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Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center

Local Features

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.
Lester Pittman, VA VolunteerMindfulness in Motion: Tai Chi helps Veterans heal
The VA offers a mindfulness class free of charge to Veterans, which incorporates gentle yoga moves, mindful breathing and Tai Chi, a form of martial arts. Focused breathing is one of the core building blocks of health.
John Crawford77-year-old Veteran Quits Smoking
At the age of 77, and as a smoker for 55 years, John Crawford started feeling the effects of smoking. He had never experienced any smoking related health issues until about 4 months ago...
LSVTBIGImproving Mobility for Veterans with Parkinson's
The Charleston VAMC now provides a physical therapy treatment that was developed specifically for Parkinson's patients to increase the amplitude of limb and body movements to enhance quality of life.
Rose DoctorMedical Foster Home
The Medical Foster Home program connects Veterans with medical and housing needs with caregivers who are willing to open their homes and provide them with care and love. Rose Doctor is one such caregiver.
Ribbon cutting outside of the new CRRC building.Community Resource and Referral Center Opened
On June 5, the Ralph H. Johnson VAMC celebrated the grand opening of the medical center's newest endeavor - the Community Resource and Referral Center - to provide one-stop services for Homeless Veterans.
Moniquic Eazel, Army VeteranFinding Their Way Home
Every Veteran should have a home—a safe and stable place they can call their own. For some Veterans, combat experiences have significantly altered their ability to cope with day-to-day life.
Military appreciation area at the 2014 Party in the ParkCharleston VA hosts Veteran at Party in the Park
For the second year, the Ralph H. Johnson VAMC has teamed up with local radio station, 103.5 WEZL, to host a special military appreciation area at the Party in the Park summer concert series.
Kathy Young, Suzette Poletti, and Jasper MurphyThe VA Employees Behind the Scenes
When you think of those who work at the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center, you most likely think of caring doctors and nurses who directly treat Veterans, but care for patients does not stop there.
John Goldizen and Janice SkipperTwo VA nurses honored with Palmetto Gold Awards
The Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center congratulates two of our nursing staff members, John Goldizen and Janice Skipper, as recipients of the 2015 Palmetto Gold Award for excellence in the field of nursing.

From the Veterans Health Administration

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.
A male patient seated on an exam table in an exam room shakes hands with a female doctorTen Things to Know About the Choice Program
If you are enrolled in VA health care, the Choice Program allows you to get health care from non-VA doctors. Here are the answers to ten of the most asked questions about the program.
Woman with a clipboard and pen looks at a man speaking to herHelping Your Provider Understand Military Culture
VA is offering a free online course to private sector health care professionals to help them better serve Veterans and Servicemembers. Hear from a social worker who thinks the course is a good idea.
Two women talk and smile in an exercise roomSummer! Time to swim and picnic ... and volunteer!
Across America, thousands of Americans are pitching in to help our Veterans. Learn about the “Summer of Service” and how you can volunteer at your local VA medical center ... no sunblock needed!
A wife smiles at her husband seated facing her. Relationship a Little Rocky? Time to Retreat
About 20 couples learned how to strengthen their relationship during a two-day Warrior to Soul Mate retreat sponsored recently at the Salisbury VA Medical Center in North Carolina.
man lifting barbellWheelchair Vets Roll into Dallas for Annual Games
Since 1981, co-presented by the VA and PVA, the goal of the National Veterans Wheelchair Games is to empower Veterans with disabilities to live more healthy and active lives through sports.
Two people walking with nordic walking sticksTips to Keep Veterans from Falling Down
You hear it all the time. Poor old Steve ... he fell down. Sometimes it’s just embarrassing and you get back up. Other times, you’re headed for the emergency room. Here’s how to prevent falling down.
black and white photo showing three combat soldiers crouching in a forestU.S. Army Celebrates 240th Birthday on June 14
VA joins the U.S. Army in celebrating its 240th birthday. Here are just four short stories of the thousands of Army Veterans whose lives have intersected with the Department of Veterans Affairs.
doctor taking notes as patient relays his storyVeterans Adding Life Story to Medical Records
Have you ever wished your doctor knew “the rest of the story?” A unique program at some VA medical centers allows Veterans to add their life story to their medical record.
Two women working in an office setting.  One woman is talking on the phone.How Do You Save Someone’s Life?
Good listening skills and a cool head are prerequisites when you work at the Pittsburgh VA’s Suicide Prevention Office. “You always have to remain calm at this job,” says Veronica Lucious.

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