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Oklahoma City VA Health Care System

 

Local Features

Image of calendar with the words Upcoming EventsEvents Not To Miss at the OKCVA
We're hosting several events over the next week at the Oklahoma City VA. We'll be celebrating the National Salute to Veteran Patients and holding resource fairs to educate our Veterans.
image of American flag with the words Veterans Resource FairsVA to Hold Veteran Resource Fairs
The Oklahoma City VA Health Care System invites Veterans and the public to attend one of the upcoming Veterans Resource Fairs. Three Resource Fairs will be held in February.
Image of Artwork from the 2017 Creative Arts ContestCreative Arts Contest - February 2nd
Our annual Creative Arts Contest is coming up on February 2, 2018! The deadline for entries is January 26, 2018. Read more on how you can enter, view our Veterans' artwork or both!
image of a snowflakeHoliday Lunch for Homeless Veterans
Next week we'll celebrate our second annual Holiday Luncheon for HUD/VASH and Homeless Veterans. Last year's event was a success and we're continuing the tradition this year.
Photo of Wade Vlosich, Health Care System Director at the Oklahoma City VA Health Care SystemMessage from the Director
Today the VA Office of Inspector General (OIG) released their report on a range of clinical, supervisory and administrative practices at the Oklahoma City VAHCS. Learn more from the Director.
photo of flu shot being given in armThe Best Defense is a Good Offense
The best defense is a good offense. Flu season is here and we want you to be prepared. Read more to learn about the four main options you have to receive your 2017-2018 flu shot.
Photo of doctor's bag with medical cross symbolVeterans Resource Fair - Sept 21
Interested in learning more about the services we offer? Join us for a Veterans Resource Fair on Thursday, September 21st from 4:30pm-7pm at the main facility in Oklahoma City.
Doctors and patient talkingModernizing VA to Deliver the Service Our Veterans
How are we going to become the organization Veterans and their families deserve and are proud of? Modernization is VA's effort to meet those objectives. Read more to find out what we mean by modernization.
post it note with the words What's NewWhat's New at the OKCVAHCS?
It's been a busy summer at the Oklahoma City VA Health Care System. We're adding new programs and planning events all in an effort to advance the care we are providing our Veterans.
Image of OKC Rattlers Badminton playerUpcoming Events
Join us at one of our upcoming events this week and next week. Whether you want to learn more about PTSD and other VA resources or you want to check out some of our new spaces, we have you covered.

From the Veterans Health Administration

Medical Technologist Dionne Hockett operates the new BioFire Blood Culture Identification system New Blood Culture ID System Improves Care for Vets
VA's Tennessee Valley Healthcare System has a new system that lets doctors find harmful microorganisms in blood samples in just a few hours vs. three days with the old method.
National Salute to Veteran Patients WeekNational Salute to Veteran Patients Week
All this week, VA medical centers across the country are saluting our Veteran patients with valentines, musical performances and special ceremonies. You can salute Veterans all year by volunteering.
Help for Veterans with Seasonal Affective Disorder Help for Veterans with Seasonal Affective Disorder
If you feel sad in the winter, you may have Seasonal Affective Disorder. It is sometimes called winter depression. Here's information on treatment, including light therapy, from a VA psychiatrist.
February is Heart Month – A Veteran Nurse’s StoryFebruary is Heart Month - A Veteran Nurse's Story
Betty Cunar served as a nurse in the Vietnam war. During American Heart Month, she shares her story of care she receives from VA to remind Veterans of the importance of knowing your heart numbers.
Telehealth Revolutionizing Veterans Health CareTelehealth Revolutionizing Veterans Health Care
VA's TeleHealth service utilizes health informatics to care for Veterans and helps them live independently and stay out of the hospital — essential for their overall health care and personal goals.
Bay Pines VA in Florida Bay Pines VA in Florida Modernizing for Veterans
Modernizing is one of VA's top priorities and the Bay Pines VA Healthcare System is in the vanguard of medical centers which are modernizing their facilities and services for the Veterans it serves.
L-R: Chief of Staff Kent Crossley, Chief Experience Officer Martina Malek, nurse practitioner Judy Wagner, Chief of PM&R Mike Armstrong, nurse practitioner Laurie Kubes and Director Patrick KellyMinneapolis VA Opens “Healing Center”
Minneapolis VA opens new “Integrative Center for Health & Healing, part of VA's new emphasis on “Veteran-Centric” care. Once considered “alternative” therapy.
Army Veteran Gary Lucas navigates a hurdle exercise with the help of study coordinator Lydia PadenResearch Builds Balance and Strength in Veterans
Thanks to innovative research at the Baltimore VA, older Veterans are making strides — literally — in their ability to move about, stay balanced, prevent falls and get up from a fall if they do have one.
Holiday Open House… A Big Hit with Veterans and EmployeesVeterans Enjoy Holiday Open Houses at Memphis VA
All this month, VA medical centers across America celebrate the holidays with Veterans and employees. At the Memphis VA, there are six Holiday Open House events to greet the season.
Art work produce by Veterans who particpated in Art TherapyVeterans Creating a Brighter Future
Veterans use art as a means of expression on the road to recovery, developing goals while gaining hope and a sense of accomplishment, which are critical to the recovery process.

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