Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center
American Legion Visits Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center
The American Legion Department of Georgia visited the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center for their annual tour on December 10th and 11th. Leading the tour was Charlie Tucker, Department Commander; Lola Harper, Department President; Michael Dewey, Department Commander for the Sons of the American Legion; and Pat Garrett, Department Commander for the American Legion Riders. Visiting along with the State Department was National Executive Director of the American Legion, Peter Gayton. The American Legion Family had approximately 60 people in their tour visiting hospitalized veterans both Downtown and Uptown.
During the tours they were able to see the newly renovated areas of the Spinal Cord Unit, new MRI and PET CT, Traumatic Brain Injury Rehabilitation Apartment and the Cardio-Telemetry Floor. They were informed of the new procedures offered to Women Veterans, to include the childbirth services. The American Legion made a donation to the Palliative Care/Hospice Unit in the amount of $3500!
While visiting the Active Duty Unit Gym, the American Legion made a donation to this unit in the amount of $1000. This was a great surprise. The donation will be used to help with community outings, movies, ballgames, therapeutic training, etc. The two day tour ended with a visit to the Community Living Centers (CLC). The Veterans all received soft candy canes and cookies while the staff received hand-made Angels to wear on their lapel. The Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center is so lucky to this continued outstanding support from the American Legion. If you would like to know how you can become part of the many wonderful things the American Legion Family does for veterans, please visit them at www.galegion.org.