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Central Texas Veterans Health Care Center of Temple

With the integration in 1995 of the Olin E. Teague Veterans’ Center, the Waco VA Medical Center, the Thomas T. Connally VA Medical Center, and four outpatient clinics, these entities together became the Central Texas Veterans Health Care System (CTVHCS). CTVHCS is one of the largest integrated healthcare systems in the Department of Veterans Affairs, and contains one of the newest VA hospitals, one of the largest inpatient psychiatric facilities, and one of the few Blind Rehabilitation Centers in the country. CTVHCS is primarily affiliated with the Texas A&M University, College of Medicine, however a second affiliation was recently acquired with the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, making CTVHCS one of the few VA’s in the country with more than one affiliation with a major medical school.

The Olin E. Teague Veterans’ Center in Temple, TX is a full-service teaching hospital. It serves as the medical/surgical referral center for CTVHCS and provides service to nearly 55,000 veteran users across a 32-county service area. At the Teague Center is located a new 300-bed replacement building, which opened in 1998. In this state-of-the art hospital are located 167 medical/surgical beds, 122 Nursing Home Care Unit beds, and a 10-bed hospice. Also on the grounds of the Teague Center is a 408-bed VA Domiciliary, a 160-bed State Veterans Home, residences for 3rd and 4th year Texas A&M University College of Medicine medical students, and a new $11.5 million dollar VA Research Institute which will attract world-class researchers to the area.

Central Texas Veterans Health Care Center of Temple
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