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VA Sunshine Healthcare Network


About the VA Sunshine Healthcare Network

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Located in Tampa, Florida, the VA Sunshine Healthcare Network (VISN 8) is the nation’s largest system of hospitals and clinics serving a population of more than 1.5 million Veterans in a vast 64,153 square mile area spread across 79 counties in Florida, South Georgia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. VISN 8’s seven healthcare systems include eight Joint Commission-accredited VA medical centers and more than 60 large and small outpatient clinics. Over 33,000 full-time VISN employees work at these facilities, providing a full range of high quality, cost-effective medical, psychiatric and extended care services in an inpatient, outpatient, nursing home, and home care settings. 

Read our latest Annual Report to learn more about our VISN and health care systems.     


Honor America's Veterans by providing exceptional health care that improves their health and well-being.


To be a patient centered integrated health care organization for Veterans providing excellence in health care, research, and education; an organization where people choose to work; an active community partner and a back-up for National emergencies.

Core Values – “I CARE”  

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Integrity: Act with high moral principle. Adhere to the highest professional standards. Maintain the trust and confidence of all with whom I engage.

Commitment: Work diligently to serve Veterans and other beneficiaries. Be driven by an earnest belief in VA’s mission. Fulfill my individual responsibilities and organizational responsibilities.

Advocacy: Be truly Veteran-centric by identifying, fully considering, and appropriately advancing the interests of Veterans and other beneficiaries.

Respect: Treat all those I serve and with whom I work with dignity and respect. Show respect to earn it.

Excellence: Strive for the highest quality and continuous improvement. Be thoughtful and decisive in leadership, accountable for my actions, willing to admit mistakes, and rigorous in correcting them.

VISN 8 Locations

Find a VISN 8 Medical Center or Clinic near you. Click on a location below to learn more about each healthcare system, to include its outpatient clinics.   

-C.W. Bill Young VA Medical Center (Bay Pines, FL)
-James A. Haley Veterans Hospital (Tampa, FL)
-North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System (Lake City & Gainesville, FL)
-West Palm Beach VA Medical Center (West Palm Beach, FL)
-VA Caribbean Healthcare System (San Juan, PR)
-Orlando VA Medical Center (Orlando, FL)
-Miami VA Healthcare System (Miami, FL)

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Mailing Address: 13000 Bruce B. Downs Blvd. Tampa, Florida 33612