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At the VA Wilmington Healthcare System, we’re dedicated to improving the lives of you and your family every day.

About the VA Wilmington Healthcare System

The Wilmington Healthcare System provides you with world-class health care, trains America’s future health care providers, and conducts important medical research. 

Health care and services

We provide you with health care services at 6 locations in Delaware and southern New Jersey: the Wilmington VA Medical Center (hospital) and 5 community-based outpatient clinics. We also have a community living center (nursing home). To learn more about the services each Wilmington health care location offers, visit the Wilmington health care page.

Wilmington health care, the only VA health care system in Delaware, is an innovative care center within the Veterans Integrated Service Network 4 (VISN 4). VISN 4 includes medical centers in Altoona, Butler, Coatesville, Erie, Lebanon, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and Wilkes-Barre in Pennsylvania; Wilmington in Delaware; and 44 outpatient clinics in Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, and Ohio. Learn more about VISN 4

Teaching and learning

More than 200 medical residents get part of their training at the Wilmington VA Medical Center every year. We’re proud of our affiliations with top medical schools that support the educational mission of VA, like:

  • Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University (Philadelphia)
  • University of Maryland
  • Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine (New Jersey)
  • Pennsylvania College of Optometry at Salus University

Through these affiliations, we support residencies and other medical training programs in family medicine, psychiatry, internal medicine, geriatrics, ocular (eye) disease, pain management, nursing, dental technology, dietetics (nutrition), social work, and pharmacy.

2023 VISN 4 Fast facts

VISN 4 is a fully integrated network of 9 VA campuses, 46 outpatient clinics and 16 vet centers covering 83 counties in Pennsylvania, Delaware and parts of Ohio, West Virginia, New York and New Jersey.

In fiscal year 2023, VISN 4 served 315,699 patients from across the Nation. With an operating budget of more than $3.5 billion and a staff of 18,024, VISN 4 is working hard to transform toward personalized, proactive, patient-driven health care.

Over the past year, we completed 229,035 toxic exposure screenings and continued our hiring and onboarding initiative. We also expanded virtual care by completing more than 475,000 telehealth visits, enhanced our commitment to suicide prevention, embraced whole health, and continued our journey to become a high reliability organization.

We continue to provide exceptional health care for our Veterans, and our recent trust score of 94.4 is the highest of any VISN in the country.


The VA Wilmington Medical Center is fully accredited as a cancer center. Our facilities and programs have also received accreditation from:

  • The Joint Commission - TJC accreditation is nationally recognized as a symbol of quality and is considered one of VHA’s major external quality reviews. Maintaining healthcare accreditation for all VHA facilities is consistent with one of VHA’s goals to “Provide Excellence in Healthcare Value.” TJC accreditation confers recognition that healthcare organizations meet certain standard of quality and safety and confers deemed compliance with health care quality.
    • Hospital
    • Behavior Health
    • Home Care
  • Commission on Accredited of Rehabilitation Facilities - CARF serves as the preeminent standards-setting and accrediting body for rehabilitation programs and services. This independent, not-for-profit commission promotes and advocates for the quality, value, and optimal outcomes of services delivered to people with disabilities and others in need of rehabilitation services.
    • Grant Perdiem
    • Homeless
    • Intensive Community Mental Health Recovery Services  

Annual reports and newsletters

Annual reports

If you need access to an Annual Report or newsletter prior to 2020, please e-mail us

Newsletters | Town Halls

VA Healthcare-VISN 4


Get the latest news from VISN 4 in our Vision for Excellence newsletter and learn how we are improving access to care and earning Veterans' trust.

Annual Report

Read the latest VISN 4 annual report for news about the many accomplishments across our network and what we have been doing to provide excellent care for Veterans.