Paola, Kansas located about twenty minutes south of Olathe, Kansas (Johnson County) on highway 169 and only a 45 minute drive from downtown Kansas City, MO. Paola is centered around a beautiful downtown square, filled with historic buildings, the Miami County History Museum, great restaurants and special events throughout the year. Paola is only a 30 minute drive from Overland Park, KS.
With a population of over 175,000 people, Overland Park, Kansas is the heart of Johnson County - the engine of progress that drives the diverse Kansas City economy. Overland Park has more than 250 restaurants and several of the most interesting tourist attractions in the states of Kansas and Missouri.
*Information above borrowed from Chamber of Commerce sites for Paola and Overland Park, Kansas
Opening in 1952, the Kansas City VA Medical Center has a rich legacy of providing quality care to the men and women who have proudly served our nation --- America’s heroes. We consider it an honor and privilege to serve the health care needs of our Veterans.
VA Core Values
: Act with high moral principle. Adhere to the highest professional standards. Maintain the trust and confidence of all with whom I engage.
: 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.
: Be truly Veteran-centric by identifying, fully considering, and appropriately advancing the interests of Veterans and other beneficiaries.
: Treat all those I serve and with whom I work with dignity and respect. Show respect to earn it.
: 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.
Community-Based Outpatient Clinics
In addition to our main facility, we offer services in five community-based outpatient clinics. These clinics are located in:
- Belton, MO
- Cameron, MO
- Excelsior Springs, MO
- Nevada, MO
- Warrensburg, MO
- Paola, KS
The Veterans Health Administration (VHA), one of three major branches in the Department of Veterans Affairs, focuses on providing a comprehensive healthcare system for the nation's Veterans. VHA’s goal for medical care is to ensure that quality medical care is provided on a timely basis within the law to all authorized Veterans.
Each VHA healthcare facility is located in one of 21 Veterans Integrated Service Networks (VISNs) spanning the United States and its territories. VISN 15, VA Heartland Network, provides health care services to Veterans in Kansas and Missouri, as well as parts of Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky and Arkansas.
The Kansas City Veterans Affairs Medical Center (KC VAMC) is one of eight medical centers in VISN 15. The mission of the KC VAMC is to provide high quality, comprehensive primary and tertiary healthcare to Veterans in our service area, and to provide selected specialty care services to referred Veterans. It is also our mission to provide education and training to healthcare professionals and to perform research that benefits Veterans.
The vision of the Kansas City VAMC is to: (a) be a leader in healthcare and the provider of choice for Veterans, (b) provide quality healthcare in a timely and seamless manner while expanding access to care, (c) provide rich educational opportunities for healthcare professionals/trainees and be on the cutting edge of research in collaboration with academic institutions, and (d) provide an environment conducive to recruitment and retention of exceptional employees..
Key Business Drivers
Our key business drivers are quality, financial integrity, patient satisfaction, and employee satisfaction