Oklahoma City VA Health Care System
About the Oklahoma City VA Health Care System
The Oklahoma City VA Health Care System (VAHCS) consists of a 192-operating bed facility located in central Oklahoma serving forty-eight Oklahoma counties and two counties in north central Texas (Wilbarger and Wichita). The Oklahoma City VAHCS includes outpatient clinics in Ada, Altus, Ardmore, Blackwell, Enid, Lawton, Oklahoma City, Stillwater, and Wichita Falls. The Oklahoma City VAHCS is a tertiary care facility, classified as a VA complexity level rating of 1b. The Oklahoma City VAHCS is a teaching hospital, providing a full range of patient care services, with stateof-the-art technology as well as education and research. Comprehensive health care is provided through primary care, tertiary care, and long-term care in areas of medicine, surgery, psychiatry, physical medicine and rehabilitation, neurology, oncology, dentistry, geriatrics, and extended care. The Oklahoma City VAHCS has specialized programs including Mental Health Intensive Case Management (MHICM), Reaching Out to Educate and Assist Health Care Families (REACH), Compensated Work Therapy, Center for Alzheimer and Neurodegenerative Diseases (CANDO), and Animal Assisted Therapy. The Oklahoma City VAHCS is a part of VA Network 19, which includes facilities in Colorado, Oklahoma, Montana, Utah and Wyoming.
Specialized Programs: The Oklahoma City VA Health Care System has specialized programs including Mental Health Intensive Case Management (MHICM), Reaching Out to Educate and Assist Health Care Families (REACH), Homeless Program / Compensated Work Therapy, Telehealth Care Coordination, Center for Alzheimer and Neurodegenerative Diseases (Cando), and Animal Assisted Therapy.
- 27% of our employees are Veterans.
- One of 15 VAMCs in the country to receive the exoskeleton robotic device providing spinal cord injury Veterans
the abolity to walk again in December 2018.
- Facility is the only VA to have completed minimally invasive outpatient lumbar spine fusion sugeries.
- Facility hosted the 73rd Annual Gifts for Yanks program in association with El Reno High School in El Reno,
Oklahoma. Students raised over $15,000 to purchase gifts for our Veterans which they delivered in December
2018. To our knowledge, this is the last remaining Gifts for Yanks program in the United States.
- Co-hosted the 6th Annual Inter-Tribal Veterans Stand Down for Native American Veterans in October 2018 in
Red Rock, Oklahoma.
- First patient parking garage was opened in September 2018.
- Hosted our first VA Baby Shower in May 2018 with over 30 expecting Veterans in attendance.
- Opened VA Express Care Clinic at the main hospital in March 2018. The Express Care Clinic is similar to an urgent
care clinic and will be expanded to other locations in the future.
- Norman, Oklahoma reached "Functional Zero" for Veteran Homelessness in February 2018.
- Robust lean management program established in which 136 projects have been chartered since 2012.
- Implemented a robotic surgery program in July 2017.