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Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital

 

Local Features

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
The Hines Veterans Mobile Medical Unit (MMU)"Taking it on the Road” to Better Serve our Vets
Hines recently unveiled a new Mobile Medical Unit to bring top quality healthcare to Veterans in the Chicago land area.

From the Veterans Health Administration

woman reading labels in the grocery storeDo You Know How Much Salt is in that Soup?
With K-rations, you ate what you got. Today, Veterans can make smart decisions about the food they put in their body. Here’s a quick and easy summary of how to read those Nutrition Facts Labels.
92-year-old volunteer Orville Swett World War II Vet Says Volunteering Keeps Him Alive
Ninety-two-year-old Orville Swett, a retired optician, has been volunteering at the VA eye clinic in Daytona Beach for 25 years. His job? Adjusting glasses for Veterans who visit the clinic.
Volunteer Kay Arnold sitting in a banquet roomDedicated Volunteers Serve Veterans for Decades
Volunteering: the ultimate exercise in democracy. We may vote in elections once a year, but when we volunteer, we vote every day for the kind of community we want to live in.
Karen Duddy, Occupational Therapy Supervisor, and Veterans Bill Armstrong  and Olester McNary participate in Doc Talk- a game in which Veterans learn to better communicate with health care providers.How Occupational Therapy Works for You
VA's occupational therapists help Veterans participate in the things they want and need to do through the therapeutic use of everyday activities and occupations. Read on to learn how they do it.
older couple doing stretching excercisesNational Public Health Week - Five Days to Health
Veterans, how many times do you exercise per week? Immunizations up to date? When was the last time you got tested for HIV? Here's VA's “Five Days to Health” challenge to help build a healthier you.
A psychologist counsels a coupleGoal: Satisfying Sexual Relationship
Many Veterans struggle with sexuality in their relationships. Two VA psychologists assert that a satisfying sexual relationship strengthens the whole family and it needs to be addressed.
veterans participating in downhill skiing Winter Clinic World-Leader in Adaptive Sports
VA's annual National Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic has significantly changed the lives of thousands of disabled Veterans, reminding them of the wonder life still has to offer.
person grabbing a door handle for entryRehab Veterans volunteer for four-week lock down
Unique approach to rehab. At the Topeka VA, a new voluntary alcohol and drug rehab program called 'Fresh Start' requires patients to commit to 30 days of intense therapy in a locked unit.
US Army Veteran Ron WhitcombVeterans with PTSD Reclaiming Their Lives
VA is working hard every day to help Veterans with PTSD, from World War II generals to Iraqi conflict corporals. Here are links to resources and courageous stories from Veterans who have been there.
jogger's feet on a natural running pathThese Veterans lost a LOT of weight. You can too!
Hundreds of Veterans of all ages — and shapes — are losing weight every day with VA's MOVE! program and now there's an app to help you join this happy, healthy group. Check it out!

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