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Jesse Brown VA Medical Center


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VA2KVA2K on May 21, 2014
Make plans to support the 2014 annual VA2K Walk and Roll on May 21, 2014. The event is free, fun and helps support homeless Veterans. Help the VA's commitment to ending Veteran homelessness.
First Place RibbonNational Community Partnership Award Winner
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is pleased to announce that the Jesse Brown VA Medical Center was selected as the winner of the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) National Community Partnership Challenge.
Elderly man and woman on a couch look at a laptopExplore Long Term Services, Supports—Just in Case
Explore your long term care services and supports now, while you don't need them. Personal proactive planning can provide you peace of mind for yourself and those you care about.
Image of the new VA Website homepageNew VA Website Re-Design
Our new look is designed to help you easily and quickly access information with intuitive and easy-to-use navigation. We know that you consider this website our front door. And we want you to feel welcome.
The CRRC is located at 2750 W. Roosevelt Rd., Chicago, IL. The Grand Opening is April 10Homeless Veterans Resource Center
Back in 2010, Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki charged us all to become personally committed to ending Veteran homelessness by 2015. The plan is considered ambitious for sure, but Jesse Brown VA Medical Center is not deterred.
JBVAMC will dedicate its “Wall of Honor” in the hallway of the Bed Tower Pavilion entrance on Saturday, November 10, at 10:30 a.m.   The medical center is hoping for a large turnout of Veterans from each military branch to recognize their service to our country.JBVA to unveil “Wall of Honor” plaque prior to Veterans Day
JBVAMC will commemorate Veterans Day on Saturday, November 10, with two special events that will be meaningful to all those who have served our Nation in uniform, as well as the JB employees who continue to serve our Veterans.
JBVAMC takes pride in being named as a Top Performer by The Joint Commission for the second year in a row. A large banner at the entrance to the Atrium Pavilion shares the good news with anyone entering the facility.Joint Commission Recognizes JBVA as a “Top Performer”
Joint Commission Recognizes JBVA as a “Top Performer”
Jesse Brown VAMC Director, Michael Anaya speaking at Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs (IDVA) Veteran of the Month ceremonyJesse Brown VAMC director named ‘Veteran of the Month’
The Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs (IDVA) recognized Michael Anaya Sr., a veteran of both the Air Force and Navy, as its October 2012 “Veteran of the Month.”
Welcome Home imageWelcome Home, Veterans Summit at UIC Forum Aug. 9
Veterans and their families are invited to attend the Illinois Warrior Summit and 5th Annual Welcome Home Celebration at the University of Illinois at Chicago's UIC Forum on Aug. 9 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Winning quiltJesse Brown VAMC Veterans win at Creative Arts Competition
Three Veterans from Chicago's Jesse Brown VA Medical Center won medals in the 2012 Department of Veterans Affairs National Creative Arts Competition.

From the Veterans Health Administration

A woman shows a man writing on a large padSeeking New Coping Tools for Veterans with TBI
Cognitive rehabilitation researchers are testing new tools and strategies — from smartphone apps to online brain training — to help Veterans cope with the effects of mild traumatic brain injury.
A doctor stands with two of his patients"Family" of Patients Appreciate VA Doctor
Veteran patients of VA doctor in Augusta, Georgia, tell why they “wouldn’t have any other doctor.” Dr. Jianhua Cheng replies that he just wants to do his best and praises the entire Augusta team.
A homeless man receives a haircutStand Downs - Putting Lives Back Together
Stand Downs — Providing services to homeless Veterans, including health screenings, benefits counseling and other referrals. A collaborative effort by VA and other government and community agencies.
A girl looks over the shoulder of a woman viewing a laptopVeterans: Have a health question? Search here!
We’ve put the contacts for almost all your health questions in one convenient health index. Add this site to your FAVORITES for a link to take you to VA websites with valuable information.
A woman at a call center desk smilesHelping Women Veterans Find the Help They Need
VA’s Women Veterans Call Center has received over 11,000 incoming calls and made nearly 130,000 outbound calls, successfully reaching 76,000 women Veterans. The number is 1-855-VA-WOMEN.
A man in a wheelchair tries to shoot a basket while another man in a wheelchair reaches to blockNational Veterans Wheelchair Games Come to Philadelphia
The National Veterans Wheelchair Games are designed to improve the quality of life for Veterans with disabilities and to foster better health through sports competition.
A man in uniform hands a senior Veteran a red coinThe Purple Heart: One Veteran's Long Journey
Thousands of American Veterans have received the Purple Heart. We mark the anniversary of the creation of the award by George Washington with the story of John Reist, wounded three times in Vietnam.
A nurse applies a bandaid to the shoulder of a smiling VeteranVeterans: Keep Your Immunizations Up to Date
Protect you and your family by keeping your vaccinations current. Here are some helpful links to websites on immunization information.
Rendering of a cortisol molecule with black, white and red atoms joined by black and white barsVanquishing PTSD at the Cellular Level
VA researchers are exploring the possibility of using a steroid pill to take the trauma out of traumatic memories by quieting the intense and sometime debilitating emotions associated with those memories.
A dentist holds up a mold of a face next to his patientThe Other Side of VA Dentistry
Dr. Dai Phan provides an accurate reproduction so that dental and nasal prostheses can be fabricated — a little known service provided to Veterans who have lost part of their oral cavity due to trauma or cancer.

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