Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center
Volunteer or Donate
The Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center depends on the goodwill of our benefactors and volunteers who wish to give something back to America's heroes.
Spring 2018 Greeting from the Chief of Voluntary Services
Leadership here is changing. Some of you may have met Mr. Michael Kiefer, our interim director. The permanent director has not yet been named. Navy Capt. Gregory Thier will replace FHCC Deputy Director-Commanding Officer Capt. Bradford Smith in June, and we welcomed new Command Master Chief Jon Crisafulli this month. These changes should remain seamless to patients and volunteers. We all will continue to promote our mission of "Readying Warriors and Caring for Heroes" - with your help
We always look for ways to make things more convenient. We held our first "Tele-Town Hall" recently - and it was a great success. If you missed it, stay-tuned because we do plan to do it again. Dozens of patients participated via phone. Those who didn’t get to ask their questions during the call left messages, and we are getting back to them with answers.
We also honored Vietnam Veterans in March at a town hall meeting with Kenosha County Veterans Services - it was a full house at the Kenosha County Job Center, and it was featured in the "Kenosha News."
In terms of patient care, you can get the new Shingles vaccine "Shingrix" at our Community Based Outpatient Clinics and soon in North Chicago. We also are also happy to report we did very well when The Joint Commission inspected us last December.
Our volunteers keep busy, too. Volunteers are helping in new capacities, such as Red Coat Ambassadors at the front door. And volunteers are key to "My Life, My Story." Volunteers are trained to take down patients’ stories, to include in their medical record. The thought is that providers and clinicians will benefit from knowing their patients a little better, which will translate into better patient care. Let us know if you are interested in helping.
As always, thank you for what you do for our patients!
Kenny List, Chief, Community Affairs
Volunteers provide many important functions throughout the health care facility and help make our patients' stay more satisfying. Volunteers can perform a number of services, and a volunteer's talents are closely matched with one of our many assignments.
To volunteer, call or make an appointment to visit the Lovell FHCC Voluntary Service Office. We will be happy to receive your application or discuss how you can help us in our mission to provide comfort and care to America's Veterans and members of the military.
Monetary and non-monetary contributions are gratefully accepted and used for meeting particular needs and requirements for the welfare and comfort of our Veteran patients. Some of the more popular donated items include newspaper subscriptions and other reading materials to include paperback books, magazines (no older than three months). We also accept gently used clothing (men and women) that is clean and in good condition. Items for donation may be dropped off Monday through Friday (excluding holidays). Please call in advance (224) 610-3141. All donations will be acknowledged in writing.
Additionally donated funds fully support patient activities, monthly birthday parties, community outings, patient TV/VCRs and a variety of services and programs. A complete list of routine material donation needs and monetary donation accounts is available upon request from Voluntary Service-Community Affairs at (224) 610-3141.
Individuals or groups wishing to make monetary donations to the medical center for the benefit of the patients should make checks payable to the Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center and mail them to:
Captain James A. Lovell
Federal Health Care Center
Community Affairs (135)
3001 Green Bay Road
North Chicago, IL 60064
To contact Voluntary Service, please call (224) 610-3141 or (224) 610-3714.