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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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

Veterans find VA 'choice' program has delays

In the 10 months since the VA's "choice" program started, advocacy groups have said that a lack of consistent guidelines and effective management has left thousands of veterans frustrated and ...
By Wesley Brown | Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015

Veteran's wife sues over medical care

The wife of a military veteran who went into kidney failure less than two weeks after being prescribed a medication at the Charlie Norwood Veterans Affairs Medical Center has filed a lawsuit ...
By Sandy Hodson | Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015

'VA is Lying' campaigner aids Waynesboro veteran

Ron Nesler said part of the inspiration behind the Augusta billboard was the VA's treatment of James "Randy" McChes­ney, a disabled Viet­nam veteran who lives in Waynesboro, Ga.
By Wesley Brown | Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015

Augusta VA opens parking deck

The deck will add approximately 200 more dedicated parking spaces closer to the hospital for Spinal Cord Injury Unit Patients, handicapped parking and staff.
Monday, Aug 31, 2015

Ex-VA manager released on bond again

A three-week stay in jail convinced a former manager at the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center that he must obey every condition of bond, Cathedral Henderson told a judge Monday.
By Sandy Hodson | Monday, Aug 17, 2015

Augusta VA expected to keep homeless care accreditation

The Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center fully expects to have its Health Care for Homeless Veterans program accredited for another three years after international surveyors made no recommendations ...
By Wesley Brown | Friday, Aug 14, 2015

Augusta VA details 3 construction projects

Augusta's Charlie Norwood Veterans Affairs Medical Center is nearing the completion of two major construction projects and starting a third.
By Wesley Brown | Friday, Aug 7, 2015

Veteran housing project progresses

Freedom's Path, a $10.5 million public-housing project being built on the uptown campus of Augusta's Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center, is slightly behind schedule but should be under way by the fall.
By Wesley Brown | Wednesday, Aug 5, 2015

VA addresses wait times

Administrators at Augusta's Charlie Norwood Veterans Affairs Medical Center said a steady increase in patient enrollment and a loss of physicians to retirement and relocation is to blame.
By Wesley Brown | Monday, Aug 3, 2015

Augusta VA manager jailed after violating bond

A manager at the Charlie Nor­wood VA Medical Center in Augusta who faces federal charges in connection with veterans' medical care was jailed Monday for violating bond.
By Sandy Hodson | Monday, July 27, 2015

Augusta VA promotes interim chief of staff

The Charlie Norwood Veterans Affairs Medical Center announced Tuesday that its acting chief of staff will manage the Augusta's hospital's 2,445-employee workforce full time.
By Wesley Brown | Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Augusta VA wait times increase

Despite hiring more staff and revamping the patient call center at the Charlie Nor­wood Veterans Affairs Medical Center, average wait times have steadily increased during Maria Andrews' first ...
By Wesley Brown | Monday, July 20, 2015

VA supervisor accused of ordering falsified records

A supervisor at the Charlie Nor­wood Veterans Affairs Me­di­­cal Center in Augusta has been named in a 50-count indictment alleging he ordered staff to falsify medical records of ...
By Sandy Hodson and Wesley Brown | Friday, July 17, 2015

Augusta VA hires assistant chief

The Charlie Norwood Veterans Affairs Medical Center welcomed a retired Army colonel and former CEO of a critical-access hospital as its new associate director Monday.
By Wesley Brown | Monday, July 13, 2015

VA-military partnership adds Columbia hospitals

A regional partnership started in 2013 by three military and veterans hospitals in the Augusta area is expanding into South Carolina to form the largest partnership between the U.S. departments of ...
By Wesley Brown | Saturday, July 11, 2015

Augusta VA promotes improvements in 'Summer of Service'

Augusta's VA hospital celebrated its "Summer of Service" initiative by announcing new administration, call center and more community partnerships to better serve the hospital's 45,525 patients.
By Wesley Brown | Thursday, July 2, 2015

Augusta VA eyeing new administrative hires

The Charlie Norwood Veterans Affairs Medical Center has made its recommendation for a new chief of staff and will welcome a new associate director next month.
By Wesley Brown | Thursday, June 25, 2015
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