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Read about what's happening in our VA Charleston health care community.

National Salute to Veteran Patients Week 2019

For most, Valentine’s Day is a time for togetherness and expressing love for those you hold dear, but for some hospitalized Veterans, the day can prove quite lonely.

Charleston VAMC Director and CEO Scott Isaacks visits Veteran Michael Scarbourgh and his wife to deliver carnations and well wishes during National Salute to Veteran Patients Week.

Charleston VA Dr. Hugh Myrick Wins Award

On Jan. 30, Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center’s Associate Chief of Staff for Mental Health, Dr. Hugh Myrick, was awarded this year’s Mark Wolcott Award for Excellence in Clinical Care Delivery.

The Charleston VA Medical Center Congratulates Dr. Hugh Myrick on winning the Mark Wolcott Award for Clinical Excellence.

Go Red!

It’s way more than a little red dress … Go Red! For Women is a nationwide call to increase awareness of women’s heart health and serve as a catalyst to improve healthy heart behaviors.

Veteran Linda Henry learns about heart health at Charleston VAMC.

Fisher House Charleston celebrates first year

When Fisher House Charleston Manager Vicki Johnson welcomed the first family to the 16-suite home-away-from-home that provides free accommodations for families of Veterans receiving care at Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center in January 2018, she wasn’t quite sure what to expect.

Sucide Prevention Training

According to the most recent Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) statistics, roughly 20 Veterans die by suicide each day. Of those 20, only six have received care with VA.

Join Team Charleston at VA Golden Age Games

Competition. Comradery. Courage. These are the three words that describe what you’ll find at the National Veterans Golden Age Games (NVGAG).

Charleston VA honors Pfc. Ralph H. Johnson’s 70th

On Friday, Jan. 11 at 10 a.m., Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center will open its remodeled Main Lobby and expanded Emergency Department (ED) with a celebration of Pfc. Ralph H. Johnson’s 70th birthday.

Charleston VAMC is hosting its grand opening for the VA's Main Lobby and Emergency Department Expansion as well as a celebration of Pfc. Ralph H. Johnson's 70th Birthday on Friday, Jan. 11, 2019 at 10 a.m. in the Main Lobby. Graphic by Petra Ioakeimides, Visual Information Specialist.

MVP hits new milestone

On Dec. 7, The Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center’s Million Veteran Program (MVP) added some extra cheer to the facility’s monthly Food Truck Friday event – a band, free popcorn and lemonade – in celebration of the research program’s recent success of enrolling more than 10,000 Veterans.

(From Left to Right) Teresa Mitchell, Courtney Harrington, Dana Rosson and Mark Hamner, MD, hand out free popcorn and lemonade to staff and visitors to celebrate their latest Million Veteran Program milestone. Photo by Scott Pauley.

2018 Angel Tree

The holiday season can be magical for parents. Watching the joy that their children experience this time of year can be a wonderful gift, but for some low-income Veterans, this season can be full of anxiety that they may not be able to provide for their families.

Laken Johnson, a dental technician with the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center Dental Clinic, and her sons Carter, 10, Korbin, 6, and Logan, 1, donate gifts to the Voluntary Service Angel Tree program.

Murrells Inlet Veterans Deliver Holiday Cheer

The holiday season is a time for joy and celebration and, often, lending a helping hand to those in need. American Legion Post 178 in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, pulled together this year to collect gifts and other necessities for Veterans receiving care at Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center.