United States Department of Veterans Affairs
VA Sunshine Healthcare Network

About Us

The VA Sunshine Healthcare Network (VISN 8) is the nation’s largest system of hospitals and clinics serving a population of more than 1.6 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 Commission-accredited VA medical centers and more than 50 outpatient clinics. About 25,100 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 2013, over 553,000 Veterans made nearly 8 million visits to our facilities.

The VISN office is located in the Franklin Templeton Office complex, Bldg. 100, Suite 600, St Petersburg, Florida.  Click Here for a Fact Sheet on VISN 8.

Mission

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

Vision

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 

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.


About Us
VISN 8 - The VA Sunshine Healthcare Network

Leadership
Executive Leadership
Joleen Clark, FACHE, Deputy Network Director
Michela Zbogar, MD, MBA, Chief Medical Officer
Bay Pines VA Healthcare System Leadership
Miami VA Healthcare System Leadership
North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System Leadership
Orlando VA Healthcare System Leadership
James A. Haley Veterans Hospital and Clinics Leadership 
West Palm Beach VA Healthcare System Leadership
VA Caribbean Healthcare System Leadership