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An image of Speech-Language Pathologist Allison Floyd asking a Veteran resident about her favorite soft drink.Memory Club helps Veterans reflect on memories
Even though cognitive deficits can cause an impairment with memory; it doesn’t mean Veterans forget everything. Reminiscence therapy works to keep Veterans’ minds active and help them remember the good ol’ days.
Navy Veteran Brenda Shermont gets a COVID-19 vaccination.Second mass vaccination clin
The Columbia VA HCS vaccinated nearly 2,000 South Carolina Veterans on March 13 during mass COVID-19 vaccination event hosted at both the Wm. Jennings Bryan Dorn VA Medical Center and the Colonial Life Arena.
samples of mockdonald lunches prepared for veteransColumbia VA prepares “Mock Donald” lunches
Columbia VA prepares "mock Donald" lunches for nursing home veterans. Since these Veterans typically have complex medical condition that requires strict dietary plans, this meal was a special treat.
Freezer loaned to RMC loaded onto truckColumbia VA loans ultra-low freezer for vaccines
On Jan. 13, the Regional Medical Center in Orangeburg, reached out to the Columbia VA with an urgent need for a -70 freezer to store COVID-19 vaccines. Within 24 hours, the facility quickly was able to support them.
Robotic surgery requires a good support team to be successfulColumbia VA providing innovative robotic surgery
Can you imagine having a thoracic surgery & returning to normal activities within a few days? The Columbia VA is now making that possible. Veterans receive minimally invasive surgery with precision & quicker recoveries.
COVID-19 Vaccine Trial at the Columbia VAJanssen COVID 19 Vaccine Trial
On Nov. 13, the Columbia VA began a clinical trial for the single-dose investigational COVID-19 vaccine developed by Johnson & Johnson. Veteran volunteers (men & non-pregnant women over age 18) can enroll in the study.
VA Secretary speaks to Columbia VA staffVA Secretary Wilkie Visits Columbia VA
Secretary Wilkie stopped by the Columbia VA to tour the hospital and its historic campus. Wilkie had a singular purpose for the trip: to show his gratitude for the staff’s continued service to our veterans.
Columbia VA HCS Police officersVA Police Officers Prevent Tragedy
Two ladies were rescued from their burning car while traveling on South Carolina's I-77, thanks to the quick action of five police officers from the Columbia VA Health Care System.
The Roche Cobas is the high-volume analyzer used for COVID-19 testing.Fourth Mission
As part of its Fourth Mission, the Columbia VA has stepped up to provide needed assistance across the Southeast including helping seven state-run veterans’ homes in South Carolina and Alabama.
McClain birthdayVeteran's 101st birthday
With a big birthday on the horizon, Dr. Patrick McClain was anxious to be released from the Wm. Jennings Bryan Dorn VA Medical Center to spend his 101st birthday with his family.

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