Veterans Affairs Hospitals

The Augusta VA Medical Centers offers quality health care to our nation's veterans. The two-division medical center has 470 beds and provides tertiary care in medicine, surgery, neurology, psychiatry, blind rehabilitation, spinal cord injury and rehabilitation medicine.

The Downtown Division, at 15th Street and Walton Way, is authorized for 155 beds (58 medicine, 37 surgery and 60 spinal cord injury).

The Uptown Division, located on Wrightsboro Road, has a 15-bed Blind Rehabilitation Center, a 30-bed Active Duty Rehabilitation Unit, a 132-bed Restorative/Nursing Home Care Unit, a 60-bed Domiciliary, 68 psychiatry beds and 10 rehabilitation medicine beds. The one-of-a-kind Active Duty Rehabilitation Unit treats active-duty military personnel who are in need of comprehensive rehabilitation services.


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New Augusta VA director brings wealth of experience

Many applauded the hiring of Maria Andrews as the next director of the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center, saying her of experience in government health care could give the troubled hospital a ...
By Wesley Brown | Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015

New Augusta VA director named

The Department of Veterans Affairs has appointed a new director for Augusta's Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center, with the hope that stable leadership can restore credibility to the hospital.
By Wesley Brown | Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015

Legislation gives VA Secretary more authority

The bill, known as the "Increasing VA Accounta­bil­ity to Veterans Act," would reclaim pensions, limit paid administrative leave and reduce bonuses to VA's executives.
By Wesley Brown | Monday, Jan. 26, 2015

Reports pan Southeast VA hospitals

Two inspector general reports reinforce views that the Department of Veterans Affairs' Southeast Network of hospitals lacks the personnel, resources and training to provide quality patient care.
By Wesley Brown | Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015

House targets VA bonuses in new bill

The bill, which would affect past and future payments, could result in at least six executives at Augusta's Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center returning more than $30,000 in performance awards and ...
By Wesley Brown | Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015

Chief of staff introduction 'fast tracked' at Augusta VA

After a year that saw upheavals in top management, Charlie Norwood Veterans Affairs Medical Center heads into 2015 with plans to have a new chief of staff by next month.
By Wesley Brown | Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014

VA takes steps to meet increase in demand for appointments

As of Nov. 1, the latest data available from the Department of Veterans Affairs, the VA had 35,973 pending appointments at its two Augusta hospitals and outpatient clinics in Aiken and Athens.
By Wesley Brown | Friday, Dec. 12, 2014

Freedom's Path veteran housing project approved for funding

A year after a legal dispute threatened to kill project funding, the Georgia Department of Community Affairs has awarded Freedom's Path $790,000 in federal tax credits.
By Wesley Brown | Monday, Dec. 8, 2014

Nursing chief named interim director

Michelle Cox-Henley, the chief of nursing and patient services at the Charlie Norwood Veterans Affairs Medical Center, has been named acting director of the Augusta hospital.
By Wesley Brown | Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014

Augusta VA still has problems a year after deaths

A year after thousands of delayed gastrointestinal procedures at the Charlie Norwoood Veterans Affairs Medical Center led to three cancer-related deaths, the Augusta hospital still lacks permanent ...
By Wesley Brown | Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014

Nurses participate in Ebola safety protest

Protesting in front of the Augusta VA's downtown hospital, nurse Irma Westmoreland said dozens of hospitals still lack enough hazardous materials suits that properly protect nurses from Ebola ...
By Wesley Brown | Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014

Next Augusta VA director likely from outside hospital

A review of The Augusta Chronicle's archives of the hospital's previous directors shows that the past six leaders - including Robert Hamilton who resigned last week - were not on the staff of ...
By Wesley Brown | Friday, Oct. 31, 2014

VA director resigns after inquiry report issued

Robert Hamilton's resignation as director of the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center this week comes as senior leaders within the Department of Veterans Affairs begin to review a "comprehensive" ...
By Wesley Brown | Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014

Wounded veteran sues over medical treatment

A wounded Iraq War veteran has filed suit against the government after discovering the seeping wound he endured for years resulted from a sponge left inside him after an operation at the Augusta ...
By Sandy Hodson | Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014

Augusta VA director to resign

Robert Hamilton will resign as the director of the Charlie Norwood Veterans Affairs Center, leaving the embattled Augusta hospital without a leader.
By Wesley Brown | Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014

Augusta playground dedicated in honor of WWII veteran

With the help of an Augusta family whose father sought treatment 60 years ago, the Charlie Norwood Veterans Affairs Medical Center's Fisher House has opened a new play area.
By Wesley Brown | Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

Isakson says VA legislation gaining ground

During a visit to The Augusta Chronicle, U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson said new legislation that provides for more timely care and improved accountability within the Department of Veterans Affairs ...
By Wesley Brown | Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014

Augusta VA builds parking deck

The three-story garage will feature 114 handicapped and spinal-cord patient spots on the first floor and 377 spaces on levels 2 and3 when it's completed in September 2015.
By Wesley Brown | Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014

Former Augusta VA director awarded nearly $18,000 in bonuses despite deaths

According to new records, Rebecca Wiley received $9,000 in performance pay in 2007, and $7,500 and $1,500 in cash bonuses in 2010 and 2011, respectively.
By Wesley Brown | Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014

Veteran housing project files for funding again

The developers believe the assistance will help transform two vacant historic buildings by the end of 2016 into 78 one-bedroom apartments where homeless and disabled veterans can find affordable ...
By Wesley Brown | Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014
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2014 City salaries rose slightly

The salaries of Augusta-Richmond County employees remained relatively flat over the past year, but some people got big raises. Average full-time pay increased by 1.4 percent to $38,949.19.
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