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Wm. Jennings Bryan Dorn VAMC


About the Wm. Jennings Bryan Dorn VAMC

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Welcome. Thank you for visiting the William Jennings Bryan Dorn VA Medical Center website. This site is a part of our commitment to make your experience with our medical center as personal and as individual as we can.

Please consider this site as an extension of our relationship with you as a member of our community, a Veteran, a patient, or family member of one of our patients. The content has been organized so you can easily find the information you need, and we have made it easy to reach us should you need more assistance.

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The William Jennings Bryan Dorn VA Medical Center (VAMC) opened in 1932 at its current location. Dorn VAMC has 194 skilled nursing beds, which includes acute medical, surgical, psychiatric, and long-term care. The hospital provides primary, secondary, and some tertiary care. In Fiscal Year 2016, Columbia VA health care system saw 81,577 unique patients, of which 7,977 were female Veterans. There were 1,050,891 outpatient visits and 3,879 total admissions. There was a slight increase in FY 2017 with 82,475 unique patients – 8,425 were female Veterans and there were 1,078,839 outpatient visits with 4,246 admissions.

The Dorn VAMC provides outpatient care through the main facility in Colombia, S.C., and seven Community-Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOC) located in South Carolina’s Upstate, Midlands and Pee Dee areas. The seven CBOCs are located in Anderson, Florence, Greenville, Rock Hill, Orangeburg, Spartanburg and Sumter. All clinics with the exception of Rock Hill are VA employee staffed. All clinics have a mental health component available.

Dorn VAMC is a level 1C teaching hospital, providing a full range of patient care services, with state-of-the-art technology, education, and research. Comprehensive health care is provided through primary care, tertiary care and long-term care in areas of medicine, surgery, psychiatry, physical medicine and rehabilitation, cardiology, neurology, oncology, dentistry, geriatrics and extended care.

Dorn VAMC was accredited by The Joint Commission as recent as January 2016. The facility is accredited by the American College of Surgeons and the Commission on Accreditation for Rehabilitation Facilities in the Health Care for Homeless Veteran Program, the Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Recovery Care, Outpatient Interdisciplinary Pain Program, and the Mental Health Intensive Case Management program. Pathology and Laboratory Medicine is accredited by the Commission on Laboratory Accreditation of the College of American Pathologists. The most recent CAP review was conducted in July 2016. A Long-Term Care Institute Unannounced survey was conducted in the Community Living Center October 2016. Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Dorn VAMC has a Molecular Pathology Section that uses polymerase chain reaction (PCR) technology to perform the following assays: HIV Viral Load, HCV Ultraquant, HCV Genotype, CT/NG and HPV. In addition to Dorn and its affiliated CBOCs, the PCR Lab offers testing to VISN 7 facilities.

Community Based Outpatient Clinics

Our Mission: The Mission of the Wm. Jennings Bryan Dorn VA Medical Center is Veteran Focused, Performance Driven Health Care.

Our Vision: The Wm. Jennings Bryan Dorn VA Medical Center will be recognized as a leading medical center in South Carolina and one of the best in the Nation. We will be at the forefront in areas of efficiency, innovation, quality, patient centered care and employee satisfaction.





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.

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