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Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital

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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.
Dora Henderson, and Porter Robbins.Caregiver welcomes Veterans into her home and heart
Dora Henderson opened her home to provide care for two Veterans through the VA’s Medical Foster Home Program (MFH). As a retired nurse of 31 years, becoming a caregiver was second nature but finding a program like MFH in which she could give back to Veterans is cherished.
Dr. Stuart Johnson, an Air Force Veteran and the Associate Chief of Staff for Research at HinesMillion Veteran Program at Hines
Hines is proud to be one of 50 VA medical facilities nationwide selected to serve as an enrollment site for the groundbreaking Million Veteran Research Program.
Joliet Clinic waiting roomSpacious New Veterans Clinic Open in Joliet
Hines VA proudly opened the doors on a new 60,000 square foot Veterans Clinic in Joliet on March 11th.
Valentines for VeteransValentines for Veterans Concert 2013
Chicago is honored to be selected as one of the 2013 Valentines for Veterans Concert Sites and all three Chicago VA hospitals are working together to make this concert a reality.
Marine Corps Veteran Kenneth Cook tests out his new bionic leg braces during his first fitting at Hines VA Hospital.Bionic Leg Brace Technology Comes to Hines
A Hines patient was recently fit with “Bionic” leg braces. This incredible new technology will dramatically improve mobility and quality of life for our Veterans.
Jim ScalesAny Time, Anywhere Access to the VA with My HealtheVet
Any Time, Anywhere Access to the VA with My HealtheVet

From the Veterans Health Administration

Happy HolidaysReligious Exercise and Expression in VA Facilities
VA appreciates religious groups and other organizations that wish to celebrate the holidays with our Veterans. Here are the guidelines to help you observe the season with our patients and residents.
Man in a wheelchair with a woman standing to his sideHonoring Family and Friends Who Care for Veterans
Respite care provides a break for a Veteran's regular caregiver, and VA offers professional respite care to caregivers. Eligible Veterans may be eligible to receive 30 days of respite care per year.
Major Anthony SmithOne Story of Millions Who Have Borne the Battle
From a body bag to a black belt. After being hit by a rocket-propelled grenade, Anthony Smith was presumed dead and placed in a body bag. Today, after 100 surgeries, he has a martial arts black belt.
A woman with a stethoscope reviews a paper with an older man holding a canePlanning for Getting Older: Is it Ever Too Early?
Over half of America's Veterans are over 65. It's estimated 70% of them will eventually need long term care. Have you and your family made any plans? Here's what one Veteran did ... and you can too.
Two men and two women chopping vegetables around a kitchen counterVA Gourmet - Teaching Vets How to Cook Healthy
At the Fargo VA in North Dakota, a team of dietitians is dedicated to teaching Veterans how to prepare quick, easy meals that are nutritious and healthy (and taste good too).
A tall, cylindrical machine stands in the center of a hospital room and emits blue light Milwaukee VA Medical Center Zaps Germs with Robots
Milwaukee VA Medical Center protects the health and safety of Veteran patients with new robots that kill numerous micro-organisms in about 15 minutes. It scrambles the DNA of bacteria.
Detail of a painting featuring military boots and high heelsCreative Arts Festival 2015
Over 100 Veterans are gathering in North Carolina this week for VA's national annual Creative Arts Festival. It's music, painting, dancing, sculpture ... and it's therapeutic.
A woman sits on a bed while readingHomeless Alabama Veteran Home at Last
Army Veteran April Rencher didn't plan on becoming homeless. But after watching her world fall apart, she's now building a new life for herself with a little help from her friends at the Tuscaloosa VA.
A woman in a lab coat shows a patient two computer monitors displaying mammogram imagesBreast Cancer: The Importance of Mammograms
Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in women, but early detection saves lives, which is why mammograms are so important. VA's 3D technology is improving cancer detection rates.
An audiologist installs a hearing aid for a Veteran patientVeterans! Hard of hearing? VA can help.
Whether from high noise in military operations or during training, hearing loss and tinnitus account for the two most prevalent service-connected disabilities among Veterans. Many do not realize it until too late.

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