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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

Female and Male Veterans riding a DuetBike together.The Success of Recreation Therapy for Veterans
Last year there were over 300 million Recreation and Creative Therapy activities for Veterans, such as special events and therapeutic outings. Changing the focus from disability to ability.
Make a Date During Heart Health MonthMake a Date During Heart Health Month
The number one killer of women is heart disease. Every February, Heart Health Month, VA reminds Veterans that early detection can make all the difference in a successful battle against heart disease.
Army Veteran Shaun CastleStrive, Live, Conquer in Salt Lake City
Army Veteran Shaun Castle has a message for wheelchair Veterans: Come to The Games this summer in Salt Lake City. It changed his life, it will change yours. Read his powerful remarks and sign up now.
Charlie Brown, a Marine and Korean War Veteran. Well-Being for Aging Veterans
VA has many ways to help keep you healthy, even if you can't fit into your old uniform. Find out here about Well-Being. It's about mental, physical and spiritual health for older Veterans.
VA nurse Mike Twigg uses a stethoscope to examine a Veteran patientIraq War Veteran Becomes VA Nurse
Mike Twigg was 38 years old when he decided to join the Army. It was 2007, and the war in Iraq was going full tilt. Sounds like a solid plan. Still, isn't 38 a bit old to be joining the Army?
A hiker on a snowy mountainFree, Confidential Courses to Launch Your New Year
Welcome to 2016! VA has developed a free, online, confidential tool kit to help you fight "brain overload," along with relaxation exercises, videos and stress management tools.
Happy New Year 2016!Top Ten VA Services List for Veterans in 2016
One thing we all hope for in a New Year is good health. For America's Veterans, that's our job. At our VA hospitals and Community-Based Outpatient Clinics, we are here to serve you.
Veteran Marion Ritchie and her Navy photo from World War II.98-Year-Old Veteran Planning Next Parasailing Trip
World War II Navy Veteran, 98, looks back on a century of Christmas celebrations and her recent adventures parasailing and motorcycle riding. Next on her list, computer classes.
Two men play chess in a restaurantVA 'Bridgers' Helping Sober Vets Stay That Way
At the Bedford VA in Massachusetts, peer support specialists known as 'Bridgers' are helping Veterans successfully reintegrate into their communities following rehab for drug or alcohol abuse.
A mom and dad with a son and daughter cooking and sampling food in a kitchenConnect with Your Children this Holiday Season
VA has free, confidential online courses to help Veteran parents connect with their children. Helpful anytime, but especially during the holidays which can bring a lot of stress. Totally!

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