VAMC MISSION AND VISION
Honor America's Veterans by providing exceptional health care that improves their health and well-being.
To be a patient-centered integrated health care organization for Veterans providing excellent health care, research, and education; an organization where people choose to work; an active community partner; and a back-up for national emergencies.
Integrity: Act with high moral principle. Adhere to the highest professional standards. Maintain the trust and confidence of all with whom I engage.
Commitment: Work diligently to serve Veterans and other beneficiaries. Be driven by an earnest belief in VA’s mission. Fulfill my individual responsibilities and organizational responsibilities.
Advocacy: Be truly Veteran-centric by identifying, fully considering, and appropriately advancing the interests of Veterans and other beneficiaries.
Respect: Treat all those I serve and with whom I work with dignity and respect. Show respect to earn it.
Excellence: Strive for the highest quality and continuous improvement. Be thoughtful and decisive in leadership, accountable for my actions, willing to admit mistakes, and rigorous in correcting them.
VA CORE CHARACTERISTICS
Trustworthy: VA earns the trust of those it serves – every day – through the actions of all employees. They provide care, benefits, and services with compassion, dependability, effectiveness, and transparency.
Accessible: VA engages and welcomes Veterans and other beneficiaries, facilitating their use of the entire array of its services. Each interaction will be positive and productive.
Quality: VA provides the highest standard of care and services to Veterans and beneficiaries while managing the cost of its programs and being efficient stewards of all resources entrusted to it by the American people. VA is a model of unrivalled excellence due to employees who are empowered, trusted by their leaders, and respected for their competence and dedication.
Innovative: VA prizes curiosity and initiative, encourages creative contributions from all employees, seeks continuous improvement, and adapts to remain at the forefront in knowledge, proficiency, and capability to deliver the highest standard of care and services to all of the people it serves.
Agile: VA anticipates and adapts quickly to current challenges and new requirements by continuously assessing the environment in which it operates and devising solutions to better serve Veterans, other beneficiaries, and Service members.
Integrated: VA links care and services across the Department; other federal, state, and local agencies; partners; and Veterans Services Organizations to provide useful and understandable programs to Veterans and other beneficiaries. VA’s relationship with the Department of Defense is unique, and VA will nurture it for the benefit of Veterans and Service members.
Lebanon VA Medical Center is located in Pennsylvania Dutch country. It is one of 10 medical centers in VISN 4. The nine other facilities are Philadelphia, Coatesville, Wilkes-Barre, Altoona, Pittsburgh, Butler, and Erie in Pennsylvania, as well as Wilmington, Delaware, and Clarksburg, West Virginia.
VAMC Lebanon’s main campus is located in South Lebanon Township, 3 miles outside the city of Lebanon and approximately 30 miles east of Harrisburg, the state capital, and 30 minutes from the cities of Hershey, Reading, Lancaster, and York.
Six Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs) are located in Camp Hill, York, Reading, Lancaster, Pottsville, and Frackville, PA. Care is available to over 174,000 Veterans from nine growing counties in South Central Pennsylvania.
An outreach clinic is also available at Fort Indiantown Gap and administrative support is given to two Veterans Centers located in nearby Harrisburg and Lancaster and a National Cemetery located at Fort Indiantown Gap.
Lebanon VAMC offers acute medical, surgical, behavioral health and long-term inpatient care and a full range of outpatient services including primary care, specialty care, home based care and psychiatric rehabilitation services. The recent addition of specialized diagnostic services (MRI and Nuclear Medicine) and the planned completion of the new Ambulatory Surgical Center enhances this ever growing, constantly improving facility
Lebanon VAMC provides acute medical, surgical, and behavioral health care utilizing 11 ICU beds and 38 acute beds. Inpatient hospice care is provided in 17 beds and also in Community Living Centers, (short stay and long stay) are provided to inpatients utilizing 79 nursing home care-like beds. A full range of home care and community services are provided including; Home Based Primary Care, Homemaker Home Health Care, Community Residential Care, Adult Day Health Care and Homeless Veteran Care.
Lebanon VAMC is a teaching hospital, providing a wide range of patient care services, using state-of-the-art technology, guided by ongoing education and research. Comprehensive health care is provided by dedicated staff. Lebanon is proud of the fact that one-third of its employees are Veterans. Its end of life programs, including an inpatient hospice unit, is considered a best practice within VA. The Visually Impaired Services Outpatient Rehabilitation (VISOR) program, unique to VA, provides a 10-day intensive rehabilitation program for the visually impaired.
79 Nursing Home
TYPE OF FACILITY
General Medicine and Surgery
Inpatient Acute Medicine and Surgical Care
Intensive Care – Medical and Surgical
Acute Psychiatry Inpatient including Detox
Ambulatory Surgery/Surgical Procedure Clinic
Behavioral Health Outpatient
Visual Impairment Services Outpatient Rehabilitation (VISOR)
OEF/OIF Outreach and Treatment Services
Nursing Home Care
Homemaker Home Health Care
Hospital Based Primary Care
Adult Day Health Care
Community Residential Care
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Home Medical Equipment (HME)/Home Oxygen
Substance Abuse Treatment
Lebanon VA Medical Center was visited by the Joint Commission survey team in May of 2011 for a 4 day triennial review. A previous triennial survey was conducted in May of 2008. Our medical center campus and CBOCs were reviewed under the Hospital, Long Term Care, Home Care, and Behavioral Health program standards. The healthcare system has full accreditation from The Joint Commission, College of American Pathologists, Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), and the American Association of Blood Banks (AABB).
Lebanon VA Medical Center’s Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Services was awarded the “Gold Standard” acceditation by the College of American Pathologists’ Laboratory Accreditation Program on November 12, 2009.
Labor Relations: The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) Local 1966 AFL-CIO is the exclusive representative of bargaining unit employees. The bargaining unit includes all non-supervisory wage-grade, general schedule and canteen service employees and all non-supervisory professional employees, staff physicians, registered nurses, and nurse anesthetists.
The Lebanon VA Medical Center has a vibrant affiliation with the Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine based at the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center in Hershey, Pennsylvania. Residency programs exist in Family Practice, Cardiology, Allergy, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Hematology/Oncology, Ophthalmology, Psychiatry, Pulmonary and General Surgery. The Lebanon VA Medical Center provides 25.2 VA funded resident positions resulting in approximately 150 medical fellows and residents receiving training each year. In addition, the Lebanon VA Medical Center provides training to over 55 third and fourth year medical students from the Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine. Lebanon VA Medical Center also maintains 106 other academic affiliations in a wide variety of disciplines.