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Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital

Local Features

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

VA Chaplin speaking with Veteran about spiritualityTalking Spiritual about Moral Injury
VA chaplains help Veterans in many ways, including invisible injuries. Read how one New York VA chaplain works with Veterans dealing with moral injury, helping them cope with memories they push away.
Women Veterans Call Center EmployeeVA invites Women Veterans to Chat Online
The Women Veterans Call Center has a new online, one-to-one chat function. Women Veterans can chat online anonymously via text with a trained woman representative, many of whom are Veterans.
Veteran throwing Javelin at Golden Age GamesVeteran Golden Age Games Underway in Detroit
Golden Age Games - it is about the rehabilitation value that wellness and fitness provide in the lives of older Veterans and a good time, competition and fellowship with other Veterans.
Image of Veteran outdoors with friends and his horseDying Veteran Emotional Last Request
Paralyzed by a bullet to his spine in Vietnam combat, Roberto Gonzalez still found many things to enjoy in life. His favorite was his horses. Near the end of his life, he had one last request.
Veteran competeing in Wheelchair games in an Archery match. Wheelchair Games are about Living Healthy Lives
All this week VA and the Paralyzed Veterans of America are hosting the National Veterans Wheelchair Games. Veterans will participate in 18 wheelchair sports events in Salt Lake City.
Image of a Monarch butterfly on a flowerButterflies Symbolize Hope for Paralyzed Veterans
In early May about 30 patients and staff gathered on the front patio of the Milwaukee Veteran Affairs Spinal Cord Injury building to witness a special ceremony: the release of hundreds of butterflies.
Male Veteran walking down a rural road surrounded by treesPTSD Help with Cognitive Processing Therapy
After 17 months in Iraq he came home and felt he was drifting through life. After he was diagnosed with PTSD, he entered a VA treatment program called Cognitive Processing Therapy. It worked for him.
Two VA Doctors with their VA Patient after surgery Veteran has Tongue Cancer Surgery Home in 3 Days
Warren, an Army Veteran, had surgery for a cancerous tongue tumor. He spent only three days in the hospital. Read how VA surgeons solve complex problems with minimally invasive procedures.
 Image of a male volunteer handing out clothes to a male Veteran. I was addicted and homeless. The VA took me in.
Vietnam Veteran Mike Doherty was homeless and addicted to pain killers and alcohol. He had hit bottom with no place to turn. But then a good friend drove him to the Pittsburgh VA.
World MS Day, 25 May 2016 - LogoYou get to choose how you will handle MS.
Read the inspirational words of an Air Force Veteran who eloquently describes how he lives every day with Multiple Sclerosis. His courage and resolve serve as a valuable example to us all.

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