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Press Releases


2018

MEDIA ADVISORY -- Gulf Coast VA to accept donated van to support its patient transportation network - FORT WALTON BEACH, Fla. – Through its Voluntary Services program, the Department of Veterans Affairs Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System will accept the donation of a brand new van from Disabled American Veterans Chapter 112 during an event Nov. 15. Media is invited to cover this event. (11/09/2018)

Media Advisory: Gulf Coast VA to hold Veterans Day program - BILOXI, Miss. – The Department of Veterans Affairs Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System will hold a Veterans Day program at 10:50 a.m. Friday. Media representatives are invited to cover the event. (11/07/2018)

Gulf Coast VA celebrates National Veterans and Military Families Month 2018 - Yesterday evening, President Donald Trump declared November 2018 the second annual National Veterans and Military Families Month to “salute the brave and dedicated patriots who have worn the uniform of the United States, and…celebrate the extraordinary military families whose selfless service and sacrifice make our military the finest in the world.” (11/01/2018)

Deployed VA IT staff builds digital bridges to help Hurricane Michael Veterans recover - PANAMA CITY, Fla. -- Behind the scenes, a dedicated team of Department of Veterans Affairs Information Technology professionals kept the electronic and network communication flowing between the tents and medical vehicles of the Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System’s Hurricane Michael Medical Unit. (10/29/2018)

VA's Hurricane Michael Emergency Response team to relocate - PANAMA CITY, Fla. -- The Department of Veterans Affairs Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System’s Hurricane Michael Medical Unit that has been operating from a Walmart parking lot will relocate to the Panama City Beach VA Clinics and be open for Veterans on Monday, October 29, 2018, at 8 a.m. (10/24/2018)

VA's Hurricane Michael Medical Station in Panama City set to transition Thursday - PANAMA CITY, Fla. -- The Department of Veterans Affairs Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System’s Hurricane Michael Medical Station that has been operating from a Walmart parking lot will transition Veteran services back to the Panama City Beach VA Clinic Thursday. (10/23/2018)

GCVHCS Panama City Beach clinics to resume operations - The Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System’s Outpatient Clinics in Panama City Beach, Florida, will resume normal operations on Tuesday, October 16, 2018. Veterans with regularly scheduled appointments will be seen in both locations (Magnolia Avenue and R Jackson) between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m (10/15/2018)

Status Update for GCVHCS VA Clinics in affected areas - The Department of Veterans Affairs Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System's outpatient clinics in Panama City Beach remain closed as VA officials assess the damage caused by Hurricane Michael's landfall earlier today. (10/11/2018)

VA Joint Ambulatory Care Center closed today - PENSACOLA, Fla. -- The VA Outpatient Clinic in Pensacola, Florida, is closed today, due to an electrical fire in an isolated area of the building. (10/01/2018)

Annual VA report shows Gulf Coast VA has improved over past year in quality of services provided to - Using an annual web-based report scorecard that measures, evaluates and benchmarks quality and efficiency at its medical centers, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs recently released data that showed significant improvements at the majority of its health care facilities. The Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System was one of the facilities that made positive strides in the benchmarks and is striving to continue progress. (09/27/2018)

Flu shots are available to Veterans in all Gulf Coast VA facilities - Veterans receiving health care services from the Department of Veterans Affairs Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System can now get their flu shot. (09/27/2018)

Gulf Coast VA to recognize former Prisoners of War/Missing in Action - BILOXI, Miss. – The Department of Veterans Affairs Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System will hold its annual National POW/MIA Recognition Day event at 11 a.m. Sept. 21. Media representatives are invited to cover the event. (09/20/2018)

Veteran couple ready to pay it forward, help others - Panama City Veteran couple Joe and Jill Rodgers know what it’s like to hit “rock bottom” in a marriage. They’ve been there. Their communication issues and circumstances nearly wrecked their family. They knew they desperately needed help to salvage their marriage. (09/18/2018)

GCVHCS Suicide Prevention Coordinators offer helpful tips to Veteran families, friends - Department of Veterans Affairs Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System suicide prevention coordinators urge family members and friends of Veterans to pay attention to the warning signs of Veterans in crisis, as often those people are in a prime position to help Veterans get the support they may desperately need. (09/13/2018)

VA Gulf Coast asks Veterans receiving VA health care in Panama City Beach: How are we doing? - The Department of Veterans Affairs Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System has scheduled a town hall event at 5 p.m. Sept. 13 for Veterans who receive health care services from the Panama City Beach VA Clinic. (08/28/2018)

Panama City Beach VA Clinic set to offer audiology services to Veterans - Audiology and Speech Pathology officials at the Department of Veterans Affairs Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System are pleased to announce the availability of audiology services for Veterans at the Panama City Beach VA Clinic. (08/28/2018)

Gulf Coast VA to host annual Community Mental Health Summit event - The Department of Veterans Affairs Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System will host its annual Community Mental Health Summit event 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 8. Media representatives are invited to cover the event. (07/27/2018)

VEText system helps Veterans keep, cancel their VA medical appointments - Do you want to help your fellow Veterans get care they deserve at a faster pace? If so, then GCVHCS officials recommend you take advantage of VEText, the VA’s automated text-messaging appointment-reminder system (07/25/2018)

Mobile VA clinic pharmacy set to transition July 20 - Mobile VA clinic pharmacy set to transition July 20 (07/03/2018)

VA Gulf Coast asks Veterans receiving VA health care in Okaloosa County: How are we doing? - VA Gulf Coast asks Veterans receiving VA health care in Okaloosa County: How are we doing? (06/28/2018)

Bryan C. Matthews appointed Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System Director - The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Bryan C. Matthews, as director of the VA Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System (GCVHCS), effective January 21, 2018. (01/05/2018)

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2017

Gulf Coast VA leaders want veteran feedback on VA health care in Biloxi - Senior leadership in the Department of Veterans Affairs Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System has scheduled a Jan. 11 town hall event at 5 p.m. for veterans who receive health care services from the Biloxi VA Medical Center. (12/28/2017)

GCVHCS transforming pharmacy operations at CBOCS - BILOXI, Mississippi – Officials at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System (GCVHCS) announced today that pharmacy operations at their three community based outpatient clinics would be transforming into an emergent and mail-based prescription system no later than Sept. 30, 2018. (11/30/2017)

GCVHCS opens Tele-Intensive Care Unit at Biloxi VA - The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System (GCVHCS) opened its first Tele-Intensive Care Unit during a ceremony at the Biloxi VA campus Nov. 15. (11/15/2017)

Eglin, Panama City VA clinics to close ahead of Hurricane Irma - NORTHWEST FLORIDA -- The Department of Veterans Affairs Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System’s outpatient clinics near Eglin Air Force Base and in Panama City Beach will be closed Sept. 11. (09/08/2017)

Biloxi VA road resurfacing project begins - Biloxi VA road resurfacing project begins. (02/09/2017)

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2016

Gulf Coast VA leaders to host health care town hall for Pensacola veterans - PENSACOLA, Fla. –The Department of Veterans Affairs Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System has scheduled a town hall event at 5 p.m. on Dec. 13 for veterans who receive health care services from VA. (12/01/2016)

Panama City VA clinic to close for relocation, new clinic opening - As the Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System makes final preparations to open its new outpatient clinic for veterans along Magnolia Beach Road on Dec. 7, its current outpatient facility on Naval Support Activity Panama City will close for staff and equipment relocation to the new clinic from Dec. 1-6. (11/15/2016)

VA Vet Center’s outreach campaign continues through November - Department of Veterans Affairs Vet Center staff members across the region (Biloxi, Miss., Mobile, Ala., Pensacola, Okaloosa County, and Bay County, Fla.) along with their Mobile Vet Center outreach vehicle, will offer their free readjustment counseling services to interested Veterans and active duty throughout the region during the month of November. (10/28/2016)

Eglin VA clinic expansion contract awarded, construction to begin soon - Eglin VA clinic expansion contract awarded, construction to begin soon (10/28/2016)

VA Vet Center’s outreach campaign continues through October - VA Vet Center’s outreach campaign continues through October (10/07/2016)

VA Vet Center’s outreach campaign continues through September - Department of Veterans Affairs Vet Center staff members across the region (Biloxi, Miss., Mobile, Ala., Pensacola, Okaloosa County, and Bay County, Fla.) along with their Mobile Vet Center outreach vehicle, will offer their free readjustment counseling services to interested Veterans and active duty throughout the region during the month of September (09/02/2016)

Gulf Coast VA leaders to host health care town hall for veterans - OKALOOSA COUNTY, Fla. –The Department of Veterans Affairs Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System has scheduled a town hall event at 5 p.m. on Aug. 30 for veterans who receive health care services from VA at the GCVHCS’s outpatient clinic near Eglin Air Force Base (08/15/2016)

VA awards contract to build new clinic in Mobile - MOBILE, Ala. –The Department of Veterans Affairs Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System is pleased to announce to south Alabama veterans that a new VA outpatient clinic is on its way, after the contract to build and lease a new facility to VA was awarded to US Federal Properties Co., LLC, this week. (08/12/2016)

VA Vet Center’s outreach campaign continues through August - Department of Veterans Affairs Vet Center staff members across the region (Biloxi, Miss., Mobile, Ala., Pensacola, Okaloosa County, and Bay County, Fla.) along with their Mobile Vet Center outreach vehicle, will offer their free readjustment counseling services to interested Veterans and active duty throughout the region during the month of August. (08/01/2016)

VA Vet Center's outreach campaign continues through July - Department of Veterans Affairs Vet Center staff members across the region (Biloxi, Miss., Mobile, Ala., Pensacola, Okaloosa County, and Bay County, Fla.) along with their Mobile Vet Center outreach vehicle, will offer their free readjustment counseling services to interested veterans and active duty throughout the region during the month of July. (07/01/2016)

Gulf Coast VA leaders to host health care town hall for Panama City veterans - The Department of Veterans Affairs Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System has scheduled a town hall event at 5 p.m. on June 29 for veterans who receive health care services from VA. (06/13/2016)

VA Vet Center’s outreach campaign continues through June - Department of Veterans Affairs Vet Center staff members across the region (Biloxi, Miss., Mobile, Ala., Pensacola, Okaloosa County, and Bay County, Fla.) along with their Mobile Vet Center outreach vehicle, will offer their free readjustment counseling services to interested Veterans and active duty throughout the region during the month of June. (05/31/2016)

Pensacola VA promotes physical fitness, support for veterans through VA2K event - PENSACOLA, Fla. -- The Department of Veterans Affairs’ Joint Ambulatory Care Center will host its annual VA2K Walk and Roll event to encourage healthy activity while supporting homeless veterans with donated items on May 18. (05/13/2016)

Biloxi VA promotes physical fitness, support for veterans through VA2K event - Biloxi VA promotes physical fitness, support for veterans through VA2K event (05/10/2016)

VA Vet Center’s outreach campaign continues through May - Department of Veterans Affairs Vet Center staff members across the region (Biloxi, Miss., Mobile, Ala., Pensacola, Okaloosa County, and Bay County, Fla.) along with their Mobile Vet Center outreach vehicle, will offer their free readjustment counseling services to interested Veterans and active duty throughout the region during the month of May. (05/06/2016)

Biloxi VA to hold nursing job fair - If you are a nurse who is looking for a rewarding federal career serving veterans, the Department of Veterans Affairs Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System in Biloxi wants you (05/05/2016)

Biloxi VA health care leaders to host town hall event for veterans - BILOXI, Miss. –The Department of Veterans Affairs Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System in Biloxi has scheduled a town hall event at 5 p.m. on April 26 for veterans who receive health care from VA. (04/18/2016)

VA Vet Center’s outreach campaign continues through April - VA Vet Center’s outreach campaign continues through April (03/31/2016)

Biloxi VA Medical Center to host a job and resource fair for veterans - The fair is sponsored by the GCVHCS’s Compensated Work Therapy program. Veterans will be able to connect with VA and its local community partners to find jobs and learn job-related skills. Interested veterans should bring appropriate identification, resumes, certifications and their Commercial Driver’s License (if applicable) with them. (03/23/2016)

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2014

Gulf Coast VA Extends Closure of Its' Clinics until Noon on Thursday - BILOXI, Miss. – Due to hazardous road conditions, the Department of Veterans Affairs Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System has extended the closure of all outpatient clinics to include Biloxi, Mobile, Pensacola, Eglin Air Force Base and Panama City until noon on Thursday, January 30, 2014. The Biloxi VA emergency room will be open. All VA employees should report back to work by noon tomorrow (01/29/2014)

Biloxi VA Offers Free Chronic Disease Self-Management program for Veterans - BILOXI, Miss. – The Department of Veterans Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System will begin a free, six-week Stanford Chronic Disease Self-Management Program on its campus starting at 1 p.m. on Jan. 7. (01/02/2014)

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