About the VA Puget Sound Health Care System - VA Puget Sound Health Care System
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VA Puget Sound Health Care System


About the VA Puget Sound Health Care System

With a reputation for excellence, innovation and extraordinary care of our Nation’s heroes, VA Puget Sound strives to lead the nation in terms of quality, efficiency and public service through its proven record of innovation and extraordinary care of Veterans. As the primary referral site for VA's northwest region, VA Puget Sound provides care for Veteran populations encompassing Alaska, Montana, Idaho and Oregon. 

Since 1923, VA Puget Sound Health Care System has distinguished itself as a leader in teaching, research and patient care while earning prestigious recognition as part of the largest health care network in the country.  We consider it our privilege to serve your health care needs of more than 112,000 Veterans living in 14 counties around the Puget Sound in the Pacific Northwest.

A history of the American Lake and Seattle Divisions can be found here.

Care in the community

In addition to two divisions located at American Lake (Lakewood), and Seattle, we offer services at seven community-based outpatient sites. They are located in -

  • Bellevue 
  • Federal Way
  • Mount Vernon 
  • North Seattle 
  • Port Angeles
  • Silverdale
  • South Sound
We also have a Community Resource & Referral Center in the Georgetown neighborhood of Seattle offering Veterans who are homeless or at risk of homelessness with one-stop access to community-based, multiagency service to promote permanent housing, health and mental health care.


To provide world class care to improve the health and well-being of our nation’s Veterans, driven by a culture of learning, innovation, collaboration and respect.


Our Vision is guided by purposeful transformation across five strategic goals at every level of the organization: Veteran Experience, Quality & Efficiency, Employee Engagement, Discovery & Development, and Environment of Care.

Core Values

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.