Largest VA Hospitals in the Country

by Derek King ; Updated October 25, 2017
There are several large hospitals in the country tailored to assist Veterans

There are hospitals all over the country that specialize in treatment and care of the Veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces. These hospitals have distinct differences in the care they provide based on the physical and mental impairments that veterans have received in service. There are several outstanding, large Veteran Affairs hospitals designed to care for hundreds of thousands of veterans in a variety of ways.

James J. Peters VA Medical Center

James J. Peters VA Medical Center is the oldest VA facility in New York City, serving veterans for 75 years. The center is also the second largest VA facility in the nation, with a total of 1,663 beds. The hospital provides a variety of services to the veterans of New York. It offers comprehensive health care, including primary care, tertiary care, and long-term care. According to the United States Department of Veteran Affairs, it helps veterans in the areas of medicine, surgery, psychiatry, physical medicine and rehabilitation, neurology, oncology, dentistry, geriatrics, and extended care.

The Bob Stump VA Medical Center

The Bob Stump VA Medical Center in Arizona is regarded as the largest veterans health care facility in the nation. The facility encompasses an area of 60,000 square miles. Services that the medical center provides includes primary and secondary level medical, rehabilitative and long-term care to veterans. It also provides emergency assistance, as well as general medicine and psychological treatment.

The Philadelphia Regional Office and Insurance Center

The Philadelphia Regional Office and Insurance Center is known as the largest center for veteran benefits. The center offers services to more than 859,000 veterans in the state of Pennsylvania and New Jersey. It also administers the pensions of veterans in 21 Eastern states in the U.S. According to the United States Department of Veteran Affairs, the Center supervises nearly $1.2 trillion in insurance coverage for 4.3 million veterans and members of the uniformed services and 3.1 million spouses and children of veterans.

About the Author

Derek King is an undergraduate student attending the University of Austin. King was editor-in-chief of his high school newspaper for four years. In addition to online instructional articles, he also creates content for the music and entertainment blog GetFreshKid.com.

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