VA Scam Alert!

The James H. Quillen VA Medical Center had reports from sister VA facilities that Veterans have received calls from someone claiming to work for VA. The person states they are going to the Veteran’s home to give them a COVID-19 (Corona Virus) shot. THESE CALLS ARE NOT FROM VA. Some are also requesting bank account information.

At this time, a shot for COVID-19 does not exist. VA will NEVER ask you for your bank account information over the phone. This has been referred to the VA police, but we wanted you to be aware. Please let your loved ones know if they are not on social media.

Korean War Marine receives newly designed Korean Ambassador for Peace Medal

USMC Korean War Veteran Staff Sergeant Donald Faria from Chimacum Washington sent a photo of himself wearing the newly designed Korean Ambassador for Peace Medal (AFPM). Donald participated in operations against enemy forces in South and Central Korea from December 15, 1950 to October 18, 1951. Thank you Mr. Faria for your service and sacrifice.

Vet to Vet Tennessee has assisted over 300 US Korean War Veterans from 44 states since 2016. We encourage you to reach out and find our Korean War Veterans and help them apply for the medal. Requirements and application can be found by clicking here.

Mountain Home VA Medical Center Update

Situation Update – Mountain Home VA Healthcare System

Help reduce the risk of spreading the flu, COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and other illnesses  In an effort to reduce the impact of the COVID-19 and other illnesses, James H. Quillen VAMC is asking patients, staff and visitors to help slow the spread of infection.  

EFFECTIVE MARCH 23, access to the main campus is only through the Lamont/Veterans Way and Lake Drive Gates. All other gates will be closed.

Effective immediately, the following visitation safeguards are in place: If you become sick, stay home and call ahead to your clinic or VA facility before visiting. Valet services are temporarily suspended until further notice.  Parking lots ordinarily used for valet parking are now opened for patient self-parking. All patients, visitors and staff will be screened for COVID-19 at the entrance. Outpatients should come to appointments alone if possible, but if necessary please limit the number of individuals accompanying you to one immediate family member or caregiver. Visitors are not allowed in the Community Living Center, Intensive Care Unit, or Inpatient Wards. The exceptions are hospice and palliative care patients. No one under the age of 18 is allowed in the facility.

Additional restrictions may be put in place as conditions warrant.