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Eastern Oklahoma VA Health Care System

 

News Releases


2020

VA Medical Center to Hold Black History Month Program - The Eastern Oklahoma VA Health Care System will host its annual Black History Month program on Feb. 28 at 11 a.m. in the Jack C. Montgomery VA Medical Center auditorium. The public is invited to attend. (02/20/2020)

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. 17 at 11 a.m. in the auditorium. (01/08/2020)

VA Medical Center to hold Memorial Service for Veterans - The Eastern Oklahoma VA Health Care System Chaplain Service will hold its “Last Roll Call Ceremony of Remembrance” on Jan. 14 to remember Veteran patients who passed away during October to December. (01/07/2020)

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2019

VA Medical Center to host Veterans Creative Arts Competition - The Jack C. Montgomery VA Medical Center will host a creative arts competition for enrolled Veterans on Feb. 7 & Feb. 10, 2020. (12/31/2019)

VA encourages communities to support hospitalized Veterans during the holidays - On this GivingTuesday, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) encourages community members, businesses and organizations to help support hospitalized Veterans throughout the country by doing what they can. (12/03/2019)

Holiday Wreath-Laying to Honor Veterans at Fort Gibson National Cemetery - Fort Gibson National Cemetery will soon be decorated with over 20,000 artificial wreaths by members of Wreaths for Fallen Heroes. A Wreath-Laying Ceremony will be held on Dec. 14 at 10 a.m. in the Committal Shelter and the public is invited to attend. (12/02/2019)

VA to give Flu & Pneumonia Shots on Saturday, Nov. 23 in Muskogee & Tulsa - The Eastern Oklahoma VA Health Care System will hold Drive Thru Flu/Pneumonia Shot Clinics on Nov. 23 at Jack C. Montgomery VA Medical Center in Muskogee and Ernest Childers VA Outpatient Clinic in Tulsa for enrolled Veterans. (11/21/2019)

Fort Gibson National Cemetery to hold Veterans Day Celebration - Fort Gibson National Cemetery will hold its annual Veterans Day Celebration on Monday, Nov. 11 at 11 a.m., which is open to the public. (11/05/2019)

VA to Honor Veteran Caregivers - During the month of November, VA celebrates National Family Caregivers Month to recognize and honor caregivers of Veterans: our nation’s unsung heroes. Family members, friends and neighbors who care for Veterans play a critical role in ensuring the health of our Veterans, and their efforts may often go unnoticed. (10/18/2019)

VA Chaplain Service to Hold Clergy Training in Tulsa on Nov. 15 - VA Chaplain Service will hold free Community Clergy Training on Nov. 15 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Tulsa Wesleyan Church, located at 701 S. Mingo Rd. (10/09/2019)

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)

Eastern Oklahoma VA Health Care System facilities to go smoke-free on October 1, 2019 - As part of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) commitment to provide excellent health care for Veterans, VA will implement a new policy restricting smoking by employees, patients, visitors, volunteers, contractors and vendors at its health care facilities on Oct. 1, 2019. (09/30/2019)

VA to hold Flu Shot Clinics Sept. 30 – Oct. 4 - The Jack C. Montgomery VA Medical Center will hold a walk-in flu shot clinic for enrolled Veterans Sept. 30 – Oct. 4 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the auditorium. No appointment is necessary. The VA Medical Center is located at 1011 Honor Heights Dr. in Muskogee. (09/26/2019)

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 POW/MIA Recognition Day Ceremony - The Jack C. Montgomery VA Medical Center will hold a POW/MIA Recognition Day ceremony on Sept. 20 at 11 a.m. in the hospital chapel. The chapel is located on the 1st Floor near the South end of the hospital. (09/18/2019)

VA, Local Community to Provide Services for Homeless Veterans - A “Stand Down for Homeless Veterans” will be held Saturday, September 21 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. (09/13/2019)

VA Recognizes September as Suicide Prevention Month - In observance of Suicide Prevention Month, the Eastern Oklahoma VA Health Care System (EOVAHCS) is bringing awareness to its #BeThere campaign by encouraging community leaders, colleagues, and Veterans’ families and friends to help prevent suicide by showing support for those who may be going through a difficult time. (09/09/2019)

VA Seeking Veterans & Family Members for Advisory Council - The Eastern Oklahoma VA Health Care System (EOVAHCS) is seeking volunteers to serve on its Veteran & Family Advisory Council from November 2019 to October 2022. Membership is a three-year term. (08/01/2019)

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)

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)

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)

Tulsa VA Health Care Center Groundbreaking Ceremony to be held April 5 - Veterans and the public are invited to attend a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Ernest Childers VA Health Care Center on April 5 at 10 a.m. at 8921 S. Mingo Rd. (03/28/2019)

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)

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)

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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)

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 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 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)

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)

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 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)

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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 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)

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

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)

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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

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)

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)

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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)

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)

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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 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)

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)

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2010

Tulsa Vet Center Has New Location - The Tulsa Vet Center has a new home in the Tulsa area. The center moved from 1408 S. Harvard Avenue, which it called home for 16 years, to its new location at 14002 E. 21st Street, Suite 200. It is located inside the Eastgate Metroplex Center, formerly known as the Eastland Mall. (11/02/2010)

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