Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center http://wxpr.org en New VA Health Card Designed To Cut Identity Theft http://wxpr.org/post/new-va-health-card-designed-cut-identity-theft <div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>A new and more secure &nbsp;Health Identification card will soon be given to enrolled veterans.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>A spokesperson for the Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center in Iron Mountain says the new card helps protect a veterans' identity. Brad Nelson says the older cards had information on them that could be stolen...</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><blockquote><div>"....if you had a smart phone and were able to scan the veteran's ID card, it could, unfortunately, give personal information. Wed, 19 Mar 2014 20:48:13 +0000 Ken Krall 15772 at http://wxpr.org New VA Health Card Designed To Cut Identity Theft Secretary, Legislators Hear Veteran's Concerns http://wxpr.org/post/secretary-legislators-hear-veterans-concerns <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The state Secretary of Veterans Affairs met with area veterans Wednesday &nbsp;at a listening session in </span>Rhinelander<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. He was joined by three </span>Northwoods<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> state legislators.</span></p><p>Secretary John Scocos says the current state budget has more money in it to fund veteran's programs, including money for families and education. One program would help veterans begin new businesses...</p> Wed, 28 Aug 2013 20:40:10 +0000 Ken Krall 7169 at http://wxpr.org Secretary, Legislators Hear Veteran's Concerns Veterans Get Online Access To Medical Records http://wxpr.org/post/veterans-get-online-access-medical-records <p>Veterans will have access to their medical records and other services around the clock and the VA will be in Rhinelander early next month to explain it.</p><p></p><p>Sherry Aichner is the MyHealtheVet coordinator for the Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center in Iron Mountain.</p><p>Aichner says the program gives Internet-connected veterans quick access...</p><p><i><u> </u></i></p> Wed, 26 Jun 2013 20:32:29 +0000 Ken Krall 4206 at http://wxpr.org Veterans Get Online Access To Medical Records 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