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Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center (Indianapolis VA Medical Center)

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1481 W. 10th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202

Phone: 317-554-0000 Or 317-554-0000
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The Richard L. Roudebush Indianapolis VA Medical Center, located two miles northwest of the heart of downtown Indianapolis, has been serving Indiana Veterans since 1932.  As Indiana’s tertiary care facility, the Indianapolis VAMC receives referrals from VA facilities at Ft. Wayne and Marion, Indiana, and from nearby Danville, Illinois for primary care, mental health care, dental care and a wide variety of specialties.

The medical center is committed to providing care where Veterans live, and operates five Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOC’s) located in Bloomington, Martinsville, Western Indianapolis (Indy West), Terre Haute, and most recently Columbus, Indiana. An additional clinic at West Lafayette, Indiana will be welcomed to the Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center Family of Community Outpatient Care in FY2017.  The more than 64,000 patients (nearly 4,000 women Veterans) treated by the Indianapolis VA Medical Center require over 717,000 outpatient visits and almost 7,900 inpatient episodes of care yearly.

The Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center is affiliated with the Indiana University School of Medicine and physician residents and fellows pursue clinical training under the supervision of VA physicians in 22 accredited medical specialties. There are also nursing student affiliations with the Indiana University School of Nursing as well as education arrangements with 31 universities representing 94 fields of study involving dentistry, pharmacy, social work, allied health, psychology and others.  The Pharmacy Residency program features a strong affiliation with both Purdue University and Butler University.

The following specialty clinical programs are offered through this health system:

  • Women Veteran Health
  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Cardiac Catheterization
  • Radiation/Oncology
  • Intensive Care Units
  • Polytrauma Center
  • Inpatient Hemodialysis Center
  • Home Dialysis Program
  • Pulmonary Function Laboratory
  • Audiology and Speech Pathology
  • Alcohol and Drug Dependency Treatment (outpatient)
  • Home Based Primary Care
  • Mental Health Clinic
  • Nuclear Medicine Services
  • Orthopedic Services
  • Computerized Tomography/PET/MRI
  • Homeless Program/HCMI Program
  • Rehabilitative Services including physical, occupational, kinetic and respiratory therapy
  • Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Prosthetics & Sensory Aids
  • Electron Microscopy
  • Laser Treatment/Therapy
  • Sleep Lab
  • Palliative Care

The Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center is affiliated with the Indiana University School of Medicine. 125 post-graduate physician residents and fellows pursue clinical training in the medical center and deliver care under the supervision of VA physicians in 22 accredited medical specialties. There are also nursing student affiliations with the Indiana University School of Nursing as well as education arrangements with 31 universities representing 94 fields of study involving dentistry, pharmacy, social work, allied health, psychology and others.  The Pharmacy Residency program features a strong affiliation with both Purdue University and Butler University and offers PharmD residencies.  These residencies are highly regarded with strong competition for available spots.

The medical center operates five Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOC’s) located in Bloomington, Martinsville, Western Indianapolis (Indy West), Terre Haute, and most recently Columbus, Indiana. An additional clinic at West Lafayette, Indiana will be welcomed to the Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center Family of Community Outpatient Care in FY2017.  The more than 64,000 patients (nearly 4,000 women Veterans) treated by the Indianapolis VA Medical Center require over 717,000 outpatient visits and almost 7,900 inpatient episodes of care yearly.

CONSTRUCTION:

The main part of the current medical center was opened in 1952, with about 450,000 square feet. There have been three major additions since then, in 1981, 1994 and 2008. bringing the total square footage of the medical center to approximately 1,000,000 square feet today. Medical Center staff are proud to work in a new 50-bed Homeless Rehabilitation facility opened in 2016, a Seamless Transition clinic serving the needs of Veterans recently returned from active duty, and a community-funded Veteran House, providing temporary housing for those Veterans and family members temporarily receiving care in Indianapolis.

RESEARCH:

The medical center hosts nearly 300 active research projects that will improve Veteran care related to strengths include cardiovascular disease, diabetes, alcoholism, AIDS, lung disease, fungal infection, cancer, stroke, kidney disease, mental health, PTSD, chronic pain, and health services research.

In FY2015, Research Service had VA funding from the VHA Office or Research and Development (ORD) that supported:

Health Services Research & Development (HSRD):

The Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center is been named a Center of Innovation (COIN) for VA Health Services Research and Development.  This funded five year grant provides core funding to support the Center for Health Information and Communication (CHIC). The CHIC has two main areas of focus: advancing the use of health information technology as a management tool that connects systems to people and developing interpersonal approaches to improve patient safety and outcomes via enhanced information exchange during handoffs and transitions of care.

Million Veteran Program (MVP):

Active local site in the Million Veteran Program (MVP) with over 10,000 subjects enrolled since the launch date of 11/2011. Indianapolis VA Medical Center is one of the top recruiting stations of all sites engaged in the MVP program.

Evaluation of VLER-Indiana Health Information Exchange Demonstration Project (PI: David Haggstrom, MD):

On April 9, 2009, President Obama directed the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Defense to create the Virtual Lifetime Electronic Record (VLER). In August 2010, the medical center partnered with Regenstrief Institute and the Indiana Health Information Exchange (IHIE) to create capacity for VA institutions to exchange health information with community partners (VA-IHIE project).  Through a combined partnership, VA-IHIE will provide data from a “network of health care networks” that coordinates clinical data in real-time at the point of care.  IHIE is arguably the largest and most comprehensive information exchange in the country. The opportunity to gain objective information regarding the effect of HIE is unprecedented in nature and scope.

NCI-VA Cooperative Studies Program:

The Richard L. Roudebush VAMC has been selected as a pilot site to initiate this new program that will permit the VA oncology program to participate in the Cancer Center’s Group Trial Program.

Collaborative Research Groups:

  • The VA Neuro-Muscular Skeletal Group led by Dr. Kathryn Jones
  • The VA Nephrology Group led by Dr. Sharon Moe
  • Vascular Stem Cell Research: VA Center for Regenerative Medicine (Director: Dr. Keith March) and the Vascular and Cardiac Center for Adult Stem Cell Therapy (Director: Dr. Michael Murphy)

SPECIAL PROGRAMS:

  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Cardiac Catheterization
  • Radiation/Oncology
  • Intensive Care Units
  • OEF/OIF
  • Polytrauma Center
  • Inpatient Hemodialysis Center
  • Home Dialysis Program
  • Pulmonary Function Laboratory
  • Audiology and Speech Pathology
  • Alcohol and Drug Dependency Treatment (outpatient)
  • Home Based Primary Care
  • Mental Health Clinic
  • Nuclear Medicine Services
  • Orthopedic Services
  • Computerized Tomography/PET/MRI
  • Women Veterans
  • Homeless Program/HCMI Program
  • PT, OT, KT & RT Services
  • Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Prosthetics & Sensory Aids
  • Electron Microscopy
  • Hoptel
  • Laser Treatment/Therapy
  • Sleep Lab
  • Palliative Care Unit