VA Puget Sound health care system (VAPSHCS)
As the primary referral site for VA's northwest region, VA Puget Sound provides care for Veteran populations encompassing Alaska, Montana, Idaho and Oregon. Since 1923, VA Puget Sound Health Care System has distinguished itself as a leader in teaching, research and patient care while earning prestigious recognition as part of the largest health care networks in the country. We serve the health care needs of a diverse group of more than 125,000 Veterans living in 14 counties around the Puget Sound in the Pacific Northwest—a population that is growing by nearly 3% each year. Additionally, VA Puget Sound hosts several highly specialized units, such as the Center for Spinal Cord Injury and the Bone Marrow Transplantation Unit. VA is a leader in primary care delivery models, and the VA PACT (Patient Aligned Care Team) promotes a comprehensive coordinated approach to primary and mental health care to help meet the unique needs of our veterans. VA fulfills its educational mission through the support of undergraduate, graduate, post-graduate and continuing education programs of the health professions of the University of Washington and other educational institutions, as well as programs relating to patient education.