Facility Overview and Status | Facility Accomplishments | Ongoing Initiatives
The Hunter Holmes McGuire VA Medical Center (Richmond VAMC) consists of one medical center located in Richmond, Virginia and three Community Based Outpatient Clinics located in Fredericksburg, Charlottesville, and Emporia Virginia. The Richmond, Virginia community has an estimated population of 200,000 Veterans in 52 cities and counties covering 22,515 square miles of central and southern Virginia and areas of northern North Carolina. The majority of the medical center's patients live in the Richmond-Petersburg-Hopewell area or within a 100-mile radius.
The Richmond VAMC is a 427 operating bed medical center that offers primary, secondary, and tertiary diagnostic and therapeutic health services in medicine, surgery, neurology, rehabilitation medicine, intermediate care, acute and sustaining spinal cord injury, skilled nursing home care, and palliative care to a primarily adult and geriatric population. In addition, the center has a comprehensive dental program offering a full array of services. Primary and secondary levels of inpatient and outpatient psychiatric care are provided along with a substance abuse rehabilitation program. Chronic and long-term service-connected psychiatry patients are referred to the VA medical center in Salem, Virginia. Chronic and long-term spinal cord injury patients are referred to the VA medical center in Hampton, Virginia. The medical center serves as one of VHA’s four Polytrauma Rehabilitation Centers. Recently, the medical center received distinction as an Epilepsy Center of Excellence.
The Richmond VAMC offers a broad range of diagnostic and therapeutic services including a dialysis unit, magnetic resonance imaging, cardiac catheterization, mammography, radiation therapy, electrophysiology, photophoresis and lithotripsy. The medical center also offers treatment for Veterans with Parkinsons Disease through the Parkinsons Disease Research Education and Clinical Care Center (PADRECC).
Richmond VAMC is considered a "geographic partner" with the Hampton VAMC in Hampton, Virginia, approximately 70 miles to the east of Richmond VAMC. Richmond VAMC serves as an evacuation location for Hampton VAMC during hurricane season due to Hampton’s location on a major body of water. The most recent evacuation to Richmond was September 2011.
The medical center also acts as a tertiary care referral center for subspecialty treatment, open heart surgery, oncology, and vascular diseases. The Richmond VAMC is a national referral center for heart and liver transplantations and spinal cord injuries and disorders.
- Cardiac Transplant Center
- Polytrauma Rehabilitation / Acute Spinal Cord Injury Center
- Parkinson's Disease Research, Education & Clinical Care Center (PADRECC)
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