Anne Beck, the emergency department nurse manager, applied for the grant.
"We hope to create an area that's more calm and away from the rest of the hubbub," Beck said.
The hospital has 14 emergency room beds, six of them in a large room with beds separated by curtains and the others in private rooms.
The redecorated and refurnished room will be used for all patients, but perhaps most welcomed by women who need privacy, bring children or need gynecological examinations, Beck said.
The grant will allow purchase of an obstetrical-gynecological gurney that will be more comfortable than the usual examination tables, she said.
Gina Painter, director of the VA women's clinic, said veterans' first experience at the VA is often in the emergency room.
It can be particularly traumatic for a female veteran who has suffered from military sexual assault to wait or receive care while surrounded by men, she said.
"The ER can be a frustrating, scary place in general, but when you're a minority in the system, it can be even worse," said Painter.
The room will be repainted and decorated to suit women's tastes, and will have a recliner for spouses and children, she said.
Women today comprise 15 percent of the active-duty military and nearly 18 percent of the National Guard and Reserve forces. The VA estimates that by 2020, women veterans will comprise 10 percent of the veteran population.