Hospital Profile for Veteran Health Indiana - Roudebush VA Medical Center
Hospital Profile Description

Veteran Health Indiana

The Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center is the flagship medical center for Veteran Health Indiana, the VA’s healthcare system in central and southern Indiana.  The medical center is located in downtown Indianapolis, and is collocated with three large community hospitals and the campus of the Indiana University Schools of Medicine and Nursing.  The health system has been serving Hoosier Veterans since 1932. As Indiana’s Level 1a, tertiary care Veteran facility, the medical center serves as home base for a system of inpatient and outpatient care locations serving more than 62,000 Veterans, including 5,000 women, who utilize 736,000 outpatient appointments each year and 7,000 inpatient care episodes each year. 

Medical center programs include acute medical, surgical, psychiatric, neurological, and rehabilitation care, utilizing 159 inpatient beds, as well both primary and specialized outpatient services. Some specialties include:

  • Women Veterans Health

  • Suicide Prevention

  • Cardiac Surgery

  • Cardiac Catheterization

  • Radiation/Oncology

  • Mental Health Clinic

  • Polytrauma Center

  • Inpatient and Home Hemodialysis Programs

  • Audiology and Speech Pathology

  • Alcohol and Drug Dependency Outpatient Treatment

  • Nuclear Medicine Services

  • Orthopedic Surgery

  • Computerized Tomography/PET/MRI

  • Homeless Outreach Programs

  • Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

  • Prosthetics & Sensory Aids

  • Electron Microscopy

  • Sleep Lab

  • Palliative Care

Veteran Health Indiana operates community-based outpatient clinics (CBOC) in Bloomington, Columbus, Crane, Indianapolis West, Martinsville, Shelbyville, Terre Haute, and West Lafayette.  A Veteran Wellness Center is located inside the nation’s only Veteran-centric YMCA in northwest Indianapolis, and two shared clinics are operated with the Department of Defense. Over $200 million in community clinic construction is underway in Brownsburg, Terre Haute, and Lafayette with a new clinic planned for Lawrence, IN too! Community-based programs conduct suicide prevention, Veteran justice outreach, and homebased primary care and mental health programs, and a newly built, 50-bed homeless residential treatment facility. Veteran Health Indiana is a leader in providing convenient care to Veterans and offers a wide variety of specialty appointments through cutting-edge telehealth technology.      

Affiliated with Indiana University School of Medicine (IUSOM), Veteran Health Indiana provides medical education to over 150 fellows, residents, and medical students and another 1850 allied health professionals each year.  Veteran Health Indiana has education arrangements with 31 Nursing and allied health professions clinical training programs representing 94 fields of study involving dentistry, pharmacy, social work, allied health, psychology and others. Veteran Health Indiana has 3 sought after Nurse Residency Programs: Mental Health NP; VALOR (VA Learning Opportunity Residency) , and an RNTTP 12-month RN Residency program for new-graduate RNs. Pharmacy Residency program features a strong affiliation with both Purdue University and Butler Univers