In the past five years, Billings has experienced explosive growth in health care facilities and services for veterans. Now some veterans question whether they have grown so large that administrators at Fort Harrison cannot effectively manage them from 250 miles away.
The acting director of the Veterans Affairs Montana Health Care System said Thursday he doesn’t need results of a national audit before looking at ways to reduce the delays some veterans face while trying to see a physician.
Veterans will have an opportunity to ask questions of Johnny Ginnity, acting director of VA Montana Health Care System, during a town hall meeting on Nov. 13.
FORT HARRISON — VA Montana Health Care System was one of two healthcare systems in Montana and one of 426 nationally to be recognized by Human Rights Campaign Foundation as “Leaders in Healthcare Equality” in its Healthcare Equality Index.
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.
Access, convenience and comprehensive care.
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.