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Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center
- Top VA officials visit Charleston VA
- VA Deputy Secretary The Honorable Sloan Gibson and Interim Under Secretary of Health Dr. Carolyn Clancy visited the Charleston VAMC to learn about best practices and get a look at the new Mental Health Research Building.
- Savannah VA art class motivates, encourages Vets
- An art therapy group at the Savannah VA clinic gives Veterans an opportuinity to participate in a creative activity that is Veteran centric and allows each Veteran to participate at their own pace.
- Charleston RN honored with facility’s first DAISY
- Charleston VA proudly partners with The DAISY Foundation in an effort to honor the exceptional, compassionate care delivered by dedicated nurses here and at the community based outpatient clinics throughout the year.
- VA research scientist awarded
- Michelle Woodbury, research health scientist with the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center and an associate professor at MUSC, was recently presented with an MUSC Foundation Teaching Excellence Award.
- VA Announces New Medical Center Director Scott R.
- The Department of Veterans Affairs is pleased to announce the appointment of Scott R. Isaacks, FACHE, as the new director of the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center in Charleston, SC.
- Medal of Honor recipient visits medical center
- Medal of Honor recipient, Gary Beikirch, spent time Oct. 22 sharing his story and visiting with Veterans at the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center as a way to honor their service to our country.
- Tallmadge receives Manager of Distinction award
- Brian Tallmadge, assistant chief of Environmental Management Services (EMS) at the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center, was awarded the Manager of Distinction award from Facility Cleaning Decisions magazine.
- Emma Love and VA Care
- Women Veterans are the fastest growing demographic at the VA, bringing increased need for services for women. Charleston VA employee and Veteran talks about the outstanding oncology care provided to her from her VA.
- Tele-ICU arrives in Charleston
- A new technological system, scheduled to go live Oct. 7 at the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center, is able to serve as a second set of eyes in intensive care units from more than 600 miles away.
- All- Employee Survey happening now
- It’s time once again for the annual All Employee Survey. The 2014 Charleston VA Medical Center’s All Employee Survey will be open through Sept. 29. All employees are encouraged to take the survey.
From the Veterans Health Administration
- Veterans Can Now Track Delivery of Prescriptions
- A VA employee thought if he could track the delivery of his gifts online, why not make it possible for Veterans to track the delivery of their prescriptions the same way? Now, they can.
- Veteran Survived the Battle of the Bulge
- Seventy years ago this month, stubbornly brave American soldiers fought the Battle of the Bulge. Arthur Berkowitz, 91, was one of them. He recalls the battle and a bullet that later shattered his knee.
- Objective: Help improve health care for Veterans
- Over 300,000 Veterans have joined the Million Veteran Program, a partnership between VA and Veterans to establish a database of information which may lead to preventing and treating illnesses in Veterans.
- Seven Ways to Manage Stress during the Holidays
- Holidays should be about family, friends and fun. But what about all those demands and deadlines? Here are some tips to help Veterans and their families manage all that stress, now and all year long.
- USS Arizona Survivor Recalls Pearl Harbor Attack
- Lonnie Cook, 94, is one of nine USS Arizona survivors still living. His plans for a day of liberty in Honolulu came to a halt just before 8:00 on Sunday morning, December 7, 1941.
- At Wyoming VA, No Veteran Dies Alone
- Since 2012, volunteers at the Cheyenne VA Medical Center in Wyoming have been spending hours sitting at the bedside of dying Veterans, keeping them company as they near their final journey.
- Giving Thanks ... with Empathy and Hope
- PJ Johnson knows about recovery. She was hit by a car while undergoing chemotherapy for cancer. During her rehab, the Veterans she usually helps encouraged her to get better and come back to them.
- Brain Bank to Help in Treatment of PTSD
- A new brain bank in Vermont will help with understanding abnormal brain activity in PTSD and could pave the way for new approaches to diagnosis and treatment of individuals with PTSD.
- Quit Smoking for Your Health and Breathe Easier
- November 20th is the Great American Smokeout. Join the Smokeout by quitting or making a plan to quit smoking that day. Succeed with helpful tips from Dr. Timothy P. Carmody.
- Just Saying No to Pain Meds
- Specialists at the VA in Charleston, South Carolina, have helped more than 400 patients ease off their chronic pain medications. How did they do it? The answer might surprise you.