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Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center

Local Features

Female nurse gives adult male a flu shot in right deltoid.Flu vaccines available now!
Protect yourself, your loved ones and your patients by getting this season’s flu vaccine. Flu shots are now available for patient Veterans and VA employees at the Ralph H. Johnson Veterans Affairs Medical Center.
Veterans outside of a Stand Down eventVA clinics help hundreds of Veterans at Stand Down
The Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center’s clinics in Savannah, GA and Myrtle Beach, SC with local support agencies assisted homeless Veterans during their recent Stand Down Against Veteran Homelessness events.
2014 Myrtle Beach Stand Down registrationSupporting Myrtle Beach's Homeless Veterans
On September 18, The Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center's Myrtle Beach VA Outpatient Clinic, in partnership with many local agencies, will host the 2nd annual Myrtle Beach Stand Down for Homelessness event.
Veterans standing in line for the 2014 StandDown event for homeless Veterans.Program offers helping hand
Dedicated VA social workers and mental health professionals at the Ralph H. Johnson VAMC's Hinesville VA Outpatient Clinic are committed to serving homeless Veterans in the local area.
1-800-273-8255, Press 1Lower Suicide Rates for Veterans Receiving VA Care
September is national suicide prevention month—a dedicated time aimed at educating clinicians, healthcare staff and the general public about prevention and warning signs.
Brian Thorpe, radiologistLocal teleradiology program serves Veterans
The VISN 7 Teleradiology Program was created within the Radiology Service at the Charleston VAMC with the goal of reducing costs while also improving patient care through a reduction in turn-around time.
Pfc Ralph H. JohnsonFacility remembers namesake during anniversary
August 22, 2015 marks the 70th anniversary of the Vietnam Conflict, which began in 1945. United States military involvement in the Vietnam War officially began on August 5, 1964.
CWT TraineesTraining Veterans for a New Career
Compensated Work Therapy and Sterile Processing Service have teamed up to create a valuable experience for Veterans to gain on-the-job education and training at the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center.
Shirley Mackin proudly displays her honorable discharge papers.World War II Female Veteran
Shirley Mackin is 92-years-old, a patient of the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center, and a female Veteran who served in the U.S. Coast Guard during World War II until January 1946.
Hurricane winds bend Palmetto treesBe Ready: Hurricane season 2015
The 2015 Atlantic Hurricane Season began on June 1 and ends Nov 30, so it is officially that time of year to be prepared for a storm-related emergency. One key step to take is establishing a family emergency contact.

From the Veterans Health Administration

A woman in a lab coat shows a patient two computer monitors displaying mammogram imagesBreast Cancer: The Importance of Mammograms
Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in women, but early detection saves lives, which is why mammograms are so important. VA's 3D technology is improving cancer detection rates.
An audiologist installs a hearing aid for a Veteran patientVeterans! Hard of hearing? VA can help.
Whether from high noise in military operations or during training, hearing loss and tinnitus account for the two most prevalent service-connected disabilities among Veterans. Many do not realize it until too late.
A doctor listens to a patient's heartbeat with a stethoscope. Veterans: Are you at risk for prostate cancer?
Prostate Cancer is one of the most common cancers in American men. If you're a Veteran over 40, you should learn about it and ask your VA health care provider if you should be screened.
A roadside billboard for the Veterans Crisis LineOne is a Powerful Number - It Could Save a Life
One is a powerful number when it translates to what one person can do to help a Veteran in crisis. One conversation, one phone call, one small act could save a life. The Power of One.
Several adults and a child cutting a ribbon in front of a health care clinicVA, Communities, Helping Homeless Veterans
What is a CRRC? It's a lifeline for thousands of homeless Veterans and their families. VA and local communities are partners in the effort, working together to provide needed services.
A woman with graying hair smilesI Served in the Active Military. Yes, I'm One!
Know this: If you are a woman who served in the active military service, you are a Veteran. People may think your military experience was less challenging than that of male Veterans. They're wrong.
A man points to his gardenCombat Veteran, Doctor and Now Gardener
Wesley McFarland, combat Veteran, doctor for 55 years, charged his patients $3.00. Wiped out by Hurricane Katrina, he now lives in a VA Community Living Center ... and he loves it.
An older man with a sporting competitor's numbered bib on his shirt leans on a golf cart carrying his clubs on a golf courseGolden Age Games Underway in Omaha
Golden Age Games — it's all about the rehabilitation value that wellness and fitness provide in the lives of older Veterans ... and yes, a good time, competition and fellowship with other Veterans.
A red rash on a person's elbowMy skin itches. Is it psoriasis? What is that?
Veterans who have psoriasis can easily describe the symptoms for you. It's ugly, itchy and painful. VA doctors can help Veterans treat psoriasis. Here's information on this chronic skin disease.
A Veteran wearing a sea captain's hat salutes while rolling his motorized wheelchair among others walking around him2015 VA Walk & Roll Sees Growth
It's called the Walk and Roll when over 23,000 Veterans, VA Employees and American citizens walk a mile for homeless Veterans, raising more than $325,000 worth of donations this year.

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