Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Houston
|Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Houston|
|Veterans Health Administration|
|Location||Texas Medical Center, Houston, Texas, United States|
|Care system||Veterans' Affairs|
|Hospital type||General and Teaching|
|Affiliated university||Baylor College of Medicine|
|Emergency department||Comprehensive Emergency Center|
|Lists||Hospitals in Texas|
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. The hospital is one of the department's largest hospitals, serving Harris County and 27 surrounding counties.
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. 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.
- MEDVAMC web page http://www.houston.med.va.gov/index.asp
- "Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center". U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Retrieved 21 February 2015.
- "Baylor College of Medicine Education at Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center". Baylor College of Medicine. Retrieved 12 March 2015.
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