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Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center
- Diversity 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 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 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 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.
- New 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.
- Transforming 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.
- Veteran 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.
- VAMC 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.
- VA-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.
- 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
- Reining 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.
- Be 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.
- National 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.
- Support 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.
- Quick-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.
- Two 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.
- Seeking 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.
- "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.
- Stand 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.
- Veterans: 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.