Approximately 630 employees will be relocated to the new 250,000 square foot Health Care Center, to be located on Raeford Road, Fayetteville, N.C. upon completion in 2015. The HCC will house nearly all outpatient services, with the center’s current facility on Ramsey Street focusing on in-patient and long-term care, and diagnostic services for inpatients.
The Fayetteville VAMC opened a VA-operated dialysis unit in the Fayetteville community. The unit has capacity for 64 unique dialysis patients.
• The Fayetteville VAMC OEF/OIF/OND Case Management Program reaches out to service members returning from Iraq and Afghanistan thrpough contact with military hosptals and other VA medical centers to ensure seamless transition for Veteran's health care.
The program also maintains regular in-person and telephone contact with severely injured Veterans to assure continuity of care in addressing ongoing health care needs.
Women’s Health Care
• The new Women’s Pavilion currently serves nearly 6,000 unique patients (8 percent of all patients) in a separate section of the medical center. Women Veterans receive comprehensive primary healthcare services, mental health services, preventive healthcare services, as well as gender specific care, such as contraception, mammograms, cytology screening, menopausal, and other gynecological services. Maternity services and other specialty services not available at the facility are purchased through community providers.
•• • Women’s healthcare is also provided at the Community Based Outpatient Clinics. Comprehensive primary care accommodates the unique needs of women Veterans.
• The Fayetteville VAMC is affiliated with University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill School Department of Ophthalmology, East Carolina University, Duke University, Southern Regional Area Health Education Center and the United States Army at Fort Bragg.
The medical center has its own Dental Residency Program and a Pharmacy Residency Program.
• Additional clinical and educational affiliations exist with 115 programs and 67 colleges, universities and schools in many fields, including a wide array of university programs and professional schools in the fields of audiology, dentistry, healthcare administration, nursing, nurse anesthesia, occupational and physical therapy, ophthalmology, physician assistant, pharmacy, psychology, speech pathology, and social work.
• The Fayetteville VAMC has an Affiliation Agreement with the Cumberland County Health Occupations Program which includes four high schools. Professional and high school students complete clinical affiliations at the Fayetteville VAMC as work-without-compensation (WOC) trainees.
The facility has 135 vouchers designated for the Fayetteville/Wilmington area, and screened 723 Veterans, with 208 gaining admission to the program. Currently 112 Veterans and 95 family members are being housed, and 127 vouchers are in use.
Compensation and Pension (C&P) Exam Program
Approximately 500 C&P Exam requests are processed per month, an increase due in part to the Agent Orange presumptive initiative. However, processing time has decreased significantly to an average of less than 16 days, well below the national average.
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