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Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital

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WWII Veteran and Hines Volunteer Peter PoulosHappy 100th Birthday Peter Poulos
Happy 100th Birthday to Peter "Sarge" Poulos! Special thanks to WGN Morning News for helping us celebrate. Hines employees and volunteers gathered to celebrate with Mr. Poulos.
Picture of Peter Poulos from World War II inset within photo of Mr. Poulos at age 99.WWII Veteran Shares 'Pearl Harbor' Experience
On this 75th Anniversary of the attacks on Pearl Harbor. Hines WWII Veteran and long-time volunteer, Peter Poulos shares his experience. "At that time, I was working on the railroad...
Veterans selecting food items at the Hines VA Hospital Food PantryHines Food Pantry Celebrates 2nd Anniversary
The Food Pantry at Hines VA Hospital is a partnership with Hines VA Hospital, the Food Depository, and AmeriCorps. Just last week, the pantry celebrated its second anniversary.
Photo of US Senator Dick Durbin and Hines Staff touring hospitalU.S. Sen. Richard Durbin Visits Hines VA Hospital
U.S. Senator Dick Durbin recently stopped by Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital for a visit. He was greeted by Acting Network Director, Renee Oshinski and Hospital Director, Steven Braverman, M.D.
Photo of Veteran and Prosthetist with new Biom AnkleemPOWER for the Veteran
On a recent October day, Veterans at Hines became the first patients and Hines VA hospital the first hospital in the nation to use the new emPOWER ankle. Seven veterans were invited to trial the new ankle...
Photo of Hospital Director  Steven E. Braverman, M.D.New Leadership at Hines VA Hospital
We are pleased to introduce Steven E. Braverman, M.D. as our new Hospital Director. Dr. Braverman has now been on board for three weeks at Hines after nearly 30 years serving our nation as an Army physician.
Veterans Crisis LineU.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Helps Veterans
VA is at the ready to help any Veteran in crisis. Veterans can access immediate, confidential support through the toll-free Veterans Crisis Line. Support is just a phone call, click, or text away, 24 hours a day.
Patient KiosksNew Travel Benefit Option on Patient Kiosks
In an effort to provide more convenient and timely service for Veterans requesting mileage reimbursement, Hines VA Hospital’s Beneficiary Travel department implemented a new change in how travel claims are processed.
Hines Tele-ICUHines VA Hospital Opens Virtual ICU
Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital held a demonstration of its new Tele-Intensive Care Unit (Tele-ICU), a form of telemedicine in which Tele-ICU caregivers, called intensivists, serve as a second set of eyes, ears and brains.
A sample of the new redesign.We've Re-Designed Our Entire Website for You!
Our new look is designed to help you easily and quickly access information with intuitive and easy-to-use navigation. This redesign is based on feedback from Veterans and VA facilities around the country.

From the Veterans Health Administration

Writer-Editor Rebekah E. Rickner interviews Veteran Richard BryeHonoring the Voices and Experiences of Veterans
My Life, My Story. A unique VA project that lets Veterans tell their VA care team about their life and careers, who they are as a person and then have their story added to their VA medical record.
Army Veteran boxercisingVeteran loses 30 pounds in VA's MOVE! program
Army Veteran, 65, lost more than 30 pounds and got in shape with VA's MOVE! program - lifting weights and attending fitness classes for cardio three times a week. Also, a little yoga and boxercise.
Image of doctor shaking hands with patientTransgender Vets, the VA, and Respect
Are you a transgender Veteran? The VA provides gender transition counseling, evaluations for hormone therapy, and evaluations for gender transition surgeries, along with a healthy dose of respect.
Dr. Eloise Harman and Army Vietnam Veteran Winston FigueroaDr. Eloise Harman - One of VA's Top Doctors.
Dr. Eloise Harman follows in her parents' footsteps in providing care for America's Veterans. And spends most of her free time volunteering to help others. Meet another one of VA's Top Doctors.
Female soldier burning old uniforms Nearly 100,000 Vets Enrolled in Burn Pit Registry
Veterans who had exposure to burn pits and other airborne hazards during deployment are encouraged to join the Airborne Hazards and Open Burn Pit Registry. Almost 100,000 Veterans have so far.
Image of a volunteer pushing a patient in a wheelchair. Vietnam Vet Gives His Time to the VA in Georgia
Gus Albritton has spent 25 years and 23,000 hours volunteering at the Dublin VA in Georgia. The 66-year-old Vietnam Veteran began volunteering as a way of coping with his PTSD.
Michael Williams speaks to new employeesHomeless Veterans Personal Scorecard was the Key
Michael Williams’ personal scorecard was goal oriented, a plan he put together while living on the streets. Homeless for three years, he conquered alcoholism and regained the trust of his family.
Veteran getting their blood pressure checkedBlood Pressure Study: Vietnam Era Veterans
Researchers at the Department of Veterans Affairs find both herbicide exposure and military service are associated with high blood pressure (hypertension) among Army Chemical Corps Vietnam era Veterans.
Army Veteran Jeffrey Weinstock meets with Dr. Erica Dombrowsky, audiologist, through Clinical Video Telehealth.VA Telehealth saves Florida Veteran time, travel
Army Veteran Major Jeffrey Weinstock is very thankful this week for VA Telehealth. It saves him a 300-mile round-trip from Key West to Miami for a comprehensive hearing exam and new hearing aids
Veterans sitting around a camp fire.Veterans Deal with Diabetes at Unique Camp
Veterans in Wisconsin spend a weekend at a special camp designed to help them learn about and deal with their diabetes. Veteran Steve Biever lost 56 pounds and thanks a VA nurse for saving his life.

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