IRON MOUNTAIN, Mich. (WZMQ) – In Dickinson County today, the Iron Mountain VA Hospital marked a significant milestone, celebrating a century of providing healthcare services to women veterans. Throughout the day, the hospital’s dedicated healthcare providers arranged an informative booth in the patient waiting area, where female veterans could ask questions about the available local women’s health programs.
As part of the celebration, the hospital staff handed out goody bags brimming with comforting items, extending their gratitude to, and celebrating the women veterans who receive care at the Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center.
Each VA Medical Center has a dedicated Women Veterans Program Manager ready to assist and streamline services tailored to the unique needs of women veterans. They act to guide women veterans through the range of services available at the VA. The Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center in Iron Mountain remains committed to exceptional care and support for our women veterans.
Dr. Jo Ellen Zahn, a doctor of nurse practitioners and the Women Veterans Program Manager at the Oscar G. Johnson VAMC, expressed her commitment to serving women veterans. She stated, “We want our veterans to know that we are here for them, and that we want to provide healthcare to them for the next hundred years. I would like to thank the veterans for getting their care with us through the VA.”
The women veterans health program offers comprehensive healthcare for women veterans, with expert primary care providers and collaboration with specialists in various fields. The Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center partners with the community to ensure access to a full range of care for its female veterans. For services not specifically available at the center, the VA Medical Center works closely with those community partners to ensure female patients have what they need.
Services include ultrasounds, mammograms, Pap and HPV tests, mental health counseling, wellness services, menopause treatment, family planning, contraceptive care, infertility evaluation, and managing common women’s health conditions.
Women’s health services are tailored to individual needs, covering disease screenings, mental health support, recovery from military sexual trauma, maternity care, and specialized female-oriented medical equipment.
If you’re a veteran who has experienced sexual trauma during military service, you can receive care, even without a service connection or prior reporting. Military sexual trauma coordinators are ready to help in Michigan.
Female veterans are encouraged to reach out to the women veterans program manager at the VA to learn more about the services they may be eligible for. More from women veteran providers will be featured tonight at 11 EST/10 CST.
For more information about the services available at the Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center, visit:
For more information about care for women veterans within the VA as a whole, visit: