About the Birmingham, Alabama VA Health Care System - Birmingham, Alabama VA Health Care System
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Birmingham, Alabama VA Health Care System


About the Birmingham, Alabama VA Health Care System

The Birmingham VA Medical Center is a 313-bed acute tertiary care facility located in the historic Southside district of the city. The facility provides acute tertiary medical and surgical care to veterans of Alabama and surrounding states. We provide health care services to eligible veterans in VISN 7

The medical center serves as a referral center for this population area with 131 operating beds currently. Recent construction provides state-of-the-art facilities and equipment in all clinical programs. Care is provided in practically all medical and surgical specialties and subspecialties. Most staff physicians have joint appointments with VA and its primary affiliation, University of Alabama at Birmingham. The BVAMC operates eight Community Based Outpatient Clinics in North Alabama.

Community-Based Outpatient Clinics

In addition to our main facility in Birmingham, we offer services in eight community-based outpatient clinics. These clinics are located in —


The mission of the Birmingham VAMC is to provide Quality Care for America's Heroes

VA's 21st Century Core Values and Characteristics

VA Core Values:  Integrity, Commitment, Advocacy, Respect, Excellence (“I CARE”)

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.

VA Core Characteristics

Trustworthy, Accessible, Quality, Innovative, Agile, Integrated

Our unique VA Core Values and Characteristics underscore our moral obligation to Veterans, their families, and other beneficiaries and display our commitment to Patient and Family Centered Care.

Key Business Drivers

Our key business drivers are quality, financial integrity, patient satisfaction, and employee satisfaction.