Miami VA Healthcare System
The Miami VA Healthcare System serves Veterans in three South Florida counties: Miami-Dade, Broward, and Monroe, with an estimated veteran population of 285,000. Our parent facility The Bruce W. Carter Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center is located on 26.3 acres with an attached four-story Nursing Home. The Medical Center opened in 1968. It provides general medical, surgical, and psychiatric services. It serves as an AIDS/HIV Center, a Prosthetic Treatment Center, Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitative Center, and Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center. The Bruce W. Carter Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center is recognized as a Center for excellence in Spinal Cord Injury Research, Substance Abuse Treatment, and Chest Pain Center. It is the tertiary referral facility for the West Palm Beach VAMS and provides open-heart surgery to other facilities in Florida. The Bruce W. Carter Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center operates 191 hospital beds. The bed composition is 34 in Intermediate Care; 82 in Medical; five in Neurology; 32 in Psychiatry; six in Rehabilitation Medicine; 36 in Spinal Cord Injury; and 30 in Surgical. Extended geriatric care is provided in our 120-bed Nursing Home Care Unit plus 58 Psychiatry Rehabilitation beds.