The Department of Veterans Affairs New Jersey Health Care System (VANJHCS) is a consolidated facility comprised of two main campuses, one in East Orange, the corporate office located in Northeastern New Jersey within the greater New York metropolitan area, and one in Lyons, 22 miles to the west of the East Orange Campus.
A satellite outpatient clinic is located in Brick, and access points are located in Elizabeth, Fort Monmouth, Hackensack, Jersey City, Morristown, Newark, New Brunswick, Paterson, and Trenton. Primary care is emphasized at the VANJHCS. Veterans are assigned their own health care providers whom they see on a regular basis. Access to a wide variety of specialists is available through the primary providers. In addition to general medical, psychiatry, and long-term care, a full range of medical and surgical subspecialty care is provided to veterans of the VANJHCS in a variety of special programs as listed below. Because the VANJHCS is dedicated to developing programs that meet all veterans' needs, teams of physicians, nurses, therapists, social workers and others all work together to develop programs of distinction that often become models for the health care field.
The System's Diabetes Education, Pulmonary Rehabilitation, Prosthetics, Homeless Outreach Programs, and others have been recognized for outstanding achievement both within the Department of Veterans Affairs and the general health care community. A recognized leader in research, the VANJHCS maintains a very active research program with over 60 investigators conducting pioneering work in areas such as infectious disease, cardiovascular disease, and the health effects of smoking.
- Hankinson, M. T., Stanberry, E., Machinga, J., Drucker, J. P., Blose, J. F., & Pirch, S. (2011). Patient-centered approach to pharmacy redesign and innovation: Potential for ripple effects. Healthcare Design, 11(6), 16–22. “VA NJHCS was awarded a VHA Patient-Centered Care Innovation Grant in 2010 to redesign its outpatient pharmacy as a Pebble Project using an evidence-based design (EBD) process. This facility provides comprehensive tertiary care services to veterans throughout the state as a consolidated facility comprised of two main campuses—one in East Orange, New Jersey, and the other in Lyons, New Jersey—and 10 community-based outpatient clinics.”