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In the spotlight at VA Charleston

The Ralph H. Johnson VA Health Care System named the only 5-star medical facility in the state for customer satisfaction

The Ralph H. Johnson VA Health Care System was recently named the only 5-star medical facility in the state of South Carolina for patient satisfaction by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

The Ralph H. Johnson VA Health Care System was recently named the only 5-star medical facility in the state of South Carolina for patient satisfaction by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
In the spotlight at VA Charleston

Chaplain John Painter promoted to Brig. Gen. in U.S. Air Force Reserve

The Ralph H. Johnson VA Health Care System is proud to announce one of their very own employees was promoted to the rank of Brigadier General in the U.S. Air Force Reserve, Chaplain John Painter.

Promotion ceremony for Brig. Gen. John Painter

US Marine to serve as Grand Marshal for 21st Annual Veterans Day Parade

The 21st Annual Charleston Veterans Day Parade will take place on Nov. 6, 2021, at noon on the corner of East Bay Street and Market Street in downtown Charleston, South Carolina.

Major Mark Holyfield, United States Marine Corps Reserve was selected as the Grand Marshal for the Charleston Veterans Day Parade.

Charleston VA wins ESGR’s Seven Seals Award

Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, ESGR, awarded the Ralph H. Johnson VA Health Care System’s Surgery Department The Seven Seals Award on August 2.

Members from the Charleston VA and ESGR present Seven Seals Award

New Myrtle Beach VA Outpatient Clinic Opens

On April 13, 2021, the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center opened their new Myrtle Beach VA Outpatient Clinic located at 1800 Airpark Drive.

The new Myrtle Beach VA Outpatient Clinic is located at 1800 Airpark Drive.

Suicide Prevention Month: Reach Out

National Suicide Prevention Month is observed throughout the month of September by health care providers, mental health advocates, survivors, and community members across the United States.

Reach Out

Community Partnership Challenge

The Ralph H. Johnson VA Health Care System was selected as one of three winners across the nation for the 2021 VHA Community Partnership Challenge.

The Ralph H. Johnson VA Health Care System Suicide Prevention team accepting the 2021 Community Partnership Award

Liberty Hall ribbon cutting marks grand opening

The Ralph H. Johnson VA Health Care System held an official ribbon cutting ceremony for its Liberty Hall hospice care unit Aug. 17, 2021 at the main hospital in downtown Charleston, South Carolina.

Members of the Ralph H. Johnson VA Health Care System officially cut a ribbon to mark the grand opening of Liberty Hall.

Veteran giving back to Veterans

Born in Trenton, New Jersey, I was plucked out of the city and placed in what I learned was called “a Holler” in West Virginia when I was young girl.

Joyce Lecco during her time in the Air Force.

Charleston Fisher House Welcomes 2,500th Veteran

The Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center Fisher House reached an exciting milestone on July 1, 2021 by serving its 2,500th Veteran family.

The Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center Fisher House celebrates the 2500th guest.