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What is CINCCH?

Dr. Kevin Stroupe, CINCCH Acting Director welcomes you to our web site and describes our center.

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Noteworthy News of FY2019

Noteworthy News of CINCCH Senior staff for the Fiscal Year 2019

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Charlesnika Evans, PhD

Dr. Evans leads CARRIAGE

Dr. Evans leads the Quality Enhancement Research Initiative project, ‘Support and Enhancement of VA Guidelines to Prevent the Spread of CRE’.

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Our Intended Audience - VA researchers and research staff, VA providers and policy makers.

To our Visitors - Click on a specific CINCCH topic for information of interest.

CINCCH Theme - To conduct research to optimize coordination and contextualization of healthcare delivery and improve outcomes for Veterans with high priority neurologic conditions, disseminate and implement best evidence, and train future researchers. Our mission will advance care by using innovative methods including direct observation and engaging Veterans and VA Partners in research resulting in high quality, high value, Veteran-centric care.

updated 8-1-19

Focus Area #1

Focus Area #2

Innovative Studies

Patient and ProviderFocus Area #1

To Develop and implement strategies for how best to contextualize and coordinate healthcare delivery for Veterans.


WheelchairFocus Area #2

To develop and implement best practices for Veterans with high priority neurologic conditions.


Patient and SurgeonInnovative Studies

Our innovation focus is the use of direct observation methods to evaluate care delivery and patient experience.

Our additional activities
have considerable overlap and synergy with our primary research foci, through sharing of expertise and methods. These include efforts related to infection control and antibiotic stewardship in other populations, care delivery models for conditions including kidney dialysis patients, and early work on employee engagement.


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Preventing Contextual Errors: Performance Improvement Project

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Center of Innovation for Complex Chronic Healthcare


Hines VA Hospital

5000 S. 5th Avenue

P.O. Box 1033

Hines, IL 60141

phone 708-202-2414

FAX 708-202-2316