Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Houston

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Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Houston
Veterans Health Administration
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Geography
Location Texas Medical Center, Houston, Texas, United States
Organization
Care system Veterans' Affairs
Hospital type General and Teaching
Affiliated university Baylor College of Medicine
Services
Emergency department Comprehensive Emergency Center
Beds 535
History
Founded 1945
Links
Website houston.med.va.gov
Lists Hospitals in Texas
Location marked as MEDVAMC
Location marked as MEDVAMC
MEDVAMC
Location within Texas Medical Center

Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Houston (MEDVAMC) is a care facility affiliated with the United States Department of Veterans Affairs in the Texas Medical Center in Houston, Texas, United States. It is operated by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs.[1] The hospital is one of the department's largest hospitals, serving Harris County and 27 surrounding counties.[2]

The hospital is located on a 118-acre (48 ha) campus on Old Spanish Trail and Almeda, just on the edge of the Texas Medical Center. It is accredited by JCAHO, and has 343 hospital beds, a 40-bed Spinal Cord Injury Center, and a 120-bed transitional care unit for long-term care. The hospital is staffed by Baylor College of Medicine and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston faculty, residents, and students. Baylor College of Medicine has been affiliated with the hospital since 1949.[2] The facility also takes students and residents from the University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy.

The center was named for Michael E. DeBakey, a renowned surgeon and president of Baylor College of Medicine.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center". U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Retrieved 21 February 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "Baylor College of Medicine Education at Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center". Baylor College of Medicine. Retrieved 12 March 2015. 

Coordinates: 29°42′00″N 95°23′20″W / 29.700°N 95.389°W / 29.700; -95.389