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.

AUGUSTA DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS MEDICAL CENTERS: 1 Freedom Way, Augusta, (706) 733-0188.

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Doctor part of effort to improve response to mass casualties

Dr. Gina Piazza is helping to lead a task force to suggest better ways for emergency departments to respond to events like the nightclub shooting in Orlando but says it still doesn't have the ...
By Tom Corwin | Sunday, June 26, 2016

Special team honors VA dead

Silence is part of the reverence the Honors Escort team provides for those who die at the Augusta VA hospitals. Monday's training was part of efforts to make sure all of the protocols are followed ...
By Tom Corwin | Monday, June 6, 2016

Ex-VA hospital supervisor convicted

Cathedral Henderson, 51, of Mar­tinez, was found guilty of 50 counts of making false statements in relation to health care and one count of making a false statement to a federal agent.
By Sandy Hodson | Friday, May 27, 2016

VA official cites call to cleanup 'major problem' with consults

The government rested its case against Cathedral Henderson, who has pleaded not guilty to 50 counts of making false statements.
By Tom Corwin | Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Records falsified amid VA mandate, officials say

Cathedral Henderson is charged with 50 counts of making false statements by having the information entered into patient records and has pleaded not guilty.
By Tom Corwin | Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Trial of ex-VA supervisor opens

Assistant U.S. Attorney Lamont Belk told a jury Monday that Cathedral Henderson is criminally responsible for directing employees to falsify medical records that led to the cancellation of services.
By Sandy Hodson | Monday, May 23, 2016

Sleep disorders, post-traumatic stress raise suicide risk

Rare clinical trials at AU for suicidal patients are looking for ways to treat underlying problems that could help lower that risk, Dr. Vaughn McCall told a conference at the Charlie Norwood VA ...
By Tom Corwin | Friday, May 20, 2016

Trial to begin Monday in Charlie Norwood VA medical care scandal

Cathedral Henderson has pleaded not guilty to the federal charges. His attorney has previously stated that Henderson was following direct orders from his supervisor.
By Sandy Hodson | Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Reports critical of Augusta VA

The report came out of the agency's probe into wait times at VAs in general, as well as an investigation into a complaint from an Augusta VA employee that wait times were being manipulated within ...
By Tom Corwin | Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Report touts hospitals' impact

A recent report by Georgia's largest hospital trade association shows the industry pumped more than $43.6 billion into the state's economy in 2014.
By Damon Cline | Thursday, March 31, 2016

Irish group feeds veterans at Christmas event

Coated with red, white and blue icing, three words on a holiday cake summed up the celebration Thursday at St. Mary on the Hill: Merry Christmas Veterans.
By Doug Stutsman | Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015

Veterans information briefing Nov. 20

The Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center, Disabled American Veterans, local service organizations and community partners will hold a Veterans Information Briefing and Health Fair from 8 a.m. until ...
Friday, Nov. 13, 2015

Local veteran defends VA care at Veterans Day celebration

A retired Army major who served in Afghanistan as a Special Forces medic defended the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, saying that the hospital saved his life and is committed to its patients.
By Wesley Brown | Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015

Backlog in claims dips at regional VA offices

The Department of Veterans Affairs’ regional offices in Atlanta and Columbia reduced their backlog by 71 percent in 2015 through cutting average waiting times by 92 days ...
By Wesley Brown | Friday, Nov. 6, 2015

Some Augusta VA wait times improve, others don't

The average wait time for completed primary-care appointments at the Augusta VA decreased to 6 ½ days in September after climbing to a six-month high of 8.66 days in July.
By Wesley Brown | Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015

VA whistleblower complaint closed

Dr. Raymond Kostromin, was among the first to complain in 2010 about administrators at the Augusta VA failing to schedule 4,580 endoscopy referrals.
By Wesley Brown | Monday, Oct. 26, 2015

VA offers marriage enrichment, relationship seminars

Augusta's Charlie Norwood Veterans Affairs Medical Center has started conducting weekend marriage enrichment and relationship seminars at its Uptown Division off Wrightsboro Road.
Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015

Delays in evidence gathering slow VA medical records trial

Cathedral Henderson has pleaded not guilty in U.S. District Court, where he faces a 50-count indictment that accuses him of making false statements in health care matters. 
By Sandy Hodson | Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015

Augusta chosen to join expanded VA initiative

The program, called the Veterans Economic Communities Initiative, brings together local and national partners to provide better networks and tools for veterans, service members and military ...
Friday, Oct. 2, 2015

American Legion Auxiliary donates funds for blind veterans

The American Legion Auxiliary National Foundation made a $5,820 donation to the Charlie Norwood Veterans Affairs Medical Center's Augusta hospital for patients served by its Blind Rehabilitation Unit.
Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015
 
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