VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System (GLA)
The VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System (VAGLAHS) is the largest integrated healthcare organization in the Department of Veterans Affairs. It is a a Joint Commission accredited, complexity level 1a facility serving Veterans throughout Kern, Los Angeles, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, and Ventura counties. Outpatient clinics are located in: Gardena, San Gabriel, San Luis Obispo, East Los Angeles, Lancaster, Oxnard, Santa Maria, and Santa Barbara. A list of all VAGLAHS facilities, is available on our website’s directions page.
VAGLAHS directs the Department of Veterans Affairs’ largest educational enterprise and serves as a major training site for medical residencies sponsored by the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine and USC School of Medicine and Advanced Practice Nursing Programs sponsored by local universities. Over 500 University residents, interns, and students are trained at VAGLAHS each year, and the institution sponsors 16 medical residencies and numerous associated health residencies in dentistry, podiatry, optometry, pharmacy, clinical psychology and dietetics. VAGLAHS’s educational budget is in excess of $30 million dollars. Approximately half of these funds are allocated to resident salaries in the following areas: 200 physician residents in VAGLAHS sponsored programs; 125 physician residents in University sponsored programs; 125 associated health residents in VAGLAHS sponsored programs. VAGLAHS is also affiliated with local universities and trains students in allied health professions including nursing, dentistry, pharmacy, social work, and psychology.