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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.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.A nurse’s message about breast cancer
Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in women. Myrtle Beach VA Outpatient Clinic nurse Diane Craig shares her shocking breast cancer diagnosis and why she's encouraging women to get screened.
Anthony Hedges recently joined the Ralph H. Johnson VAMC as a Peer Support Specialist. Photo by James Arrowood.Celebrating Peer Support Specialists
Last week, we celebrated Global Peer Support Celebration Day. A Peer Specialist is a person who is actively engaged in their own recovery, allowing them to relate to the struggles Veterans may be facing.
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.

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