Oscar G Johnson VA Medical Center

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With influenza season upon us, the Veterans Administration is offering vets in this area an opportunity to get a flu shot.

Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center spokesperson Brad Nelson outlines the proposal...

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Problems at Veterans Administration health facilities have been in the news. But a recent report generated by VA Secretary David Shulkin gave high marks to the Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center in Iron Mountain, with clinics in Rhinelander and Ironwood.

Center Public Affairs Officer Brad Nelson says 14 facilities in the U.S. were given one star, the lowest rating.

But Nelson says their facility is ranked 7th in the nation in quality and came through as a five-star facility....

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The fastest growing population group in the military is women who currently comprise just under 15 percent of active duty personnel and 18 percent of National Guard and Reserves.

The Veterans Administration is reworking it's procedures to accommodate the health needs of women veterans. Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center in Iron Mountain spokesperson Brad Nelson outlines the change...

"....as would make sense as a result...what we are seeing is an increase in women veterans using VA services. In fact it's almost doubled since 2000-2013......"


The VA Medical Center in Iron Mountain, Michigan, recently established a new "CPAP" Clinic to offer veterans who suffer with sleep apnea help in adapting to their continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) equipment.

The National Institute of Health and National Sleep Foundation reports sleep apnea is a common disorder in which breathing is regularly interrupted for at least ten seconds.

Iron Mountain VA to Host Wellness Fair and Sports Clinic

Sep 14, 2015

  The Oscar G Johnson VA Medical Center of Iron Mountain will be hosting a wellness fair and an adaptive sports clinic tomorrow. Spokesperson Brad Nelson says over 40 booths and several demonstrations will be available for veterans and the public. He says it’s a chance for injured veterans to explore their options to engage in a more active lifestyle.

 “This clinic will feature instructions and demonstrations of various adaptive bicycles and sports chairs. These would allow veterans to participate in sports such as tennis, basketball, rugby lacrosse and more.”