VA New Jersey Health Care System

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About the VA New Jersey Health Care System

The Director of the VA New Jersey Health Care System (VANJHCS) may be contacted at (973) 676-1000 x1211. The VANJHCS is a consolidated facility comprised of two main campuses, one in East Orange, the corporate office located in Northeastern New Jersey within the greater New York metropolitan area, and one in Lyons, 22 miles to the west of the East Orange Campus.

A satellite outpatient clinic is located in Brick, and access points are located in Elizabeth, Hackensack, Hamilton, Jersey City, Morristown, Newton (Sussex), Paterson, Piscataway and Tinton Falls. Primary care is emphasized at the VANJHCS. Veterans are assigned their own health care providers whom they see on a regular basis. Access to a wide variety of specialists is available through the primary providers. In addition to general medical, psychiatry, and long-term care, a full range of medical and surgical subspecialty care is provided to veterans of the VANJHCS in a variety of special programs as listed below. Because the VANJHCS is dedicated to developing programs that meet all veterans’ needs, teams of physicians, nurses, therapists, social workers and others all work together to develop programs of distinction that often become models for the health care field.

The System’s Diabetes Education, Pulmonary Rehabilitation, Prosthetics, Homeless Outreach Programs, and others have been recognized for outstanding achievement both within the Department of Veterans Affairs and the general health care community. A recognized leader in research, the VANJHCS maintains a very active research program with over 60 investigators conducting pioneering work in areas such as infectious disease, cardiovascular disease, and the health effects of smoking. The East Orange Campus was selected as one of two new research centers that are looking at ways to care for active duty patients and veterans with war-related illnesses.

Community-Based Outpatient Clinics

In addition to our main facilities in East Orange and Lyons, we offer services in ten community-based outpatient clinics. These clinics are located in several different locations in the New Jersey area.

Affiliations

Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Saint Joseph’s University Hospital, Hoboken University Hospital and Seton Hall School of Health and Medical Sciences.

Types of Facilities

General Medicine, Surgical and Psychiatry

Special Programs

The following special programs are available at the VANJHCS (East Orange and/or Lyons Campuses):

Agent Orange, Allergy/Immunology Program, Audiology and Speech Pathology, Cancer Screening, Cardiac Catheterization Lab, CAT Scan, Comprehensive Integrated Inpatient Rehabilitation Program (CIIRP), Day Treatment, Diabetes Education, Healthy Aging and Recovery Care Program (HARP), Hemodialysis Program, Home Based Primary Care, Homeless/Domiciliary Program, Infectious Diseases Unit, Linear Accelerator, Low Vision Center, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Methadone Maintenance, Nuclear Medicine Unit, Nursing Home Care, Pain Management Program, Persian Gulf Family Support Program, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Unit, Primary Care Program. Prosthetics Pulmonary Function Lab, Radiation Therapy, Rehabilitation Programs, Renal Program, Same Day Surgery, Sexual Dysfunction Unit, Sleep Studies Laboratory, Spinal Cord Injury Unit, Substance Abuse Treatment Unit (SATU), Swallowing Program, War-Related Illnesses and Injuries Study Center, Women’s Health Services.

Mission

Honor America’s veterans by providing exceptional health care that improves their health and well being.

Vision

To be a patient centered integrated health care organization for veterans providing excellence in health care, research and education; an organization where people choose to work; and active community partner and a back-up for national emergencies.

Core Values

Integrity: Act with high moral principle. Adhere to the highest professional standards. Maintain the trust and confidence of all with whom I engage.

Commitment: Work diligently to serve Veterans and other beneficiaries. Be driven by an earnest belief in VA’s mission. Fulfill my individual responsibilities and organizational responsibilities.

Advocacy: Be truly Veteran-centric by identifying, fully considering, and appropriately advancing the interests of Veterans and other beneficiaries.

Respect: Treat all those I serve and with whom I work with dignity and respect. Show respect to earn it.

Excellence: Strive for the highest quality and continuous improvement. Be thoughtful and decisive in leadership, accountable for my actions, willing to admit mistakes, and rigorous in correcting them.


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