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Department of Florida
Marine Corps League
George LaMont, Commandant

VA VISN-8 Program

About the VA Sunshine Healthcare Network

Located in beautiful St. Petersburg, 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 Caribbean. VISN-8's seven healthcare systems include eight Joint Commision-accredited VA medical enters and more than 60 large and small outpatient clinics. Nearly 29,000 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. In 2017, we treated 598,712 Veterans and there were 8.6 million outpatient visits to out facilities.

Mission Statement

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.

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