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Hines VA Hospital

Hines VA Hospital Hines VA Hospital is the largest VA in Illinois. We provide quality care to our nation's heroes. Edward Hines, Jr.

VA Hospital is located 12 miles west of downtown Chicago on a 147-acre campus. The Hospital offers primary, extended and specialty care to Veterans who primarily live in Cook, DuPage and Will Counties in Illinois. Hines Specialized clinical programs at the hospital include Blind Rehabilitation, Spinal Cord Injury, Neurosurgery, Radiation Therapy and Cardiovascular Surgery. Hines is authorized to o

VA Hospital is located 12 miles west of downtown Chicago on a 147-acre campus. The Hospital offers primary, extended and specialty care to Veterans who primarily live in Cook, DuPage and Will Counties in Illinois. Hines Specialized clinical programs at the hospital include Blind Rehabilitation, Spinal Cord Injury, Neurosurgery, Radiation Therapy and Cardiovascular Surgery. Hines is authorized to o

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Congratulations to our Hines Veterans who participated in the 2022 National Veterans Creative Arts Competition! - Hines ...
01/31/2023

Congratulations to our Hines Veterans who participated in the 2022 National Veterans Creative Arts Competition! - Hines took first place in Metalwork and Vocal Broadway, and an honorable mention for Therapeutic Arts Scholarship.

Can't wait to see what you do for 2023!
Check all the winners at: https://bit.ly/3HLRznW

Due to mental and emotional strain, some may turn to alcohol to escape stress. However, unhealthy drinking can cause new...
01/31/2023

Due to mental and emotional strain, some may turn to alcohol to escape stress. However, unhealthy drinking can cause new problems. Moderation is key for those who drink alcohol. The recommended limit for men is no more than two standard drinks each day and no more than 14 standard drinks per week. The recommended limit for women and all people over age 64 is no more than one standard drink each day and no more than seven standard drinks per week.

Thinking about your drinking? Considering a change? VA is here to help. Click here to learn more and start making changes.

Women Veterans, let your voice be heard! - We're holding a virtual focus group on Feb. 2, at 11:30 a.m., for women Veter...
01/31/2023

Women Veterans, let your voice be heard! - We're holding a virtual focus group on Feb. 2, at 11:30 a.m., for women Veterans receiving care at Hines VA to help best serve you.

To attend, RSVP to Sonya Ebhotemen at 708-202-8387 ext.22701 or [email protected]. An event link will be sent out.

Student nurses - Get a firsthand experience and competitive pay at Hines. VA-STEP and SNT Summer 2023 applications are d...
01/30/2023

Student nurses - Get a firsthand experience and competitive pay at Hines. VA-STEP and SNT Summer 2023 applications are due March 1.

Looking for ways to manage your weight? You can get started with this MOVE!® video and these S.M.A.R.T. goals. MOVE!® is...
01/29/2023
S.M.A.R.T. Goals

Looking for ways to manage your weight? You can get started with this MOVE!® video and these S.M.A.R.T. goals. MOVE!® is a weight management program for Veterans. If you want to learn more about managing your health and weight, talk with your VA health care team.

Goals are the road map to success. They give us a clear idea of where we want to be and how to get there. Setting SMART (Specific, Measurable, Action-oriente...

We're always looking to hear from our patients and caregivers to make Hines health care the best in the nation. Here's w...
01/29/2023

We're always looking to hear from our patients and caregivers to make Hines health care the best in the nation. Here's what some are saying this week!
Want to give your feedback? Email: [email protected]

Women Veterans, let your voice be heard! - We're holding a virtual focus group on Feb. 2, at 11:30 a.m., for women Veter...
01/28/2023

Women Veterans, let your voice be heard! - We're holding a virtual focus group on Feb. 2, at 11:30 a.m., for women Veterans receiving care at Hines VA to help best serve you.

To attend, RSVP to Sonya Ebhotemen at 708-202-8387 ext.22701 or [email protected]. An event link will be sent out.

Our Hoffman Estates CBOC is holding a PACT Act informational event on Jan. 30. Representatives from Edward Hines Jr. VA ...
01/28/2023

Our Hoffman Estates CBOC is holding a PACT Act informational event on Jan. 30. Representatives from Edward Hines Jr. VA Hospital and the Veterans Benefits Administration will be available from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. to answer questions and assist Veterans in filing claims.

4885 Hoffman Boulevard, Hoffman Estates, IL 60192.

For more information about PACT Act, visit va.gov/PACT.

Today is the 78th anniversary of International Holocaust Remembrance Day. Allies worked together during World War II and...
01/27/2023

Today is the 78th anniversary of International Holocaust Remembrance Day. Allies worked together during World War II and liberated the survivors of Auschwitz on this day in 1945. We remember the victims and honor our Veterans and Allies for their service.

Hines VA will host an employment hiring fair on Jan. 28 from 9 am to 1 pm in our main hospital's auditorium. Learn more ...
01/27/2023

Hines VA will host an employment hiring fair on Jan. 28 from 9 am to 1 pm in our main hospital's auditorium. Learn more at: https://bit.ly/3wiafFz

A job fair will be held each quarter, emphasizing key positions within our hospital. This quarter's focus is:
• Nursing Aides
• Housekeeping Aides
• Medical Support Assistants

Hines VA permanently housed 315 Homeless Veterans in 2022 - 128 percent above our goal! In just 12 months, VA housed ove...
01/26/2023

Hines VA permanently housed 315 Homeless Veterans in 2022 - 128 percent above our goal!
In just 12 months, VA housed over 40,000 Veterans nationwide.
Learn more at: https://bit.ly/3Hx0gTc

Veterans who were exposed to toxic fumes while fighting for our country are heroes, and they deserve world-class benefit...
01/26/2023

Veterans who were exposed to toxic fumes while fighting for our country are heroes, and they deserve world-class benefits and care. Visit www.VA.gov/PACT or call 1-800-MyVA411 (800-698-2411).

Women Veterans, let your voice be heard! - We're holding a virtual focus group on Feb. 2, at 11:30 a.m., for women Veter...
01/25/2023

Women Veterans, let your voice be heard! - We're holding a virtual focus group on Feb. 2, at 11:30 a.m., for women Veterans receiving care at Hines VA to help best serve you.

To attend, RSVP to Sonya Ebhotemen at 708-202-8387 ext.22701 or [email protected]. An event link will be sent out.

As of Jan. 25 at 7:30 a.m., all Hines VA Hospital services and all CBOC facilities remain open. Hines VA will monitor wi...
01/25/2023

As of Jan. 25 at 7:30 a.m., all Hines VA Hospital services and all CBOC facilities remain open. Hines VA will monitor winter conditions and adjust our available services if needed.

Patients wishing to reschedule appointments may call Hines VA at 708-202-8387. Please dress appropriately and exercise caution while commuting.

Hines VA will host an employment hiring fair on Jan. 28 from 9 am to 1 pm in our main hospital's auditorium. Learn more ...
01/24/2023

Hines VA will host an employment hiring fair on Jan. 28 from 9 am to 1 pm in our main hospital's auditorium. Learn more at: https://bit.ly/3wiafFz

A job fair will be held each quarter, emphasizing key positions within our hospital. This quarter's focus is:
• Nursing Aides
• Housekeeping Aides
• Medical Support Assistants

Members of VFW Post 2868, from Brookfield, IL, stopped by Hines to drop off some t-shirts for our CLC Veterans - Veteran...
01/24/2023

Members of VFW Post 2868, from Brookfield, IL, stopped by Hines to drop off some t-shirts for our CLC Veterans - Veterans helping Veterans!

Hines VA has installed a new guest wi-fi network to offer patients and visitors faster internet speeds while at our main...
01/23/2023

Hines VA has installed a new guest wi-fi network to offer patients and visitors faster internet speeds while at our main hospital.

The previous guest wi-fi network will remain active for the near future.

Hines VA will host an employment hiring fair on Jan. 28 from 9 am to 1 pm in our main hospital's auditorium. Learn more ...
01/22/2023

Hines VA will host an employment hiring fair on Jan. 28 from 9 am to 1 pm in our main hospital's auditorium. Learn more at: https://bit.ly/3wiafFz

A job fair will be held each quarter, emphasizing key positions within our hospital. This quarter's focus is:
• Nursing Aides
• Housekeeping Aides
• Medical Support Assistants

Due to mental and emotional strain, some may turn to alcohol to escape stress. However, unhealthy drinking can cause new...
01/21/2023

Due to mental and emotional strain, some may turn to alcohol to escape stress. However, unhealthy drinking can cause new problems. Moderation is key for those who drink alcohol. The recommended limit for men is no more than two standard drinks each day and no more than 14 standard drinks per week. The recommended limit for women and all people over age 64 is no more than one standard drink each day and no more than seven standard drinks per week.

Thinking about your drinking? Considering a change? VA is here to help. Click here to learn more and start making changes.

You have to be ready for anything. That's why Hines VA staff are constantly training to provide the best care for our Ve...
01/20/2023

You have to be ready for anything. That's why Hines VA staff are constantly training to provide the best care for our Veterans.

01/20/2023
Hines VA Quarterly Memorial Service | Jan. 19, 2023

Chaplain Services held a Day of Remembrance Memorial Ceremony to honor those who have passed this quarter and share kindness with attending family members.

May those who have moved on from this life never be forgotten.

Did you know? The PACT Act extends eligibility for VA health care enrollment. Learn more at VA.gov/PACT.
01/20/2023

Did you know? The PACT Act extends eligibility for VA health care enrollment. Learn more at VA.gov/PACT.

01/19/2023
Women Veterans Town Hall | Jan. 19, 2023

Hines VA Hosted a Women Veteran Town Hall on Jan. 19. During the virtual event, Hines staff will discuss topics unique to the needs of our female Vets.

Student nurses - Train with Team Hines and gain firsthand experience with competitive pay. Summer 2023 applications are ...
01/19/2023

Student nurses - Train with Team Hines and gain firsthand experience with competitive pay. Summer 2023 applications are due March 1.

Hines VA will host an employment hiring fair on Jan. 28 from 9 am to 1 pm in our main hospital's auditorium. Learn more ...
01/19/2023

Hines VA will host an employment hiring fair on Jan. 28 from 9 am to 1 pm in our main hospital's auditorium. Learn more at: https://bit.ly/3wiafFz

A job fair will be held each quarter, emphasizing key positions within our hospital. This quarter's focus is:
• Nursing Aides
• Housekeeping Aides
• Medical Support Assistants

New year, new you! Want to quit smoking or help someone close to you? Check out these resources: https://bit.ly/3IUvjthO...
01/18/2023

New year, new you! Want to quit smoking or help someone close to you? Check out these resources: https://bit.ly/3IUvjth
Or call our to***co use cessation coordinator at: 708-973-8447

Starting today, Veterans in suicidal crisis can now go to any VA or non-VA health care facility for free emergency healt...
01/17/2023
VA.gov | Veterans Affairs

Starting today, Veterans in suicidal crisis can now go to any VA or non-VA health care facility for free emergency health care.

Learn more at: https://bit.ly/3wbYD6W

Apply for and manage the VA benefits and services you’ve earned as a Veteran, Servicemember, or family member—like health care, disability, education, and more.

Hines VA held a special event honoring the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. His legacy will never be forgotten.
01/16/2023

Hines VA held a special event honoring the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

His legacy will never be forgotten.

We remember the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
01/16/2023

We remember the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Did you know? All Veterans actively enrolled in VA health care will now receive a toxic exposure screening at least ever...
01/15/2023

Did you know? All Veterans actively enrolled in VA health care will now receive a toxic exposure screening at least every five years. Were you exposed to potentially toxic materials in the military? Share it with your provider during your next visit.

Learn more at VA.gov/PACT.

Did you know that every month Mike's Barber Shop donates catered meals for Veterans at Hines? Throughout the pandemic, t...
01/14/2023

Did you know that every month Mike's Barber Shop donates catered meals for Veterans at Hines?

Throughout the pandemic, the group works with Don Monaco's in Oak Forest to create dishes specific to our Veteran's needs. Way to go above and beyond for our nation's heroes!

Due to mental and emotional strain, some may turn to alcohol to escape stress. However, unhealthy drinking can cause new...
01/14/2023

Due to mental and emotional strain, some may turn to alcohol to escape stress. However, unhealthy drinking can cause new problems. Moderation is key for those who drink alcohol. The recommended limit for men is no more than two standard drinks each day and no more than 14 standard drinks per week. The recommended limit for women and all people over age 64 is no more than one standard drink each day and no more than seven standard drinks per week.

Thinking about your drinking? Considering a change? VA is here to help. Click here to learn more and start making changes.

Country music star Chancey Williams and US99 / Chicago's Country Station swung by Hines VA's Fisher House to play a few ...
01/13/2023

Country music star Chancey Williams and US99 / Chicago's Country Station swung by Hines VA's Fisher House to play a few hits for Veterans and families. Chancey also dropped off a guitar autographed by 75 country musicians that will stay at our Fisher House for families to enjoy. The guitar was donated by Sharla McCoy Productions.

Thanks for swinging by, Chancey. Come back anytime!

01/13/2023
You can submit a claim for your PACT Act-related benefits now

If you served in the Vietnam, Gulf War, or Post-9/11 eras, you may be eligible for expanded VA benefits. A new law, known as The PACT Act, provides disability compensation, health care, free toxic exposure screens, and more, to Veterans who are exposed to toxins during their military service. You can submit a claim for your PACT Act-related benefits now. Claims received by August 10, 2023 may be paid back to August 10, 2022. Visit va.gov/PACT or call 1-800-MY-VA-411 to learn more and file your claim.

We like to think Hines offers the best care anywhere. Do you agree? Share your Hines experience through any of these opt...
01/12/2023

We like to think Hines offers the best care anywhere. Do you agree?
Share your Hines experience through any of these options.

Or email: [email protected]

Today is National Pharmacist Day! Each day, our 153-person Pharmacy team fills 2,500 to 3,500 outpatient prescriptions a...
01/12/2023

Today is National Pharmacist Day! Each day, our 153-person Pharmacy team fills 2,500 to 3,500 outpatient prescriptions and over 850 inpatient prescriptions. They also receive up to 10,000 phone calls a month!

Put it in the history books - Air Force Veteran Floyd Reatherford is Hines VA's 100th kidney transplant recipient! Our K...
01/11/2023

Put it in the history books - Air Force Veteran Floyd Reatherford is Hines VA's 100th kidney transplant recipient!

Our Kidney Transplant Team started in late 2020 and has led the VA in total kidney transplants every year since. In 2022, Team Hines completed 64 transplants. Great Job!

Veterans Crisis Line - 988 and Press One. - Or text 838255.Know it, share it, call when you need it.
01/11/2023

Veterans Crisis Line - 988 and Press One. - Or text 838255.
Know it, share it, call when you need it.

Hines VA's next blood drive will take place Friday, Jan. 13, from 9:30 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. outside the hospital's main ent...
01/10/2023

Hines VA's next blood drive will take place Friday, Jan. 13, from 9:30 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. outside the hospital's main entrance.

Walk-ins will be accepted; however, appointments are preferred. You can schedule an appointment today by calling 800-7TO-GIVE or online at: https://bit.ly/3VVFror

First-time donors can receive a $25 electronic gift card. Enter promo code FRESH during registration.

All donors will receive a winter beanie while supplies last.

What do chronic pain, PTSD, and lung conditions have in common?These may be related to your deployments. Share your depl...
01/09/2023

What do chronic pain, PTSD, and lung conditions have in common?

These may be related to your deployments. Share your deployment story with your provider to determine if your health concerns may be connected to your time overseas.

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Tune in next week for our first cooking segment "Cooking from the heart" live cooking

Click here on Feb 24th presentation.https://heart.zoom.us/j/84680762558?pwd=ZmNDZTk2MnNYTUNnM3dNcXpNRDRhdz09#success
Please join us Feb 24th at 10am at the Lasalle Veterans Assistance Commission!

The VA S.A.V.E Training is a one hour gatekeeper training provided by the Hines VA Su***de Prevention team. This training is intended for Veterans and their friends, families and loved ones. VA S.A.V.E Training will help you act with care and compassion if you encounter a Veteran who is in crisis or experiencing suicidal thoughts.
As we wrap up , we would like to thank everyone for choosing Hines VA for your care! We serve over 50,000 patients and conduct close to 900,000 patient visits annually! We will continue to keep the push for providing the best possible care for our nation's heroes!
Another salute goes out to Marine Corp Veteran John Lohman during . Mr. Lohman served from 1987 to 1991 in Panama. Thank you for all that you do and thank you for choosing Hines VA!
The outreach team will be in Sandwich, IL tomorrow from 10am to 2pm. We hope you come out and join us! Spread the word.
Mark your calendars! We are hiring! We hope to see you then.
Great News! Place Your Order for Free At-Home COVID-19 Tests through USPS!

Residential households in the U.S. can order one set of 4 free at-home tests from USPS.com. Here’s what you need to know about your order:

- Limit of one order per residential address
- One order includes 4 individual rapid antigen COVID-19 tests
- Orders will ship free starting in late January

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As continues, we highlight Army Veteran Gene Kazlauskas. Mr. Kazlauskas served honorably from 1962 to 1988. We are honored to be chosen for your care!
We would love to see you tomorrow! Hines staff will be in Peru, IL tomorrow from 10 to 2pm.
We continue to salute our Veteran patients during National Salute to Veteran Patients Week by highlighting Army Veteran Paul Anderson. Paul served honorably from 1954 to 1956. Thank you Paul for choosing us for your care!
Please join us Feb 24th at 10am at the Lasalle Veterans Assistance Commission!

The VA S.A.V.E Training is a one hour gatekeeper training provided by the Hines VA Su***de Prevention team. This training is intended for Veterans and their friends, families and loved ones. VA S.A.V.E Training will help you act with care and compassion if you encounter a Veteran who is in crisis or experiencing suicidal thoughts.
Hines is Hiring! We are looking for motivated RN nurses. To see our list of job openings, please visit:

https://www.usajobs.gov/Search/Results?l=Hines%2C%20Illinois&l=Hines%2C%20Illinois&k=RN&p=1&r=0
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