The Jesse Brown VA Medical Center consists of a 210 bed facility (188 acute care beds and 22 intermediate care beds) and four community based outpatient clinics. Jesse Brown VAMC provides care to approximately 58,000 veterans who reside in the City of Chicago and Cook County, Illinois and in six counties in northwestern Indiana. In FY10, the medical center had over 7,500 inpatient admissions and 560,000 outpatient visits. A budget of over $355 million supports approximately 2,000 full time equivalent staff, including 200 physicians and 450 nurses. Over 500 individuals volunteer at Jesse Brown VAMC sites of care.
Formerly known as the West Side VA Medical Center, the facility was renamed in 2004 for the Honorable Jesse Brown, who served as Secretary for Veterans Affairs from 1993 to 1997.
Affiliations: Feinberg School of Medicine of Northwestern University and University of Illinois at Chicago Medical School
Authorized Beds: 210
Type of Facility: Tertiary Care
Outpatient Clinics: Adam Benjamin Jr. (Crown Point, Indiana) Auburn Gresham (south side, City of Chicago) Chicago Heights, Illinois (southern Cook County, Illinois) Lakeside (Chicago, Illinois)