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Redesigned women's VA clinic unveiled

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Posted at 7:39 AM, Apr 19, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-19 08:39:39-04

TULSA -- The Ernest Childer's VA Outpaient Clinic showed off their newly redesigned Women Veterans Clinic Wednesday.

The construction, done by Warfeather out of Coweta, added a second primary care team, two additional exam rooms and a second nursing room. 

"Women veterans are the fastest growing group within the veteran population," said Mark E. Morgan, director for the Eastern Oklahoma VA Health Care System. "This additional Primary Care team will allow us to increase the number of women veterans we can serve and be able to provide their health care in a timely manner."

According to the group, there are currently 1,400 women veterans enrolled in the Tulsa clinic. 

Veterans Affairs staff members, including Jonathan Plasencia, chief operating officer at the Eastern VA Health Care System, praised the redesigned facilities and acknowledged the number of female veterans they will be able to serve.

Healthcare has come a long way for women veterans, there was a time when the VA only offered services to women if they were disabled," Wanda Graham, a U.S. Marine Corp veteran, said.

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