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.