HELENA — Montana military veterans will have the chance to question Department of Veterans Affairs officials Wednesday at Fort Harrison after an investigation into VA health care sites across the nation found long wait times for doctors' appointments in the state.
Construction is scheduled to begin Tuesday on a $10 million project at the VA Montana Medical Center at Fort Harrison that is aimed primarily at giving patients more privacy.
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MISSOULA — An Iraq war veteran's claim that the Department of Veterans Affairs downgraded a diagnosed traumatic brain injury to reduce his disability benefits is moving forward.
For the second time in less than two years a search is underway for someone to lead the VA Montana Health Care system.
HELENA — The law enforcement officer who accidentally shot himself in the right thigh during a training exercise at Fort Harrison May 28 is back to work and recovering well.
HELENA — Military veterans in Montana wait an average of 48 days for their first primary-care visit in the Veterans Affairs health system, longer than VA systems in most neighboring states, the VA reported Monday.
A standing-room-only crowd of at least 200 people Friday morning helped officially open the $6.3 million Majestic Lane Clinic, which gives veterans in the Billings area access to specialty services.
At 11 a.m. Friday, VA Montana Health Care will cut the ribbon to open its new Majestic Lane Clinic that will bring specialty services closer to home for Montana veterans in the Billings area.
HELENA — A 62-year-old man committed suicide Monday at the Veterans Administration hospital campus at Fort Harrison.
HELENA — The chapel at Fort Harrison was erected 70 years ago as a temporary structure, but it remains today and in most ways looks a lot like it did in 1943 — long and simple, with prominent wooden beams — a sanctuary in a facility bristling with weaponry.
HELENA — A plan to develop low-cost veterans housing in historic structures near the Veterans Administration hospital at Fort Harrison suffered another setback Monday as the Montana Board of Housing affirmed its decision to deny the project tax credits needed to move forward.
A plan to develop low-cost veterans housing in historic structures near the Veterans Administration hospital at Fort Harrison suffered another setback Monday as the Montana Board of Housing affirmed its decision to deny the project tax credits needed to move forward.
HELENA — When Rep. Steve Daines toured the Montana Military Museum on Thursday morning, he stopped to look at a plaque honoring one Capt. William Wylie Galt, of Stanford, who received a posthumous Congressional Medal of Honor.
HELENA — For decades, the Veterans Benefits Administration has had a backlog of claims for disabilities and other needs.
HELENA — The Veterans Affairs Montana Health Care System is preparing for a major renovation of its hospital at Fort Harrison, creating private single-occupancy rooms for all of its 45 inpatient medical and surgical beds.
The VA Montana Medical Center at Fort Harrison is remodeling 12 multi-occupancy patient rooms into 22 private rooms to give patients more privacy.
VA Montana employs 908 people and maintains a $222 million medical care budget with the main hospital at Fort Harrison and its 12 outpatient clinics around the state.
HELENA — A man who thought he would be dead within six months after being incorrectly diagnosed with brain cancer at the Fort Harrison VA Medical Center has been awarded $59,820 for the grief and stress it caused him and his family.
As the new director of VA Montana Health Care System, Christine Gregory said she is committed to leading an organization that embodies open communication and transparency.