The Worcester clinic was established after the end of World War II in 1946 as one of 18 VA field offices in Massachusetts. The Worcester Clinic has been located at its new site since May 18, 1993 and offers services in: Primary Care, Optometry, Cardiology, Mental Health, Neurology, Podiatry, Dermatology, Rheumatology, Geriatrics, Laboratory Test , Physical Therapy, Radiology, Rehabilitation Medicine, Nutrition Counseling, Preventive services such as annual flu and pneumonia shots, Electrocardiograms (EKGs) and Pharmacy.
The VA Central Western Massachusetts Health Care System has an academic affiliation with the University of Massachusetts Medical School. 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 located in Worcester, MA 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.
Worcester, a five-time recipient of the All-American City Award, offers its residents the resources and exciting attractions of a metropolis, balanced with the more intimate, livable scale of a mid-size city - and something more... One is hard pressed to find another city of comparable size with a greater concentration of world-class colleges and universities. Worcester, with its population of 181,045, is home to 10 colleges and universities (a half-dozen more in neighboring communities), including the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, College of the Holy Cross, Clark University, the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences and Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine.
Worcester is a smart city. With its affordable housing... quality public schools... access to diverse and highly-acclaimed arts, sports, restaurants and entertainment... reliable local and regional public transportation... Worcester truly is a city that offers its residents, and resident businesses, the best of both large and small cities.