Iron Mountain http://wxpr.org en VA Health Services Staying Open, Not Changing http://wxpr.org/post/va-health-services-staying-open-not-changing <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Veterans&rsquo; health services are not being affected by the government shutdown.&nbsp; Iron Mountain VA Health Center spokesman Brad Nelson says other aspects of Veterans Affairs may be impacted, but clinics and health services are funded well in advance.</span></p><blockquote><p>&ldquo;We already have advance appropriations for 2014, so we&rsquo;re remaining fully open in that regard.&nbsp; So we are not impacted by this current lapse in appropriations.&rdquo;</p> Wed, 02 Oct 2013 19:17:15 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 8779 at http://wxpr.org Nine Hired at VA Med. Center http://wxpr.org/post/nine-hired-va-med-center <p>A spokesperson says The Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center in Iron Mountain has hired nine mental health professionals to meet the demand.</p><p>Those hires are part of more than 1,600 new mental health hires within the VA system.</p><p>Spokesperson Brad Nelson says four of the new hires are under an Executive Order signed by President Obama to meet the needs of veterans and their families. He says with more than a decade of combat operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, the need is there.</p> Sat, 15 Jun 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Ken Krall 3692 at http://wxpr.org