Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center
About the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center
Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center is a two-division, three Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) medical center providing tertiary care in medicine, surgery, neurology, psychiatry, rehabilitation medicine, and spinal cord injury. The Downtown Division is authorized 156 beds (58 medicine, 27 surgery, and 71 spinal cord injury). The Uptown Division, located approximately three miles away, is authorized 82 beds (57 psychiatry, 15 blind rehabilitation and 10 rehabilitation medicine). In addition, a 132-bed Restorative/Nursing Home Care Unit and a 60-bed Domiciliary are located at the Uptown Division. The medical center serves as a network resource for the treatment of spinal cord injury, blind rehabilitation, post-traumatic stress disorder, and psychiatry patients.
The facility employs about 2,500 people from around the region and sees about 46,000 Veterans each fiscal year with a budget of more than $400 million. It is part of Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN) 7, located in Atlanta, along with seven other medical facilities in Alabama, Georgia and South Carolina. The three CBOCs are located in Aiken, S.C.; Athens and Statesboro, Ga. (see below)
Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center and Eisenhower Army Medical Center at Fort Gordon have numerous agreements, which provide for the cost-effective sharing of resources between these two federal health care facilities in the Augusta metropolitan area.
The Augusta VA Medical Center prides itself on continually improving and expanding its health care knowledge. The medical center enjoys a strong affiliation with the Augusta University. Charlie Norwood VAMC provides medical and allied health training to an average of more than 700 students and residents annually. Additional health training affiliations exist with 44 academic institutions.
Authorized Beds: 441
Community-Based Outpatient Clinics
Ambulatory Surgery Center
Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory
Gulf War Registry
Homeless Chronically Mentally Ill
Intensive Psychiatric Community Care (IPCC)
Long-term Psychiatric Care
Magnetic Resonance Imagining (MRI)
Open Heart Surgery