The Columbia VA Medical Center opened in 1932 at its current location. Today, the Wm. Jennings Bryan Dorn VA Medical Center, along with seven community-based outpatient clinics in Anderson, Florence, Greenville, Orangeburg, Rock Hill, Spartanburg, and Sumter, make up the Columbia VA Healthcare System.
The Dorn VAMC has 204 skilled nursing beds, which includes acute medical, surgical, psychiatric, and long-term care. This is in addition to the primary care provided through the Red, White, Blue, and Freedom teams, as well as our women's health clinic. The Columbia VA HSC also provides outpatient care through seven community-based outpatient clinics (CBOC) located in the Upstate, Midlands and Pee Dee areas of South Carolina. All clinics with the exception of Rock Hill are VA employee staffed. The Rock Hill CBOC opened on July 2, 2012, and a new Greenville VA Outpatient Clinic opened in August 2013 and the Anderson clinic opened in January 2016. All clinics have a mental health component available.
The Dorn VAMC is a level 1C teaching hospital, providing a full range of patient care services, with state-of-the-art technology, education, and research. Comprehensive health care is provided through primary care, tertiary care and long-term care in areas of medicine, surgery, psychiatry, physical medicine and rehabilitation, cardiology, neurology, oncology, dentistry, geriatrics, and extended care.
Veterans Benefits Administration and the University of South Carolina School of Medicine are located on the campus of the Dorn VAMC. There are nearly 50 residency positions between the two institutions. Other affiliations are robust for training of nurses and allied health professions. Similarly, medical center leadership has active relationships with the Department of Defense (DoD), both with Fort Jackson and Shaw Air Force Base.