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Eastern Oklahoma VA Health Care System

 

Local Features

Black History Month graphicVA Celebrates Black History Month
On February 23, the Jack C. Montgomery VA Medical Center will celebrate Black History Month with a program at 11 a.m. in the auditorium. Following the program will be a “Taste of Soul” food sampling.
A Veteran holds a phoneGreat American Spit Out
Feb. 22 is the Great American Spit Out — the national event that encourages smokeless tobacco users to quit for the day or build a plan to quit for good. Quitting isn’t easy, but VA can help.
Town Hall graphicAmerican Legion to host Veteran Town Hall
The American Legion will hold a Town Hall meeting on February 20 for Veterans and their families to discuss VA Health Care. The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. at the American Legion Post 15.
A Veteran receives a Valentine's CardNational Salute to Veteran Patients
National Salute to Veteran Patients is observed annually during the week of Valentine's Day, a day of caring and sharing which underscores the Salute's expression of honor and appreciation to Veterans.
People pose with a check donationMuskogee Bowling Alley Donates $5,000 to VA
On October 21, 2017, Green Country Lanes Bowling Alley in Muskogee hosted a “Bowling for Veterans” tournament to raise money for Veterans who use the Eastern Oklahoma VA Health Care System.
A VA shuttle driverTulsa VA Employee Saves Veteran’s Life
In October, a VA Motor Vehicle Operator was driving a VA shuttle when he spotted a wheelchair laying on the side of the road. Click the link below to read how he saved a Veteran's life.
Veterans play musicVeterans Creative Arts Competition
The Jack C. Montgomery VA Medical Center will host a creative arts competition for enrolled Veterans Feb. 12-16. Through a national judging process, first, second and third place entries in each category are determined.
Women pose for a photographMemorial Service Honors, Remembers 30 Veterans
On Jan. 23, the Eastern Oklahoma VA Health Care System Chaplain Service held their bi-annual Memorial Service to remember 30 Veteran patients who passed away during the past six months.
Graphic with VA logoNursing Hiring Event - January 25, 2018
The Jack C. Montgomery VA Medical Center will hold a Hiring Event for experienced med-surg and mental health RN’s on January 25, 2018 from 4 to 8 p.m. Bring a resume and get an interview on the spot!
Photos of VeteransVA to hold Memorial Service for Patients
EOVAHCS will hold a memorial service on January 23 to remember Veteran patients who passed away during the past six months. Family members are encouraged to bring a photo of their loved one.

From the Veterans Health Administration

Medical Technologist Dionne Hockett operates the new BioFire Blood Culture Identification system New Blood Culture ID System Improves Care for Vets
VA's Tennessee Valley Healthcare System has a new system that lets doctors find harmful microorganisms in blood samples in just a few hours vs. three days with the old method.
National Salute to Veteran Patients WeekNational Salute to Veteran Patients Week
All this week, VA medical centers across the country are saluting our Veteran patients with valentines, musical performances and special ceremonies. You can salute Veterans all year by volunteering.
Help for Veterans with Seasonal Affective Disorder Help for Veterans with Seasonal Affective Disorder
If you feel sad in the winter, you may have Seasonal Affective Disorder. It is sometimes called winter depression. Here's information on treatment, including light therapy, from a VA psychiatrist.
February is Heart Month – A Veteran Nurse’s StoryFebruary is Heart Month - A Veteran Nurse's Story
Betty Cunar served as a nurse in the Vietnam war. During American Heart Month, she shares her story of care she receives from VA to remind Veterans of the importance of knowing your heart numbers.
Telehealth Revolutionizing Veterans Health CareTelehealth Revolutionizing Veterans Health Care
VA's TeleHealth service utilizes health informatics to care for Veterans and helps them live independently and stay out of the hospital — essential for their overall health care and personal goals.
Bay Pines VA in Florida Bay Pines VA in Florida Modernizing for Veterans
Modernizing is one of VA's top priorities and the Bay Pines VA Healthcare System is in the vanguard of medical centers which are modernizing their facilities and services for the Veterans it serves.
L-R: Chief of Staff Kent Crossley, Chief Experience Officer Martina Malek, nurse practitioner Judy Wagner, Chief of PM&R Mike Armstrong, nurse practitioner Laurie Kubes and Director Patrick KellyMinneapolis VA Opens “Healing Center”
Minneapolis VA opens new “Integrative Center for Health & Healing, part of VA's new emphasis on “Veteran-Centric” care. Once considered “alternative” therapy.
Army Veteran Gary Lucas navigates a hurdle exercise with the help of study coordinator Lydia PadenResearch Builds Balance and Strength in Veterans
Thanks to innovative research at the Baltimore VA, older Veterans are making strides — literally — in their ability to move about, stay balanced, prevent falls and get up from a fall if they do have one.
Holiday Open House… A Big Hit with Veterans and EmployeesVeterans Enjoy Holiday Open Houses at Memphis VA
All this month, VA medical centers across America celebrate the holidays with Veterans and employees. At the Memphis VA, there are six Holiday Open House events to greet the season.
Art work produce by Veterans who particpated in Art TherapyVeterans Creating a Brighter Future
Veterans use art as a means of expression on the road to recovery, developing goals while gaining hope and a sense of accomplishment, which are critical to the recovery process.

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