Name: Kelly Page
Title: Executive Director
Charleston Research Institute
109 Bee Street (151)
Charleston, SC 29401
Affiliated Medical Center
Ralph H. Johnson VAMC
Total Number of Unique Patients: 67,000
Research Square Feet: 17,800
Number of Principal Investigators: 97
Major Areas of Research
The Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center, opened in 1966, consists of one primary, secondary, and tertiary care facility located in Charleston, SC, serving over 67,000 Veterans in 21 counties, encompassing more than 15,000 square miles. Charleston VAMC is a 149 authorized bed tertiary care teaching hospital with 20 operating nursing home care beds, and is dedicated to providing the highest quality of patient care and services to Veterans along the South Carolina and Georgia coasts.
The Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center provides comprehensive health care through primary care, tertiary care, and long-term care in areas of medicine, surgery, psychiatry, physical medicine and rehabilitation, neurology, women's health and dentistry. Specialty services include Cardiothoracic Surgery, Neurosurgery, Orthopedics, Mental Health programs for PTSD, Substance Use Disorders, Military Sexual Trauma, Cardiology, Oncology, Nephrology, Pulmonary and Geriatrics. The VAMC includes five Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOC) located in Beaufort, Goose Creek and Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, and Savannah and Hinesville, Georgia, as well as an annex in North Charleston. The Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center also supports three Vet Centers located in Charleston and Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, and Savannah, Georgia.
The Ralph H. Johnson VAMC's cancer program is accredited by the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons; the VAMC's Laboratory is accredited by the College of American Pathology; and the VAMC's Diabetes Self-Management Education program received national standards recognition from the American Diabetes Association. Charleston Research Institute is committed to fostering a vibrant research environment at Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center. Since its incorporation in 1997, CRI has represented over $9 million in funding for Charleston VAMC research and has supported more than 90 research studies.