The Birmingham Veterans Affairs Medical Center is a tertiary care facility that provides modernized healthcare. The facility operates as a teaching, research, and regional hospital with a 313-bed occupancy.
The Birmingham VA Medical Center is committed to its mission of serving the long-term health of veterans and their families. As a facility that provides complex and advanced medical investigation and treatments, the Birmingham VA specializes in individualized patient care and has partnerships within its network of hospitals including the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Samford University, Tuskegee University, University of Alabama, University of South Alabama, Auburn University, Vanderbilt University, and Florida State University. The Birmingham VA has received significant funding from the VA Central Office for enhancements and research.
Birmingham VA Medical Center offers an accredited cancer care program. Specialized, patient-centered care is provided through services including oncology focused physical rehabilitation, chemotherapy, nuclear medicine, home based primary care, palliative care, neurosurgery, and access to a variety of clinical trials and research and development, many of which are sponsored by the National Cancer Institute. Throughout the VA’s vast network of facilities and depending on diagnosis, referrals and access to nearby specialists is possible.