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Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center

 

Local Features

MLKFacility honors Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., welco
The Charleston VAMC held a special ceremony Jan. 14 to honor the life and accomplishments of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Mayor Joseph P. Riley, the City of Charleston’s longest-serving mayor, was on hand to give remarks.
Dep SecTop 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 clinic Veterans art classSavannah 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.
The first DAISY Award was presented to Charleston RN Keisha Thompson-McClough.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.
Michelle WoodburyVA 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.
Scott R. IsaacksVA 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 centerMedal 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 awardTallmadge 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 daughterEmma 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-ICUTele-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.

From the Veterans Health Administration

A nurse wraps a Veteran's arm with a blood pressure cuffVA Nurse Goes the Extra Mile in Veteran Care
While treating a Veteran patient, Nurse Chuck Maulden noticed the Veteran's feet were in really bad shape with huge blisters probably due to worn out shoes. They both wore the same size shoe. So...
Three women smile as they prepare food in a kitchenIs This the Year You Will Volunteer on MLK Day?
For Volunteers who work every day to help our Veterans, the MLK holiday is one more opportunity to repay the men and women who have sacrificed so much for America. Find out how you can join in.
A man and woman dressed in wedding attire smile and hold hands above their headsDying Veteran Gets Married at Buffalo VA
An Army Veteran with not long to live decided it was time to marry his girlfriend of 17 years. The staff at the Buffalo VA, where he’s receiving cancer treatments, helped him turn his wish into reality.
A man talks to a homeless man sitting by a brick wallJoint Effort Helps Homeless Vets in 25 Cities
During one of the coldest weeks of winter, it’s difficult to imagine what it must be like to have no heat, no home, and no help. VA is working hard to get help to America’s Veterans who are experiencing homelessness.
A woman with a crown in a wheelchair smiles Helping Beneficiaries Stricken with Spina Bifida
About 1,300 people are enrolled in the Spina Bifida Health Care Benefits Program where VA is looking at better ways to help people stricken with the disorder get the care they need.
A woman examines a Veteran's eyesGlaucoma: Silent Cause of Vision Loss
One-and-a-half million Veterans have a vision threatening eye disease, including 285,000 with glaucoma, which usually starts without any symptoms. Get tested now — it's quick and painless.
Seniors lift weights at a gym2015 New Year's Resolution: End Binge Eating
VA Researchers are taking a close look at an issue threatening the health of many Veterans: binge eating. If you recognize this in yourself, follow the MOVE link at the end of the story. VA is here to help
Man shows his ID card to a woman at a deskTop 10 Stories from VA Health Care in 2014
Each year, we post more than 100 stories about health topics on the VA Health Care and VA Medical Center home pages. Here are the Top 10 stories from 2014, based on our reader’s visits.
Boyscout next to a decorated treeTo Face Unafraid, the Plans that We've Made
Food, fun and gifts: At VA medical centers across the country, hundreds of volunteers, community organizations and VA staff come together to help America’s Veterans celebrate the holiday season.
Looking through a wintery window at a family gathered around a Christmas tree.Want Less Stress? Check Out This Veteran Resource
Holiday stress for Veterans can be especially difficult with unique challenges, like transitioning into civilian life or being separated from your family. Here’s a great online resource…with Apps!

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