Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center
New VA Augusta magazine seeks to inform Veterans, improve experience
October 28, 2016
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Improving the Veteran experience by communicating about programs, improvements and more is the idea behind a new magazine being produced at Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center.
My VA Augusta offers a quarterly look at the biggest events that have taken place at the Department of Veterans Affairs medical center. The first issued debuted Oct. 28. Issues are scheduled to be released in January, April, July and October in 2017. It is intended for veterans and their families members.
“It’s important we find ways to reach our Veteran population and this is one of the ways we think can be helpful,” said Jason Tudor, public affairs officer for the medical center. “As we explore social media, mobile and other ways to talk with our Veterans, Stakeholders and others, this quarterly opportunity to look back and look forward is another way we can improve the Veteran experience and help CSRA Veterans know more about what we’re doing.”
Initially, the magazine will be available as a PDF download from the medical center’s public web site. If there’s a demand for printed copies, Tudor said they will be made available.
Medical Center Director Maria Andrews will have a message in each issue. She talked about the magazine’s debut in her first column on page 2.
“I hope the excitement and enthusiasm of the 2,400+ employees at our Uptown, Downtown, Aiken, Athens and Statesboro locations shine through. I hope their commitment to the I CARE values is obvious in every word on every page,” Andrews said.
My VA Augusta is available on the Public Web site at http://www.augusta.va.gov/magazine