About the VA Northwest Health Network - VA Northwest Health Network
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VA Northwest Health Network

 

About the VA Northwest Health Network

Who We Are

The VA NW Health Network includes the states of Alaska, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and one county each in California and Montana. Our 135 counties cover approximately 23% of the US land mass. There are approximately 1.1 million Veterans living in the Pacific Northwest and Alaska, 24% of whom received VA services in fiscal year 2014. Our medical centers currently operate 1,601 inpatient beds for acute medical/surgical, mental health, nursing home and rehabilitative care. VISN 20 facilities recorded 3,441,321 outpatient visits in fiscal year 2014.

Our network of health care facilities is comprised of eight parent facilities that include two tertiary care hospitals and three other acute care inpatient facilities, 51 additional outpatient clinics, and three Mobile Medical Units.  Other services include Community Living Centers, Domiciliaries, and 17 readjustment counseling centers.

Mission

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

Vision

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

Core Values

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA’s) Core Values and Characteristics apply across the entire VA system. They define “who we are” and also how we differ from other organizations. Our Core Values are: Integrity, Commitment, Advocacy, Respect and Excellence (“I CARE”). They help define our culture and underscore our commitment to Veterans, what we stand for and help guide the execution of our mission, shape our strategy, and influence resource allocation and other key decisions made within VA.

Our Core Characteristics are: Trustworthy, Accessible, Quality, Innovative, Agile and Integrated.