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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Augusta VA to join National Resource Directory

Expanding on its efforts to provide timely care, the VA Medical Center’s Mental Health Clinic announced Wednesday it’s joining a new database that connects veterans and caregivers to support ...
By Wesley Brown | Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014

Veterans want review of Augusta VA advocates

During the two-hour outreach event held by Charlie Norwood Veterans Affairs Medical Center, more than 100 veterans demanded a review of the program.
By Wesley Brown | Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014

Augusta VA silent on patient treatment

For nearly two years, medical records show Augusta VA doctors have delayed appointments and used outdated reports to diagnose Durwin Martin's injured left knee.
By Wesley Brown | Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014

Augusta VA announces town hall meeting

The director of the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center will provide an update on facility improvements next week during a town hall the Augusta hospital is holding to address long wait times and ...
By Wesley Brown | Friday, Sept. 5, 2014

Adverse care confirmed at Augusta VA

The Charlie Norwood Veterans Affairs Medical Center appears to be making strides toward erasing long wait times, but documents suggest the hospital still has a ways to go to improve quality of care.
By Wesley Brown | Friday, Aug 29, 2014

Isakson touts VA overhaul as answer to Augusta's problems

Outlining the benefits of a $16 billion reform package he helped negotiate last month, Sen. Johnny Isakson told Augusta veterans they can expect more accountability.
By Wesley Brown | Tuesday, Aug 19, 2014

Local veteran: examinations not thorough enough

A majority of the 200 veterans who attended Rep. John Barrow's VA town-hall meeting last month complained the QTC exam center routinely rates local veterans poorly for disability.
By Wesley Brown | Sunday, Aug 17, 2014

Appointment waits shrinking at Augusta VA

The Charlie Norwood Veterans Affairs Medical Center is making gradual strides toward achieving its goal of getting patients off waiting lists and into clinics for appointments.
By Wesley Brown | Friday, Aug 15, 2014

VA awards wrongful-death settlement to local family

An east-central Georgia family was awarded a wrongful-death settlement from the Department of Veterans Affairs last week.
By Wesley Brown | Tuesday, Aug 12, 2014

VA audit: Disability claims mishandled in Augusta

Federal investigators found in a recent inspection of the Department of Veterans Affairs' regional office in Atlanta that disability evaluations have been incorrectly processed for five years.
By Wesley Brown | Friday, Aug 8, 2014

Organization provides free counsel as more VA disability is awarded in Augusta

To provide speed and clarity to the process, the American Bar Association, in close coordination with the VA, has started the Veterans Claims Assistance Network.
By Wesley Brown | Monday, Aug 4, 2014

Veteran blasts Augusta VA care

Ronald Sharp still has flashbacks to the 27 combat explosions he endured in Afghanistan, but said the nightmare that haunts him most is the treatment he received at Charlie Norwood.
By Wesley Brown | Saturday, Aug 2, 2014

Audit: Augusta VA schedulers changed appointment times

The survey results come as the VA continues to provide twice-monthly updates of how many veterans and newly enrolled patients still wait for initial appointments.
By Wesley Brown | Thursday, July 31, 2014

Federal, local VA documents differ

New information released Wednesday by the House Committee on Veterans Affairs contradicts federal documents that the local VA provided The Augusta Chronicle earlier this month.
By Wesley Brown | Wednesday, July 30, 2014

VA execs got bonuses despite problems

Though Charlie Norwood Veterans Affairs Medical Center has had three deaths from delayed medical appointments, at least $25,000 in bonuses have been awarded to top executives.
By Wesley Brown | Saturday, July 19, 2014

More Augusta VA cases possible

As it works to get patients off waiting lists for appointments, the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center reported five new incidents of patients being seriously injured or dying this year because of ...
By Wesley Brown | Friday, July 18, 2014

GI Bill going strong after 70 years

The Department of Veterans Affairs celebrated 70 years of investment in the education of America's service members such as Stephen Safford, of Fort Gordon and Georgia Regents University.
By Wesley Brown | Monday, July 14, 2014

Organizations link VA problems to staff shortages

National experts say the quality of care in the Department of Veterans Affairs is in jeopardy because of a shortage of physicians and nurses at VA hospitals, including the one in Augusta.
By Wesley Brown | Saturday, July 12, 2014

Acting VA chief blames staffing shortages for woes

The acting secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs said Thursday that the main reason for scheduling problems at the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center is a shortage of clinicians.
By Wesley Brown | Thursday, July 10, 2014

VA official addresses Augusta concerns

Sloan Gibson, the acting secretary of Veterans Affairs, told an Augusta audience today that the top priority is getting veterans off wait lists and then addressing systemic problems.
Thursday, July 10, 2014

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