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VA Midwest Health Care Network


About the VA Midwest Health Care Network

The Network serves more than 440,000 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 nine hospitals, sixty-three community based outpatient or outreach clinics, eight community living centers and four domiciliary residential rehabilitation treatment programs. The Network employs over 15,000 full-time employees and has an annual operating budget in excess of $3.3 billion.

Specialized Programs

  • 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)
  • Central VA ICU Telemedicine System (Minneapolis) 

Research Centers

  • 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)