Families First

Have you ever heard the old adage, “Family is the best medicine?”  Well, there seems to be truth to that statement. It has been proven that having family nearby greatly benefits patients battling illness or injury. Did you know that not only is there a direct correlation between the family proximity and the length of time a patient spends in the hospital but the frequency of readmission also decreases when family members closely participate in the recovery process. Imagine how shorter stays in the hospital and less frequent re-admissions benefit not only the individual patient but also how it allows more veterans to be treated annually.

“It has been proven that having family nearby greatly
benefits patients battling illness or injury.”

The Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center, located in historic downtown Charleston, is one of the most highly rated VA hospitals in the country. The Ralph H. Johnson serves more than 4,500 veteran inpatients annually from 22 coastal counties from Myrtle Beach, SC to Savannah, GA. Charleston is a beautiful tourist-welcoming location—with that comes high dollar nightly accommodations. Not all visitors to Charleston are on vacation and can afford vacation rates. And that is why Fisher House Charleston is essential.

The Fisher House Charleston Mission

To provide temporary accommodations to veterans and their families while, the veteran is receiving medical attention at the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center, Charleston, SC.

The Board of Directors

Trux Emerson<br />
Founder and Chairman
Trux Emerson
Founder and Chairman
Durbin Emerson<br />
Founder
Durbin Emerson
Founder
Major General James E. Livingston<br />
Board Member
Major General James E. Livingston
Board Member
Kent HutchinsonCo-Chairman and Treasurer
Kent HutchinsonCo-Chairman and Treasurer
Joshua Strimple<br />
Secretary
Joshua Strimple
Secretary
Andrew Francis<br />
Board Member
Andrew Francis
Board Member
Brigadier General<br />
Gilbert S. Harper, USA Ret<br />
Board Member
Brigadier General
Gilbert S. Harper, USA Ret
Board Member
Geona Johnson<br />
Board Member
Geona Johnson
Board Member
James A. Roy<br />
Board Member
James A. Roy
Board Member
Paula Roy<br />
Board Member
Paula Roy
Board Member
Russell Wenner<br />
Board Member
Russell Wenner
Board Member
Chaplain (Major General)<br />
Charles C. Baldwin, USAF Ret<br />
Advisory Board Member
Chaplain (Major General)
Charles C. Baldwin, USAF Ret
Advisory Board Member
Rear Admiral<br />
James H. Flately, III, USN Ret<br />
Advisory Board Member
Rear Admiral
James H. Flately, III, USN Ret
Advisory Board Member