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Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center
- 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.
- Army Veteran finds peace with alternative therapy
- Army Veteran finds peace and healing through alternative therapies from the Charleston VA Medical Center. Michael Streeter shares his story in hopes of spreading hope to Veterans suffering with chronic pain.
- Telehealth CPAP
- Telehealth CPAP services in Myrtle Beach provides Veteran patients with guidance and support on using their CPAP machine, without them having to the Charleston VA Medical Center.
- Director of Nursing awarded Palmetto Gold Award
- The Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center congratulates Associate Director of Nursing & Patient Care Services, Mary Fraggos, as recipient of the 2014 Palmetto Gold Award for Nursing Excellence.
- Life's a Beach
- ...other times its a hurricane. Emerson Beach, Vetern and Volunteer at the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center, tells about his struggles and challenges and overcoming obstacles.
- Service to Veterans doesn’t slip during storm
- Service for Veterans doesn't stop during winter storm. More than 180 employees kept the home fires burning at the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center downtown during Winter Storm Leon, January 28 through 30, 2014.
- Vitamin E may slow spread of Alzheimer's Disease
- Researchers say vitamin E might slow the progression of mild-to-moderate Alzheimer's disease — the first time any treatment has been shown to alter the course of dementia at that stage
From the Veterans Health Administration
- Fighting is My Meditation
- After serving in the Army, mixed martial arts fighter Joe Duarte found his world spinning out of control. After VA PTSD therapy, he now finds peace at home and in the ring.
- Summer Reminder: Sunglasses Protect Your Eyes
- Veterans should be cautious and protect their eyes from the sun. Good quality sunglasses are recommended when outdoors, even if it’s for a few minutes at a time.
- 10 of the Stories Most Read by Vets on VA Web Site
- The web site for the Veterans Health Administration is a helpful gateway to numerous resources for Veterans and their families. Here are just a few of the most popular features posted this past year.
- VA Health Care System Named Most Wired - Again!
- For the second year in a row, VA has been named to the 2014 “Most Wired” hospitals list, a national survey ranking hospitals leveraging health information technology in new and innovative ways.
- Nurse Navigator Simplifies the Maze for Patients
- Hospitals can be a maze. That’s why Joan Stewart and Debera Charlton are amazing. The Nurse Navigator steer patients through the treatment systems at Montana’s VA Medical Center.
- VA Hosts July 4th Ceremonies for Veterans
- Hundreds of VA employees and volunteers at VA Medical Centers across the country spend their July 4th holiday hosting special events for the men and women we serve — America’s Veterans.
- Senior Veterans Going for the Gold - One More Time
- Hundreds of Veterans are heading to the Ozark Mountains for the Golden Age Games, designed to improve the quality of life for older Veterans with a wide range of abilities and disabilities.
- I Cannot Be This Person
- Finding it hard to be home alone or feel comfortable in public places, Laura Hendrixon is determined to get better for her family and her career.
- Connecting Veterans with Telehealth
- The relationship between patients and the health care system will dramatically change with telehealth. High levels of patient satisfaction and positive outcomes say this is the right direction.
- Brain's 'Error Messages' May Hold PTSD Clue
- VA researchers are looking at how Veterans with PTSD react to their own mistakes. The results could reveal clues as to why some Veterans are more resilient to traumatic events.