Louis B. Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center (LSCVAMC) is one of the five largest VA Medical Centers in the country providing health care to approximately 95,000 American veterans in northeast Ohio.
The main Wade Park Campus, located adjacent to the CWRU campus, consists of a central hospital with medical/surgical beds and acute rehabilitation beds, and is classified as a level 1 facility. This is an extremely active VA with 1.38M outpatient visits each year, and 682 beds. Clinical activity at the VA is facilitated by the electronic medical system. The center also includes two outpatient clinics, including the Center for Restorative and Transitional Care, and coordinates care at 13 additional community-based out-patient clinics in the greater Cleveland area. The VA staff treating patients also engage in teaching and research and hold academic appointments at CWRU.
The LSCVAMC has over 220 active research projects to enhance the medical center’s ability to provide state of the art medical care and innovative techniques and treatments to Veterans. This site has two VA funded centers of excellence: Functional Electrical Stimulation Center and the Advance Platform Technology Center. The LSCVAMC has 41,400 square feet of recently renovated research space. Clinical trials support includes IRB, data safety monitoring and management.