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Bedford VA Research Corporation, Inc.
A Massachusetts non-profit corporation


VA Resources & Facilities


Research is an intrinsic part of the VA mission to serve the health care needs of America's veterans. Discovering new knowledge about medical problems prevalent among veterans is an important part of our commitment to ensuring that veterans receive the best possible care and advances the quality of health care for veterans and for the entire nation. VA researchers are among the nation's leaders in pioneering groundbreaking approaches to medical science and have increased our knowledge of cancer, heart disease, diabetes, neurological disorders, liver disease, and many other illnesses.

VA Bedford's many prestigious research programs include:

  • Mental Illness Research and Education Clinical Center, MIRECC

  • Center for studying Parkinson's Disease

  • Health Services R&D Centers of Excellence:
    Center for Health Quality, Outcomes, and Economic Research (CHQOER)

  • Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center, GRECC National VA

  • Amyotrophic lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Research Consortium
The VHA operates the Nation's largest integrated health care system.

VHA provided care to nearly 5 million unique patients and 54 million outpatient visitors in 2006.

Comprehensive Health & Research Service Programs at Bedford
Geriatric (GRECC)
Mental Illness (MIRECC)
Health Services (CHQOER)
Alzheimer's Consortium (ADVAC)

Other Study Programs
Parkinson's Disease
Huntington's Disease
Affective Disorders
End stage renal disease
Pain medication

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Ongoing research programs throughout the Network include:

  • mental health research in
    • schizophrenia
    • alcoholism and substance abuse
    • PTSD
    • mood disorders

  • environmental hazards and Persian Gulf research

  • health services research

  • biomedical research in cardiovascular disease, dementia, and cancer


The Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital in Bedford, MA, provides Ambulatory Care, Mental Health, Geriatrics & Extended Care, Primary Care, and Administrative Support services. In addition to the main medical center, 4 Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs) are located in Fitchburg, Gloucester, Haverhill and Lynn, MA. The combined facility has 65 authorized hospital beds, 345 Nursing Home beds, 42 PRRTP beds and 40 domiciliary beds for homeless veterans.

Other Services Provided at Bedford:
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
Acute Inpatient Psychiatry
Alcohol & Drug Abuse/Addition Rehab
Cardiology Consultation 
Community Residential Care
Dermatology Clinic
Domiciliary Homeless Program
ENT Outpatient Clinic
Gastroenterology Consults
Geriatric and Extended Long Term Care
Geriatric Research Education Clinical Care (GRECC)
Geriatric Respite Screening
Health Care for Homeless Veterans Program (HCHV)
Hepatitis C Evaluation for Treatment
Lab Blood Drawing  
  Mental Health Services 
Education & Clinical Ctr. 
Optometry Clinic  
Orthopedic Clinic
Osteoporosis Consultation 
Podiatry Clinic 
Psychiatric Crisis Intervention
Pulmonary Function Test
Rehabilitation Medicine
Rheumatology Clinic
Vascular Surgery
Veterans Administration Support Housing (VASH)
Veterans Construction Team/VOC. Rehab.
Women's Health Services



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