Corporal Michael J. Crescenz VAMC
Corporal Michael J. Crescenz Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center
The Corporal Michael J. Crescenz VA Medical Center (CMCVAMC) provides health care to Veterans living in America’s sixth-largest metropolitan area, including the city of Philadelphia and six surrounding counties in Southeastern Pennsylvania and Southern New Jersey. The Philadelphia VAMC is part of the VA Healthcare Network - VISN4 and serves as an acute referral center for VA health care facilities in eastern Pennsylvania, Delaware and Southern New Jersey.
The facility is staffed by approximately 2,750 employees and supports 142 acute care beds and 135-bed Community Living Center. The CMCVAMC also operates community-based outpatient clinics in Burlington County, NJ, Gloucester County, NJ, Camden, NJ, and Horsham, PA (Victor J. Saracini VA Outpatient Clinic) in which more than 91,000 Veterans visited in 2017.
More than 55,000 Veterans are enrolled for health care at CMCVAMC, with nearly 590,000 visits in 2017. The Medical Center has an operating budget of more than $540 million and focuses on several mission areas: providing health care, conducting medical research, training health care professionals for the future, and being prepared to serve in the event of a crisis or emergency.
Affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania and numerous other allied health schools and colleges, the CMCVAMC offers comprehensive surgical, medical and psychiatric care to include special emphasis programs, alcohol and drug dependence treatment, and rehabilitative care.
The CMCVAMC has the distinction of being awarded several National Research Centers of Excellence including Parkinson’s Disease Research, Education and Clinical Center (PADRECC); Mental Illness Research Education and Clinical Center (MIRECC); Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion (CHERP); Center of Excellence for Substance Abuse Treatment and Education (CESATE) and Regional Sleep Center. Crescenz VAMC is one of the National Polytrauma Rehabilitation network sites and is home to the National Center for Homelessness Among Veterans.