About VISN 23
Honor America's veterans by providing exceptional health care that improves their health and well-being.
To be a patient centered, integrated health care organization for veterans, providing excellent health care, research and education; an organization where people choose to work; an active community partner and backup
in National emergencies.
Core Values are the basic elements of how we go about our work – they define “who we are” – and form the underlying principles we will use every day in our service to Veterans. The Core Characteristics define “what we stand for” and what we strive to be as an organization.
The VA Midwest Health Care Network, also known as Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN) 23, is one of 21 Veteran Integrated Service Networks within the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Veterans Health Administration.
The Network serves more than 400,000 enrolled Veterans residing in the states of Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and portions of Illinois, Kansas, Missouri, Wisconsin and Wyoming.
Health care services are delivered through an integrated system of 8 hospitals, 60 community based outpatient or outreach clinics, 8 community living centers and 4 domiciliary residential rehabilitation treatment programs. The Network employs over 12,000 full-time employees and has an annual operating budget in excess of $2 billion.
- Rural Health Resource Center (Fargo and Iowa City)
- Spinal Cord Injury and Rehabilitation (Minneapolis)
- Polytrauma Rehabilitation Center (Minneapolis)
- TBI Regional Center (Minneapolis)
- Regional Kidney Transplant Center (Iowa City)
- Bariatric Surgery Program (Nebraska/Western Iowa Health Care System)
- Health Science Research and Development Center (Minneapolis)
- Brain Sciences Center (Minneapolis)
- Center for Chronic Disease Outcomes (Minneapolis)
- Center for Research in the Implementation of Innovative Strategies in Practice (CRIISP) (Iowa City)
- Center for the Prevention and Treatment of Visual Loss (Iowa City)