The Phoenix VA Health Care System (PVAHCS) -- comprised of the Carl T. Hayden Veterans Affairs Medical Center and seven clinics-- is categorized as a Clinical Referral Level 1 facility. The facility serves more than 80,000 Veterans in central Arizona including the rapidly expanding metropolitan Phoenix area. The VA Medical Center provides acute medical, surgical, and psychiatric inpatient care, as well as rehabilitation medicine, and neurological care, and has a more than $450 million annual operating budget.
The facility operates the Buckeye VA Health Care Clinic, Globe-Miami VA Health Care Clinic, the Northwest (Surprise) VA Health Care Clinic, Payson VA Health Care Clinic, Southeast (Mesa) VA Health Care Clinic, the Show Low VA Health Care Clinic and the Thunderbird (NW Phoenix) VA Health Care Clinic. The PVAHCS provides support to one Readjustment Counseling Center and the VA National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona. PVAHCS is affiliated with The University of Arizona College of Medicine. Training agreements are maintained in all of the major clinical specialties, and the facility is allocated 73 resident positions. The Medical Center is also affiliated with several schools offering a full range of Allied Health training programs. There are more than 322,002 Veterans who reside in the facility's primary service area.
The PVAHCS is accredited by numerous external organizations, the most significant being the Joint Commission. Other accrediting agencies include: Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, American College of Surgeons-Commission on Cancer, American Dental Association, College of American Pathologists, Federal Drug Administration, American Psychological Association, Arizona Affiliate of the American Heart Association, American Association of Blood Banks, the American College of Radiology and the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities.
The University of Arizona College of Medicine, Tucson
The University of Arizona, College of Medicine, Phoenix
129 Inpatient Medicine Beds (includes 10 Medical Intensive Care Unit and 10 Surgical Intensive Care Unit)
48 Inpatient Mental Health Beds
20 Substance and Alcohol Abuse Rehabilitation Treatment Beds (via contract)
102 Nursing Home Beds