Clement J. Zablocki Veterans Affairs Medical Center
5000 West National Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53295-1000
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The Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center is located in Milwaukee. The Medical Center has Community Based Clinics in Appleton and Green Bay, serving 11 counties in North Central Wisconsin; in Union Grove, serving 4 counties in Southeastern Wisconsin, and in Cleveland, serving 4 counties in East Central Wisconsin.
The Milwaukee VA Medical Center (VAMC) delivers primary, secondary, and tertiary medical care in 194 acute care beds (including PRRTP) and provides 600,000+ outpatient visits annually through an extensive outpatient program. The Community Living Center (long term care) units of 113 operating beds offer geriatric programming that preserves and enhances the individual's dignity. The 356 operating domiciliary beds are the locus of several innovative programs, including an Alcohol/Drug Rehabilitation Unit, a Rehabilitation and Treatment Unit for veterans with chronic mental health problems, and a Transitional Program that helps veterans successfully return to life in the community. The Medical Center also assists the Vet Center located in the City of Milwaukee. In addition, the Milwaukee VAMC has maintained a partnership with the Center for Veterans Issues (CVI) for the provision of grant and per diem services for homeless veterans at two sites in Milwaukee and Union Grove, Wisconsin (Vets Place Central in Milwaukee and the Veterans Assistance Program in Union Grove). All of Milwaukee’s programs serve a veteran population of 321,421 in the southeastern and central parts of Wisconsin (Central Market veteran population for 2005) The Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center is a part of Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN) 12, which includes the: Iron Mountain VAMC in Michigan, Tomah VAMC in Wisconsin, William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital in Madison, Wisconsin, North Chicago VA Medical Center in Illinois (future site of the Lovell Federal Ambulatory Care Center), Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital in Chicago Illinois, and Jesse Brown VAMC in Chicago
Special programs include interventional radiology, cardiac surgery, comprehensive cancer care including radiation therapy, an extensive telemedicine program with the Iron Mountain, MI VAMC, a Spinal Cord Injury Unit, and, in long term care, a Geriatric Evaluation and Management Program and a palliative care program. The Medical Center is the VA Great Lakes Health Care System's northern tier hub for both imaging, and pathology/ laboratory medicine.