2016 VA Healthcare-VISN 4 Annual Report - VA Healthcare-VISN 4
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VA Healthcare-VISN 4


2016 VA Healthcare-VISN 4 Annual Report

2016 Annual Report

A Year of Caring

Since 2011, the Department of Veterans Affairs' core values have defined who we are: our culture, our character, and how we serve Veterans. These core values are: integrity, commitment, advocacy, respect, and excellence. Together, their initials spell out "I CARE."

We care about taking a holistic approach to meeting the unique health needs of Veterans.

We care about providing comprehensive expertise on service-connected health issues.

We care about empowering Veterans to be active members of their health care team.

We care about cultivating medical research and innovation to improve the entire practice of medicine in the U.S.

We care about restoring trust in VA to provide Veterans the health care they deserve.

As you click through the pages of this annual report, you will see how 2016 was filled with important accomplishments and significant achievements throughout our network – all inspired by our I CARE values.

Message from the Director

"By adhering to our I CARE values (Integrity, Commitment, Advocacy, Respect, Excellence), all VISN 4 employees are making a profound impact on the lives of Veterans every day. In VISN 4, we care deeply about providing the highest quality health care available anywhere and continuously improving our care and services."