- VA Illiana Health Care System Simulation Education Center
Simulation is an active learning process accomplished by using multiple levels of mannequins or Human Patient Simulators. The VAIHCS SEC is equipped with a SimMan3G, a high fidelity mannequin capable of portraying a patient who is healthy, acutely ill, or chronically ill. He provides the opportunity to practice multiple airway skills, breathing complications, cardiac issues, circulation problems and vascular access to name a few.
- VA Illiana Health Care System Employee Choir
VA Illiana Health Care System Employee Choir performs during Black History month celebration.
- VA Illiana Sponsors Program for Women's Heart Health
To raise awareness among local women that heart disease is their #1 health threat, VA Illiana Health Care System (VAIHCS), in conjunction with the Federal Women’s Program had a Heart Health Awareness Program and Fair recently.
- Disabled American Veterans Donate Two Vans to VAIHCS
The Disabled American Veterans (DAV) recently donated a 12 passenger van and a 7 passenger van to the VA Illiana Health Care System (VAIHCS).
- Illini Caravan Visits VA Illiana Health Care System
New head basketball coach John Groce along with student swimmer/diver Sarah Coady visited the VA Illiana Health Care System.
- Re-Creation visits VA Illiana Health Care System
Re-Creation presented its show, “EVERYDAY PEOPLE” to VA Illiana Health Care System veterans, employees, and volunteers with singing and dancing and colorful costumes.
- Building Utilization Review and Repurposing (BURR) Initiative
VA Illiana Health Care System (VAIHCS) was one of 34 VA’s identified to develop housing opportunities for homeless and at-risk Veterans. This strategy will increase the Department's available beds by over 5,000.
- VAIHCS Reaching out to Rural Veterans
VAIHCS is pleased to offer Tele-health services to Veterans in central Illinois and west central Indiana. Several Tele-Medicine clinics exist for initial and follow up specialty services. These clinics are designed for Veterans to see a provider at a distance in another location.
- Green House Model Homes
VA Illiana Health Care System (VAIHCS) continues to move forward with Green House model which is a de-institutionalization effort that, in effect, restores individuals to a home like environment.
- Veterans' Art Show
The Danville Art League and Recreation Therapy Service at the VA Illiana Health Care System (VAIHCS) partnered recently to showcase Veterans artist talents. “Veterans Experience 2011” is the title of the art exhibit that is available for viewing at the Danville Art League, 320 N. Franklin in Danville, Illinois
- VA Launches Hotline for Women Veterans
The Department of Veterans Affairs has a new hotline to respond to questions from Veterans, their families and caregivers about the many VA services and resources available to women Veterans.
- VA Medical Centers Named for Presidents
Can you name the three VA medical centers named for United States presidents? Here’s a story on the Franklin Delano Roosevelt campus of the Hudson Valley Healthcare System in Montrose, New York.
- Research Today Means Healthier Tomorrow
May 13-17 is National VA Research Week with the theme “VA Research Inspires.” VA Research has been part of advances in treating heart disease, diabetes, spinal cord injury and mental health disorders.
- PTSD Help: With You When You Need It Most
VA is making it possible for Veterans to access PTSD information in mobile friendly formats. Check out the mobile self-help apps and “treatment companion” apps. Find “Where to Get Help for PTSD.”
- VA Nurses: Quality and Innovation in Patient Care
VA salutes our 80,000 nurses during National Nurses Week…and every week. Every day, VA’s nurses provide state-of-the-art, cost-effective nursing care to America’s Veterans and their families.
- Stress? Problems? Here is Free Online Help!
Moving Forward is an online program that helps overcome life’s challenges. Designed specifically for Veterans and Military Service Members, but can anyone can use it to make problems more manageable.
- An Easier-to-Understand Billing Statement
VA, with help from Veterans, has created a more patient-friendly statement that is easier to understand. The improved statement has a concise layout and several new features that Veterans wanted.
- Two Volunteers at Erie VA Team Up to Save a Veteran's Life
When a Veteran’s life hung in the balance, two volunteers worked together calmly and efficiently to render aid. Their efforts may have made the difference between life and death.
- PTSD Study: Men Versus Women
In an effort to develop PTSD treatments that are geared more precisely to the unique needs of men and women, VA researchers have begun to investigate how men and women learn to fear.
- Training Veterans to Care for Themselves
An Occupational Therapist talks about VA’s Wellness Program and how Tai Chi helps Veterans and their families with memory, improved sleep, decreased stress and overall health.