All veterans deserve high-quality healthcare. The American Legion works hard to connect our members with VA facilities in their communities.
To fulfill President Lincoln's promise "to care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's veterans.
VA's five core values underscore the obligations inherent in VA's mission: Integrity, Commitment, Advocacy, Respect and Excellence. The core values define "who we are," our culture and how we care for veterans and eligible beneficiaries. Our values are more than just words – they affect outcomes in our daily interactions with veterans and eligible beneficiaries and with each other. Taking the first letter of each word – Integrity, Commitment, Advocacy, Respect, Excellence – creates a powerful acronym, "I CARE," which reminds each VA employee of the importance of their role in this Department. These core values come together as five promises we make as individuals and as an organization to those we serve.
Act with high moral principle. Adhere to the highest professional standards. Maintain the trust and confidence of all with whom I engage.
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.
Be truly veteran-centric by identifying, fully considering and appropriately advancing the interests of veterans and other beneficiaries.
Treat all those I serve and with whom I work with dignity and respect. Show respect to earn it.
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.
VA Connecticut Healthcare System
VA Connecticut encompasses an inpatient facility and ambulatory care center in West Haven, an ambulatory care center in Newington and six primary care community-based outpatient clinics. Visit the VA Connecticut Healthcare System website for more information.
The Errera Community Care Center provides a continuum of psychosocial, medical and educational services that range from acute to long-term rehabilitation and include job training. Services provided also include crisis intervention, housing, case management, education/skills training, recreation/creative arts therapy and vocational rehabilitation.
- Yale University School of Medicine
- The University of Connecticut Schools of Medicine and Dentistry
These affiliations allow VA Connecticut to participate in the education and training of more than 675 physicians and dentists each year. Affiliations with more than 150 additional schools allow VA Connecticut to train more than 685 students in allied health disciplines such as nursing, X-ray, pharmacy, physical/occupational therapy, social work, laboratory and nuclear medicine.