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VA Northwest Health Network


About the VA Northwest Health Network

Who We Are

VISN 20 includes eight (8) Health Care Systems, with five (5) inpatient medical centers, forty-seven (47) Community Based Outpatient clinics, six (6) Domiciliary Programs, and six (6) Community Living Centers mangaging over 471,450 unique patients with a Veteran Population of 1 million, a budget of over $5.4 billion, and approximately 17,000 employees. 


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


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.