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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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

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
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