This 199-bed, 1.4 million-square-foot facility provides medical, surgical, mental health, long-term and outpatient care.
The VA Western New York Healthcare System provides care to more than 44,000 veterans annually. Although patients hail primarily from the westernmost eight counties of Upstate New York, the hospital serves as the inpatient specialty care referral site for all veterans west of Syracuse.
Patients present with a wide range of disease states, encompassing one of the highest case severity indexes within the Veterans Health Affairs system.
The Buffalo VA Medical Center is the main referral center for area veterans seeking cardiac surgery, cardiology care and comprehensive cancer care.
It is one of only 12 VA medical centers nationwide conducting a trial of real-time, Internet-based electronic medical records exchanges with private sector hospitals, including all UB medical school rotation sites.
Residents rotate here each of the three years with progressive responsibilities leading up to their third year experience during which they are expected to serve as a junior attending for all junior residents.