HeroCare serves veterans, members of the military and their families by connecting them to both mental health and medical resources specific to military and veteran needs.
In 2014, Regions Hospital created “Lee and Penny Anderson HeroCare Program for Veterans.” HeroCare began as a specialty service for veterans and military members who were receiving mental health care at Regions Hospital. Shortly after its inception, it was realized that a large number of veterans, military members and their families in all areas of the hospital were in need of assistance. As a result, in 2015, HeroCare expanded to serving all veterans, military members and their families, hospital wide.
Today, the HeroCare team has social work advocates and an occupational therapist, who are all veterans themselves. The HeroCare social work advocates assist with:
The occupational therapist assists eligible patients with relaxation and stress management through a variety of options, such as:
Our HeroCare team also focuses on educating and collaborating with community providers. We educate people on military culture and the possible roles community providers can play in the care of veterans, military members and their families. We support and assist community organizations to create more opportunities for veterans, military members and their families. HeroCare continues to develop partnerships with organizations and programs that are dedicated to serving our nation’s finest.
We will continue expanding our program as the need arises.
HeroCare Advocate, Christine D., LGSW, LADC, at 651-254-6635.
HeroCare Advocate, Jessie Rae R., LGSW, at 651-254-6634.
HeroCare Occupational Therapist, Meghan M., OTR/L, at 651-254-6631.