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A corpsman performs a procedure on a manikin armNavy Corpsmen Gain Trauma Experience at Stroger
Hospital corpsmen complete a six-week rotation at Stroger Hospital in Chicago, the last phase of a new Clinical Trauma Training Experience based at the Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center in North Chicago.
Rosalind Franklin first-year medical students conduct veteran patient interviewVeterans help doctors-in-training
Lovell FHCC outpatients help Rosalind Franklin University, Chicago Medical School, first-year medical students learn how to provide compassionate health care to military veterans.
Lovell FHCC patient Lou Ness, who has been receiving treatment weekly at the FHCC Hematology Oncology Clinic for seven years, spoke at the recent ribbon-cutting on the expanded clinic. She talked about the excellent care she has received.Expanded Hematology and Oncology clinic opens
Not by choice, Hematology and Oncology is a second home to many patients, some who have returned regularly for life-saving treatment. It was with thanks that some not only attended but participated in a ribbon-cutting.
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.

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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