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(29.7059,-95.3899)
 

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Mission Statement

Honor America's veterans by providing exceptional health care that improves their health and well being.

To be a patient-centered integrated health care organization for veterans providing excellent health care, research, and education; an organization where people choose to work; an active community partner; and a back-up for National emergencies.

Description

Awarded Magnet Recognition for Excellence in Nursing Services in 2004 and the Robert W. Carey Organizational Excellence Award in 2005, the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center (MEDVAMC) serves as the primary health care provider for more than 116,000 veterans in southeast Texas. Veterans from around the country are referred to the MEDVAMC for specialized diagnostic care, radiation therapy, surgery, and medical treatment including cardiovascular surgery, gastro-intestinal endoscopy, ophthalmology, nuclear medicine, and treatment of spinal cord injury and diseases. The MEDVAMC is home to a Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Clinic; a regional Polytrauma Center; an award-winning Cardiac Surgery Program; and one of the VA's six Parkinson's Disease Research, Education, and Clinical Centers. Including the satellite clinics in Beaumont, Lufkin, Galveston, and Texas City, MEDVAMC outpatient clinics logged more than 800,000 outpatient visits in fiscal year 2006.

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http://www.houston.med.va.gov

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