Partners and Education - Alexandria VA Health Care System
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Alexandria VA Health Care System


Partners and Education

As a teaching hospital, VAMC Alexandria, Louisiana provides a full range of services, with state-of-the-art technology as well as education and research.

Academic Partners

VAMC Alexandria, Louisiana has active affiliations with the Tulane University of School of Medicine (with residency programs in preventive medicine and ophthalmology) and LSU Medical School (with residency programs in family medicine, clinical pharmacology, and physician assistants). Other affiliations include: Northeast Louisiana University - speech pathology Northwestern State University - physical therapy, occupational therapy, and recreation therapy Louisiana State University - nursing and social work Our Lady of the Lake University - nursing Louisiana College - occupational therapy and recreation therapy Alcorn State University - occupational therapy and recreation therapy Alexandria Vo-Tech - occupational therapy and recreation therapy Louisiana State University (Alexandria) - occupational therapy and recreation therapy Grambling State University - associate dietetics program and recreation therapy Louisiana Tech University - audiology, psychology, biomedical engineering, physical therapy, and dietetics Central Louisiana State Hospital - physical therapy Xavier University - pharmacy Southern University - recreation therapy Tulane University - social work

The VAMC Alexandria is categorized as a primary and secondary care facility. It is a teaching hospital, providing a full range of primary care services with state-of-the-art technology and education. Comprehensive acute and extended health care is provided on a primary and secondary basis in areas of medicine, surgery, psychiatry, physical medicine and rehabilitation, neurology, oncology, dentistry, geriatrics, and extended care. The Medical Center serves a potential veteran population of over 100,000 veterans and an active patient roster of over 37,000. The Alexandria, Louisiana VAMC is a part of VA Network 16, South Central VA Health Care Network, which includes facilities in Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Southeast Texas, and Northwest Florida. Ambulatory Care services are provided in-house and through community-based clinics in Jennings and Lafayette, Louisiana. Surgical (in-patient and ambulatory) and medical services are provided through two wards, 5 operating rooms, a Post-Anesthesia Care Unit, and ICU. Tertiary care services are provided through referrals primarily to VAMC's Shreveport, Jackson, and Houston. The extended care program includes two Nursing Home Care Units, including an 18 bed Alzheimer's Unit with enclosed walking yard. Alexandria is one of three Specialty Referral Facilities in the VISN for acute and intermediate psychiatric care. VAMC Alexandria receives long-term psychiatry referrals from network facilities and VA facilities in bordering states.