The Lexington VA Medical Center, located next to the University of Kentucky Medical Center on Cooper Drive, serves the area’s estimated 92,000 population of military veterans. The center is fully accredited and provides tertiary care for its 199 patient bed capacity. There are also a number of fine hotels in Lexington, Ky located nearby.
The Lexington VA Medical Center consists of six centers located in Kentucky, West Virginia and Tennessee which are a part of the VA MidSouth Healthcare Network. Outpatient clinics are situated in the communities of Morehead, Somerset, Hazard and Berea Kentucky to meet the needs of those veterans living outside the Lexington area. Other outpatient clinics within the MidSouth Network are located in Virginia, Arkansas, Indiana, and Mississippi.
Various inpatient services are provided at the Lexington VA Medical Center including acute medical, surgical, psychiatric and neurological care. The center also provides veteran care through its emergency department, progressive care unit, medical-surgical unit, medical and surgical specialty units, hemodialysis unit, acute psychiatric unit, and more. Outpatient services are provided Soma Technology for primary and specialty needs and accommodation needs of visitors are met via surrounding hotels in Lexington, Ky.
Further care is provided to veterans at the Leestown VA Division which is located 5 miles from the main Lexington VA Medical Center. Services provided at the Leestown Division include treatments for substance abuse, inpatient Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), women health, prosthetics and orthotics, geriatrics, mental health, and optometry, as well as hospice and respite services, home-based primary care, and nursing home care. Further plans are being implemented to provide a polytrauma unit and teleretinal unit as well as an inpatient treatment program for substance abuse.
The high set of values which govern the treatment and care of those serving the Lexington VA Medical Center veteran community are encased in their I CARE set of guidelines. All doctors, nurses and support personnel are encouraged to fervently apply the I CARE set of Veterans Affairs values to veterans and their guests visiting from hotels in Lexington, KY.
I CARE stands for:
- Integrity – Adhere to the highest moral principles and professional standards in order to earn the trust and confidence of all those engaged.
- Commitment – Believe and adhere to the VA’s mission of working diligently to fulfill responsibilities and serve the veteran community.
- Advocacy – Focus on veteran’s interests by identifying, considering and advancing their needs.
- Respect – Earn respect by treating all those encountered with dignity and respect.
- Excellence – Strive for continued quality and improvement by being thoughtful, decisive, accountable, and teachable.