VA closes Statesboro clinic ahead of storm - Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center
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Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center

 

VA closes Statesboro clinic ahead of storm

September 9, 2017

AUGUSTA, Ga. (Sept. 9, 2017) -- For the safety of its Veterans, their family members and its employees, Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center will close its Statesboro (Ga.) Community Based Outpatient Clinic Monday, Sept. 11, by order of the Medical Center Director. Monday appointments are being rescheduled now for another day. The director is waiting to see what the weather may do to make a determination on the clinic for Tuesday.

Other updates: 

  • The Director has initiated the Emergency Callback Disaster Plan for Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center. All VA Augusta staff are considered essential and should report to duty on their assigned tours and should stand ready to be activated for any enhanced staffing needs. Questions should be directed to supervisors and service line leaders.

  • Both hospitals and the other two clinics (Athens & Aiken) continue operations as normal, including the Emergency Department. The Spinal Cord Injury Unit has taken in nine patients from another facility and VA Augusta continues to support our fellow facilities -- in Alabama, Georgia and South Carolina, and others -- as needed.

  • The VA Augusta Hospital Command Center continues 24-hour operations, staffed by senior leaders and subject-matter experts. The team meets twice daily and interfaces with VISN 7 officials and VACO members as needed.

  • For Veterans calling VA Augusta asking about/seeking shelter, those Veterans will be referred to our on-call social worker who will connect the Veterans with an appropriate shelter or solution for their needs.

    Questions should be directed to the Public Affairs Office at 706-733-0188.