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VA Sierra Pacific Network (VISN 21)


About the VA Sierra Pacific Network (VISN 21)

The VA Sierra Pacific Network (VISN 21) is one of 18 Veterans Integrated Service Networks (VISNs) in the Veterans Health Administration (VHA). The Network serves Veterans in northern and central California, Nevada, Hawaii, the Philippines and U.S. Territories in the Pacific Basin. With a total of 67 sites of care, VISN 21 provides a continuum of comprehensive health care services through seven VA Medical Centers, nine co-located Community Living Centers and 41 Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs).

VISN 21 is remarkable in several ways – one of which is its academic affiliations. All seven VISN 21 health care systems have highly successful clinical affiliations with prestigious universities in the areas of medicine, nursing and allied health professions. VISN 21 hosts the largest number of Centers of Excellence in VHA, receives the most research funding in VHA, and has expansive and collaborative relationships with its Department of Defense partners. VISN 21 is on par nationally with inpatient and outpatient satisfaction measures, and often exceeds the VHA national average. VISN 21 has ranked number 4 among all VISNs for best places to work based on the most recent All Employee Survey.

VISN 21 is committed to ensuring that Veterans have full access to the highest quality of care, and that patients and staff alike have high levels of satisfaction. Currently we face one of the most challenging times in VA and must restore trust and faith in VA health care services. We are focusing on providing Veterans timely access to quality care and include virtual modalities, rural health outreach, non-VA care contracts, and collaborations with community and federal partners. Our efforts align with the recently passed Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act (VACAA) of 2014.