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Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center


Local Features

Charleston VAMC participates in the Pride ParadeDiversity Team Participates in Pride Parade
Members of the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center’s Diversity Committee donned their most festive multi-colored attire Aug. 9. The group constructed a float under the theme of “We Serve All Who Served.”
Vocera badges are small, walkie-talkie like devices that enable direct contact with inpatientsVocera Badge to Nurse Call Integration is here
Inpatients can now speak directly to their assigned caregiver by pushing the nurse call button in their room. Vocera Badges allow nursing staff to respond quickly and more efficiently to inpatient Veterans' needs.
Army Veteran, Chuck Fisher entertains fellow VeteransArmy 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 Charles E. Sepich hosts Town HallVA 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.
Ribbon Cutting Vet Center Grand OpeningNew 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.
Charleston to implement Project REDTransforming 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.
Chris Gibson and Bill CampbellVeteran 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.
Protecting those who servedVAMC 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.
LFHAVA-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.
The new Missing Man Table protected by glass.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.

From the Veterans Health Administration

A Veteran pats a horse in a stableReining in PTSD with Equestrian Therapy
Veterans participating in the residential treatment program at the Bedford VA, in Massachusetts, are being given a chance to spend a day riding horses, or just walking through a quiet pasture.
Two men secure plywood over a windowBe Disaster Aware and Take Action to Prepare
Tornados? Floods? Hurricanes? Are you prepared if one of those hit your home? Take advantage of these check lists during National Preparedness Month. Get your family ready for all emergencies.
A disabled woman sits on the back of a golf cart, preparing to swing a clubNational Golf Tournament for Blind Veterans
Annual tournament an opportunity for legally blind and physically disabled Veterans to develop new skills and enhance their self-esteem. Therapeutic format promotes rehabilitation and fellowship.
call center workers consult near a woman taking a callSupport For Vets During Suicide Prevention Month
Help spread the word about VA's mental health resources. We all have the power to take the first step to reach out and see how they're doing.
Four health care workers crowd around a computerQuick-Thinking VA Radiology Team Saves a Veteran's Life
Four members of a VA radiology team at the VA Southern Oregon Rehab Center, White City, Ore., teamed up in early August to provide needed help to an elderly Veteran living alone in a remote rural area.
A man hands his ID to a woman at a deskTwo Forms of ID Now Needed to Request VHIC Card
VA has strengthened the ID requirements to request the new Veteran Health Identification Card (VHIC). Enrolled Veterans now will need two forms of ID. See the acceptable ID documents in this story.
A woman shows a man writing on a large padSeeking New Coping Tools for Veterans with TBI
Cognitive rehabilitation researchers are testing new tools and strategies — from smartphone apps to online brain training — to help Veterans cope with the effects of mild traumatic brain injury.
A doctor stands with two of his patients"Family" of Patients Appreciate VA Doctor
Veteran patients of VA doctor in Augusta, Georgia, tell why they “wouldn’t have any other doctor.” Dr. Jianhua Cheng replies that he just wants to do his best and praises the entire Augusta team.
A homeless man receives a haircutStand Downs - Putting Lives Back Together
Stand Downs — Providing services to homeless Veterans, including health screenings, benefits counseling and other referrals. A collaborative effort by VA and other government and community agencies.
A girl looks over the shoulder of a woman viewing a laptopVeterans: 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.

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