DENVER VA HOSPITAL
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Eastern Colorado Health Care System includes a 128-bed medical center in Denver, eight community based outpatient clinics located in Alamosa, Aurora, Burlington, Lakewood, Colorado Springs, Pueblo, La Junta and Lamar, CO, and one Primary Care Telehealth Outreach Clinic in Salida, CO. There are two Community Living Center (nursing home) units with a total capacity of 100 patients.
The Denver VA Medical Center (VAMC) is a tertiary care referral facility. It provides a full range of state-of-the-art patient care services and serves as an educational and research center. Comprehensive health care is provided through primary care, tertiary care and long-term care in areas of medicine, surgery, psychiatry, physical medicine and rehabilitation, neurology, oncology, dentistry, geriatrics and extended care.
The Denver VAMC is a major teaching facility affiliated with the medical, pharmacy and nursing schools of the University of Colorado. Residency programs are maintained in Internal Medicine and Surgery and their subspecialties as well as Psychiatry, Neurology, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Anesthesia, Pathology, Radiology and Dentistry. The medical center supports the training of over 120 residents annually. In addition, approximately 450 medical students rotate through the facility for their clinical experiences. The education department coordinates the rotation of over 370 nursing students from local schools (UC School of Medicine, Regis, CCD, Front Range, and Arapahoe Vocational). The medical center also provides training opportunities for paraprofessional and allied health students and is affiliated with 20 academic institutions, providing training in several different services.