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Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center
- Army Veteran brings a smile to fellow Veterans
- Army Veteran Chuck Fisher, and his “manager” wife Sarah, entertained Veteran patients, CLC residents and employees at the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center Thursday, August 7 with a musical show.
- VA Southeast Network Director Visits Charleston
- VA Southeast Network Director Charles E. Sepich hosts Town Hall for Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center employees. Sepich charged all employees to continue providing quality healthcare to Veterans.
- New Vet Center opens in North Charleston
- Hundreds gathered to celebrate the grand opening of the new Charleston Vet Center in North Charleston on West Montague Avenue, replacing the old and cramped location. Myrtle Beach and Savannah each have a Vet Center.
- Transforming discharge processes for Veterans
- Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center will implement Project Re-Engineered Discharge (Project RED). Its goal is to reduce Veteran patient readmission by providing a better understanding of their overall diagnosis and care.
- Veteran Fishing Retreat
- Veteran and Charleston VAMC Community Living Center resident, Chris Gibson, loves to fish. By an act of kindness from a few Charleston VA employees, Gibson was surprised with a day on the water.
- VAMC celebrates National Police Week
- Each May, during National Police Week, the U.S. recognizes the service and sacrifice of U.S. law enforcement and pays tribute to those who have lost their lives in the line of duty.
- VA-DoD Joint Venture Wins Federal Executive Award
- The Lowcountry Federal Healthcare Alliance won the Federal Employee of the Year Team Award for its collaboration to provide shared health care services to Veterans and DoD beneficiaries.
- Remembering those who are lost
- Members of VFW Post 9509 presented a new Missing Man Table in the Charleston VAMC canteen April 29. The Missing Man Table is a symbolic place of honor to remember fallen, missing, or imprisoned military service-members.
- Army Veteran finds peace with alternative therapy
- Army Veteran finds peace and healing through alternative therapies from the Charleston VA Medical Center. Michael Streeter shares his story in hopes of spreading hope to Veterans suffering with chronic pain.
- Telehealth CPAP
- Telehealth CPAP services in Myrtle Beach provides Veteran patients with guidance and support on using their CPAP machine, without them having to the Charleston VA Medical Center.
From the Veterans Health Administration
- Veterans: Have a health question? Search here!
- We’ve put the contacts for almost all your health questions in one convenient health index. Add this site to your FAVORITES for a link to take you to VA websites with valuable information.
- Helping Women Veterans Find the Help They Need
- VA’s Women Veterans Call Center has received over 11,000 incoming calls and made nearly 130,000 outbound calls, successfully reaching 76,000 women Veterans. The number is 1-855-VA-WOMEN.
- National Veterans Wheelchair Games Come to Philadelphia
- The National Veterans Wheelchair Games are designed to improve the quality of life for Veterans with disabilities and to foster better health through sports competition.
- The Purple Heart: One Veteran's Long Journey
- Thousands of American Veterans have received the Purple Heart. We mark the anniversary of the creation of the award by George Washington with the story of John Reist, wounded three times in Vietnam.
- Veterans: Keep Your Immunizations Up to Date
- Protect you and your family by keeping your vaccinations current. Here are some helpful links to websites on immunization information.
- Vanquishing PTSD at the Cellular Level
- VA researchers are exploring the possibility of using a steroid pill to take the trauma out of traumatic memories by quieting the intense and sometime debilitating emotions associated with those memories.
- The Other Side of VA Dentistry
- Dr. Dai Phan provides an accurate reproduction so that dental and nasal prostheses can be fabricated — a little known service provided to Veterans who have lost part of their oral cavity due to trauma or cancer.
- Once Homeless, Veteran Now Works for VA
- Formerly homeless Veteran James Mobley, 53, now works full-time as a social services aide at the same VA domiciliary in Dublin, Ga., where he spent nearly a year in recovery.
- Fighting is My Meditation
- After serving in the Army, mixed martial arts fighter Joe Duarte found his world spinning out of control. After VA PTSD therapy, he now finds peace at home and in the ring.
- Summer Reminder: Sunglasses Protect Your Eyes
- Veterans should be cautious and protect their eyes from the sun. Good quality sunglasses are recommended when outdoors, even if it’s for a few minutes at a time.