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Polytrauma/TBI System of Care

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Welcome to the Hines Polytrauma Network Site

The Hines Polytrauma Network Site is one of 23 facilities in the country designed to provide long-term rehabilitative care to Veterans and Servicemembers who experienced severe injuries (including brain injuries) to more than one organ system.  For more information about Polytrauma, visit the national Polytrauma System of Care page.

Find out more about TBI from a soldier's perspective- Traumatic Brain Injury: A Soldier's Story in His Own Words.
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Edward Hines, Jr. Veterans Hospital

Edward Hines, Jr.
Veterans Hospital

5000 S. 5th Avenue
Hines, IL 60141
(708) 202-8387

If you are interested in more information about Hines outpatient Polytrauma/TBI program or to schedule an evaluation please contact our
Intake Nurse Educator:
Irene Stemler, RN
(708) 202-5077

Polytrauma Case Managers:
Takila Simmons, DSW, LCSW
(708) 202-3978
Kayla Janssen, LSW
(708) 202-2795

Polytrauma Medical Director
Sami Chaudhuri, MD
(708) 202-5077

Polytrauma Program Coordinator
Kelly Esparza, AuD
(708) 202-8387 x 21006

Post-9/11 Military2VA (M2VA) Case Management Program Coordinator
Katie Mazzuca, LCSW
Phone: 708-202-2076

Edward Hines, Jr. VA Medical Center is a proud member of VA Great Lakes Health Care System - Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN) 12.


Additional Information

If you are interested in more information about admission to the Hines Polytrauma Network Site or want to schedule an evaluation, please contact Ivy Lloyd, our Admissions and Referral Officer, at (708) 202-8387, Ext. 22076.
For more specific information about our outpatient Polytrauma/TBI program contact Irene Stemler, RN, Intake Nurse Educator, at (708) 202-5077.

Returning Servicemembers

Veterans returning from Operation Enduring Freedom and/or Operation Iraqi Freedom (OEF/OIF) should contact their local OEF/OIF Coordinator for information about benefits and health care enrollment.





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