VA Rocky Mountain Network
Montana TMS Mobile Medical Unit Unveiled
The Montana VA recently unveiled their Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Mobile Medical Unit. It is an innovative, first-in-the-country concept for VA. This custom-designed, high-tech vehicle will offer a cutting-edge therapy.
Throughout the VA Rocky Mountain Network – which covers the five primary states of Colorado, Montana, Oklahoma, Utah, and Wyoming several unique clinical capabilities have been cultivated.
In example, the Oklahoma City VA Medical Center was the first health care facility in Oklahoma to receive the American Society for Radiation Oncology Accreditation Program for Excellence, placing that facility at the premier echelon of patient safety and well-being. Two years ago, Cheyenne VA Medical Center became the first VA location in the country to have a mobile Technology-based Eye Care Services (TECS) telehealth program, bringing specialty eye care services to rural Veteran populations.
The path of excellence continued in Montana. The Montana VA Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Mobile Medical Unit is an innovative, first-in-the-country concept for VA. This custom-designed, high-tech vehicle will offer a cutting-edge therapy and treatment capability for our Veterans across “Big Sky Country.”
VISN 19 Chief Mental Health Officer Dr. Christopher Watson attended the ribbon cutting ceremony in Billings, MT. "Whoever is driving this MMU is going to be on the road a lot. I can’t wait to hear reports of Veterans from Flathead Lake all the way across to Glendive experiencing healing because of the accessibility of this resource to our rural communities." Watson said. He offered his enthusiastic approval, "Let me end by saying I am so proud of the collaboration among Montana VA, our VISN 19 Clinical Resource Hub, and the TMS Program Office to synthesize their efforts to make this therapy available, mobile, and effective.