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Lovell FHCC Command Master Chief poses with a therapy dog.Canine Celebrity Visits Lovell FHCC
On June 19, Charlie, the Today Show’s “Puppy with a Purpose” – whose training to become a service dog for a military veteran has been regularly featured on the NBC-TV morning show, visited Lovell FHCC.
A FHCC volunteer donates a diary to a museumVolunteer Donates WWII POW Diary to Museum
Writings and mementos from a soldier who spent months in Stalag Luft III will be preserved for all to view at the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center in Skokie, Ill.
The RTC choir performs at a film screening.Chaplains' self-sacrifice inspires Lovell crowd
The compelling story of four U.S. military chaplains’ self-sacrifice at sea occurred more than 74 years ago, but a program honoring their lives still drew a rapt audience to FHCC.
Closeup of Zika test label on blood productsFHCC leads way for Zika testing of donated blood
Lovell Federal Health Care Center launches FDA-mandated Zika testing protocols in record time to preserve the supply of fresh and frozen blood products for the nation's military.
FHCC staff, volunteers and guests pose near a training manikin.FHCC Launches Cardiopulmonary Patient Simulator
Lovell FHCC launched a state-of-the-art cardiopulmonary patient simulator in honor of a former patient. His wife donated approximately $64,000 from her foundation for Parkinson’s and heart disease research and education
A patient recieved hemodialysis treatmentLovell FHCC Provides New Dialysis Treatment
The Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center (FHCC) began offering hemodialysis treatment at the facility for veterans living in the FHCC Community Living Center (CLC).
A DePaul University nursing student checks the toes of a diabetic patientFHCC nurses teach DePaul students
Nurses are honored in May for their outstanding contributions at Lovell FHCC and elsewhere. Since 2013, the academic affiliation between Lovell FHCC and DePaul University for nursing students has thrived and grown.
Marine Lance Corporal Phillip E. Frank, was killed in combat in April, 2004, in Iraq.Gift helps TBI patients
March is Brain Injury Awareness Month. Through the heart of a special Marine, Lovell FHCC helps veterans with traumatic brain injury. The Heart of a Marine Foundation provides support and resources to service members.
Lovell FHCC's new WomenHeart Champions man an information tableFHCC WomenHeart Champions named
Lovell FHCC patients Denise Lear and Kelsey Gumm came back from the WomenHeart Science & Leadership Symposium last year with a life-changing mission – to help women like them who have heart disease and heart conditions.
Each tetherless trauma manikin is controlled by a remote that is powered by a Makita 18-volt lithium battery. The approximately $80,000 manikins can be programmed to move, breathe and bleed from wounds, among other things.FHCC Simulation Center team branches out
Word is getting out that Lovell Federal Health Care Center (FHCC) has high-tech manikins and a team of civilian and military experts who will travel to provide experienced, quality trauma training.

From the Veterans Health Administration

Palm Trees and cloudy skyMy HealtheVet: Vital Resource During Emergency
During an emergency, Veterans enrolled in My HealtheVet can access their medication refills, health records and other valuable tools when medical centers and other facilities are inaccessible.
Runner on the beachWith VA Adaptive Sports, life has become a joy
It's more than therapy. The Veterans Summer Sports Clinic offers many exciting recreational opportunities for Veterans accepting the challenge to strengthen their bodies and improve their self-worth.
HealtheVet New Home pageMy HealtheVet has a New Look - Check it Out!
The next generation of My HealtheVet is here, and we think you will like what you see! The new site was recently redesigned with new colors and a cleaner look. Check it out today!
Veteran and volunteer in golf kartNational Disabled Veterans TEE Tournament
The National Disabled Veterans TEE Tournament, being held this week in Iowa City, Iowa, gives disabled Veterans an opportunity to learn new skills and strengthen their self-esteem.
Veteran Daniel Glanz shows off the new prosthetic hand, an iLimb QuantumVeteran Receives High-tech Prosthetic Hand
Afghanistan Veteran Daniel Glanz has a brand new prosthetic hand, an iLimb Quantum, with functions that are programmable with a smartphone app and can change functions with a simple gesture.
Veteran Alexandrea Gries and her service dog ShermanVeteran talks about suicide to help other Veterans
Combat Veteran Alexandrea Gries shares her experiences with Veterans to help them overcome their obstacles and issues. “VA is probably the single biggest reason why I'm still alive.”
Richard Weaver, Registered Cardiac Invasive Specialist and Dr. Izzat Shah, M.D. Helping Hands for Healthy Hearts for PA Veterans
At the Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center, the new cardiac catheterization suite offers state-of-the-art care for area Veterans close to home. Less travel and loved ones by their side.
Potted plants on displayVeteran Shares Green Thumb Hobby with Fellow Vets
An Iraq war Veteran tells his story of post-combat struggles and how Veterans Affairs health care professionals helped him commit to a better life and share his green thumb hobby.
Female soldier standing in front of American FlagVeteran Sexual Trauma Victims: You Are Not Alone
After Mary experienced Military Sexual Trauma, she was afraid to report it. She thought she was alone. She got help at VA and now wants to get the word out to other Veterans about MST coordinators.
Dr. Schutzer conducting researchVeterans Find Prostate Cancer Cure at McGuire
Veterans across America travel to McGuire VA Medical Center in Richmond for treatment of moderate to aggressive forms of prostate cancer using “brachytherapy” a much better option for Veterans.

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