In March, the VA Puget Sound Health Care System opened the doors at its new 220,000-square-foot facility on its Seattle campus. The new facility welcomed its first patient March 18. Ten years in the making, the new facility expands all outpatient mental health care services, from medication management and psychosocial case management to dialectical behavior therapy and evidence-based individual, family and group psychotherapy for all major mental health diagnoses.
Additionally, consolidating most of its research programs in one central location enhances collaboration and the VA’s ability to push the boundaries of medicine in areas including lower limb prosthetic design and engineering, Alzheimer’s Disease and PTSD, rehabilitative medicine, suicide prevention and oncology.
“VA Puget Sound researchers and their colleagues have created a remarkable record of achievement on behalf of veterans, their families and all Americans,” said Carolyn Clancy, VHA deputy under secretary for discovery, education and affiliate networks. “The VA Centers of Excellence located at VA Puget Sound are pushing the boundaries of medicine to ensure that our nation’s veterans receive the best care possible.”