VA Central Western Massachusetts Health Care System – Springfield Outpatient Clinic
The VA Central Western Massachusetts Health Care System has an academic affiliation with the University of Massachusetts Medical School and Worcester currently has Internal Medical Residents doing a continuity clinic and ambulatory block there.
The Medical Center serves over 25,000 patients at its main campus and 5 community based outpatient clinics in Central and Western Massachusetts. Core missions are Primary Care, Mental Health Inpatient and Outpatient Care, and Extended Care. The Medical Center is engaging employees in a "Culture of Improvement" utilizing a variety of process improvement techniques to improve efficiency of clinical operational functions to the benefit of veterans and staff.
The University of Massachusetts Medical School attracts more than $200 million in research funding annually, and its innovative programs are the centerpiece of the Massachusetts life science initiative. Consistently ranking by US News and World Report as one of the leading medical schools in the nation for Primary Care education, UMMS, comprises a medical school, graduate school of nursing, graduate school of biomedical sciences and an active research enterprise, and is a leader in health science education, research and public service.