50 largest VA hospitals by number of staffed beds

Share this post

Since 1930, the United States has provided medical services for war veterans at Veterans Affairs (VA) hospitals. Veterans that served in the active army, naval, or air service with an honorable discharge all qualify for VA services. 

With nine million veterans to serve, the VA is the largest healthcare system in the U.S. and is comprised of hundreds of hospitals, medical centers, clinics and more. VA hospitals continue to impact the broader healthcare industry. They often have a notable contribution to biomedical and clinical research and are a leader in the education of medical professionals.  

Below, we have a list ranking the top veterans' hospitals by the number of staffed beds.  

Rank 

Hospital Name 

State 

Definitive ID 

IDN 

# of Staffed Beds 

Biloxi VA Medical Center 

MS 

2267 

VA South Central VA Health Care Network (VISN 16) 

716 

Southern Oregon VA Rehabilitation Center (AKA White City VA Medical Center) 

OR 

851198 

VA Northwest Health Network (VISN 20) 

600 

Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center 

OH 

3127 

VA Healthcare System Serving Ohio Indiana and Michigan (VISN 10) 

586 

West Los Angeles VA Medical Center 

CA 

428 

VA Desert Pacific Healthcare Network (VISN 22) 

500 

Edward Hines Jr VA Hospital 

IL 

1163 

VA Great Lakes Health Care System (VISN 12) 

483 

Cincinnati VA Medical Center 

OH 

3157 

VA Healthcare System Serving Ohio Indiana and Michigan (VISN 10) 

463 

West Roxbury VA Medical Center 

MA 

274099 

VA New England Healthcare System (VISN 1) 

448 

Brockton VA Medical Center 

MA 

274100 

VA New England Healthcare System (VISN 1) 

448 

Bath VA Medical Center 

NY 

2900 

VA New York/New Jersey VA Health Care Network - VISN 2 (FKA VA Health Care Upstate New York) 

440 

10 

James A Haley Veterans Hospital 

FL 

819 

VA Sunshine Healthcare Network (VISN 8) 

415 

11 

St Cloud VA Medical Center 

MN 

2224 

VA Midwest Health Care Network (VISN 23) 

388 

12 

St Albans VA Medical Center 

NY 

541822 

VA New York/New Jersey VA Health Care Network - VISN 2 (FKA VA Health Care Upstate New York) 

386 

13 

Bruce W Carter VA Medical Center 

FL 

861 

VA Sunshine Healthcare Network (VISN 8) 

372 

14 

H John Heinz III Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center 

PA 

551521 

VA Healthcare - VISN 4 (FKA VA Stars & Stripes Healthcare Network) 

358 

15 

Perry Point VA Medical Center 

MD 

541824 

VA Capitol Health Care Network (VISN 5) 

357 

16 

John J Cochran Veterans Hospital 

MO 

2445 

VA Heartland Network (VISN 15) 

355 

17 

Michael E DeBakey VA Medical Center 

TX 

3991 

VA South Central VA Health Care Network (VISN 16) 

350 

18 

San Juan VA Medical Center 

PR 

4667 

VA Sunshine Healthcare Network (VISN 8) 

348 

19 

Alvin C York Veterans Administration Medical Center 

TN 

541828 

VA MidSouth Healthcare Network (VISN 9) 

347 

20 

James J Peters VA Medical Center 

NY 

14 

VA New York/New Jersey VA Health Care Network - VISN 2 (FKA VA Health Care Upstate New York) 

311 

21 

Minneapolis VA Medical Center 

MN 

2150 

VA Midwest Health Care Network (VISN 23) 

309 

22 

Coatesville VA Medical Center 

PA 

3478 

VA Healthcare - VISN 4 (FKA VA Stars & Stripes Healthcare Network) 

302 

23 

San Diego VA Medical Center 

CA 

539 

VA Desert Pacific Healthcare Network (VISN 22) 

296 

24 

Tucson VA Medical Center 

AZ 

VA Desert Pacific Healthcare Network (VISN 22) 

295 

25 

Seattle VA Medical Center 

WA 

4368 

VA Northwest Health Network (VISN 20) 

291 

26 

Malcom Randall Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center 

FL 

VA Sunshine Healthcare Network (VISN 8) 

289 

27 

Dallas VA Medical Center 

TX 

3915 

VA Heart of Texas Health Care Network (VISN 17) 

289 

28 

Atlanta VA Medical Center 

GA 

978 

VA Southeast Network (VISN 7) 

285 

29 

Battle Creek VA Medical Center 

MI 

1999 

VA Healthcare System Serving Ohio Indiana and Michigan (VISN 10) 

276 

30 

Hunter Holmes McGuire VA Medical Center (AKA Richmond VA Medical Center) 

VA 

4337 

VA Mid - Atlantic Health Care Network (VISN 6) 

273 

31 

Audie L Murphy VA Hospital 

TX 

3854 

VA Heart of Texas Health Care Network (VISN 17) 

268 

32 

West Palm Beach VA Medical Center 

FL 

878 

VA Sunshine Healthcare Network (VISN 8) 

254 

33 

Tomah VA Medical Center 

WI 

4539 

VA Great Lakes Health Care System (VISN 12) 

246 

34 

Memphis VA Medical Center 

TN 

3815 

VA MidSouth Healthcare Network (VISN 9) 

244 

35 

Fort Wayne VA Medical Center 

IN 

541831 

VA Healthcare System Serving Ohio Indiana and Michigan (VISN 10) 

243 

36 

Nashville VA Medical Center 

TN 

3749 

VA MidSouth Healthcare Network (VISN 9) 

238 

37 

Tibor Rubin VA Medical Center 

CA 

394 

VA Desert Pacific Healthcare Network (VISN 22) 

237 

38 

Portland VA Medical Center - Main Campus 

OR 

3416 

VA Northwest Health Network (VISN 20) 

231 

39 

Kerrville VA Medical Center 

TX 

541836 

VA Heart of Texas Health Care Network (VISN 17) 

226 

40 

Canandaigua VA Medical Center 

NY 

2864 

VA New York/New Jersey VA Health Care Network - VISN 2 (FKA VA Health Care Upstate New York) 

218 

41 

West Haven VA Medical Center 

CT 

VA New England Healthcare System (VISN 1) 

216 

42 

William Jennings Bryan Dorn VA Medical Center 

SC 

3665 

VA Southeast Network (VISN 7) 

216 

43 

Sheridan VA Medical Center 

WY 

4619 

VA Rocky Mountain Network (VISN 19) 

208 

44 

Doris Miller Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center (FKA Waco VA Medical Center) 

TX 

274162 

VA Heart of Texas Health Care Network (VISN 17) 

204 

45 

Jesse Brown VA Medical Center 

IL 

1155 

VA Great Lakes Health Care System (VISN 12) 

200 

46 

New Orleans VA Medical Center 

LA 

541835 

VA South Central VA Health Care Network (VISN 16) 

200 

47 

Captain James A Lovell Federal Health Care Center 

IL 

1209 

VA Great Lakes Health Care System (VISN 12) 

199 

48 

Lexington VA Medical Center - Franklin R Sousley Campus 

KY 

1659 

VA MidSouth Healthcare Network (VISN 9) 

199 

49 

Buffalo VA Medical Center 

NY 

2785 

VA New York/New Jersey VA Health Care Network - VISN 2 (FKA VA Health Care Upstate New York) 

199 

50 

Lexington VA Medical Center - Troy Bowling Campus 

KY 

541827 

VA MidSouth Healthcare Network (VISN 9) 

199 

Fig 1. Data from Definitive Healthcare’s Hospitals & IDNs database. VA hospitals do not report financial data to CMS or commercial entities. Data accurate as of May 2022. Accessed May 2022. 

Which veterans' hospitals have the most staffed beds? 

From the table above we can see that Biloxi Medical Center in Mississippi currently has the most staffed beds at 716. Also among the top VA hospitals are Southern Oregon VA Rehabilitation Center, West Los Angeles VA Medical Center and Edward Hines Jr. VA hospital. These facilities are in Oregon, California and Illinois respectively.  

Despite many of the top VA hospitals being in the southern or western regions of the U.S., most VA hospitals are clustered in the northeast and Midwest. This likely correlates to the higher population density of veterans in these areas. 

 

Fig 2. Interactive map of VA hospitals in the U.S. Data from Definitive Healthcare’s Hospitals & IDNs database. Data accurate as of May 2022. Accessed May 2022.  

What are Veterans Affairs hospitals? 

While VA hospitals prioritize patients who incur service-related permanent disabilities, these facilities provide a wide range of services common to traditional hospitals. This includes surgery, critical care, pharmacy, therapies, mental health and more.  

Like teaching hospitals, certain VA hospitals may dedicate resources to advancing medical research in war-related conditions such as PTSD, traumatic amputations and illnesses related to the Gulf War, among others. 

Veterans integrated service networks 

Veterans integrated service networks (VISN) handle the day-to-day functions of VA hospitals. They also provide clinical and administrative support for these facilities. The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) oversees VISNs and VA hospital performance. 

There are 18 VISNs in the United States, with only two representing a single state. Like an integrated delivery network (IDN), a VISN is a regional care system. The ultimate goal of a VISN is to meet local care needs and improve population health access. 

Learn more 

Healthcare Insights are developed with healthcare commercial intelligence from the Definitive Healthcare platform. Want even more insights? Start a free trial now and access the latest healthcare commercial intelligence on hospitals, physicians and other healthcare providers. 

  • Blog
  • 50 largest VA hospitals by number of staffed beds
Explore our data