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Oklahoma City VA Health Care System

 

Press Releases


2018

Oklahoma City VA Receives Practice Greenhealth Partner for Change Award - Practice Greenhealth Partner for Change Award honors superior performance in environmental stewardship (08/27/2018)

VA Hosting Health and Resource Fairs in Ardmore and Ada - The Oklahoma City VA Health Care System invites Veterans, their families and caregivers, and the public to attend one of the upcoming Veterans Resource Fairs. (08/21/2018)

VA and Otoe-Missouria Tribe Host Stand Down for Veterans - The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the Otoe-Missouria Tribe are hosting an InterTribal Homeless Veterans Stand Down offering services to veterans from across the State of Oklahoma. (08/20/2018)

VA and Kiowa Tribe of Oklahoma Host Event for Veterans - On August 16 and 17, 2018, VA and the Kiowa Tribe of Oklahoma will host a Presumptive Conditions Campaign Event focused on identifying and assisting Veterans across Southwestern Oklahoma who may have presumptive disabilities and who might be eligible for a VA pension claim. (08/08/2018)

Oklahoma City VA to Host Mental Health Summit - The Oklahoma City VA Health Care System will be hosting its annual Mental Health Summit on Friday, August 10, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Oklahoma National Guard Regional Training Institute located at 6500 N. Kelley Avenue. (08/06/2018)

VA and Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma Host Presumptive Conditions Event - On July 31, 2018, VA and the Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma will host a Presumptive Conditions Campaign Event focused on identifying and assisting Veterans across Northeastern Oklahoma who may have presumptive disabilities and who might be eligible for a VA pension claim. (07/18/2018)

VA to Hold Outreach Events in Oklahoma City and Stillwater - The Oklahoma City VA Health Care System invites Veterans, their families and caregivers, and the public to attend one of the upcoming Veterans Resource Fairs. (07/13/2018)

Oklahoma City Veterans Affairs Nursing Home Receives 4-Star Rating - Today, the Oklahoma City Veterans Affairs Health Care System announced that its nursing home received 4-stars as part of its annual performance rating. (06/14/2018)

VA and Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma Host Presumptive Conditions Event - On July 10 and July 17, 2018, VA and the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma will host a Presumptive Conditions Campaign Event focused on identifying and assisting Veterans across Choctaw Nation and Oklahoma who may have presumptive disabilities and who might be eligible for a VA pension claim. A presumptive disability is a condition that VA presumes are related to military service, although the condition may first appear after discharge from the military. These conditions may qualify for VA compensation payments. (06/11/2018)

Oklahoma City VA Receives National Recognition for Environmentally Responsible Health Care - The Oklahoma City VA Health Care System was recognized nationwide by receiving the "System for Change Award" by Practice Greenhealth, the nation’s leading organization dedicated to environmental sustainability in health care. (06/11/2018)

VA to Hold Outreach Events in Blackwell, Enid and Oklahoma City - The Oklahoma City VA Health Care System invites Veterans, their families and caregivers and the public to attend one of the upcoming Veterans Resource Fairs. (05/09/2018)

Oklahoma City VA to participate in Nationwide ‘Baby Shower’ for Mother’s Day - To honor and support Veterans welcoming new children into their families in 2018, 60 U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Centers around the country will host baby showers between May 5-16, the weeks surrounding Mother’s Day, in partnership with the Elizabeth Dole Foundation. (04/13/2018)

Oklahoma City VAHCS earns “LGBTQ Healthcare Equality Top Performer” designation in HRC Foundation’s - Nationwide, in addition to 418 “LGBTQ Healthcare Equality Leaders”, 95 healthcare providers nationwide earned “Top Performer” in the Healthcare Equality Index (04/13/2018)

Resource Fair Set to Assist Southwest Oklahoma Veterans - The Oklahoma City VA Health Care System invites Veterans and the public to attend the upcoming Veterans Resource Fair in Lawton, Oklahoma. (04/05/2018)

VA and Seminole Nation of Oklahoma Host Presumptive Conditions Event - On April 17-18, 2018, VA and the Seminole Nation of Oklahoma will host a Presumptive Conditions Campaign Event focused on identifying and assisting Veterans across Seminole Nation and Oklahoma who may have presumptive disabilities and who might be eligible for a VA pension claim. (03/12/2018)

VA Office of Tribal Govt Relations Teams Up with the Library of Congress on Veterans History Project - The VA Office of Tribal Government Relations is teaming up with the Library of Congress’ Veterans History Project (VHP), the Oklahoma State University Library and the Oklahoma Department of Libraries to train those interested in how to conduct oral history interviews with a special focus on collecting Native American veteran stories. (03/09/2018)

VA Presumptive Conditions Campaign Launches in Indian Country - Throughout 2018, VA is launching a nationwide campaign to roll out veteran disability enrollment claim events collaboratively with 20 tribal communities. The campaign, titled “Your Service. Our Mission: Bringing Benefits Home” kicks off March 21 in Navajo Nation and tribal communities in eleven states have already confirmed their participation. (03/06/2018)

VA to Hold Veteran Resource Fairs - The Oklahoma City VA Health Care System announced today three Veterans Resource Fairs to be held in February. (01/30/2018)

Local Veterans Art Show - Artwork by Veterans will be on display to the public at the Oklahoma City VA Medical Center as a part of the annual Creative Arts Contest. (01/17/2018)

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2017

Otoe-Missouria Tribe Collaborates with VA to Host Inter-Tribal Veterans Stand Down - On October 6, 2017, several tribal nations are coming together to service Veterans throughout Oklahoma. This 5th Annual Inter-Tribal Veterans Stand Down will provide service to the Native American homeless Veteran population from various counties through Northern, Central, Southern, and Western Oklahoma Indian Communities. (10/03/2017)

Lawton Red River Vet Center to Host Viewing of “The Vietnam War” - Lawton Red River Vet Center to Host Viewing of “The Vietnam War” (09/15/2017)

Serving Low Income & Homeless Veterans - On Friday, more than 200 low income and homeless veterans will receive services, care and supplies at the annual “Sooner Stand Down,” a collaboration among human service organizations and the Oklahoma VA Health Care System to help central Oklahoma’s homeless and disadvantaged veteran population. (09/13/2017)

Oklahoma City VA and Community Partner Together for Mental Health Care - Oklahoma ranks 48th in mental health care provided to our citizens and approximately 10% of our population is Veterans. This Mental Health Summit allows the VA and community partners the opportunity to work together to enhance access to mental health services for Veterans. (08/21/2017)

Grand Opening Scheduled for New Altus VA Clinic - Our newest VA Clinic in Altus, Oklahoma is celebrating their grand opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony and open house. (08/04/2017)

Free Training for Community Clergy in Clinton - The Clinton Veterans Center, in partnership with the Department of Veterans Affairs National VA Chaplain Center, will host a one-day training event to educate community clergy and mental health workers about the issues facing returning Veterans and their families following deployment. (07/11/2017)

VA Hospital to Host Veterans Resource Fair in Ardmore - Local VA Resources Available to Assist Veterans (06/23/2017)

Oklahoma City VA Launches New "Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma" Book Club - Oklahoma City VA partners with Oklahoma Humanities Council to offer Veterans a way to find Hope Amidst Hardship (06/21/2017)

Free Training for Community Clergy in Oklahoma City - Eastpointe Community Church in Oklahoma City, in partnership with the Department of Veterans Affairs National VA Chaplain Center, will hold a one-day training event called “Healing the Invisible Wounds of War”, for community clergy and mental health workers on June 15 from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (06/12/2017)

Grand Opening Scheduled for New Ada VA Clinic - The Ada VA Clinic has moved to a brand new location. We're inviting our Veterans and their families to join us as we celebrate at a ribbon cutting ceremony. (05/11/2017)

Federal Grants Available to Help Homeless Native American Veterans - Tribal HUD-VASH to assist Oklahoma’s Native American Veterans (04/04/2017)

Lawton Red River Vet Center to Commemorate Vietnam War on April 28th - Join the Lawton Red River Vet Center as they recognize the service of their Vietnam War Veterans during this event. (04/03/2017)

Re-Creation to Perform at VA Hospital - Coming April 21! The Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge cited the young people of Re-Creation as "America's Ambassadors to Hospitalized Veterans" for providing the only program of its kind in America. (03/27/2017)

VA Hospital Leaders to Host Town Hall in Lawton, OK - Local VA leaders for health care, claims benefits and burial/memorial benefits will be available to assist Veterans at the Town Hall. (02/28/2017)

Oklahoma City Vet Center Open House and Vietnam Era Veteran Commemorative Ceremony - Oklahoma City Vet Center Open House and Vietnam Era Veteran Commemorative Ceremony to be held on March 2, 2017 (02/23/2017)

Hugs for Veterans Continues Its Journey to VA Facilities - What would you think if upon opening the doors of your VA facility, there were Veterans and staff there to greet you with a hug? (02/13/2017)

VA to recognize tribal organizations as Veteran representatives - A recent rule change in the Code of Federal Regulations will allow eligible tribal organizations to become accredited by VA. (02/09/2017)

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2016

Flu Shots Available to Veterans - Flu shots are now available. Veterans can decide the best way to get vaccinated. (10/17/2016)

Tribal Nations Collaborate with VA to Host 4th Annual Inter-Tribal Veterans Stand Down - On November 4, approximately 11 tribal nations in collaboration with the VA’s Office of Tribal Government Relations, Oklahoma City VA Health Care System, and Eastern Oklahoma VA Health Care System are coming together for the 4th Annual Inter-Tribal Homeless Veterans Stand Down to service Native American homeless Veterans from the State of Oklahoma. (10/14/2016)

Sooner Stand Down for Homeless Veterans 2016 - On Friday, more than 200 low income and homeless veterans will receive services, care and supplies at the annual “Sooner Stand Down,” a collaboration among human service organizations and the Oklahoma VA Health Care System to help central Oklahoma’s homeless and disadvantaged veteran population. (09/15/2016)

VA Awards $7.8 Million in Adaptive Sport Grants to Aid Disabled Veterans - Oklahoma City VA Health Care System partners with local university for adaptive sports grant. (09/08/2016)

VA Awards $300 Million More in Grants to Help End Veteran Homelessness - Flexible Grants Help Lower Rates of Veteran Homelessness in Oklahoma City (08/31/2016)

VA Hospital Leaders to Host Town Hall in Oklahoma City - Local VA leadership will be available September 21 to assist Veterans at the Town Hall. (08/29/2016)

Lawton Mobile Vet Center Outreach in Cleveland County - Lawton Mobile Vet Center will Provide Outreach to Veterans and Dependents in Cleveland County. (08/22/2016)

Lawton Mobile Vet Center Outreach Events - Lawton Mobile Vet Center will Provide Outreach to Veterans and Dependents in Three Counties. (08/15/2016)

Veterans Affairs Deputy Secretary Gibson to Visit Oklahoma City - Deputy Secretary of Veterans Affairs Sloan Gibson will tour the Oklahoma City VA Medical Center and meet with VA leadership, employees, veterans, stakeholders and congressional representatives. (07/20/2016)

Oklahoma City VA Launches New Therapy Program - Oklahoma City VA partners with Oklahoma Humanities Council to offer Veterans a way to connect through literature (07/18/2016)

Independence Day Celebration for Hospitalized Veterans - Air National Guard Band of the Southwest to Perform (06/20/2016)

Wichita Falls Veterans Town Hall - Town Hall for Veterans in Wichita Falls to be held on June 29, 2016 (06/13/2016)

Limbs for Life Blaze 5K & VA Hero Homecoming - Join the fourth annual VA Hero Homecoming and Blaze 5K on Saturday, June 4th. (05/27/2016)

Ft Sill National Cemetery Memorial Day Program - A Memorial Day Program to honor those who paid the ultimate sacrifice in service to our nation. (05/20/2016)

VA Hospital to Hold Groundbreaking Ceremony - New 387 space parking garage will increase access (05/10/2016)

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