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Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital

 

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Invitation to Hines VA for Veterans Day Program on Nov. 10Veterans Day 2017
Join Hines Director and Ill. Governor at 10 am Nov 10 for our ceremony. Chicago Bears Drumline and mascot, Staley, Miss Illinois and others will be here. Free flu shots, refreshments, live music, resource fair and more.
Coffee Lady at the Coffee CartThe Coffee Lady Delivers for Hines' Veterans
If you’ve spent a Friday at Hines VA Hospital, you’ve probably seen her walking the halls at Hines. Many of you have even tried her coffee. But what do you know about Birgette “The Coffee Lady” Riegels Doucet?
Key dignitaries gather in the lobby at Hines VA Hospital during announcement of Tiny Boots program.Tiny Boots Child Care Program for Veterans
Illinois Dept. of Veterans Affairs and YWCA have introduced Tiny Boots, a child care program for Veterans to use while at medical appointments or job interviews. Call 630-580-3199 for information.
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.

From the Veterans Health Administration

Medical Technologist Dionne Hockett operates the new BioFire Blood Culture Identification system New Blood Culture ID System Improves Care for Vets
VA's Tennessee Valley Healthcare System has a new system that lets doctors find harmful microorganisms in blood samples in just a few hours vs. three days with the old method.
National Salute to Veteran Patients WeekNational Salute to Veteran Patients Week
All this week, VA medical centers across the country are saluting our Veteran patients with valentines, musical performances and special ceremonies. You can salute Veterans all year by volunteering.
Help for Veterans with Seasonal Affective Disorder Help for Veterans with Seasonal Affective Disorder
If you feel sad in the winter, you may have Seasonal Affective Disorder. It is sometimes called winter depression. Here's information on treatment, including light therapy, from a VA psychiatrist.
February is Heart Month – A Veteran Nurse’s StoryFebruary is Heart Month - A Veteran Nurse's Story
Betty Cunar served as a nurse in the Vietnam war. During American Heart Month, she shares her story of care she receives from VA to remind Veterans of the importance of knowing your heart numbers.
Telehealth Revolutionizing Veterans Health CareTelehealth Revolutionizing Veterans Health Care
VA's TeleHealth service utilizes health informatics to care for Veterans and helps them live independently and stay out of the hospital — essential for their overall health care and personal goals.
Bay Pines VA in Florida Bay Pines VA in Florida Modernizing for Veterans
Modernizing is one of VA's top priorities and the Bay Pines VA Healthcare System is in the vanguard of medical centers which are modernizing their facilities and services for the Veterans it serves.
L-R: Chief of Staff Kent Crossley, Chief Experience Officer Martina Malek, nurse practitioner Judy Wagner, Chief of PM&R Mike Armstrong, nurse practitioner Laurie Kubes and Director Patrick KellyMinneapolis VA Opens “Healing Center”
Minneapolis VA opens new “Integrative Center for Health & Healing, part of VA's new emphasis on “Veteran-Centric” care. Once considered “alternative” therapy.
Army Veteran Gary Lucas navigates a hurdle exercise with the help of study coordinator Lydia PadenResearch Builds Balance and Strength in Veterans
Thanks to innovative research at the Baltimore VA, older Veterans are making strides — literally — in their ability to move about, stay balanced, prevent falls and get up from a fall if they do have one.
Holiday Open House… A Big Hit with Veterans and EmployeesVeterans Enjoy Holiday Open Houses at Memphis VA
All this month, VA medical centers across America celebrate the holidays with Veterans and employees. At the Memphis VA, there are six Holiday Open House events to greet the season.
Art work produce by Veterans who particpated in Art TherapyVeterans Creating a Brighter Future
Veterans use art as a means of expression on the road to recovery, developing goals while gaining hope and a sense of accomplishment, which are critical to the recovery process.

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