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Veteran Care Found at Alexandria VA Medical Center

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As part of the Alexandria VA Health Care System (AVAHCS) under the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Alexandria VA Medical Center (AVAMC) provides a full range of services with state-of-the-art technology. Also a teaching hospital, it is affiliated with the state's top universities, including Louisiana State University and Tulane University. Comprehensive, acute and extended health care in the areas of medicine, surgery, psychiatry, physical medicine and rehabilitation, neurology, oncology, dentistry and geriatrics, as well as outpatient services, encompass AVAMC services.

The medical center provides a number of programs especially tailored to meet veterans' needs, including:

  • Care for women
  • Community residential care
  • Home-based primary care
  • Post-deployment health care

The Alexandria VA Medical Center earned the VA National Center for Patient Safety Gold Cornerstone Award in 2013. Hospitals who earn the Cornerstone award demonstrate timely and effective treatment of patients.