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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
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
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.
U.S. Navy Veteran Douglas Barker and Charleston VAMC employee Desralei Jackson display the portrait of Barker now hanging in his new apartment.A photo to remember: making a house a home
On Nov. 2, Charleston VAMC employee Desralei Jackson took a professional portrait of U.S. Navy Veteran Douglas Barker. As a formerly homeless Veteran, the photo is helping turn his house into a home.
Free yoga class for Veterans at the Ralph H. Johnson VAMC every Wednesday from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.The myths and benefits of yoga
Yoga Instructor Kathy Craig teaches a free weekly yoga class for Veterans at the Ralph H. Johnson VAMC. She's dispelling some myths about yoga and encouraging Veterans to give it a try!
Helen Richards, sister of PFC Ralph H. Johnson, rides on the top tier of the Charleston VAMC Veterans Day Parade Float in the 2017 parade in downtown Charleston.Man on a mission
The Ralph H. Johnson VAMC will hold the 19th Annual Charleston Veterans Day Parade on Nov. 9. This year's parade Grand Marshal is Maj. Gen. Minetti, a decorated Veteran with more than four decades of U.S. Army service.

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