Birmingham Veterans Affairs Medical Center

Stats & Services

General Information

Operated by: Veterans Affairs
Hospital type: General medical and surgical
Number of Beds: 151
Parent system: Department of Veterans Affairs

Statistics

Admissions: 6,504
Inpatient surgeries: 1,656
Outpatient visits: 724,517
Emergency room visits: 11,669
Births: 0
Number of Beds: 151

Services Provided

Inpatient

  • Heart catheterization—diagnostic (adult)
  • End-of-life services (Hospice, Pain management and Palliative care)
  • Heart surgery (adult)
  • Hospitalists
  • Infection isolation room
  • Heart catheterization—treatment (adult)
  • Cancer services
  • Psychiatric care (Psychiatric emergency services)

Outpatient

  • Bariatric/weight control services
  • Certified trauma center
  • Chemotherapy
  • Dental services
  • Heart catheterization—diagnostic (adult)
  • Geriatric services
  • HIV-AIDS services
  • Home health services
  • Heart catheterization—treatment (adult)
  • Kidney dialysis
  • Chemotherapy
  • Physical rehabilitation
  • Psychiatric services (Consultation, Geriatric services and Outpatient care)
  • Sleep center
  • Stop-smoking program
  • Substance-abuse programs
  • Women's health center
  • Wound management services

Patient/Family Support Services

  • Help with government services
  • Chaplaincy/pastoral care services
  • Cancer services
  • Patient support groups
  • Patient representative/ombusdman
  • Transportation for elderly/handicapped
  • Translation services

Community Outreach

  • Health fairs
  • Health screenings

Imaging Services (Diagnostic and Therapeutic)

  • CT scanner
  • Diagnostic radioisotope facility
  • Electron beam CT
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
  • Multislice spiral CT
  • Single photon emission CT
  • Ultrasound

* At another location in healthcare system or through arrangement with another provider.

Employed Staff

Full Time

Physicians and dentists*: 131
Registered nurses: 416
Licensed practical nurses: 150
Faculty Personnel: NA

Part Time

Physicians and dentists*: 124
Registered nurses: 8
Licensed practical nurses: 2
Faculty Personnel: NA

* At many hospitals, physicians and dentists are not on staff. They are paid as faculty by a medical school or through other arrangements

This information was provided by the American Hospital Association. Find out more about AHA data products at www.ahadata.com.

Data last updated June 2014


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