Is There a VA Hospital in Gainesville, Florida?


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The Malcom Randall VA Medical Center in Gainesville, Florida, is on S.W. Archer Road. The facility provides general medical and surgical care, as well as a nursing home option. The hospital has 255 authorized beds, while the nursing home has 34 beds, as of 2015.

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Malcom Randall VAMC is a teaching and research facility that offers a range of medical services, such as primary care, geriatric treatment, mental health support, oncology and sleep studies. Advocacy and assistance programs include chaplain services, family lodging, nutrition programs and social work aid.

In October 1945, President Truman approved a VA hospital in Gainesville, but the facility lost the approval within two months. After President Kennedy's 1961 authorization, construction on the medical center began in 1964. Patients first arrived in October 1967.

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