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Eastern Oklahoma VA Health Care System

 

Health Education

The staff at the Jack C. Montgomery VA Medical Center have a number of ways for you to learn how to live a healthy lifestyle and self-manage your own health.

Clinical staff provide ongoing health education during regularly scheduled outpatient clinic visits. Courses focus on health promotion, upcoming tests and procedures, medications, diagnoses and treatments. Staff can tell you about upcoming education classes that are available.

If you're admitted as an inpatient, clinical staff will begin the patient education process at the time of admission, during the hospital stay and at discharge. Our goal is to provide a hospital environment where patients continually receive updated health information, are able to ask questions about their health and can enjoy as comfortably as possible their stay in our facility.

Nutrition Education and Exercise Counseling

Our MOVE! program provides Veterans with nutrition education and exercise counseling, and helps them identify behavior changes needed for long-term weight loss and weight maintenance. Visit our MOVE! Program page for a list of upcoming classes.

Speak Up!

Speak Up: What You Should Know About Memory Problems and Dementia

Although it is perfectly normal to occasionally forget things, failing to recall how to get home or complete other everyday tasks may be a sign of a more serious problem. This brochure provides facts about memory problems and dementia, when to seek help, questions to ask your doctor and advice for family members. View Brochure

The Joint Commission Releases New Speak Up™ Video on Important Role of Health Care Advocates

The Joint Commission recently released a new Speak Up™ video titled, “Ask Your Advocate to Speak Up,” to illustrate the important role health care advocates play in patient treatment.