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VA Illiana health care top stories.

Why VA: Mayra Alanis, LPN

Everyone’s road to a VA career is unique. In the "Why VA" series, we’ll hear from VA Illiana nursing staff as they share their stories of why caring for Veterans is so special. In this edition, we hear from Mayra Alanis, LPN.

Why VA: Donette Gray, RN/MSN

Everyone’s road to a VA career is unique. In the "Why VA" series, we’ll hear from VA Illiana nursing staff as they share their stories of why caring for Veterans is so special. In this edition, we hear from Donette Gray, RN/MSN.

Why VA: Shawna Mullins, CNA

Everyone’s road to a VA career is unique. In the "Why VA" series, we’ll hear from VA Illiana nursing staff as they share their stories of why caring for Veterans is so special. In this edition, we hear from Shawna Mullins, a certified nursing assistant (CNA).

Paul White couldn’t believe what he was hearing.

Photo of Paul White with a golf club.

Any positive change: VA saving lives with syringe service program 

The United States is seeing unprecedented numbers of overdose deaths involving illicit opioids (such as fentanyl) and stimulants (like cocaine or methamphetamine).

Harm reduction kit

Leading the Way: VA Illiana Employees Honored for Exemplary Conduct

Two VA Illiana Health Care System employees were recognized for outstanding work in support of America’s Veterans and high reliability organization (HRO) principles in a ceremony held at the Danville VA Medical Center on July 22, 2022.

photo of director and employees

VA wants Veterans to focus on whole health instead of resolutions

Just a few weeks ago, many people resolved to lose weight, quit smoking, exercise more, and a variety of other health-related life improvements. Historically, many New Year resolutions have fallen apart by the end of January each year creating the need to re-resolve the next year.

Veteran Health Care is Worth Enrolling in

It may surprise some people that not all military veterans get their health care from Veterans Affairs. Some veterans may not even know that they are eligible for health care from VA.

VA Illiana Welcomes New Leadership

The VA Illiana Health Care System was established in 1898 as the Danville Branch of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers.

Dr. Williams, Medical Center Director and Dr. Naidu, Chief of Staff

Veterans Day Message

Across the Department of Veterans Affairs, every day is a day for Veterans.

Veterans Day