventional radiology suite. Also located within the main hospital building is a 23 bed "lodge" for outpatients traveling long distances or participating in special programs.
Type of Facility
The Medical Center is a 60-bed, general medical, surgical, psychiatric, geriatric, primary care and critical care facility. Inpatient beds include:
- 41 Medical (including 4 medical ICU)
- 9 Surgical (including 3 surgical ICU and
- 10 Psychiatric
The White River Junction VA Medical Center provides a broad range of diagnostic and therapeutic services including CT scan, nuclear medicine, orthopedics, podiatry, hospice, dentistry, optometry, neurology, oncology, and respiratory care. The hospital's bi-state catchment area includes 94,000 veterans (64,000 in Vermont and 30,000 in New Hampshire). Outpatient services include a Mental Hygiene Clinic, Home Based Primary Care, Substance Abuse Treatment, Veterans Integrated Community Care Program (VICC), PTSD Clinical Teams, and an Ambulatory Surgery Program. Clinical services focus on a comprehensive, compassionate continuity of care.