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D. Friedman creator of the negative-pressure isolation unitPreparations for Coronavirus Ongoing at Charleston
The phrase “necessity is the mother of invention” has been in use for more than 360 years, but rarely has it been more relevant than the onset of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic.
Pharmacy pills with bottleFocusing on Medication Safety
The Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center is one of 10 VA Patient Safety Centers of Inquiry (PSCI) selected nationally to develop innovations to improve patient safety throughout VA.
Employee Health Coordinator Janet Muchuelas speaks to an employee about options for smoking cessation. Photo by James Arrowood.Walking in support of heart disease and education
Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States, according to the National Heart Association, but is largely preventable. In support of February’s American Heart Month, Ralph H.
Diabetes Educator Cheryl Pratt instructs Veteran Dewayne Patterson how to use of his insulin pump. Photo by James Arrowood.Ralph H. Johnson Diabetes Education Service Merits
The Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center Diabetes Self-Management Education Service (DSMES) located at the main hospital in downtown Charleston has been awarded continued Recognition from the American Diabetes Assoc
Official portrait of PFC Ralph H. Johnson.New portrait of namesake more than a picture
Art often has a way of moving people. When that art is tied to the legacy of a beloved hometown hero and finally provides an accurate image of the 19-year-old Marine who gave his life in Vietnam to save his fellow
Margaret Bradbury, Chief of Nutrition & Food Service inspecting canned food items for the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center Veteran Food Pantry.Feeding Others Feeds Her Soul
When Margaret Bradbury, Chief of Nutrition & Food Service at the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center, opened the facility’s Veteran Food Pantry in December 2017 she hoped to make a difference for nutritionally-
William "Gene" Driggers sits in his favorite chair in the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center Fisher House living room alongside his wife Margaret during their 90-day stay at the home.Fisher House celebrates second anniversary
On Jan. 10, the Ralph H. Johnson VAMC Fisher House celebrated the second anniversary of checking-in its first guest. Recent long-term guests, Gene and Margaret Driggers, share how Fisher House impacted their life.
The renovation and expansion of the Ralph H. Johnson VAMC Intensive Care Unit (ICU) increased the size of the patient rooms and updated to state-of-the-art technology. Photo by Michael Romeo.Updating facilities to accommodate growth
To best accommodate the growing patient population at the Ralph H. Johnson VAMC, they continue to expand their facilities and complete updates to existing areas. On Jan. 4, Charleston VAMC opened their expanded ICU.
Kim Beeson with husband Travis, U.S. Air Force Veteran, in the Ralph H. Johnson VAMC step-down unit while Travis undergoes treatment following a stroke. Photo by James Arrowood.Fisher House: a home for the holidays
Kim and Travis Beeson never expected to be in the hospital for the holidays. Thanks to the Ralph H. Johnson VAMC Fisher House and City of Charleston Police, they are finding their holiday spirit.
Compensated Work Therapy (CWT) staff at the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center help connect Veterans with employment. Photo by James Arrowood.Helping Veterans find employment
Did you know the VA has a program called Compensated Work Therapy--designed to help Vets develop skills & gain experience to become fully employed. Charleston VAMC has nine staff members dedicated to this program.

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