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The Ralph H. Johnson VAMC, along with Palmetto Goodwill and Palmetto Warrior Connection, will host the 20th Annual Stand Down Against Veteran Homelessness Friday, Oct. 18 from 8:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.Charleston VA Stand Down Against Homelessness
The Ralph H. Johnson VAMC, along with Palmetto Goodwill and Palmetto Warrior Connection, will host the 20th Annual Stand Down Against Veteran Homelessness Friday, Oct. 18 from 8:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.
James Robinson and Wilton Bowles attend a smoking cessation class at the Ralph H. Johnson VAMC led by instruction Jamie Baker, NP. Photo by Michael Romeo.Tobacco-Free Campus starts January 1
On Jan. 1, 2020, the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center will join the rest of the Veterans Health Administration and implement a tobacco-free campus at its medical center, its community clinics and off-site locations.
Charleston VAMC Director and CEO Scott Isaacks (left) presents an ICARE award to Tamika Blount-Currie (center) along with Deputy Chief of Staff Dr. Simon Scalia (right) at the monthly employee awards ceremony, one of the new initiatives at Charleston VAMC to recognize staff for going above and beyonCharleston VA Director receives Leadership Award
Last week, Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center Director and CEO Scott Isaacks received the inaugural South Carolina Hospital Association (SCHA) Drive to Zero Harm Leadership Award.
Veterans enjoyed a putting competition sponsored by PGA Hope at the Cancer Expo and Celebration on Sept. 10. Photo by James Arrowood.Celebrating cancer survivors
On Sept. 10 the Ralph H. Johnson VAMC hosted its first annual Cancer Expo and Celebration, a special event to honor Veteran cancer survivors. More than 20 Veterans attended the expo titled “1000 Reasons to Smile.”
A Veteran receives a free gun lock from a VA Police Officer during a Suicide Prevention Awareness event at Charleston VAMC on Sept. 9, 2019. Photo by Erin Curran.#BeThere during Suicide Prevention Month
September is Suicide Prevention Month and Charleston VAMC is holding several events to outreach to Veterans who may be struggling while also encouraging members of the community be there for the Veterans in their lives.
A VA employee assists a Veteran with applying for housing benefits during a past Stand Down event in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Photo by Meredith Hagen.Savannah, Myrtle Beach communities host Stand Down
This year, both Savannah, Georgia and Myrtle Beach, South Carolina will host their Stand Down Against Veteran Homelessness events in September to provide resources to Veterans in need.
Satellite photo of hurricaneHurricane Season is Here
It’s hard to believe that we’re already well into what’s often the most volatile time of the year for many Southerners – the Atlantic hurricane season – which runs from June 1 through November 30.
Dr. Michael Zile talks to Dr. Johann Herberth.Charleston’s Cardiology Chief Honored for Research
Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center Chief of Cardiology Michael Zile received VA’s highest award for research, earlier this month for outstanding contributions to biomedical research in heart failure.
As part of the annual Christmas in July program, The American Legion Post 166 Riders donated clothing, personal care items, backpacks, hygiene items and shoes totaling more than $2,400.Supportive community assists Lowcountry Veterans
There are currently close to 600 community members who volunteer their time to help the more than 80,000 Veterans served by the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center, its six outlying clinics, and the Lowcountry area.
U.S. Army Veteran Darryl Gadsden practices yoga as part of his alternative therapy treatments.Charleston Veteran finds recovery, family
U.S. Army Veteran Darryl Gadsden's chronic pain is an experience that many Veterans know all too well, and the devastating effects that it can introduce into a Veteran’s life can have drastic consequences.

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