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Corporal Michael J. Crescenz Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center

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Corporal Michael J. Crescenz VA Medical Center

The Corporal Michael J. Crescenz VA Medical Center provides health care to Veterans living in America’s fifth-largest metropolitan area, including the city of Philadelphia and six surrounding counties in Southeastern Pennsylvania and Southern New Jersey. The medical center serves as an acute referral center for VA health care facilities in eastern Pennsylvania, Delaware and Southern New Jersey.

The facility is staffed by approximately 2,000 employees and supports 145 acute care beds and a 135-bed Community Living Center. The medical center focuses on several mission areas: providing health care, conducting medical research, training health care professionals for the future, and being prepared to serve in the event of a crisis or emergency.

Affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania and numerous other allied health schools and colleges, the Corporal Michael J. Crescenz VA Medical Center offers comprehensive surgical, medical and psychiatric care to include special emphasis programs, alcohol and drug dependence treatment, and rehabilitative care.

The Corporal Michael J. Crescenz VA Medical Center has the distinction of being awarded several National Research Centers of Excellence including Parkinson’s Disease Research, Education and Clinical Center (PADRECC); Mental Illness Research Education and Clinical Center (MIRECC); Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion (CHERP); Center of Excellence for Substance Abuse Treatment and Education (CESATE) and Regional Sleep Center. Philadelphia VAMC is one of the National Polytrauma Rehabilitation network sites and is home to the National Center for Homelessness among Veterans.