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Read about what's happening in our VA Eastern Oklahoma health care community.

Social Workers encourage Veterans to complete an advance directive

Veterans are invited to stop by the main lobby of the Jack C. Montgomery VA Medical Center on April 11 & 14 from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. to complete an advance directive.

Veteran looking at shadow box

New Hours for the Tulsa VA Clinic

Beginning April 16, the Ernest Childers VA Outpatient Clinic in Tulsa will no longer be open Saturdays.

Ernest Childers VA Outpatient Clinic

LGBTQ+ Health Awareness Week & Transgender Day of Visibility

VA recognizes March 21-25 as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ+) Health Awareness Week and March 31 as Transgender Day of Visibility.

Three gender fluid people

VA Social Workers: More than advocates for Veterans

Social workers play an important role in VA health care by providing support to Veterans, families, and caregivers. You will find them in many service areas ready to help with anything from managing stress-related issues to assisting with finances, housing, and questions about treatment.

A VA social worker meets with a Veteran

Eastern Oklahoma VA Announces Increased Pay for Nurses

After more than a year of research and coordination, Eastern Oklahoma VA Health Care System (EOVAHCS) is pleased to announce that registered nurses (RNs) will see increases in pay.

VA nurse conducts COVID-19 testing

Marine Veteran thankful for VA health care, encourages other Veterans to enroll

Veteran William Shockey served in the Marine Corps from 1975 to 1979, but didn’t seek to use his VA benefits right away.

A VA nurse listens to the breathing of a Marine Veteran

Eastern Oklahoma VA celebrates National Salute to Veteran Patients Week

The Center for Development and Civil Engagement (CDCE) is on a mission to enhance the Veteran Patient experience at the Eastern Oklahoma VA Health Care System.

Paul Gregory, interim health system director, (right) and assistant director Eugene Schmidt (left) with Navy Veteran Willis Nestlerode

VA adds silver to dirty laundry to kill germs

Last fall, the Oklahoma City VA Health Care System and Eastern Oklahoma VA Health Care System began using innovative antimicrobial technology involving silver ions to combat harmful bacteria, mold, and mildew in their hospital laundries.

Laundry cleaning equipment

VA encourages communities to recognize all Veteran patients during National Salute to Veteran Patients week

The Eastern Oklahoma VA Health Care System invites our local communities to recognize and honor our hospitalized Veterans from Feb. 13-19 during National Salute to Veteran Patients week.

National Salute Week logo

Meeting the Omicron Surge: Eastern Oklahoma VA Rises to the Challenge

On Dec. 21, 2021, the Oklahoma Department of Health announced that the highly contagious Omicron variant had officially been detected in the Sooner State.

A VA nurse conducts COVID-19 testing.