VA Puget Sound Health Care System is the largest referral medical center in the Northwest Network and is part of the Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN) 20, which includes facilities in Anchorage, Boise, Portland, Roseburg, Spokane, Seattle/Tacoma, Walla Walla, and White City. VISN 20 comprises 23% of the US landmass. In fiscal year 2010, VA Puget Sound cared for more than 80,000 patients and conducted more than 856,000 outpatient visits.
VA Puget Sound has active affiliations with the University of Washington Medical School. Over 700 University residents, interns, and students are trained at VA Puget Sound each year. There are also many nursing school affiliations and more than 50 additional educational institution affiliations in dentistry, pharmacy, social work, and psychology.
474 total beds and 283 total operating beds (includes Spinal Cord, Acute Care, Blind Rehab)
TYPE OF FACILITY
Primary and Tertiary (Specialty) Care. Nursing home components at both divisions- a rehabilitation focused nursing home unit at Seattle and a longer-term nursing home unit and Dementia unit at American Lake.
Audiology & Speech Pathology
Bone Marrow Transplantation
Comprehensive Cancer Care
Ex-Prisoner of War Program
General Internal Medicine
Homeless Veteran Program
Minority Veterans Outreach Programs
Nursing Home Care
Ophthalmology & Optometry
Physical & Occupational Therapy
Post Traumatic Stress Disorders
Prosthetics & Amputation Therapy Programs
Spinal Cord Injury Treatment
Substance Abuse Treatment
* Includes Cardiac, General, Orthopedic, Neurological, Plastic, Thoracic, Vascular