Veterans Care Centers of Oregon (VCCO) is a 501(c)(3) founded in 2003 with the sole purpose of contracting with the Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs (ODVA) to operate the Oregon Veterans’ Home (OVH – The Dalles), and any nursing home that the Department might wish to construct in the future. Subsequent to its founding, VCCO modified its mission to include the ability to provide a broad-spectrum of services if the opportunity arises.
In the summer of 2003, VCCO was successful in bidding on the operation of the OVH. Beginning on October 1, 2003, VCCO fulfilled that initial contract, along with two one-year extensions ending in September of 2008. When the ODVA issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) for the operation of the OVH in the summer of 2008, VCCO was once again successful in bidding, and has now been operating the OVH on behalf of the ODVA under the terms of this second contract since October 1, 2008.
In 2013, the ODVA issued an RFP for the operation of a new Veterans’ home to be built in Lebanon, Oregon. After the conclusion of the bid process, VCCO was selected to operate this home on behalf of the Department as well.
The OVH – Lebanon was opened in October of 2014, received Medicare and Medicaid certification in December of that year, and was granted recognition by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs in the spring of 2015.