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Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center


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Lorrie Lollar-Ray is passionate about helping Veterans overcome the barriers they may find when looking for a job. Photo by James Arrowood.Removing barriers to employment...why I choose VA
Meet Charleston VAMC Vocational Rehab Specialist Lorrie Lollar-Ray. She is an Air Force Veteran who now helps her fellow Veterans remove barriers to employment and find sustainable, fulfilling jobs.
Charleston VAMC’s dedicated call operators often serve as a Veteran’s friendly first contact with VA. Photo by James Arrowood.Call operators assist Veterans as “Voice of the VA
The Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center's 10 call operators serve as the “Voice of the VA,” providing 24/7 service to more than 40,000 callers each month as they contact the VAMC for information or assistance.
Charleston VAMC Chief of Prosthetics David Bradbury skis down the mountains at the 2018 Winter Sports Clinic. He has attended the Winter Sports Clinic several times as an athlete. Photo contributed by David Bradbury.Team Charleston, 2019 Winter Sports Clinic
Charleston VAMC is building a team of 10 Veterans to send to the National Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic in April 2019--an opportunity for self-development and challenge through education, sports and leisure.
You can often find Peter Demos in the hallways on the fifth floor of Charleston VAMC where he helps maintain the facility’s cleanliness, while also checking-in on employees and asking them about their day during his daily rounds through offices. Photo by James Arrowood.Meet Mr. Pete
Meet Peter Demos, better known as Mr. Pete--he's an Air Force Veteran with an incredible life story who is now working at Charleston VAMC as a housekeeper and sharing his infectious positivity with others.
Shannon Magee helps detect early lung cancer in Veterans through the lung cancer screening program. Photo by James Arrowoodscreening for lung cancer...why I choose VA
Meet Charleston VAMC's Lung Cancer Screening Coordinator Shannon Magee. Learn about why she chose to work for VA and how she's helping detect early lung cancer in Veterans through the screening program.
Flag waving in front of Ralph H. Johnson Medical CenterIndependence Day: Proper respect for US flag
July 4th, Americans will gather together to celebrate a federal holiday that commemorates the forming of the United States of America through the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776.
Nutrition and Food Service employee Broderick Belton helps Veteran Douglas Kyle select his inpatient meal through the use of an iPad. Photo by Brandy Sims.Charleston VA employees initiate improvements
In May, during the Ralph H. Johnson VAMC Hospital Week Celebration, employees were asked to participate in a Digital Scavenger Hunt - identify improvements that have made a positive impact on patient care.
RiverDogs players serve up food and fun at Fisher House Charleston during HOPE Week.RiverDogs bring HOPE to Fisher House Charleston
Hope can seem scarce when serious medical issues occur, but that’s exactly what the Charleston RiverDogs brought to Veterans and families at Fisher House Charleston on June 14 as they celebrated HOPE Week 2018.
Local radio station 103.5 WEZL hosts Party in the Park concert series.Military Appreciation Seating at Party in the Park
For the fifth year, the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center has teamed up with local radio station 103.5 WEZL to host a special military appreciation seating area at the station’s Party in the Park summer concert series.
Maj. Josh Strimple, U.S. Army Reserve, gives the keynote address at the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center Memorial Day Ceremony. Photo by James Arrowood.Service, sacrifice honored for Memorial Day
Maj. Joshua Strimple, U.S. Army Reserve paid tribute to the Veterans who have died in battle while sharing his own story of service during the Memorial Day ceremony held at the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center.

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