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The VA Albany Healthcare System provides you with outstanding health care, trains America’s future health care providers, and conducts important medical research.

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About VA Albany Healthcare System 

We provide you with quality health care and train America’s future health care providers.

Health care and services

We provide you with health care services at 12 locations in upstate New York, serving a 22-county area that includes New York, western Massachusetts, and Vermont. Facilities include our Samuel S. Stratton VA Medical Center, also known as Albany Stratton VA Medical Center, and 11 community-based outpatient clinics in Bainbridge, Catskill, Clifton Park, Fonda, Glens Falls, Kingston, Plattsbugh, Saranac Lake, Schenectady, Troy, and Westport. To learn more about the services each location offers, visit the VA Albany health services page.

The VA Albany Healthcare System is one of the leading health care systems serving Veterans in the New York/New Jersey VA Health Care Network. We’re an innovative care center within the Veterans Integrated Service Network 2 (VISN 2), which includes medical centers and clinics in New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania.  Learn more about VISN 2

Albany Stratton VA Providers

Albany Stratton VA's "Our Providers" online directory lists the primary licensed independent practice providers who may be a lead, ongoing member of your treatment team at the Albany Stratton VA Medical Center.  The list includes: physicians, dentists, nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, physician assistants, chiropractors, certified registered nurse anesthetists, optometrists, podiatrists, and psychologists.  You may also wish to access the national VA "Our Providers" online directory.

You can search of providers by occupation (listed above) based upon your preferences and needs. Information includes full name; gender; clinical product line to which they are “assigned”; where they received their medical training; and the school from which they received their medical degree. This information is “refreshed” monthly.

For additional information on physicians, you may also visit "DocInfo," a service offered by the Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB). The FSMB website is updated monthly and is a public website to provide information related to any physician who is licensed in any US state, territory, or district.

Research and development

The VA Albany Healthcare System has an active accredited research program. We conduct research to discover knowledge, develop VA scientists and health care leaders, and create innovations that advance health care for Veterans and the nation. We offer Veterans the opportunity to participate in and benefit from our work. Our goal is to use research to promote better health and health care for all.

Major research areas include:

  • Bladder function
  • Prostate cancer
  • Breast cancer
  • Cholesterol
  • Eye disease (ocular angiogenesis)
  • Heart disorders (atrial fibrillation)
  • Throat cancer
  • Lung cancer
  • Cancer of the lymph nodes (squamous cell cancer)
  • Partial onset seizures
  • Colonoscopy
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease)
  • Infectious disease
  • Neurology
  • Renal studies

Teaching and learning

Samuel S. Stratton VA Medical Center is a general medicine and surgery teaching hospital that provides a full range of health services for Veterans, with state-of-the-art technology as well as education and research. We’re proud of our partnerships with top institutions and organizations that support the educational mission of the VA.

Fast facts

  • Samuel S. Stratton VA Medical Center opened in 1951.
  • We’re recognized as a comprehensive cancer center by the American College of Surgeons.
  • Our main facility has 117 hospital beds.
  • We see about 50,000 patients each year at our main medical center and our community-based clinics.

Accreditations and achievements

Our facilities and programs have received accreditation from:

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The VA Albany Healthcare System received the following awards:

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Annual reports and newsletters

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