fac_id=71fac_id, nameSince 1953, the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System (VAAAHS) has provided state-of-the-art healthcare services to Veterans residing in Michigan and northwest Ohio. VAAAHS is a major tertiary care referral center and also provides care at the Community-based Outpatient Clinics (CBOC) in Toledo, Ohio, and Jackson and Flint, Michigan.

VAAAHS treats more than 89,000 Veterans; approximately one-third of Veterans treated reside in Ann Arbor's primary service area, and the other two-thirds come for specialty care from outlying counties. During FY19, 610,652 outpatient visits were completed. VAAAHS operates 102 acute beds and 40 extended care beds. Affiliated with the University of Michigan School of Medicine, all VAAAHS physicians hold joint faculty appointments at the University. There are more than 400 active research protocols at any given time. VAAAHS supports a Health Services Research and Development (HSR&D) Center of Innovation, and a Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center (GRECC).


VAAAHS has active medical school affiliations with the University of Michigan (UM) Medical School and the University of Toledo College of Medicine. More than 1400 people receive training at VAAAHS every year. There are also nursing student affiliations with the UM, University of Toledo, Eastern Michigan University, Madonna University, and Washtenaw Community College, as well as affiliations with UM in dentistry, dental hygiene, pharmacy, social work, psychology, and physical therapy. Overall, VAAAHS has 112 affiliations with colleges and universities.

Authorized Beds:

• 102 Acute Care Beds
• 40 Community Living Center

Type of Facility:

• General Medicine & Surgery
• Tertiary Care Referral Center

Special Programs:

• Audiology & Speech Pathology
• Bariatric Surgery Program
• Cardiac Surgery and Catheterization
• Center for Clinical Management Research (CCMR), an
HSR&D Center of Innovation
• Chemotherapy
• Cochlear Implantation
• Community Living Center (CLC) Computerized Axial Tomography
• Education Center Simulation Laboratory
• Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center (GRECC)
• Healthcare for Homeless Veterans
• Hemodialysis
• Home Based Primary Care (HBPC)
• Hospital Outcomes Program of Excellence (HOPE) Initiative
• Intensive Community Mental Health Recovery Services (ICMHR)
• Interventional Cardiology
• Interventional Radiology 
• Magnetic Resonance Imaging
• Neurosurgery
• Nuclear Medicine Network
• Outpatient Spinal Cord Injury
• Patient Aligned Care Teams (PACT) & Demonstration Lab
• Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) & Demonstration Lab    
Positron Emission Tomography
• Radiation Oncology
• Robotic Surgery
Serious Mental Illness Treatment Resource and Evaluation Center (SMITREC)
• Substance Use Disorders
• Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) Surgical Suite
• Traumatic Brain Injury
• Veteran Empowerment and Recovery (VEAR) Center (Mental Health)
• Veterans Justice Outreach
• Visual Impairment Services Team
• Women’s Health

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