- Charleston VAMC employees honored as 2012 Federal Employees
The Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center is pleased to honor Mr. David Bennett and Mr. Robert Darley as recipients of the Federal Executive Association of the Greater Charleston Area’s 2012 Federal Employees of the Year Award.
- Grant Awarded to VA for Community Resource and Referral Cent
The Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center hosted a press conference today on the grant awarded to the VA for establishing a Community Resource and Referral Center for homeless Veterans in the lowcountry.
- VAMC enhances nurse training with residency program
The Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center nursing department has been chosen as one of seven pilot sites to participate in the Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Academic Affiliations (OAA) VA Post-Baccalaureate Nurse Residency Program.
- Ethics Week 2013
“Excellence Through Integrity” is the theme for National Compliance and Ethics Week 2013, April 29 – May 3. It is also our goal every day at Charleston VAMC.
- Soldier-Poet to visit VA Medical Center
Brian Turner will visit the VAMC Friday, April 12, for a poetry reading and workshop. He is the author of two poetry collections, Phantom Noise (2010) and Here, Bullet (2005) which won the 2005 Beatrice Hawley Award.
- Women Veterans Honored
Last week more than 60 female Veterans joined together to celebrate Women’s History Month with a special presentation by Pearsall and luncheon.
- Personalized dining on the horizon for CLC residents
Residents living in the Community Living Center at the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center will soon be able to enjoy a more personalized dining experience thanks to a new food and beverage menu. The new dining set-up is projected to start once the CLC relocates back to the VAMC June 10.
- Vietnam Veteran Finds Her Niche While Serving
March is Women's History Month. Today, women are filling most of the same positions as men in the military. Rosa Lee Miller is a Vietnam era, Air Force Veteran who discovered a new skill that changed her perspective on the war and led her down an unexpected career path.
- Charleston VA Partners with SCHA/Joint Commission for Increa
The Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center announces its partnership with the South Carolina Hospital Association (SCHA) and The Joint Commission in the South Carolina Safe Care Commitment.
- Da Vinci Surgical System adds precision, speeds recovery for
The Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center performed its first minimally-invasive robotic surgery in January, and will provide future urological and other procedures for Veterans in the Lowcountry. The DaVinci robot at the Charleston VA is the most advanced robotic surgery equipment of this type in the greater Charleston area.
- VA Medical Centers Named for Presidents
Can you name the three VA medical centers named for United States presidents? Here’s a story on the Franklin Delano Roosevelt campus of the Hudson Valley Healthcare System in Montrose, New York.
- Research Today Means Healthier Tomorrow
May 13-17 is National VA Research Week with the theme “VA Research Inspires.” VA Research has been part of advances in treating heart disease, diabetes, spinal cord injury and mental health disorders.
- PTSD Help: With You When You Need It Most
VA is making it possible for Veterans to access PTSD information in mobile friendly formats. Check out the mobile self-help apps and “treatment companion” apps. Find “Where to Get Help for PTSD.”
- VA Nurses: Quality and Innovation in Patient Care
VA salutes our 80,000 nurses during National Nurses Week…and every week. Every day, VA’s nurses provide state-of-the-art, cost-effective nursing care to America’s Veterans and their families.
- Stress? Problems? Here is Free Online Help!
Moving Forward is an online program that helps overcome life’s challenges. Designed specifically for Veterans and Military Service Members, but can anyone can use it to make problems more manageable.
- An Easier-to-Understand Billing Statement
VA, with help from Veterans, has created a more patient-friendly statement that is easier to understand. The improved statement has a concise layout and several new features that Veterans wanted.
- Two Volunteers at Erie VA Team Up to Save a Veteran's Life
When a Veteran’s life hung in the balance, two volunteers worked together calmly and efficiently to render aid. Their efforts may have made the difference between life and death.
- PTSD Study: Men Versus Women
In an effort to develop PTSD treatments that are geared more precisely to the unique needs of men and women, VA researchers have begun to investigate how men and women learn to fear.
- Training Veterans to Care for Themselves
An Occupational Therapist talks about VA’s Wellness Program and how Tai Chi helps Veterans and their families with memory, improved sleep, decreased stress and overall health.
- Learn About the Impact of Sexual Trauma
Military sexual trauma (MST) refers to sexual assault during military service. April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, time to talk about services VA has available for Veterans who experienced MST.