The South Texas Veterans Health Care System (STVHCS) provides health care services to Veterans in South Texas.
STVHCS is comprised of the Audie L. Murphy Memorial VA Hospital, the Kerrville VA Hospital, and the Satellite Clinic Division. The STVHCS is a 268 bed facility providing primary, secondary and tertiary health care in medicine, surgery, psychiatry, and rehabilitation medicine. It also supports a 90 bed Community Living Center, a 30-bed Spinal Cord Injury Center, an eight-bed Bone Marrow Transplant Unit, and a Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center. Affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, the system has an active ambulatory care program with satellite outpatient clinics in San Antonio and Victoria. Community Based Clnics are located in Alice, Beeville, Brownsville, Eagle Pass, Kingsville, New Braunfels, San Marcos, Seguin and Uvalde. The special needs of the Vietnam era Veterans are met with Veteran Outreach Centers located in San Antonio. The system dedicates 28,000 square feet to medical research. There are more than 150 research investigators conducting more than 500 research activities in areas such as aging, renal disease, diabetes, HIV/AIDs, and cancer treatment and therapy. The system has an NIH-funded General Clinical Research Center, the Veterans Evidence-Based Research Dissemination Implementation Center (VERDICT), and is a Cochrane Centre site. The Biomedical Research Foundation of South Texas was created in 1990 to support the research mission of the system. The Audie L. Murphy Memorial VA Hospital received the Vice-President's National Performance Review Office's Hammer Award for its unique development of sharing agreements and joint procurements with DoD, state, and private-sector facilities.The Kerrville VA Hospital is the recipient of the Scissors Award for their primary care system initiative.
The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health car . e system, providing care at 1,250 health care facilities, including 172 medical centers and 1,069 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.