Veterans Affairs Hospitals

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Barrow wants special prosecutor to probe VA

Rep. John Barrow and a Republican congressman from Louisiana announced Tuesday they want a special prosecutor to investigate misconduct at Veterans Affairs.
By Wesley Brown | Tuesday, June 17, 2014

VA director surprised at audit

The director of the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center said he was “quite surprised” this week to learn his facility was among 112 the Department of Veteran Affairs planned to investigate further.
By Wes Brown | Friday, June 13, 2014

Bill lets VA patients get outside care

House lawmakers unanimously passed a bill Tuesday to allow VA patients to receive government-funded treatment outside the system under certain circumstances.
By Wesley Brown | Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Augusta VA under interim leadership

The Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center has assigned acting chief of staffs and associate directors.
By Wesley Brown | Monday, June 9, 2014

VA audit: Augusta needs 'further review'

The Charlie Norwood Veteran Affairs Medical Center is one of 112 VA facilities nationwide that require "further review" after a federal audit released Monday found 134 patients who have enrolled ...
By Wesley Brown | Monday, June 9, 2014

Barrow wants investigation of VA radiology department

Rep. John Barrow called on the acting inspector general of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to investigate potential wrongdoings in the radiology department at the Charlie Norwood VA ...
By Meg Mirshak | Thursday, June 5, 2014

Lawmakers say VA can't blame woes on lack of funding

In the past four fiscal years, the Charlie Norwood Veterans Affairs Medical Center received the most funding from Congress when delays were at their worst in the Augusta hospital's troubled ...
By Wesley Brown | Saturday, May 31, 2014

After 40 years, Aiken veteran gets VA disability

David McRay fought the Department of Veterans Affairs for 40 years to get total disability, and on Dec. 1, 2012 he finally received approval for $154,314 in past-due benefits and $3,309 in monthly ...
By Wesley Brown | Friday, May 30, 2014

Congressmen applaud Shinseki resignation

Reps. John Barrow, D-Ga. and Joe Wilson, R-S.C., thanked the secretary for his nearly 50 years of service. but said his resignation was needed for the agency to move forward.
By Wesley Brown | Friday, May 30, 2014

Doctor says Augusta VA ignored complaints

Dr. Raymond Kostromin can't seem to find justice in the pain he and former co-workers say the Au­gus­ta VA hospital caused him for being a "strong advocate" for his patients.
By Wesley Brown | Saturday, May 24, 2014

Official: Augusta VA not involved in recent investigation

Hospital spokesman Pete Scovill confirmed that the Augusta medical center is not connected to a investigation commissioned last month after reports surfaced of a secret waiting list at the ...
By Wesley Brown | Thursday, May 22, 2014

Barrow calls for Shinseki's resignation

Rep. John Barrow called on Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki to resign in the wake of reports that 26 VA clinics are under investigation for failing to provide adequate care.
By Wesley Brown | Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Augusta VA director makes call for aid

Under ongoing scrutiny over delays in patient care, the director of the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center said Friday during a symposium in Augusta that working with local nonprofits is essential ...
By Wesley Brown | Friday, May 16, 2014

Expert says Augusta VA's report on backlog feasible

A gastrointestinal expert at one of the specialty's top-ranked programs in the nation said it is "within the realm of possibility" that the Charlie Nor­wood Veterans Affairs Medical ...
By Wesley Brown | Sunday, April 20, 2014

VA patient's death tracked to Charleston

The Department of Veterans Affairs confirmed Monday that the last remaining death in its Southeast Network of hospitals related to delays in gastrointestinal care happened at its medical center in ...
By Wesley Brown | Monday, April 7, 2014

Caroling deal in works

An official with the Augusta VA says that last year's Christmas caroling controversy "won't happen again."
By Wesley Brown | Monday, March 24, 2014

Accountability demands grow as more VA patients complain

Richard Johnson tried seven times in three years to speak to Rebecca Wiley's administration about issues with his care at the Charlie Norwood Veterans Affairs Medical Center.
By Wesley Brown | Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Augusta VA chief of staff remains on payroll after resignation

Dr. Luke Stapleton, 61, stepped down from the administrative position March 10, 2013, but hospital spokesman Pete Scovill said Tuesday that the hematologist remains on the medical center's payroll.
By Wesley Brown | Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Veterans complain of VA delays

Veterans complained about care they received at Augusta's Veterans Administration Medical Center to The American Legion's System Worth Saving Task Force, a decade-old group that chose Augusta this ...
By Wesley Brown | Monday, March 10, 2014

Augusta whistle-blower still seeks resolution with VA

An Augusta whistle-blower is still seeking resolution with the Department of Veterans Affairs after seven years of legal wrangling, even as lawmakers attempt to grant the VA even greater powers.
By Wesley Brown | Sunday, March 9, 2014

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Cops seek stolen truck suspects

Police said the driver failed to stop for lights and siren and soon after left the road, striking a parked vehicle and then a home in the 5200 block of Silver Fox Way, according to a news release.
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