About the Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans’ Hospital - Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans’ Hospital
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Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans’ Hospital


About the Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans’ Hospital

Truman VA in Columbia, Missouri, serves 43 counties in Missouri as well as Pike County, Illinois, and is one of seven medical center facilities in the VA Heartland Network, a Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN).

VA Core Values

     Integrity: Act with high moral principle. Adhere to the highest professional standards. Maintain the trust and confidence of all with whom I engage.

     Commitment: Work diligently to serve Veterans and other beneficiaries. Be driven by an earnest belief in VA’s mission. Fulfill my individual responsibilities and organizational responsibilities.

     Advocacy: Be truly Veteran-centric by identifying, fully considering, and appropriately advancing the interests of Veterans and other beneficiaries.

     Respect: Treat all those I serve and with whom I work with dignity and respect. Show respect to earn it.

     Excellence: Strive for the highest quality and continuous improvement. Be thoughtful and decisive in leadership, accountable for my actions, willing to admit mistakes, and rigorous in correcting them.

Our Mission

Honor our Veterans through partnership in optimizing their health and well-being through exceptional care, education, and research.

Our Vision

Truman VA will be recognized as a leader and champion in providing superior patient-centered care.

Our Facility

Total Operating Beds: 126
Outpatient Visits: 421,617
Unique Patients: 37,987
Total Employees: 1,599
Volunteers: 453 who contributed 58,888 volunteer hours in 2018

Truman VA provides a full continuum of care in both inpatient and outpatient settings and is committed to excellent patient care, education and research. The facility offers comprehensive care including primary care, medical and surgical specialties, behavioral health, physical and occupational therapy and pharmacy services. In addition, Truman VA is a referral center for heart care services including open heart surgery. The facility also offers additional services including audiology & speech pathology, social work services, dermatology, dental, neurology, oncology, orthopedic surgery, podiatry, prosthetics, urology and vision care.

Special Programs

Home Based Primary Care
Integrated Medicine
Transition Care Management
LGBT Veteran Care
Substance Abuse Treatment
Suicide Awareness and Prevention
Support for Homeless Veterans
Tele-psychiatry and other Telehealth Services
Visual Impairment Services Team for Veterans
Women Veterans Program

Educating Future Health Care Providers

Truman VA maintains strong affiliations with the University of Missouri’s School of Medicine, the Sinclair School of Nursing, the School of Health Professions and other health related programs and provides training opportunities for approximately 900 students each year.