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Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals, named LewisGale Medical Center among the
top 10 percent in the nation for overall orthopedic
services for two years in a row.
In addition to the vision of being recognized as the
health care provider and the employer of choice in
southwest Virginia, above all else, LewisGale is fully
committed to the care and improvement of human life.
Salem VA Medical Center
Some of the country's bravest men and women call
the Greater Roanoke Valley home, and local veterans trust the professionals at Salem VA Medical Center (Salem VAMC) for all of their health care-related needs, including long-term care, primary care, a
women's health program and more .
The medical center specializes in providing outpatient care and rehabilitation services to patients
who are experiencing complications associated with
combat, stroke, amputation, spinal cord injuries,
surgery, chronic illnesses and much more.
Caregivers also play a key role in nursing patients
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back to health. Through the facility's caregiver support program, loved ones are reassured that they are
not alone in the process. The medical center is there
to assist with tools and emotional encouragement.
For veterans whose medical treatment plans require a prescription, the medical center makes getting pharmaceuticals as simple as possible. The
Salem VAMC pharmacy processes more than 1,800
prescriptions on a daily basis. Veterans can refill
their prescriptions online or via phone or mail.
In an effort to be at the forefront of emerging
medical breakthroughs, the medical center also
features a research and development program that
explores numerous areas of study including cardiology, mental health, pulmonology, endocrinology
and nephrology. Patients have the opportunity to
participate in studies as well.
When veterans walk into the doors of the Salem
VAMC, they can rest easy knowing that all of their
needs will be met with compassion and experience. n
Content provided by Carilion Clinic, LewisGale Regional
Health System and the Salem VA Medical Center.