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Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center

 

Local News Coverage - 2014

Charleston VA will host second listening forum

from The Post and Courier on Dec 10, 2014

The Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical will host a listening forum on Tuesday for patients to discuss "issues and services" related to their health care.

Mental health research building unveiled at VAMC

from WCSC on Dec 8, 2014

Excitement was in the air at the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical center Monday as the new start-of-the-art Mental Health Research Building was unveiled.

Charleston VA opens $10M mental health center

from ABC News 4 on Dec 8, 2014

The Ralph Johnson Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Charleston opened its new $10 million mental health research center Monday.

Charleston VA opens mental health research facility

from Charleston Business Journal on Dec 8, 2014

Between 2002 and 2013, more than 1.6 million veterans left active duty and became eligible for VA care, but just over half of them have access, according to Dr. Hugh Myrick, associate chief of staff for mental health service at the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center.

Charleston VA unveils brand-new mental health research facility

from The Post and Courier on Dec 7, 2014

A new $10 million addition to the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center will enhance the ongoing clinical research that scientists here are able to conduct for veterans with mental health needs. The hospital in Charleston treats almost 60,000 patients every year.

Charleston VA holding nursing recruitment event

from ABC News 4 on Dec 6, 2014

The Charleston Veterans Affairs Medical Center is looking for a few good nurses.

Deputy Secretary for Veterans Affairs visits Charleston

from News 2 on Dec 5, 2014

After a tumultuous year for veteran healthcare organizations nationwide, the Ralph H. Johnson VA medical center in downtown Charleston is getting some help from a national leader.

VA deputy secretary talks patient care, wait times

from WCSC on Dec 5, 2014

A top official from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs was in Charleston talking about access to care.

ER Tech Mike Norris walks 13 miles a day at work

from Charleston City Paper on Dec 3, 2014

Mike Norris is one of the few people who can spend 15 years working in the emergency room and not burn out.

All-inclusive exhibition celebrates 20 years at the Jepson

from Do Savannah on Dec 2, 2014

“I Have Marks to Make” is the longest-running public program and community exhibition at the Telfair Museums, and for a good reason.

Challenged Tour: Golfer overcomes partial paralysis

from golfchannel.com on Dec 3, 2014

Fred Gutierrez is hot – literally and figuratively. The temperature here is higher than forecast, and he has bladed his approach over the first green. Instead of a birdie putt, he has a blind uphill pitch.

VA ousts hospital chief in Phoenix scandal

from WCSC on Nov 25, 2014

 

Editorial: VA scandal hits home: Vet hooked on morphine, takes his own life

from Savannah Morning News on Nov 22, 2014

For some time, a monster had been chasing the 66-year-old retired music teacher and U.S. Army veteran. This beast was relentless.

Charleston Vet Center pampers female veterans during annual event

from WCSC on Nov 19, 2014

Female veterans discharged after September 11, 2001, have a harder time finding work than their male counterparts.

Just Saying No to Pain Meds

from www.va.gov on Nov 18, 2014

Dr. Robert Friedman uses Chinese pulse diagnosis to determine deficiencies or excesses in a patient’s energy in order to guide acupuncture treatment. The technique is well over 2,000 years old.

Big hospital-drive projects coming to Charleston peninsula

from The Post and Courier on Nov 14, 2014

Charleston's top transportation official says the city will minimize the impact several planned hospital projects may have on peninsular traffic next year.

Annual Veterans Day Parade draws crowd, gratitude

from WCSC on Nov 8, 2014

James Island's John Berry wouldn't miss it for the world. Each year, the Navy veteran puts up two folding chairs, one for himself, and one for his wife, on the corners of Broad Street and Rutledge Avenue Downtown.

VA Chief: Wait times down, choice cards in mail

from The Sun News on Nov 6, 2014

For every minute a roadway is blocked for a vehicle crash, it takes four minutes to clear the stalled traffic backed up because of the crash, said Brian Purvis, a consultant working with the S.C. Department of Transportation to manage traffic.

Charleston veterans center will host a womens’ health event

from WBTW on Nov 13, 2014

The Charleston Vet Center and Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center invite all women veterans to an afternoon of health care and pampering at the Holistic Health Care for Women Veterans event, Wednesday November. 19.

Cleaning house at the VA

from The Post and Courier on Nov 12, 2014

 

New VA clinic still in limbo

from Savannah Now on Nov 11, 2014

In 2009, the Veterans Administration acknowledged the need for a larger VA medical clinic in Savannah. The area’s veteran population had surged as the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan began to wind down and more discharged military personnel enrolled in VA medical care.

VA Doctor Calls PTSD Public Health Crisis

from WLTX on Nov 10, 2014

As troops return home from America's longest war, the latest Veterans Administration study says an estimated 22 veterans will kill themselves every day.

Prosthetics for wounded, aging vets have come a long way

from The Post and Courier on Nov 10, 2014

Twenty years after he left Vietnam for good, Army veteran Ronald Nesbitt lost three-quarters of his right foot in an emergency operation.

Editorial: Those that served deserve appreciation

from Charleston Daily Mail on Nov 10, 2014

Today, Veterans Day, honors the 21.8 million men and women who served the nation in the military in times of war and in times of peace.

Sen. Tim Scott due praise for focus on veterans

from The T and D on Nov 10, 2014

Tim Scott is getting a lot of national publicity as the first African-American U.S. senator elected from South Carolina since Reconstruction.

VA nurses: Delayed care for vets ignored for years at Charleston medical center

from The Post and Courier on Nov 2, 2014

Two nurses who work at the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center say their managers have for years ignored and covered up how veterans are forced to wait months for appointments - echoing the scandal at VA hospitals across the country earlier this year.

VA hospital, Goodwill host 15th annual Stand Down for Homelessness

from The Post and Courier on Oct 31, 2014

 

VA makes ‘Stand Down Against Homelessness’ a one-day event

from WCSC on Oct 31, 2014

More than 1,700 homeless veterans, and others in need, are expected to fill lines at Armory Park in North Charleston Friday morning for the 15th annual Stand Down Against Homelessness.

Homeless find hope at Stand Down event

from ABC News 4 on Oct 31, 2014

A long line of veterans camped outside Armory Park in North Charleston early Friday morning hoping to take advantage of free services aimed at giving them a new beginning.

Tele-ICU gives Charleston VA Medical Center instant link to Ohio colleagues

from www.va.gov on Oct 14, 2014

 

Charleston VA ranked in top 10 percent in US

from WBTV, KPTV, WTAT, WCSC on Oct 10, 2014

The Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center in Charleston received a 5-Star rating according to VA's Strategic Analytics for Improvement and Learning Value model in the third quarter of fiscal year 2014.

Flu shots free for vets this week at VA

from News 2 on Oct 6, 2014

The Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center is offering free flu vaccines for veterans.

Frank Mullis named Veteran of the Year

from Savannah Morning News on Oct 6, 2014

Frank Mullis stood stoic as the blue sash identifying him as Chatham County’s Veteran of the Year was placed over his broad shoulders.

Seeing green? Remember those struggling with mental illness

from The Post and Courier on Oct 7, 2014

From the Ashley River Memorial Bridge to local hospitals to the College of Charleston, the area will shine green Wednesday to shed light on mental illness.

Charleston VA unveils distance medical technology

from SFGate on Oct 7, 2014

 

Video chat with a doctor: New technology unveiled at local VA hospital

from WCSC on Oct 7, 2014

The number of doctors treating patients in critical care at the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center has spiked. That's because doctors from Ohio will now be able treat patients in Charleston through a video camera.

Tele-ICU gives Charleston VA Medical Center instant link to Ohio colleagues

from Charleston Business Journal on Oct 7, 2014

The nearly 50 nurses and approximately 20 physicians who work in the surgical and medical intensive care units at the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center picked up some extra colleagues from Ohio this morning.

Good moves for VA accountability

from The Post and Courier on Oct 9, 2014

In a welcome move, the new head of the Department of Veterans Affairs, former Proctor & Gamble CEO Bob McDonald, has taken swift advantage of new powers granted to him by Congress to announce he will fire four senior executives for poor performance and wrongdoing.

Charleston VA unveils distance medical technology

from Moultrie News on Oct 9, 2014

The Charleston Veterans Affairs hospital is unveiling a new distance medical technology for its intensive care unit.

VA moves to ax 4 senior execs in scandal response

from Sun News on Oct 6, 2014

 

SC gets $450,000 for homeless vets

from WPDE TV 15 on Oct 1, 2014

South Carolina is receiving almost $450,000 to help dozens of homeless veterans in the state find permanent housing.