VA Medical Center, New York, 23rd Street

Brad Hoylman

May 15, 2017

Founded in 1954, the Manhattan Campus of the VA New York Harbor Healthcare System currently treats 22,000 veterans annually. Located at 23rd Street and First Avenue, the hospital is committed to providing quality and comprehensive healthcare to our nation’s veterans.

As a tertiary care facility, the hospital offers a comprehensive range of inpatient and outpatient medical services. It has distinguished itself as a Center of Excellence for Cardiovascular Care, including cardio thoracic surgery, electrophysiology, interventional cardiology and neurosurgery. VA surgeons perform approximately 150 open heart and 200 neurosurgical procedures per year.

The VA New York Harbor Healthcare System offers specialized and unique programs, including the Preservation and Amputation Care Team (PACT) and the Prosthetic Treatment Center, which is the largest of its kind in the Department of Veterans Affairs.

The hospital offers a broad scope of mental healthcare services such as support groups for PTSD dedicated to veterans of specific eras, and support for Military Sexual Trauma (MST). The VA also works in partnership with other leading medical centers to provide support services for veterans’ family members. The hospital was recently designated as a regional hub for the emerging field of telehealth for psychiatry.

It is also notable that the hospital has been at the forefront of care and clinical research for patients with HIV/AIDS since the start of the epidemic. It is the only VHA facility to have both a designated clinical care unit and Research Center for AIDS and HIV Infection (RCAHI).

The hospital works hard to ensure timely access to care by offering same day walk in and access to mental health and primary care.