Omaha VA Medical Center--VA Nebraska-Western Iowa HCS
The Omaha Division is an acute, highly affiliated, tertiary care facility. The Omaha facility provides inpatient, medical, surgical and psychiatric care in addition to its ambulatory care services; the Omaha Division is also home to major clinical research programs. The Grand Island Division focuses on ambulatory and extended care, including geriatric and rehabilitation services. The Lincoln Division focuses on ambulatory care services.
- University of Nebraska Medical Center: College of Medicine, along with allied health programs in Dentistry, Nursing, Pharmacy, Social Work, Physician Assistant, Dietetics, Nurse Practitioner
- Creighton University: Schools of Medicine, Pharmacy, Allied Health, Occupational Therapy Nursing
- Omaha Division - 100 acute care beds, 8 residential substance abuse beds
- Grand Island Division - 76 community living center beds, 18 residential substance abuse beds
TYPE OF FACILITY
Tertiary Medical Center
Ongoing research projects include studies in liver and pulmonary diseases, reproductive endocrinology, immunology, cancer, gastroenterology, endocrine and diabetes, orthopedics, dental prosthetics, mental health including substance abuse, airway inflammation, infectious disease, rheumatoid arthritis, orthopedic rehabilitation, surgical wound healing, anesthesiology, vascular disease and alcohol-related diseases.
- Regional Audiology Center
- Interactive Videoconferencing System
- Sleep Lab
- Substance Abuse Treatment Program
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) outpatient program
- Bariatric Surgery Program
DOD CONTINGENCY PLAN
VA NWIHCS, Omaha serves as a Federal Coordinating Center (FCC) for casualties in the event the VA/Department of Defense (DoD) Contingency Plan is activated at the national level during times of armed conflict or national emergency. under the National Disaster Medical System (NDMS). As the FCC, VA NWIHCS, Omaha will maintain operational readiness to receive and coordinate the placement of military casualties and patients regulated by DoD’s Global Patient Movement and Requirements Center at Scott Air Force Base, Ill. Upon activation of the NDMS for this area, the Omaha VAMC would determine what local medical centers would receive patients after they arrive at the Primarcy Arrival Center (PAC) at Offutt Air Force Base.