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News releases for VA Chicago health care.

Jesse Brown VA Medical Center Achieves Accreditation as a Geriatric Emergency Department

July 14, 2022

The American College of Emergency Physicians accredited the Jesse Brown VA Medical Center (Jesse Brown VAMC) as a Level 3 Geriatric Emergency Department.

Jesse Brown VA Medical Center Clinician Awarded Top Honor in Clinical Care

May 18, 2022

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) awarded Jesse Brown VA Medical Center physiatrist Dr. Jacqueline Neal the Mark Wolcott Award for Excellence in Clinical Care Delivery. The award is the highest honor for healthcare providers within the VA.

Study says vaccine hesitancy is complex, but may be minimized when recommendations come from a trusted physician

April 04, 2022

Doctors and researchers from Jesse Brown VAMC published a study focused on Veterans' willingness to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. The research shows the importance of patients’ trust in physicians, healthcare organizations, pharmaceutical manufacturers & the government when making health decisions.

McCormick Foundation's $355,000 Grant to Fund Veterans in Need of Justice

January 24, 2022

Beginning in January 2022, veterans in Cook County court will receive help from their fellow veterans at the University of Chicago through their Office for Military-Affiliated Communities (OMAC) Veteran Restorative Justice Project.

Jesse Brown VAMC is leading the way for the VA by no longer including race as a measurement of kidney health

December 20, 2021

In November, Jesse Brown VA Medical Center became one of the first VA Medical Centers to no longer use an outdated calculator that included race to measure kidney health. This is the first of many future changes to remove race-based factors from healthcare & provide equitable care for all Veterans.