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Secretary of the VA visits Ralph H. Johnson VA Health Care System; gives speech on investing in VA’s workforce

The Secretary of Veterans Affairs, Secretary Denis McDonough, addressed VA employees and toured the Ralph H. Johnson VA Health Care System during his first-year anniversary of being the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, February 9, 2022 at the Charleston VA in downtown Charleston, South Carolina.

The Secretary of Veterans Affairs, Secretary Denis McDonough, addresses VA employees at the Ralph H. Johnson VA Health Care System during his first-year anniversary of being the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, February 9, 2022 at the RHJVAHCS main hospital in downtown Charleston, South Carolina.

As COVID-19 surges, Emergency Department wait times at the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center remain low

Averaging a 13-minute wait time over the past 60-days, the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center’s Emergency Department is maintaining a short wait for Lowcountry Veterans.

Ralph H. Johnson VA Health Care System

World War II Veteran honored by Charleston VA on 97th birthday

The Ralph H. Johnson VA Health Care System honored World War II Veteran Ralph Fields with a shadow box commemorating his military service on Jan. 27, 2022 in the Hall of Heroes at the Charleston VA hospital.

U.S. Air Force Reserve Brigadier General John Painter, who is also a Chaplain at the Charleston VA, presents Ralph Fields with his shadow box for his 97th birthday.

Study shows VA provides the best in diabetes care

In a recent multi-center study comparing diabetes care between the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and non-VA sites, it was determined that care was better managed within the VA.

Dr. Florez works with a patient at the Ralph H. Johnson VA Health Care System.

A True Calling

In any organization, experience allows for a more knowledgeable workforce and leads to a better customer experience. At the Ralph H. Johnson VA Health Care System, this has never been truer than in looking at its Chaplain Service.

The Chaplain Services team

Charleston Veterans learning the art of Tai Chi

IN 2018, the Veterans Health Administration implemented a Whole Health System (WHS) of care to assist Veterans in taking charge of their health and well-being.

Veterans learning the benefits of Tai Chi

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.

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