The VA Medical Center is located in Marion, Illinois. The Marion VA Health Care System operates a Health Care Center in Evansville, Indiana and Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs) in Vincennes Indiana; Mt. Vernon, Harrisburg, Carbondale, and Effingham, Illinois; and Hanson, Owensboro, and Paducah, Kentucky. Veterans from 52 counties in southern Illinois, southwestern Indiana and western Kentucky are served. Marion VAMC is located in the VA Heartland Network (VISN 15) and is a general medical and surgery facility which operates 55 acute care beds. It is a teaching hospital, providing a full range of patient care services, with state-of-the-art technology. Comprehensive healthcare is provided through primary care, specialty care and long-term care in medicine, surgery, psychiatry, physical medicine and rehabilitation, neurology, oncology, dentistry, geriatrics, and extended care. Additional specialty care is available by referral to other VA facilities or contracted facilities. The Community Living Center, a 60-bed nursing home facility, is operated on site. Services include extended care rehabilitation, psych-geriatric care, respite, palliative care and general nursing. The Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Program facility is a 14-bed rehabilitation center with programs for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Substance Use Disorders, Seriously Mentally Ill, and situational homelessness.
The Marion VA's health care system is affiliated with Southern Illinois University (SIU) School of Medicine. The Dean's Committee functions as a part of the Affiliations Council. There are affiliations with SIU Radiological Technology, Respiratory Terapy, Nutrition and Food, and Psychology Departments. Affiliations also exist with the SIU Cardiology resident, Physician Assistant and first year medical student programs.
Academic affiliations exist with several Social Work programs including Southern Illinois University; University of Illinois; University of Louisville's Kent School and University of Souther Indiana.
The Health Care System has Physician Assistant students from St. Louis University School of Medicine and academic affiliations with the St. Louis College of Pharmacy and Midwestern College of Pharmacy. An affiliation also exists with the Diagnostic Medical Sonography program at John A. Logan College.
Nursing academic affiliations are as follows: John A. Logan College, Carterville, IL - (PN and ADN); University of Southern Indiana (BSN); University of South Alabama (NP); Shawnee Community College (PN and ADN); Southeastern Illinois College (PN and ADN); McKendree College (BSN); SIU at Edwardsville (BSN, MSN); Southeast Missouri College (MSN); Murray State University (Nurse Practitioner, Clinical Nurse Specialist); Marion High School (Nurse Aid and Health Occupations). Seventy to eighty nursing students rotate through the Marion VA Health Care System during a twelve-month period.
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TYPE OF FACILITY
General Medicine and Surgical, Behavioral Medicine, Acute Care, Primary Care Health Care Center (Evansville, Indiana) CBOCs - Vincennes, IN; Mt. Vernon, IL; Effingham, IL; Harrisburg, IL; Carbondale, IL; Hanson, KY; Mayfield, KY; Owensboro, KY; Paducah, KY;
General Medical Care: Cardiology*, Gastroenterology, Hematology/Oncology*, Infectious Disease, Nephrology*, Neurology*, Gynecology* General Surgery: Ophthalmology, Urology, Otolaryngology*, Orthopedic & Ear/Nose/Throat (ENT), Dental, Emergency Services Geriatric Services Long Term Care: Skilled Nursing Care HIV-AIDS Services* Hospice Behavioral Medicine: Mental Health Outpatient, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Substance Abuse Treatment (Outpatient) Psychology Services Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Lodging Same Day Surgery Nuclear Medicine Audiology/Speech Pathology Pathology and Laboratory Medicine: Chemistry, Hematology, Blood Bank, Coagulation, Immunology/Serology, Surgical Pathology, Cytology, Microbiology Radiology: CT Scanner, Diagnostic Radioisotope, Ultrasound, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Thoracic Cardiovascular*, Plastic Surgery*.
(*Use limited to consultations and simple procedures.)