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.
Authorized Beds 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.
SPECIAL PROGRAMS Alzheimer’s Disease Arthritis Audiology & Speech Pathology Blind Rehabilitation Bone Marrow Transplantation Cardiology Comprehensive Cancer Care Dementia Care Dental Care Dermatology Dialysis Endocrinology Epilepspy Ex-Prisoner of War Program Gastenterology General Internal Medicine Geriatric Care Hematology Homeless Veteran Program Infectious Disease Marrow Transplant Mental Health Minority Veterans Outreach Programs Multiple Sclerosis Nephrology Neurology Nursing Home Care Oncology Ophthalmology & Optometry Otolaryngology Physical & Occupational Therapy Palliative Care Parkinson's Disease Podiatry Post Traumatic Stress Disorders Primary Care Prosthetics & Amputation Therapy Programs Pulmonary Medicine Radiology Radiation Oncology Readjustment Counseling Recreation Therapy Rehabilitation Medicine Spinal Cord Injury Treatment Substance Abuse Treatment Surgery* Urology Women’s Health
* Includes Cardiac, General, Orthopedic, Neurological, Plastic, Thoracic, Vascular