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Eastern Oklahoma VA Health Care System

 

News Releases


2019

VA to hold Veteran Town Hall & Resource Fair Oct. 29 in Broken Bow - The Eastern Oklahoma VA Health Care System (EOVAHCS) will hold a Town Hall & Resource Fair on Oct. 29, 2019 for Veterans who receive their health care at the McCurtain County VA Community Based Outpatient Clinic, along with their family members and members of the public. (10/07/2019)

New Hours for McAlester VA Outpatient Clinic - Beginning Sept. 30, 2019, the McAlester VA Outpatient Clinic will offer extended hours to increase convenience for our Veterans. (09/20/2019)

VA to hold Mental Health Summit at University of Tulsa - The Eastern Oklahoma VA Health Care System will hold the 7th annual VA Mental Health Summit on Aug. 23 at the University of Tulsa. (07/18/2019)

Tulsa VFW to Host Veterans Town Hall & Resource Fair - The Eastern Oklahoma VA Health Care System will hold a Veterans Town Hall & Resource Fair on Aug. 5 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the VFW, Post 577 in Tulsa. (07/17/2019)

New Urgent Care Benefit for Veterans - Many Veterans have already started taking advantage of the community care benefit of the MISSION Act that went into effect on June 6. However, some may not be aware of the new urgent care benefit that allows eligible Veterans to use participating clinics in their communities. (07/15/2019)

VA to hold Ceremony of Remembrance for Veterans - The Eastern Oklahoma VA Health Care System Chaplain Service will hold a “Last Roll Call Ceremony of Remembrance” on July 23 to remember Veteran patients who passed away during April to June. (07/10/2019)

Eastern Oklahoma VA Health Care System to host Town Halls about new VA MISSION Act - The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will launch its new and improved community care program June 6, 2019, implementing portions of the VA Maintaining Internal Systems and Strengthening Integrated Outside Networks Act of 2018 (MISSION Act), which ends the Veterans Choice Program and establishes a new Veterans Community Care Program. (05/31/2019)

Moral Injury & Reconciliation Clinic for Women Veterans Starting June 14 - The Eastern Oklahoma VA Health Care System (EOVAHCS) will hold a Moral Injury & Reconciliation Clinic for women Veterans beginning June 14, 2019. (05/21/2019)

VA to host Women Veterans’ Information Fair - May 12-18 is Women’s Health Week and the Eastern Oklahoma VA Health Care System (EOVAHCS) is offering a free Women Veterans Information Fair from 2-4 pm on May 15 at their outpatient clinic in Tulsa and on May 16 at their medical center in Muskogee. (05/03/2019)

VA Secretary honors Tulsa Mayor’s Veteran Advisory Council - In 2009, the city of Tulsa established a Mayor’s Veteran Advisory Council to bring military members and veteran service organizations in the community together and to have a direct line to the Mayor on issues concerning Veterans. (04/19/2019)

VA to Honor Vietnam Veterans - The Eastern Oklahoma VA Health Care System will honor Vietnam Veterans at the Jack C. Montgomery VA Medical Center in Muskogee and Ernest Childers VA Outpatient Clinic in Tulsa on March 29, which is National Vietnam War Veterans Day. (03/15/2019)

Re-Creation USA to Perform for Veterans - Re-Creation USA will perform a free live musical performance for Veterans and the public on March 15 at 10 a.m. in the Jack C. Montgomery VA Medical Center auditorium. (03/05/2019)

February 10-16 is National Salute to Veteran Patients Week - The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) National Salute 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 inpatient and outpatient Veterans. This year’s observance for National Salute to Veteran Patients will be February 10-16. (02/05/2019)

VA to Hold Veterans Creative Arts Competition - The Jack C. Montgomery VA Medical Center will host a creative arts competition for enrolled Veterans Feb. 22 & Feb. 25. (02/04/2019)

VA to Honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. - The Jack C. Montgomery VA Medical Center will hold a Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Remembrance Program on Jan. 18 at 11 a.m. in the auditorium. (01/14/2019)

VA to hold Ceremony of Remembrance for Veterans - The Eastern Oklahoma VA Health Care System Chaplain Service will hold its “Last Roll Call Ceremony of Remembrance” on Jan. 15 to remember Veteran patients who passed away during October to December 2018. (01/07/2019)

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2018

McAlester VA Outpatient Clinic to hold Town Hall & Open House - The Eastern Oklahoma VA Health Care System (EOVAHCS) will hold a Town Hall & Resource Fair on January 22, 2019 for Veterans who receive their health care at the McAlester VA Outpatient Clinic, along with their family members and the public. (12/20/2018)

Holiday Wreath-Laying to Honor Veterans at Fort Gibson National Cemetery - Fort Gibson National Cemetery is currently being decorated with 21,000 artificial wreaths by members of Wreaths for Fallen Heroes. The public is invited to attend a Wreath-Laying Ceremony on Dec. 8 at 10 a.m. (12/03/2018)

VA to Partner with Zarrow International School for End Homeless Veteran Challenge - The Eastern Oklahoma VA Health Care System (EOVAHCS) is partnering with Zarrow International Student Council for the “End Veteran Homelessness Challenge”. (11/14/2018)

VA Opening McAlester VA Outpatient Clinic - The Eastern Oklahoma VA Health Care System (EOVAHCS) will open the McAlester VA Outpatient Clinic on Nov. 13, which will be located at 2 E. Clark Bass Blvd. in the McAlester Regional Health Center. (11/08/2018)

VA to hold Veterans Day Events - Fort Gibson National Cemetery will hold its annual Veterans Day Celebration on Sunday, Nov. 11 at 11 a.m., and the Jack C. Montgomery VA Medical Center and Rev. John Robinson Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution will hold a ceremony to celebrate the restoration of the "Spirit of the American Doughboy” statue on Sunday, November 11 at 2 p.m. in the hospital Chapel. (11/05/2018)

VA celebrates National Veterans and Military Families Month 2018 - Yesterday evening, President Donald Trump declared November 2018 the second annual National Veterans and Military Families Month to “salute the brave and dedicated patriots who have worn the uniform of the United States, and…celebrate the extraordinary military families whose selfless service and sacrifice make our military the finest in the world.” (11/01/2018)

VA Now Offers Self-Referral Scheduling - The Eastern Oklahoma VA Health Care System (EOVAHCS) is now able to offer Veterans the option to make their own appointments in the following services without a referral from their Primary Care Provider: (10/16/2018)

VA to hold Open House for New Dental Clinic - The Eastern Oklahoma VA Health Care System will hold a Ribbon Cutting and Open House for a new Tulsa VA Dental Clinic on Oct. 11 from 4 to 6 p.m. Veterans and the general public are invited to attend. (10/09/2018)

VA Awards Contract for New Tulsa VA Health Care Center - The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has awarded a contract to SASD Development Group, LLC. to build a new 140,000-square foot VA Health Care Center in Tulsa at 91st and South Mingo Rd. (10/01/2018)

VA to hold POW/MIA Recognition Day Ceremony on Sept. 21 - The Jack C. Montgomery VA Medical Center will hold a POW/MIA Recognition Day ceremony on Sept. 21 at 11 a.m. in the hospital chapel. The chapel is located on the 1st Floor near the South end of the hospital. (09/20/2018)

VA SAIL Report shows Improvement for Eastern Oklahoma VA Health Care System - Using a web-based report scorecard that measures, evaluates and benchmarks quality and efficiency at its medical centers, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) recently released data that showed significant improvements at the majority of its health care facilities. (09/20/2018)

Tulsa VA Outpatient Clinic to have New Extended Hours - Beginning September 17, the Ernest Childers VA Outpatient Clinic in Tulsa is increasing its hours to increase convenience and serve more Veterans. (09/13/2018)

Become a Volunteer at the VA Medical Center - At the Jack C. Montgomery VA Medical Center, we have a special place where people can make a difference in the lives of our veterans -- you can serve as a volunteer. (08/22/2018)

VA, Local Community to Provide Services for Homeless Veterans - A “Stand Down for Homeless Veterans” will be held Saturday, September 29 at First United Methodist Church in Tulsa. The event will run from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the church campus, which is located at 1115 S. Boulder Ave. (08/20/2018)

VA Medical Center to host Veteran Resource Fair - The Eastern Oklahoma VA Health Care System and Muskogee VA Regional Office will hold a Veteran Resource Fair on Wednesday, August 29. (08/08/2018)

VA to hold Ribbon Cutting & Open House for new Mental Health Addition & Call Center - The Eastern Oklahoma VA Health Care System (EOVAHCS) invites Veterans and the public to attend a Ribbon Cutting & Open House on June 19 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. for a new Mental Health Addition and Call Center at the Tulsa VA Behavioral Medicine Clinic, located at 10159 E 11th Street. Tours and refreshments will be provided. (06/13/2018)

New Moral Injury & Reconciliation Clinic for Women Veterans - The Eastern Oklahoma VA Health Care System (EOVAHCS) is starting a new Moral Injury & Reconciliation Clinic for women Veterans beginning June 8, 2018. (05/23/2018)

Memorial Day Ceremony held at Ft. Gibson National Cemetery - The public is invited to Ft. Gibson National Cemetery’s Memorial Day Ceremony on May 28 at 2 pm. (05/21/2018)

McCurtain County VA Community Based Outpatient Clinic to hold Open House & Enrollment Fair - The McCurtain County VA Community Based Outpatient Clinic, located at 903 SE Washington St. in Idabel, will hold an Open House and Enrollment Fair on May 24 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for Veterans and members of the public. (05/16/2018)

Local VA Employees Honored for Public Service - Three employees from the Eastern Oklahoma VA Health Care System were honored earlier this week by the Oklahoma Federal Executive Board for their outstanding work as part of their annual Employee of the Year awards. These awards are presented during Public Service Recognition Week, May 6-12, to recognize federal employees throughout the state of Oklahoma. (05/09/2018)

Ribbon Cutting/Open House Held for Newly Redesigned Women Veterans Clinic - The Ernest Childers VA Outpatient Clinic is celebrating its newly redesigned Women Veterans Clinic with a ribbon cutting and open house on April 18 at 1 p.m. (04/13/2018)

VA to Hold Sexual Assault Awareness Month Events - In honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, the Eastern Oklahoma VA Health Care System (EOVAHCS) is hosting a Clothesline Project, Faces of Sexual Assault, and Moving Forward in Recovery Art Display. This is a visual display to raise awareness about sexual trauma including Military Sexual Trauma (MST). (04/06/2018)

VA Launches New Text Message Appointment Reminders - The Eastern Oklahoma VA Health Care System has launched VEText, a convenient text message system to remind Veterans of their appointments. (04/06/2018)

Tulsa Women Veterans Spiritual Retreat - Women Veterans are invited to attend a free Spiritual Retreat on April 14, 2018, from 9 am – 2 pm at Canyon Crossing in Sand Springs to relax, refresh and restore. Guest speaker will be Dr. Betty Moseley-Brown, Associate Director of the VA Center for Women Veterans. (03/30/2018)

VA to Hold Veterans Resource Fair in Vinita - The Eastern Oklahoma VA Health Care System will hold a Veterans Public Forum and Resource Fair on April 19 at the Cherokee Nation Vinita Health Center. (03/30/2018)

VA 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. The public is invited to attend. (02/21/2018)

VA Medical Center to hold Nursing Hiring Event - The Jack C. Montgomery VA Medical Center is hosting a Nursing Hiring Event for experienced medical-surgical and mental health RN’s on January 25, 2018 from 4 to 8 p.m. in the main lobby. (01/18/2018)

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2017

VA Office of Inspector General Report Released - During the week of May 16-20, 2016, the VA Office of Inspector General (OIG) conducted a healthcare inspection in response to Sen. James Inhofe’s request to evaluate a range of clinical, staffing, and administrative practices at the Eastern Oklahoma VA Health Care System (EOVAHCS) in Muskogee, OK. At Sen. Inhofe’s request, OIG coordinated this review with The Joint Commission (TJC). The scope included extensive review of EOVAHCS data, actions, and practices in FY 2015 and quarters 1–3 of FY 2016. (07/11/2017)

McCurtain County VA Clinic to hold Open Enrollment Fair for Veterans - The McCurtain County VA Community Based Outpatient Clinic will hold a Veterans Open Enrollment and Job Resource Fair on Thursday, July 13 from 1 pm to 5 pm in the Idabel High School Cafeteria, located at 901 E. Lincoln Road. (07/10/2017)

McCurtain County VA Clinic Town Hall for Veterans - The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will be holding a Town Hall to discuss the opening of the new McCurtain County Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) on June 7. (06/01/2017)

VA to Hold Veterans Resource Fair in Tulsa - The Eastern Oklahoma VA Health Care System and Muskogee VA Regional Office will hold a Veterans Public Forum and Resource Fair on May 23 at the VFW Post 577 in Tulsa. (05/09/2017)

VA to Hold Vietnam War Commemoration Program - The Eastern Oklahoma VA Health Care System and Muskogee VA Regional Office will hold a Vietnam War Commemoration Program on April 20 to honor the service and sacrifice of our Vietnam Veterans. (04/07/2017)

VA’s Veterans Appointment Request (VAR) App is Now Available - Veterans can now schedule their own appointments online via the web-based Veteran Appointment Request (VAR) app. Veterans have the option of accessing VAR from any device with an internet connection, including their desktops, smartphones or tablets. (02/27/2017)

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2016

Intermediate Surgeries to Resume at Jack C. Montgomery VA Medical Center - The Eastern Oklahoma VA Health Care System is pleased to announce that intermediate surgeries will resume immediately at the Jack C. Montgomery VA Medical Center (JCMVAMC) in Muskogee. (12/01/2016)

Local VA Nurse Receives DAISY AWARD for Extraordinary Nurses - The Eastern Oklahoma VA Health Care System (EOVAHCS) is proud to announce that Tamara Ray, an RN in the Medical/Surgical East Ward at the Jack C. Montgomery VA Medical Center, has been selected for The DAISY AWARD for Extraordinary Nurses. (11/01/2016)

Veterans Invited to Attend Free Double Feature at Admiral Twin Drive-In - The Eastern Oklahoma VA Health Care System will host a Veteran Appreciation Night on Friday, September 23 at the Admiral Twin Drive-In, located at 7355 E. Easton Street in Tulsa. (09/01/2016)

Veterans Affairs Hosts Town Hall & Resource Fair - The Eastern Oklahoma VA Health Care System and the Muskogee VA Regional Benefits Office will host a Veterans Town Hall meeting and resource fair on Wednesday, June 8, 2016 beginning at 10 am at Southeastern Oklahoma State University in McCurtain County. (06/01/2016)

VA to Hold Vietnam War Commemoration Program - The Eastern Oklahoma VA Health Care System and VFW Post 577 will hold a Vietnam War Commemoration Program on March 29 to honor the service and sacrifice of our Vietnam Veterans and their families. (03/18/2016)

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2015

VA Medical Center to Hold Access Stand Down - The Eastern Oklahoma VA Health Care System will hold an Access Stand Down event on Saturday, November 14 from 8 am – 4:30 pm. (11/10/2015)

New Name for Muskogee VA - The Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Muskogee is now officially called the Eastern Oklahoma VA Health Care System (EOVAHCS). (07/31/2015)

VA Medical Center to host Honey Springs Battlefield Presentation - Veterans and the public are invited to attend a free Civil War presentation about the Honey Springs Battlefield Site on July 10 at the Jack C. Montgomery VA Medical Center. (07/06/2015)

VA Begins “Summer of Service” to Bolster Volunteer Assistance for Veterans - A new nationwide initiative - a "Summer of Service" - seeks the help of citizens in eastern Oklahoma to create and build partnerships to grow the number of individuals and organizations serving Veterans here. (06/18/2015)

VA Director to Retire - James R. Floyd, MPA, FACHE, has announced his retirement as Director of the Jack C. Montgomery VA Medical Center after more than 28 years of federal service. (06/17/2015)

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2014

VA Medical Center to Hold Ribbon Cutting for New MRI Suite - The Jack C. Montgomery VA Medical Center will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony for a new Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Suite on January 15 at 10 am. The MRI Suite is located at the North end of the medical center near the main entrance. (01/08/2014)

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2013

Three Local Veterans Participate in National Veterans Creative Arts Festival - Three Local Veterans recently participated in the National Veterans Creative Arts Festival, which was held in Reno, Nevada. (12/04/2013)

Muskogee VAMC Named to Joint Commission’s “Top Performers” List - WASHINGTON – The Jack C. Montgomery VA Medical Center in Muskogee, Okla., was recently recognized as a top performer on key health care quality measures for 2012 by The Joint Commission, an independent panel that accredits and certifies health care organizations. (11/19/2013)

World War II Veteran Who Witnessed Iwo Jima Flag Raising to Speak at POW/MIA Day Ceremony - The Jack C. Montgomery VA Medical Center invites the public to attend its Prisoners of War (POW) and Missing in Action (MIA) Recognition Day Ceremony on Sept. 10 to honor and remember these Veterans. (08/29/2013)

VA Medical Center to Celebrate 90th Anniversary - The Jack C. Montgomery VA Medical Center (JCMVAMC) will celebrate its 90th Anniversary on June 14 with a ceremony at 2 p.m. on the lawn of the Five Civilized Tribes Museum, which is adjacent to the medical center. (06/14/2013)

VA Hires Over 1,600 Mental Health Professionals to Meet Goal - The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced that it has met the goal to hire 1,600 new mental health professionals outlined in President Obama’s August 31, 2012, Executive Order to Improve Access to Mental Health Services for Veterans, Service Members, and Military Families. The Jack C. Montgomery VA Medical Center has hired 12 new mental health professionals toward this goal. (06/12/2013)

Non-Profit to Donate Tricyles to Veterans at VA Medical Center - National AMBUCS, Inc. will donate six AmTryke therapeutic tricycles to the Jack C. Montgomery VA Medical Center (JCMVAMC) on May 31, which will be used by Veteran patients as a form of recreation and physical therapy. (05/31/2013)

Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team Coming to Muskogee - The Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team (WWAST) is coming to Muskogee to play two exhibition games on May 4 at Love-Hatbox Field. The event is free and open to the public. (05/04/2013)

VA Medical Center Offers E-Donate to Support Local Veterans - The Jack C. Montgomery VA Medical Center (JCMVAMC) is now offering E-Donate, an online donation option at www.muskogee.va.gov/giving/, which will provide community members who wish to give back to Veterans a simple and safe way to pledge their support to the fund of their choice. (03/15/2013)

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2012

VA Medical Center to Offer Grief Support Group - The Jack C. Montgomery VA Medical Center will offer a new grief support group for Veterans who have lost a loved one and for family members of Veterans who have passed away. (11/19/2012)

11th Annual Stand Down for Homeless Veterans to be Held in Sapulpa - The 11th Annual Fall Stand Down for Homeless Veterans will be held Saturday, October 27 in Sapulpa. The event will run from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the American Legion Post 36, which is located at 105 East Lee Ave. (10/27/2012)

VA Medical Center Begins New Medical Foster Home Program - The Jack C. Montgomery VA Medical Center is pleased to announce the development of a new Medical Foster Home (MFH) Program, which gives eligible Veterans the option of living in a family setting when they can no longer stay in their own home (09/26/2012)

Vinita VA Outpatient Clinic Screening Veterans for Diabetic Eye Disease - The Vinita VA Outpatient Clinic screens local Veterans for diabetic retinopathy, which is the leading cause of blindness in the U.S. resulting in an estimated 12,000 to 24,000 new cases each year. (09/18/2012)

Former German Prisoner of War to Visit Muskogee, Camp Gruber and VA - Former German Prisoner of War (POW) Frank Mays, who was held as a POW at Camp Gruber in Oklahoma during World War II, will make a return visit to Camp Gruber and also visit Muskogee Sept. 13-14. (09/13/2012)

VA Medical Center Names New Chief of Staff - Dr. Thomas D. Schneider has been named the new Chief of Staff for the Jack C. Montgomery VA Medical Center (JCMVAMC) as of August 26, 2012. (08/31/2012)

VAMC to Hold Open House for New Women Veterans Clinic - The Ernest Childers VA Outpatient Clinic in Tulsa will hold an Open House on July 17 from 1 to 3 p.m. for Women Veterans and the public to tour a new Women Veterans Clinic, which opened in June. The clinic is located at 9322 E. 41st St. (07/17/2012)

VA Medical Center Tailors Plan to Expand Mental Health Staff - Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki recently announced the department would add approximately 1,600 mental health clinicians as well as nearly 300 support staff to its existing workforce. VA estimates that 12 clinicians and two support personnel will be hired to support mental health operations at the Jack C. Montgomery VA Medical Center. (06/12/2012)

Local Veteran Competes in 26th National Veterans Golden Age Games - This week over 900 Veterans who served during World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War will compete in the 26th National Veterans Golden Age Games in St. Louis, Mo., May 30 – June 5. (05/30/2012)

Veterans Affairs Tailors Plan to Expand Mental Health Staff - JACKSON, MS – Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki recently announced the department would add approximately 1,600 mental health clinicians as well as nearly 300 support staff to its existing workforce. As part of this announcement, 202 clinicians and 39 support personnel will be hired to support local mental health operations in VA’s South Central VA Health Care Network (VISN 16), which encompasses VA facilities in Arkansas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas. (04/26/2012)

Veterans, Military Members Invited to Attend Free Oklahoma Defenders Football Game - The Jack C. Montgomery VA Medical Center (JCMVAMC) will host a Welcome Home Veterans Appreciation Night on April 21 during an Oklahoma Defenders indoor professional football game. (04/21/2012)

VA to Honor Former Prisoners of War on Saturday - The Jack C. Montgomery VA Medical Center and Muskogee VA Regional Office will pay tribute to the nation’s former prisoners of war (EX-POWs) on Saturday, April 14 at the American Legion, Post 15 in Muskogee. (04/14/2012)

VA to Host Weight Management Program for Veterans - March is National Nutrition Month and a good time to focus on eating wisely and striving for a healthy weight. In honor of National Nutrition Month and Dietitian's Day, the Jack C. Montgomery VA Medical Center will present a program on March 9 about VA’s MOVE Weight Management Program and Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (HPDP). (03/09/2012)

VA Medical Center to Host Valentines Day Concert for Veterans and their Families - The Jack C. Montgomery VA Medical Center will host a free VAlentines for Veterans Concert on February 14 for Veterans and their families at the Muskogee Civic Center. (02/14/2012)

VA Medical Center Welcomes New Leadership - The Jack C. Montgomery VA Medical Center is pleased to announce the appointment of James R. Floyd, MPA, FACHE, as the facility’s new Medical Center Director. (01/17/2012)

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2011

VA Medical Center to Break Ground on New MRI Facility - The Jack C. Montgomery VA Medical Center (JCMVAMC) will hold a ground- breaking ceremony for a $1.4 million magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) facility on Oct. 3. The public is invited to attend the ceremony, which will take place at 2 p.m. at the north end of the medical center. (09/29/2011)

VA Medical Center to Hold Farewell Reception for Director - The Jack C. Montgomery VA Medical Center (JCMVAMC) will hold a farewell reception for Medical Center Director Brian Hawkins who has served as the JCMVAMC director since Feb. 14, 2010. Hawkins was selected to be the medical center director of the Washington D.C. VA Medical Center, effective on Sept. 25. (09/13/2011)

VA Medical Center To Hold Grand Re-Opening For Surgery Suite - The Jack C. Montgomery VA Medical Center (JCMVAMC) will hold a grand re-opening and ribbon cutting ceremony for the newly remodeled Surgery Suite on Aug. 29. The ceremony will be held at 1 p.m. inside the Surgery Suite, which is located on the 3rd Floor of Bldg.1. Refreshments and tours will be provided. (08/24/2011)

VA Medical Center to Host Welcome Home Event at Tulsa Talons Game - The Jack C. Montgomery VA Medical Center (JCMVAMC) will host a Welcome Home Celebration for Veterans and military members at a Tulsa Talons game on Saturday, July 16. (06/28/2011)

VA Medical Center Now Offers Free Wireless Internet for Veterans and Visitors - The Jack C. Montgomery VA Medical Center (JCMVAMC) now offers Veterans and visitors free wireless internet service, also known as Wi-Fi, in the Emergency Department waiting room, main lobby and ICU waiting room. (06/27/2011)

VA to Take Applications for New Caregiver Program - Yesterday, staff at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) published the interim final rule for implementing the Caregivers and Veterans Omnibus Health Services Act 2010. (05/04/2011)

VA Medical Center to Provide Credit Monitoring for 537 Veterans - The Jack C. Montgomery VA Medical Center (JCMVAMC) is notifying and offering one year of free credit monitoring to 537 Veterans whose personal information was improperly disclosed to a federal judge by a former VA employee. (04/13/2011)

New Toll Free Support Line For Caregivers - On Feb. 14, VA launched a new toll-free support line to support caregivers, which is 1-855-260-3274. (03/03/2011)

New Veterans Transportation Service Begins March 1 - On March 1, the Jack C. Montgomery VA Medical Center (JCMVAMC) will begin the Veterans Transportation Service (VTS), a new pilot program which will provide transportation for Veterans with special needs and Veterans who don’t have transportation to and from their outpatient appointments. (02/23/2011)

First Female African-American Mayor to Speak at JCMVAMC Black History Month Program - The Jack C. Montgomery VA Medical Center will hold a Black History Month program on Feb. 25, which is open to the public. (02/23/2011)

Valentines For Veterans Concert Rescheduled - The Valentines for Veterans Concert featuring country music star Lorrie Morgan has been rescheduled for Thursday, Feb. 17 at the Muskogee Civic Center. Hosted by the Jack C. Montgomery VA Medical Center, the concert is free to the public as organizers believe “the price has already been paid by our Veterans’ sacrifices.” (02/09/2011)

OEF/OIF Combat Care Team Enrolls National Guard Soldiers, Discusses VA Benefits - Certain combat Veterans who were discharged from active duty service before Jan. 28, 2003 have until Jan. 27, 2011 to take advantage of their enhanced healthcare enrollment opportunity through the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). (01/24/2011)

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2010

Ride For The Vets Fundraiser Raises $13,000 for Veteran Patients - Veterans service organizations, various groups, businesses and individual donors raised more than $13,000 for Veteran patients during the Ride for the Vets poker run Sept. 25. (09/27/2010)

Two Muskogee Veterans Will Showcase Their Talents at the National Veterans Creative Arts Festival - Two Muskogee Veterans were invited to showcase their talents at the National Veterans Creative Arts Festival, which will be hosted by the Tomah VA Medical Center in La Crosse, Wis., Oct. 18-24. (09/20/2010)

Returning Vets Invited to Free Tulsa Drillers Game - Men and women who have served in Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom and their families are invited to attend a FREE Tulsa Drillers game on Aug. 22 as part of a Welcome Home Celebration sponsored by the Jack C. Montgomery VA Medical Center. (08/06/2010)

VA Medical Center Earns Canteen of the Year - The Jack C. Montgomery VA Medical Center will celebrate its cafeteria and retail store being named Canteen of the Year on June 15 at 1:30 p.m. in the Auditorium. (06/17/2010)

VA Medical Center Welcomes New Leadership - The Jack C. Montgomery VA Medical Center is pleased to announce the appointment of Brian A. Hawkins, MHA, as the facility’s Medical Center Director, and Bryan C. Matthews, MBA, as the new Associate Director. (03/09/2010)

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