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CNN profiles Growing Forward, a cumulative trauma treatment program developed for Rush nurses impacted with pandemic trauma by Mark Schimmelpfennig and Kim Sangster similar to treatment given to combat soldiers experiencing grief and PTSD.

FEBRUARY, 2022


Mark Schimmelpfennig (Chaps) appears on NPR’s Here and Now with Catherine King to discuss a program he co-created to help nurses process the emotional trauma brought on by the pandemic.

FEBRUARY, 2022


Dr. Brian Klassen, Clinical Director, and Ashton Kroner, Outreach Coordinator, are featured in a Fox News Special Report: The Invisible Wounds of War.

SEPTEMBER, 2021


Dr. Blake Schroedter, Road Home Effingham, is interviewed by the I-Team at ABC Eyewitness News following the American exodus from Afghanistan.

AUGUST, 2021


“Did my service make a difference?” Ashton Kroner answers the question asked by many OEF veterans for the Chicago Tribune.

AUGUST, 2021


COVID-19 Pandemic Has Shifted How Veterans Access Health Care

NOVEMBER, 2020


Modie Lavin, Outreach Coordinator, is named Difference Maker of the Week, WBBM NEWSRADIO.

JANUARY, 2020


Dr. Jennifer Coleman publishes “We Should Do Something Different and Honor the Vets Who Served Us.” THE HILL.

NOVEMBER, 2019


Dr. Rebecca Van Horn, Medical Director, is interviewed by Mike Puccinelli, CBS CHICAGO.

OCTOBER, 2019


Dr. Mike Brennan, Clinical Director of the IOP, is interviewed by John Howard, WLS AM RADIO.

JUNE. 2019


Dr. Rebecca Van Horn, Medical Director, is interviewed by Sally Schulz, Good Day Chicago on Fox 32.

JUNE, 2019


Will Beiersdorf and Thad Rydberg are interviewed by Susan Wiencek, host of Hubbard Helps.

NOVEMBER, 2018


Will Beiersdorf, Executive Director, is interviewed by Nick Digilio, WGN RADIO.

NOVEMBER, 2018


Mark Schimmelpfennig, Chaplain and director of Spiritual Care, is interviewed in The Companion.

NOVEMBER, 2018


Blake Schroedter discusses the value of telemedicine with Healthcare Analytics News.

APRIL, 2018


To Modie Lavin, Memorial Day is sacred. She talks about her work with veterans, ABC CHICAGO.

MAY, 2017


Will Beiersdorf, Executive Director, talks about the history of Road Home with Nick Digilio, WGN RADIO.

NOVEMBER, 2016


Charles Jolie describes the innovative care patients receive at Road Home as “PTSD boot camp.”

AUGUST, 2016


Dr. Niranjan Karnik discusses the challenges of PTSD on Focus and Family, WGN TV.

JULY, 2016


William Beiersdorf, Executive Director, is named one of five Chicagoans of the year by Chicago Magazine.

DECEMBER, 2015


Dr. Mark Pollack, Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry, and Terri Tanielian of Rand Corporation are interviewed in THE HILL.

JUNE, 2014


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