Veterans Affairs Medial Center - Battle Creek

Veterans Affairs Medial Center - Battle Creek

Veterans Affairs Medial Center - Battle Creek

Today’s VHA has roots spanning over 150 years and continues to meet Veterans’ changing medical, surgical, and quality of life needs. New programs provide treatment for traumatic brain injuries, post-traumatic stress disorder, suicide prevention, women Veterans, and more.

In recent years VHA has opened more outpatient clinics, established telemedicine, vet centers, and suicide prevention hotlines, and developed other services to accommodate a diverse and ever-changing Veteran population. VHA continually evolves and cultivates on-going cutting-edge medical research and innovation to improve the lives of America’s patriots.  
Battle Creek, Michigan, United States Battle Creek, Michigan, United States http://www.battlecreek.va.gov

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Since 1924, the Battle Creek, Michigan VA Medical Center (VAMC) has been improving the health of the men and women who have served our nation. We consider it our privilege to serve your health care needs. We serve over 42,000 Veterans in 22 counties of the southwestern lower peninsula of Michigan.

The Battle Creek VAMC consists of 276 total operating beds, including 55 inpatient mental health beds, 11 inpatient medical beds, 109 Community Living Center beds, and 101 Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Program (RRTP) beds. The Battle Creek VAMC is classified as a neuropsychiatric facility and is the hub of mental health care for VA Medical Centers in the lower peninsula of Michigan. Battle Creek VAMC provides state-of-the-art, evidence-based, recovery-oriented mental health care. The Medical Center also offers a wide variety of health care services, which includes both inpatient and outpatient care. Once eligibility has been determined, each patient enrolling for care is assigned to a primary care provider and team, who provides continuous and coordinated care.

In addition to our main facility in Battle Creek, Michigan, we offer services at our four community based outpatient clinics.

Mission

Honor America's Veterans by providing exceptional health care that improves their health and well-being.

On May 10, 1923, an executive order transferred 675 acres of land to the Veterans Bureau, predecessor organization to the Veterans Administration, for the construction of Battle Creek Veterans Hospital. It was completed in 1924 and was called Veterans Hospital Number 100 because it was the 100th VA hospital built in the United States.

At one time, the staff and patients from the hospital farmed about 200 acres of the site. It was considered good therapy for patients and helped the hospital to be reasonably self-sufficient. During these early years, many pine trees were planted in the northeast corner of the cemetery, which today presents an attractive cathedral-like feature.

Today, Battle Creek VA Medical Center is located on 206 acres with approximately 30 buildings used for patient care and administrative offices. At one time the Medical Center had over 1,400 beds. Today, much more care is done on an outpatient basis.

Battle Creek VA Medical Center is adjacent to Fort Custer, now a National Guard Training Center, which trained and deployed thousands of troops during World War I and World War II. During World War II, more than 300,000 troops trained there, including the famed 5th Infantry Division (also know as the “Red Diamond Division”) which left for combat in Normandy, France, June 1944. Fort Custer also served as a prisoner of war camp for 5,000 German soldiers until 1945.
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