Chicago hospital gets $45 million to expand PTSD treatment
CHICAGO -- Rush University Medical Center in Chicago is getting $45 million from the Wounded Warrior Project to dramatically expand a program that provides mental health services to veterans and their families.
The hospital says the grant - the largest single donation Rush has ever received - will mean its Road Home Program that's treated more than 1,000 veterans and their family members since it was launched in 2014 will be able to treat another 5,000.
In the program, veterans are treated at no cost for post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injuries, anxiety and other conditions. The funding will allow more veterans whose PTSD isn't responding to standard treatment to receive such treatment as behavioral therapy, acupuncture and yoga. It will also allow counseling and other services to veterans and their families.