- Lovell FHCC unveils mural painted by Veterans for Veterans
With the unveiling of an expansive Veterans’ Mural today at Lovell FHCC – painted over the past year for Veterans by Veterans – the FHCC has completed the ground work to create a “corridor of support” in the mental health clinic, where the art will be on permanent display.
- Volunteers make the difference at FHCC
Dozens of FHCC volunteers can be seen just about everywhere, doing anything from manning information desks in the Caregiver Support Center and at entrances, to helping with recreational events, to bringing drinks, books, magazines, bananas and even therapy dogs to patients.
- An Opportunity and a Legacy
We all have the opportunity to do something special with our lives, to leave a mark on history and create a legacy. Some of us are handed these opportunities with a golden spoon; some of us give our blood, sweat and tears to create such an opportunity, and sadly, others simply let their opportunity pass them by. It’s what we choose to do with it that molds the foundation of our legacies.
- Annual Veterans Creative Arts Festival
Veteran musicians and artists from northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin shared their talents in a show and on the stage at the Annual Veterans Creative Arts Festival.
- Hiring Our Heroes Career Fair set for March 21
The state’s largest veteran hiring fair is back! The 2013 Hiring Our Heroes Career Fair is set for March 21, and we need to spread the word to any and all veterans who may be interested. 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM on Thursday, March 21, 2013
Palmer House Hilton
17 East Monroe Street, Chicago, IL 60603
- VAlentines Concert for Veterans
Alongside the Edward Hines Jr. VA Hospital and the Jesse Brown VA Medical Center, the Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center is co-hosting a VAlentines Concert for Veterans as part of the National Salute to Veteran Patients.
- FHCC Research 1st Annual Poster Day
Lovell FHCC Research has planned the first annual Poster Day for Jan. 24, 2013. This is a joint venture between Research and Development, Academic Affairs and Rosalind Franklin University, in which we will showcase the research being conducted at the FHCC and at Rosalind Franklin University through Investigator Posters.
- Employees bring Las Vegas to Critical Care patient, wife
Retired Marine Lt. Col. James Gallagher had planned a special 10th anniversary trip to Las Vegas with his spunky, blue-eyed bride, Cathy. But circumstances beyond his control called for a change of plans when Gallagher was unfortunately hospitalized at Lovell Federal Health Care Center in North Chicago, with Cathy at his side.
- Women World War II Veterans honored at annual luncheon
They were young and adventurous. They were WACs, WAVES, SPARs, WASPs, Navy Nurses and Marines. Some ended up in war-torn Europe. Others flew planes. Some served stateside, compassionately caring for wounded servicemen. The thing they all had in common was their service to their country in its time of greatest need.
- Annual American Legion and Auxiliary Gift Shop
Volunteers from the American Legion and American Legion Ladies Auxiliary donned their elf hats, warm smiles and holiday spirit and helped Veteran patients of the Lovell FHCC do some early holiday shopping.
- VA Launches Hotline for Women Veterans
The Department of Veterans Affairs has a new hotline to respond to questions from Veterans, their families and caregivers about the many VA services and resources available to women Veterans.
- VA Medical Centers Named for Presidents
Can you name the three VA medical centers named for United States presidents? Here’s a story on the Franklin Delano Roosevelt campus of the Hudson Valley Healthcare System in Montrose, New York.
- Research Today Means Healthier Tomorrow
May 13-17 is National VA Research Week with the theme “VA Research Inspires.” VA Research has been part of advances in treating heart disease, diabetes, spinal cord injury and mental health disorders.
- PTSD Help: With You When You Need It Most
VA is making it possible for Veterans to access PTSD information in mobile friendly formats. Check out the mobile self-help apps and “treatment companion” apps. Find “Where to Get Help for PTSD.”
- VA Nurses: Quality and Innovation in Patient Care
VA salutes our 80,000 nurses during National Nurses Week…and every week. Every day, VA’s nurses provide state-of-the-art, cost-effective nursing care to America’s Veterans and their families.
- Stress? Problems? Here is Free Online Help!
Moving Forward is an online program that helps overcome life’s challenges. Designed specifically for Veterans and Military Service Members, but can anyone can use it to make problems more manageable.
- An Easier-to-Understand Billing Statement
VA, with help from Veterans, has created a more patient-friendly statement that is easier to understand. The improved statement has a concise layout and several new features that Veterans wanted.
- Two Volunteers at Erie VA Team Up to Save a Veteran's Life
When a Veteran’s life hung in the balance, two volunteers worked together calmly and efficiently to render aid. Their efforts may have made the difference between life and death.
- PTSD Study: Men Versus Women
In an effort to develop PTSD treatments that are geared more precisely to the unique needs of men and women, VA researchers have begun to investigate how men and women learn to fear.
- Training Veterans to Care for Themselves
An Occupational Therapist talks about VA’s Wellness Program and how Tai Chi helps Veterans and their families with memory, improved sleep, decreased stress and overall health.