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Jesse Brown VA Medical Center

Local Features

Image of the American Flag in the background with text stating Memorial ServiceMemorial Service
The Jesse Brown VA Medical Center will be hosting a memorial service on Sunday, November 20, 2016 from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. We will be honoring the life and memory of all recently departed Veterans and employees.
Image of a American flag in the background with text Veterans Town HallVeterans Town Hall - Nov. 9th
The Jesse Brown VA Medical Center will conduct a Town Hall Event on Wednesday, November 9, 2016 from 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. to allow and enhance feedback from Veterans, their families and other beneficiaries.
Job FairFacility Schedules Resource Fair
The Jesse Brown VA Medical Center will hosts a Job and Resource Fair for Veterans on Tuesday, Sept. 29. More than 50 employers and Veterans Service Organizations are expected to attend.
Town HallFacility Schedules Sept. 16 Town Hall
On Wednesday, Sept. 16, from 11 a.m.- 1 p.m., a Town Hall for Veterans and their families will be held at the Lake County Government Center in Crown Point, Indiana.
On the righthand side of an image of a field is a disabled veteran prepping to throw discus with the title Valor Games Atheletes with warrior spiritVeterans Resource Expo
The 2015 Veterans Resource Expo will be held Tuesday, Aug. 18, from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. at Soldier Field during opening day of the 2015 Midwest Valor Games.
Image of Open House SignVA Schedules Open House
VA is renewing its commitment to Veterans and embarking upon a “Summer of Service.” On Wednesday, July 1, from 10 a.m.- noon, the Jesse Brown VA Medical Center and VBA, Regional Office-Chicago will host an Open House.
Town HallFacility Schedules June 15 Town Hall
VA is committed to the health and well-being of Veterans. On Monday, June 15, from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m., the Jesse Brown VA Medical Center will host a Town Hall for Veterans.
VA2KVA2K Walk and Roll
The Jesse Brown VA Medical Center continues to support homeless Veterans and those at risk of homelessness. The facility will host the 2015 VA2K Walk and Roll event on May 20, between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m
Town HallMedical Center Town Hall
VA is committed to the health and well-being of Veterans. On Wednesday, March 25, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m., the Adam Benjamin, Jr. Outpatient Clinic in Crown Point, Ind., will host a Veterans Town Hall.
VA Secretary McDonald awards Army Veteran Joseph Graham a Challenge Coin.Secretary Visits Jesse Brown
Since his confirmation in August, VA Secretary McDonald has traveled the country to speak with Veterans and VA employees. The Secretary of Veterans Affairs recently took time to visit the Jesse Brown VA Medical Center.

From the Veterans Health Administration

Michael Williams speaks to new employeesHomeless Veterans Personal Scorecard was the Key
Michael Williams’ personal scorecard was goal oriented, a plan he put together while living on the streets. Homeless for three years, he conquered alcoholism and regained the trust of his family.
Veteran getting their blood pressure checkedBlood Pressure Study: Vietnam Era Veterans
Researchers at the Department of Veterans Affairs find both herbicide exposure and military service are associated with high blood pressure (hypertension) among Army Chemical Corps Vietnam era Veterans.
Army Veteran Jeffrey Weinstock meets with Dr. Erica Dombrowsky, audiologist, through Clinical Video Telehealth.VA Telehealth saves Florida Veteran time, travel
Army Veteran Major Jeffrey Weinstock is very thankful this week for VA Telehealth. It saves him a 300-mile round-trip from Key West to Miami for a comprehensive hearing exam and new hearing aids
Veterans sitting around a camp fire.Veterans Deal with Diabetes at Unique Camp
Veterans in Wisconsin spend a weekend at a special camp designed to help them learn about and deal with their diabetes. Veteran Steve Biever lost 56 pounds and thanks a VA nurse for saving his life.
Veterans Day banner, with U.S. Flag as Background“What Veterans Day Means to Me”
All this week, we will be posting articles and blogs by Veterans talking about “What Veterans Day Means to Me.” Kicking off the week with a salute from a former Navy SEAL very proud of his service.
People walkingHonoring those who care for our Veterans
VA has a six-week online interactive workshop that offers training in how to provide better care. It also helps caregivers learn how to manage their own emotions, stress and physical health.
Elderly men, sitting at a table enjoying a cup of coffee while talking to one anotherAre You Ready to Make Your Choices?
Are you ready to make your choices? Advance Care Planning: Your preferences for future health care. Advance Directive: Tell others your preferences and who you have chosen to be your Health Care Agent.
VA nurses Heather Frank (L) and Jill Jefferson along with Simulator SAM during  ICU simulation training at the VA medical center in Des Moines, Iowa.Heather Frank - One of VA’s Top Nurses
Introducing Heather Frank, one of VA's and Iowa's, Top Nurses, whose extra effort has helped Vietnam Veterans in her Iowa Veteran Affairs hospital, receive awards for their service.
Vietnam Marine Corps Veteran Robert Hall and Primary Care Physician Dr. Sabrina FelsonVietnam Marine Corps Veteran - Forever Proud
Vietnam Vet, given grave cancer prognosis, says his top priority is family and his 11-month-old spirited grandson. “When my dad lies down next to him, Jayden just falls asleep.”
Veteran Lewis Taylor in Medical Foster HomeCouples Caring for Veterans in Foster Homes
There is an alternative to a nursing home for eligible Veterans. VA's Medical Foster Home Program is for Veterans no longer able to safely live independently. Here are two couples who participate.

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