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Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center


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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.
Charleston VAMC Group Practice Manager Ben Thayer joined the team in October 2016.Improving access…why I choose VA
Meet Charleston VAMC Group Practice Manager Ben Thayer. He dedicated to positively impacting the Veteran experience by improving access to care, as well as productivity, efficiency and staffing.
MOVE Coordinator Rebecca Luhrs, RN and Clinical Nurse Educator Jan Shriner, RN welcome other walkers during the VA2K.VA2K improves employee health, helps homeless Vete
The eighth annual VA2K Walk and Roll, held at VA’s across the U.S. on May 16, got employees, Veterans and volunteers moving while supporting homeless Veterans with donated items.
Eleven new and expecting female Veteran mothers attended the Trident VA Clinic's Baby Shower on May 9. Photo by James Arrowood.Trident Clinic hosts a baby shower for Veterans
On May 9 the Trident VA Outpatient Clinic held its very first baby shower to honor and support local Veteran patients of the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center as they prepare to welcome new children into their family.
Dr. Cara Smith helps Veteran Iona Trexler insert her scleral lenses to check for fit of the lens. Photo by James Arrowood.Scleral lenses: helping Veterans see clearly
Dr. Cara Smith, Ralph H. Johnson VAMC optometry resident, fits Veterans with scleral lenses, a hard contact lens that improves vision and comfort for Veterans with certain eye conditions.

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