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VA NY Harbor Health Care System


Partners and Education

As teaching hospitals, the VA New York Harbor Healthcare System Campuses provide a full range of services, with state-of-the-art technology as well as education and research.

Academic Partners

The VA NY Harbor Healthcare System Campuses are affiliated with the State University of New York-Downstate (SUNY)* and New York University School of Medicine. A fully integrated residency program exists with SUNY in general medicine and specialties in cardiology, endocrinology, gastroenterology, hematology/oncology, pulmonary, nephrology, infectious disease and rheumatology; in general surgery and specialties of urology, orthopedic surgery, ophthalmology, and otolaryngology, anesthesiology; dermatology, pathology and rehabilitation medicine. The Optometry Service is affiliated with the SUNY School of Optometry. The medical center is affiliated with the New York University School of Dentistry. University level allied health training programs exist in nursing, audiology, speech pathology, occupational therapy, physical therapy, psychology, pharmacy and social work. Health Systems Specialist trainees and administrative residents and fellows regularly intern at the medical center.

Veterans Service Organizations

VA NY Harbor Healthcare System Campuses maintain a good working relationship with all of our veteran service organization (VSO) partners. We regularly brief our VSO representatives on changes impacting veterans' health care.

A Veterans Management Advisory Council (VMAC), which includes stakeholders from a number of veterans groups, meets bi-monthly.

Sharing Agreements

The VA NY Harbor Healthcare System has multiple sharing agreements with the U.S. Department of Defense TRICARE Program* and with various other federal agencies. Additional sharing agreements exist with the Metropolitan Medical Association, New York State Veterans Home at Montrose and the Salvation Army.