About the Miami VA Healthcare System - Miami VA Healthcare System
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Miami VA Healthcare System

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About the Miami VA Healthcare System

The Miami VA Healthcare System serves Veterans in three South Florida counties:  Miami-Dade, Broward and Monroe, with an estimated Veteran population of 149,704. Our parent facility, opened in 1968, is the Bruce W. Carter Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center that is located on 26.3 acres in downtown Miami.

The Miami VA Healthcare System is an accredited comprehensive medical provider, providing general medical, surgical, inpatient and outpatient mental health services. The Miami VA Healthcare System includes an AIDS/HIV center, a prosthetic treatment center, spinal cord injury rehabilitative center, and Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center (GRECC). The Miami VA Healthcare System is recognized as a Center of Excellence in Spinal Cord Injury Research, Substance Abuse Treatment and is a recognized Chest Pain Center.

In addition to serving South Florida, the Miami VA is the tertiary referral facility for the West Palm Beach VA Medical Center and provides open-heart surgery and other specialty services to other VA facilities in Florida and the country.

The Miami VA Healthcare System operates 372 hospital beds, including a four-story community living center attached to the main facility. The Miami VA is also responsible for two major satellite Outpatient Clinics located in Broward County and Key West, five Community Based Outpatient Clinics located in Homestead, Key Largo, Pembroke Pines, Hollywood and Deerfield Beach.

The Miami VA Healthcare System supports Readjustment Counseling Centers (Vet Centers) in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Pompano Beach and Key Largo.

Our Mission

The Miami VA Healthcare System's mission is to honor America's Veterans by providing exceptional health care that improves their health and well-being.

Our Vision

Our vision is to continue to strive to be the benchmark of excellence and value in health care by providing exemplary services that are both patient centered and evidence based. This care will be delivered by engaged, collaborative teams in an integrated environment that supports learning, discovery and continuous improvement. It will emphasize prevention and population health and contribute to the nation’s well being through education, research, and service in national emergencies

For more information on our core values please go to www.va.gov/icare/.