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Jesse Brown VA Medical Center

 

Local Features

Town HallMedical Center Schedules Sept. 24 Town Hall Event
The Medical Center is committed to the health and well-being of Veterans. On Sept. 24, the facility will host a Veterans Town Hall. The goal is “to listen and learn from those who use” the VA healthcare system.
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.

From the Veterans Health Administration

Volunteers help a Veteran into a VA vanFree Rides for Vets Living in Highly Rural Areas
VA has just made it possible for more of America’s Veterans living in highly rural areas to get free transportation to a VA medical center or other facilities that provide VA care.
Man in uniform stands in a building service entry areaWith a Little Help, a Veteran's Life Transformed
One minute, Army Veteran Robbie Myers was living in a tent. The next, he was winning a nationally-televised cooking competition. His amazing journey began when he walked into a VA Medical Center.
Senior man holds up a tablet with a cartoon character drawn on itDondi gets Flu Shot Along with 96-year-old Creator
96-year-old Veteran Irwin Hasen is the cartoonist who created the famous character Dondi, a war orphan. He recently sketched his famous creation reminding Veterans and VA staff to get their flu shot.
A woman with a sad expression is comforted by a therapist with her hand on the woman's shoulderGo Green for Mental Illness Awareness Week
In observance of Mental Illness Awareness Week, VA facilities will be sponsoring events designed to educate Veterans, their families and staff on mental health recovery concepts and practices.
Senior woman stands on a scale as a doctor adjusts the balancesSlimming Down Helps with Diabetes & Pre-diabetes
Weight loss in overweight adults with diabetes can improve blood sugar levels, decrease the need for some medications, reduce blood pressure, improve heart function, and improve cholesterol levels.
Two men wearing pink bracelets bump fistsMale Breast Cancer: A Rare Disease, on the Rise
Male breast cancer is rare, accounting for less than one percent of cancers in men and less than one percent of all breast cancer. VA researchers are helping to understand the phenomenon.
Health tech helps a woman getting a mammogramVA Leads the Nation in Breast Cancer Screening
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. VA wants to help Veterans learn more about breast cancer with the helpful tools listed in this story including a Breast Cancer Risk Calculator.
Woman looking at a high heel shoeHigh Heels a Snap With New Prosthetic Foot
Veterans and others who have lost a lower limb and need prosthetic feet have been limited in the footwear they can choose. A VA researcher in Minneapolis and his colleagues aim to change that.
A Veteran and his wife talk to other Veterans in a parkThe Blue Button is Literally a Life Saver
Read how one married couple — both Veterans — use VA’s online Personal Health Record, My HealtheVet, all the time and encourage Veterans to sign up and take advantage of its many great features.
Two men secure plywood over a windowBe Disaster Aware and Take Action to Prepare
Tornados? Floods? Hurricanes? Are you prepared if one of those hit your home? Take advantage of these check lists during National Preparedness Month. Get your family ready for all emergencies.

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