Veterans Integrated Service Network 18 (VISN 18)
covers 352,000 square miles of highly diverse geography across the Southwestern United States. The network service area includes Arizona, New Mexico, the western portion of Texas, as well as bordering counties in Colorado and Oklahoma. In Fiscal Year 2012, we currently served approximately 268,000 veterans residing in the network. Within its vast borders, VISN 18 provides a comprehensive continuum of health care to veterans via 7 health care systems, 5 hospitals, 6 VA nursing home care units, 3 domiciliaries, and 46 outpatient clinics. The Network's Fiscal Year 12 budget was slightly more than $2 billion and employed about 10,500 people.
The network maintains approximately 1,350 inpatient beds and treats 28,000 inpatients annually. VISN 18 also supports 3.1 million outpatient visits each year. Network health care services include inpatient acute care, outpatient and primary care, mental health services, psychosocial rehabilitation, geriatrics care, long-term care, diagnostic services, specialized care such as Blind Rehabilitation and Spinal Cord Injury care, general rehabilitation services, prosthetics, and sensory aids.
Honor America's veterans by providing exceptional health care that improves their health and well-being.
To be a patient centered integrated health care organization for veterans providing excellence in health care, research, and education; an organization where people choose to work; an active community partner and a back-up for National emergencies.