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Medical Equipment Guide for VA Medical Centers & Hospitals

By CME Corp Staff | March 26, 2024

Veteran Affairs Medical Centers and Hospitals offer comprehensive healthcare services to our nation’s veterans. From preventative care, diagnosis and treatment to rehabilitation, these facilities serve a wide range of veteran health needs. Choosing medical equipment that helps healthcare staff deliver quality care should be a top priority.

Although there are several types of VA facilities working together to offer comprehensive healthcare services to veterans across the U.S., this guide will focus on the medical equipment needs of VA Hospitals and VA Medical Centers offering multiple services, including primary care, acute care, specialty care, surgery, and rehabilitation.

In this article we will offer representative medical equipment checklists for:


Primary Care Medical Equipment for VA Facilities

The following checklist is representative of the medical equipment essential for performing routine health assessments and diagnosing common medical conditions.

Diagnostic Equipment

Examination Equipment

Point-of-Care Testing Devices

Minor Procedure Equipment


Acute Care Medical Equipment for VA Hospitals

Carefully chosen acute care medical equipment will help ensure patient comfort and safety, workflow efficiency, and the safety of staff. Here are a few examples of capital medical equipment commonly found in acute care environments.


Specialty Care Medical Equipment for VA Hospitals

Veterans with complex or chronic conditions require specialty care and specialized medical equipment. The following list is representative of some of the specialty medical equipment used by VA Hospital staff and patients.

Dialysis Equipment

  • Medical Recliner
  • Hemodialysis Machine
  • Peritoneal Dialysis Machine
  • Dialysis Water Treatment Systems

Respiratory Equipment

Cardiovascular Equipment


Surgical Equipment for VA Hospitals


Rehabilitation Equipment for VA Hospitals

VA Hospitals use a variety of rehabilitative tools and devices to help veterans recover from injuries, surgery, or illness. While not exhaustive, the following is a representative list of rehabilitation equipment used in VA hospitals.

Mobility Aids

Physical Therapy Equipment

Medical equipment plays a vital role in the delivery of healthcare services offered to our Veterans through VA Hospitals and VA Medical Clinics. From preventative primary care and diagnoses, specialized acute care and surgery to rehabilitative care, selecting the right medical equipment is essential for patient welfare, workflow efficiency, and staff retention. Choosing the right medical equipment partner is a prerequisite.


CME Corp is Your Medical Equipment Partner

We understand the nuances of government contracts and hold several government contracts, including:

  • DLA Medical Equipment
  • VA Medical Equipment
  • GSA Multiple Award Schedule

Our medical equipment experts have built relationships with VA approved manufacturers and can work with you to navigate the procurement process.

Complementing CME’s focus on medical equipment are order management, direct-to-site delivery, and biomedical services. We are the only medical equipment distributor nationwide able to say we are truly a one-stop-shop.

Order Management Services

Working within the terms of VA contracts, our single point of contact order management team can take the some of the stress out of medical equipment procurement by consolidating multiple purchase orders into a single order and working with manufacturers to ensure delivery dates are met and any issue that arise are resolved.

Direct-To-Site Logistics and Delivery Services

In addition to delivering medical equipment fully assembled when it is convenient for staff and clients, CME Direct-to-Site services can help take the stress out of large orders by receiving, inspecting and warehousing the order(s) for a single delivery. Our Direct-to-Site teams will deliver assembled medical equipment to its service location, install the equipment, and remove all packing debris so the equipment is ready for immediate use.

Biomedical Services

Biomedical services have been at the heart of CME for over forty-five years. We are the only medical equipment distributor nationwide with an in-house team of biomedical technicians available to perform asset tagging, asset validation, medical equipment check-in, preventative maintenance, and equipment repair.

Click CHAT to begin a conversation about procuring medical equipment for VA facilities with one of our medical equipment experts.


About CME: CME Corp is the nation’s premier source for healthcare equipmentturnkey logistics, and biomedical services, representing 2 million+ products from more than 2,000 manufacturers. With two corporate offices and 35+ service centers, our mission is to help healthcare facilities nationwide reduce the cost of the equipment they purchase, make their equipment specification, delivery, installation, and maintenance processes more efficient, and help them seamlessly launch, renovate and expand on schedule.

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