Founded in 1973, the Audie L. Murphy Memorial Veterans Hospital (ALMMVH) is one of two inpatient campuses of the South Texas Veterans Health Care System. Together with the Kerrville VA Hospital, they provide health care services to 80,000 unique Veterans. Operated by the Department of Veterans Affairs, the VA hospital honors America’s Veterans by providing exceptional healthcare that improves their health and well-being.
As a comprehensive care facility, ALMMVH provides acute medical, surgical, mental health, physical medicine and rehabilitation, emergency and primary care services. Other services include open-heart surgery, positron emission tomography, magnetic resonance imaging and bone marrow transplantation. The hospital is also a Level II research facility with ongoing projects that include aging, cardiac surgery, cancer, diabetes and HIV. The facility’s Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center is a “Center of Excellence” dedicated to gaining new knowledge about age-related diseases to improve the lives of older Veterans.
ALMMVH is comprised of a Community Living Center, a Spinal Cord Injury Center, a Substance Abuse Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Program, and a Domiciliary, which provides medical, psychiatric, and vocational care in a secure homelike environment. Other programs of the hospital provide treatment in urology, orthopedics, mental health, traumatic brain injuries, post-traumatic stress disorder, and services for women Veterans.
Affiliated with UT Health San Antonio, ALMMVH is also a teaching hospital that trains physicians with the tools they need to perform complex, breakthrough medical and surgical procedures. The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) is the nation’s largest provider of graduate medical education.
To accommodate a diverse, ever-changing Veteran population, ALMMVH offers telemedicine, online access to health resources, and a Veterans Crisis Line through the VHA. The hospital’s medical professionals are dedicated to excellence in service to better the lives of America’s patriots through patient-centered and evidence-based healthcare. Their exemplary care is one reason why the South Texas Medical Center is known for our commitment to total patient well-being through innovative research, education and technology.