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About us

At the Madison VA Hospital & Clinics, we’re dedicated to improving the lives of Veterans and their families every day. We provide you with outstanding health care, train America’s future health care providers, and conduct important medical research.

Health care and services

We provide you with health care services at 7 locations in south-central Wisconsin and northwestern Illinois. Our facilities include the William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital in Madison. Additionally, we have 6 community-based outpatient clinics in Baraboo, Beaver Dam, Janesville, and Madison, Wisconsin as well as Freeport and Rockford, Illinois. To learn more about the services each location offers, visit VA Madison health services

Madison VA Hospital & Clinics is one of the leading health care systems serving Veterans in the VA Great Lakes Network. We’re an innovative care center within the Veterans Integrated Service Network 12 (VISN 12). VISN 12 includes medical centers and clinics in Wisconsin, Illinois, northwestern Indiana, and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

Research and development

At the Madison VA Hospital & Clinics, 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 have an extensive research program, with 50 investigators working on 150 funded projects.

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.  Learn more about our Research initiatives.

Teaching and learning

Within the Madison VA Hospital & Clinics, the William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital is a 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 are affiliated with the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. Our hospital is also physically connected to the University of Wisconsin Clinical Science Center, which includes the University of Wisconsin hospitals and clinics. We offer internships and residencies in several major medical specialties and subspecialties. We also provide associated training in other health care professions.

We’re proud of our partnerships with top institutions and organizations that support the educational mission of the VA.

Accreditations and achievements

Our facilities and programs have received accreditation from the:

  • Joint Commission
  • American Psychological Association
  • Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF)

Our facility has achieved ANCC Magnet © Designation