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OGJVAMC Celebrates 20 Years of My HealtheVet

Veterans Day 2023 marked the 20th anniversary of My HealtheVet. As the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ online patient portal, My HealtheVet has become a crucial part of VA care, with more than 6 million users connecting over the past two decades.

OGJVAMC opens Virtual Health Resource Center

Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center opened a Virtual Health Resource Center (VHRC) today to help Veterans understand and navigate VA applications on their smart phones and other electronic devices.

Amy Chartier cuts a ribbon signifying the opening of the new Virtual Health Resource Center at Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center

Iron Mountain VA Medical Center wins fifth consecutive National Best Experience Award

The Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center received the 2022 Best Overall Experience Award from the Department of Veterans Affairs during the Customer Experience Award Ceremony held September 13, 2023, in Washington D.C., for providing Veterans with outstanding health care experiences.

Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center receives 5th consecutive best patient experience award

VA offers flu shots at drive through and walk in clinics beginning September 18

Beginning mid-September, flu vaccines are available at no-cost to eligible Veterans though VA medical centers and community-based outpatient clinics, as well as through in-network community retail pharmacies and urgent care walk-in locations.

teaser photo for Influenza article discussing dates and times of flu shots throughout the catchment area

VA extends deadline through Monday for Veterans and survivors to apply for PACT Act benefits backdated to August 10, 2022

Extension will ensure that no Veteran or survivor will miss out on a single day of backdated PACT Act benefits.

Oscar G Johnson VA Medical Center Receives 5-Star CMS Quality Rating

Today the Oscar G Johnson VA Medical Center announced that it received a 5-star rating from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). This is the first time CMS has included VA facilities in their annual Overall Hospital Quality Star Ratings.

Iron Mountain VA Medical Center expands services

The Oscar G Johnson VA Medical Center added a new cardiac rehab clinic to its roster of services. This new clinic is a major milestone for the medical center and the Veterans it serves.

Cardiac Rehab Team

Travel pay: Do you qualify?

As a Veteran, you may be eligible for travel pay when you visit a VA medical facility for treatment. Travel pay can help offset the cost of transportation to and from your medical appointments. Here is what you need to know about eligibility and filing for travel pay.

Travel pay, do you qualify and how to file

Alyssa Knoll selected as OGJVAMC social worker of the year

Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center held a social worker of the year ceremony March 22, to recognize one outstanding individual among the ranks.  For 2022, that person is Alyssa Knoll, OGJVAMC Community Engagement and Partnership Coordinator (CEPC).

Alyssa Knoll Social Worker of the Year

Sault Ste. Marie CBOC relocated to 3440 I-75 Business Spur

The Sault Saint Marie Community-Based Outpatient Clinic has relocated to 3440 I-75 Business Spur effective March 21. A staff ribbon cutting ceremony was held to commemorate the new clinic.

Sault Saint Marie CBOC ribbon cutting