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Virtual intensive care unit goes live at Augusta VA

A computerized intensive care unit went live at the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center on Wednesday to link critically ill veterans with experts in Cincinnati, Ohio.
By Wesley Brown | Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014

VA whistleblower files retaliation complaint

Laura Frantz says that Daniel Hoffman is the main person behind eight years of "harassment and improper processing of employee compensation and benefits."
By Wesley Brown | Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014

VA police arrested on marijuana charge

Daniel Williamson, 28, of Augusta, was issued a citation and jailed in the Richmond County Detention Center about 3:30 p.m. Aug. 11 for having up to an ounce of marijuana in his possession.
By Wesley Brown | Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014

Ex-Augusta VA director paid $76k, retired

Rebecca Wiley agreed to dismiss allegations against the VA of wrongful or unlawful conduct on the condition the agency pays her $76,006 to retire.
By Wesley Brown | Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014

Macon pastor wins Augusta VA's resident chaplain of year

Dianne Lewis named the Augusta area's resident chaplain of the year.
By Wesley Brown | Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014

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For nearly two years, medical records show Augusta VA doctors have delayed appointments and used outdated reports to diagnose Durwin Martin's injured left knee.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
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