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Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center

Local Features

Military appreciation area at the 2014 Party in the ParkCharleston VA hosts Veteran at Party in the Park
For the second year, the Ralph H. Johnson VAMC has teamed up with local radio station, 103.5 WEZL, to host a special military appreciation area at the Party in the Park summer concert series.
Kathy Young, Suzette Poletti, and Jasper MurphyThe VA Employees Behind the Scenes
When you think of those who work at the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center, you most likely think of caring doctors and nurses who directly treat Veterans, but care for patients does not stop there.
John Goldizen and Janice SkipperTwo VA nurses honored with Palmetto Gold Awards
The Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center congratulates two of our nursing staff members, John Goldizen and Janice Skipper, as recipients of the 2015 Palmetto Gold Award for excellence in the field of nursing.
Audiology technician at the Myrtle Beach clinic.Myrtle Beach Expansion Project
The Myrtle Beach CBOC has been approved for expansion due to tremendous growth. Since 2005, the number of Veterans that the clinic serves has doubled. Today the clinic serves more than 12,000 Veteran patients.
HEROIC logoCenter of Innovation: promoting health care equity
As a nationally funded VHA Center of Innovation (COIN), Charleston’s COIN, called Health Equity and Rural Outreach Innovation Center, is helping to eliminate geographic, racial/ethnic, and gender-based disparities.
Veterans speaking with potential employers at the Job Fair.Veterans Job Fair assists hundreds
Close to 1,000 Veterans and active duty service members turned out March 9 for the Veterans Job Fair and VA Forum held at the North Charleston Convention Center sponsored by the VA and U.S. Senator Tim Scott.
VA-DoD leadership cut the ribbon to open the new clinicDermatology VA-DoD Clinic Opens at Naval Hospital
The VA and Naval Hospital Beaufort opened a shared Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Defense Dermatology Clinic at the Naval Hospital Feb. 26 to serve Veterans, service members and military dependents.
The Charleston VA's award-winning cath lab.Charleston VA continues to achieve 5-Star rating
The Ralph H. Johnson VAMC is again rated as a 5-Star facility, the highest possible rating according to VA's SAIL model, one of the top 10% of VA facilities nationwide, and the 6th fastest growing.
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.

From the Veterans Health Administration

View of the Biloxi facility from the front flag poleBiloxi VA in Most Beautiful Hospital Competition
Skillful and compassionate care combined with a beautiful hospital and happy patients. VA’s Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System has been nominated for Most Beautiful Hospital in America.
service members in uniform marching in a parage carring the america flagVA Remembers America's Fallen on Memorial Day
Once known as “Decoration Day,” Memorial Day is a time for remembering the people who died while serving in America’s armed forces. Here’s a list of ceremonies in your area.
five researchers and technocians working in a laboratory90 Years of VA Research Improves Veterans' Lives
Did you know VA doctors performed the first successful liver transplant in 1968, and that VA doctors have received the Nobel Prize? Find out more as VA celebrates National VA Research Week.
Elise Brown standing next to Roy Jeffers who is laying in a hospital bedHe Was Given Two Years to Live…23 Years Ago
Veteran Roy Jeffers is marking Hepatitis Awareness Month by sharing his brave story with Veterans and their families in the hope that they will learn more and make an appointment to get tested…now!
mother and daughter using hula hoopsWomen Veterans Can Be Role Models for Health
Of the almost 670,000 Women Veterans enrolled with VA, over 400,000 of them utilized VHA health care in 2014. Read here about how they can be role models for health for other women and young girls.
nurse reviewing documents with a patientHonoring VA's Compassionate Professionals
The thousands of VA nurses who take care of America’s Veterans are skilled, caring professionals. During National Nurses Week, we say “Thank You” for taking care of our heroes.
veteran walking on a treadmill10th Anniversary of VA’s Polytrauma Program
For ten years, VA’s Polytrauma System of Care has treated Veterans with multiple severe injuries. Two of the hundreds of Veterans who have received care tell their stories of strength and recovery.
Woman standing in front of a lake near Epcott CenterVeteran Re-Connects with Other Women at Vet Center
After one of the most emotionally challenging jobs in the military left her with PTSD, former sergeant Josie Beatty found help at a Vet Center and learned she did not “have to be super human.”
Make the connection website Veterans' Real Stories of Strength and Resilience
Hundreds of Veterans share their experiences with mental health challenges and reaching out for support. On a unique website, you can hear how they started their journeys toward recovery.
Sign in front of the garden with the words the healing ground dedicated July 2012Planting Cabbage on Earth Day in a Healing Ground
Hundreds of Veterans have found a safe haven for dealing with a variety of issues in a Walla Walla VA “Healing Ground” garden. Thinking about things with the “clarity of fresh air.”

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