About the Salem VA Medical Center - Salem VA Medical Center
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Salem VA Medical Center


About the Salem VA Medical Center

Since 1934, Salem VAMC has been improving the health of the men and women who have so proudly served our Nation. We consider it our privilege to serve your health care needs in any way we can. Services are available to more than 78,000 eligible Veterans living in 26 counties and 13 independent cities of southwestern Virginia.

Community-Based Outpatient Clinics

In addition to our main facility in Salem, we offer services in five community-based outpatient clinics (CBOCs). These clinics are located in Danville, Lynchburg, Staunton, Tazewell, and Wytheville, Virginia.

VHA Mission Statement
Honor America's Veterans by providing exceptional health care that improves their health and well-being.

VHA Vision Statement
VHA will continue to be the benchmark of excellence and value in health care and benefits by providing exemplary services that are both patient centered and evidence based.
This care will be delivered by engaged, collaborative teams in an integrated environment that supports learning, discovery and continuous improvement.
It will emphasize prevention and population health and contribute to the Nation's well-being through education, research and service in National emergencies.

Core Values - "I CARE"

  • 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.

Salem VA Medical Center's Strategic Plan

The Salem VA Medical Center continues to remain focused on serving the needs of our Nation’s Heroes and has developed a strategic plan to continue guiding us on our journey of continuous improvement. The strategic plan builds upon the progress we have made and establishes a vision for achieving our goals. The foundation of our strategic plan is the VHA mission, vision, and values that honor our nation’s Veterans. Building on that foundation, we continue to deliver Veteran-Centered Care and engaging in continuous improvement which are the guiding principles that shape our overall approach to how we will deliver outstanding health care and achieve the goals set forth in our plan.

To view Salem VA Medical Center's 2019 - 2024 Strategic Plan, follow this link:

Strategic Plan