VA Western New York Healthcare System
About the VA Western New York Healthcare System
A Western New York Healthcare System (VAWNYHS), part of VA Health Care Upstate New York (VISN 2), consists of two health care facilities in Buffalo and Batavia, as well as community based outpatient clinics in Dunkirk, Jamestown, Lackawanna, Lockport, Niagara Falls, Olean and Springville.
The Buffalo facility opened in 1950 and provides medical, surgical, mental health and long term care services through a range of inpatient and outpatient programs. It is the main referral center for cardiac surgery, cardiology and comprehensive cancer care for central and western New York and northern Pennsylvania. The Batavia medical center opened its doors in 1933. It provides geriatric and rehabilitation services, separate residential Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) units for men and women, and outpatient services. In 1995, a New York State Veterans Home was built on the Batavia VA grounds providing additional long term care resources.
VAWNYHS is academically affiliated with the State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo along with 77 additional universities and professional schools in biomedical sciences, audiology, dentistry, dietetics, health care administration, medicine, nursing, nurse anesthesia, occupational and physical therapy, pharmacy, psychology,