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Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center

 

Press Releases


2017

VA closes clinics in Statesboro, Athens Sept. 12 - The director of the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center has ordered the closure of the Statesboro, Ga., clinic Tuesday, Sept. 12, and a limited closure of the Athens, Ga., clinic on the same day. (09/11/2017)

VA closes Statesboro clinic ahead of storm - For the safety of our Veterans, their family members and our employees, the Medical Center Director of Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center has directed the closure of our Statesboro (Ga.) Community Based Outpatient Clinic Monday, Sept. 11. (09/09/2017)

VA, community come together for mental health summit Aug. 24 - Mental health care and community partnership on behalf of Veterans take center stage during an annual event at the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center gathering VA employees and members of the community Thursday, Aug. 24. (08/18/2017)

Statement about Beneficiary Travel Backlog of Claims - Due to staffing and other process issues, the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center is experiencing a heavy backlog of beneficiary travel claims that are taking longer to process than expected. VA Augusta plans to have all backlogged vouchers resolved and paid by Aug. 31. After Aug. 31, vouchers will be paid within a planned 10-15 day timespan for electronic funds transfer. We regret any inconvenience this may have caused our Veterans, and appreciate their patience as we work to improve this process. (08/03/2017)

VA nurse to be recognized at PVA national conference - For her work with more than 1,400 people with spinal cord injuries in a three-state region, a nurse with the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center is being recognized with an award by a national veterans organization. (07/26/2017)

Charlie Norwood employee helps local firefighters, VA workers nationwide - VA Augusta recognized one its own for helping local firefighters and impacting VA employees nationwide through education. (07/26/2017)

In Georgia, Veterans, employees benefit from use of relationship-based care, part 2 - At Augusta’s Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center, two care delivery processes are evolving the ways employees deliver health care to Veterans: Relationship-Based Care, or RBC, and Patient-Centered Care, known as PCC. Together, they are expanding throughout the CSRA’s VA system, including its two main hospitals, and three outpatient clinics. (This is part 2 of a two-part story) (07/26/2017)

In Georgia, Veterans, employees benefit from use of relationship-based care, part 1 - For Veterans in Augusta, Georgia, two health care processes are merging to help better care, access and improve how employees do their jobs. It's called relationship-based care -- and it's not going away anytime soon. (Note: This is part 1 of this story) (07/25/2017)

CSRA nurses association elects VA nurse president - A nurse working for the Department of Veterans Affairs has been appointed the president of the CSRA Chapter of the Georgia Nurses Association. (07/24/2017)

VA Augusta launches Telepharmacy effort, affects thousands in SE Georgia - A Vietnam-era Veteran hobbles into the Statesboro, Georgia VA clinic. As much as he savors pizza, chicken-fried steak, and cheddar cheese, his primary care doc’s advised the old soldier to cut back and take medication to lower his LDL. This visit’s his first follow-up to talk about his high cholesterol and how the meds are working. Following the small talk, blood pressure and temperature checks, he steps into a room and meets … a $20,000 rack of technology. (07/21/2017)

Augusta VA employee’s annual journey helps East Africa community - Carrying her I CARE values more than 8,000 miles across the Atlantic, a VA nurse and Army retiree's annual journey to East Africa helps hundreds with clean water, medical care and much more. (07/07/2017)

VA podcast aims to inform, educate area Veterans - Informing and educating CSRA veterans about VA programs, benefits, patient care and more is behind the creation of a new podcast from Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center. (06/09/2017)

VA Augusta vol earns $5,000 scholarship - A volunteer from the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center has earned $5,000 for college serving Veterans for the Department of Veterans Affairs. (06/07/2017)

6-week NAMI training at VA helps family members of Veterans - Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center will conduct National Alliance of Mental Illness “Homefront” training for family members of Veterans starting Wednesday, May 10. (05/04/2017)

VA quarterly town hall set June 1 @ Augusta Library - The leadership of Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center will conduct its quarterly Veterans Town Hall Thursday, June 1, from 2-3 p.m., at the Richmond County Library. (05/04/2017)

VA prepares to help homeless May 17, welcomes public participation - Focusing on helping homeless Veterans and promoting active lifestyles, the seventh annual VA2K Walk & Roll event happens May 17 at the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Centers two main campuses and three clinics in Aiken, S.C., Athens and Statesboro, Ga. (05/04/2017)

Free VA hearing, speech screenings May 17 - Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center will offer will offer free hearing, speech and swallowing screens for area Veterans May 17. (05/04/2017)

Local liaisons help soldiers transition from Military to VA care - Since 2003, VA has collaborated with the Department of Defense to transition the health care of ill or injured active duty service members and Veterans from military treatment facilities to VA facilities by assigning VA Liaisons for Health Care at major military facilities. (05/04/2017)

VA & Morris Museum partner for Art Class May 10 - Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center and the Morris Museum will teach an art class for Veterans Wednesday, May 10, from 2-3:30 p.m. (05/02/2017)

VA recognizes CSRA-area volunteers at annual awards ceremony - Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center honored its volunteers from across the CSRA in a ceremony April 19 at the Uptown campus. (04/25/2017)

VA needs volunteer drivers in Statesboro area - The VA has an immediate need for volunteer drivers in the Statesboro area to help ferry Veterans to and from medical appointments. (04/25/2017)

Riverfront Marine Corps League makes $1,000 donation - Members of the Riverfront Marine Corps League, Detachment 1132 of North Augusta, S.C., present a check for $1,000 to Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center Voluntary Service Chief Robert Frasier Wednesday at the Uptown campus following an awards ceremony April 20. (04/20/2017)

Augusta Veteran showcases art at Charlie Norwood VA - Charlie “Sgt. Crash” Kee is getting to opportunity to showcase his artistic talent in the halls of Augusta’s Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center, where the U.S. Army Veteran’s paintings will hang until April 21. Kee is a lifelong resident of Augusta, long time Veteran, and is now a senior at Augusta University. (04/18/2017)

Augusta Veteran showcases art at Charlie Norwood VA - Charlie “Sgt. Crash” Kee is getting to opportunity to showcase his artistic talent in the halls of Augusta’s Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center, where the U.S. Army Veteran’s paintings will hang until April 21. Kee is a lifelong resident of Augusta, long time Veteran, and is now a senior at Augusta University. (04/18/2017)

VA Augusta continues customer, Veteran service evolution - A customer service pattern adopted at the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center in 2016 is overcoming the rocky road of the past, and aims to work towards a more positive future for the facility. (04/14/2017)

VA needs RNs, offers hiring event April 19 - Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center in Augusta, Georgia, is seeking registered nurses and is conducting a hiring event April 19 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Uptown campus, room 3B125, to find them. (04/12/2017)

VA nurse delivers keynote at Augusta University event - VA employee Corina Barrow provided a keynote address on nursing leadership and its impact on her career at the Sigma Theta Tau International induction ceremony on at the Somerville Campus of Augusta University (03/08/2017)

Augusta Veterans master self, golf in PGA-partnered program - On the heels of the greatest golf tournament on Earth -- a tradition unlike any other -- Veterans in the Augusta area are learning to cope with PTSD, TBI and more through partnership between the PGA and Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center. (03/01/2017)

VA seeks Veteran artists for local creative competition - Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center is seeking Veterans to participate in its annual creative arts competition scheduled Thursday, March 9 from 2-3 p.m. at the Uptown Division auditorium, room 3B111. (02/15/2017)

Miss Georgia visits Veterans at VA Hospital - Patricia Ford, current Miss Georgia, visited with Veteran patients Feb. 13 as part of National Salute to Veteran Patients Week. (02/14/2017)

Local retired Sgts Major coin VA medical center director - A local sergeants major retiree group awarded Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center Director Maria Andrews with a limited, numbered coin. (02/13/2017)

Community Donates more than $2,100 to VA programs Feb. 7 - Community members and organizations contributed more than $2,100 to VA programs Feb. 7. (02/08/2017)

VA honors 53 Vietnam Vets Feb. 14 - Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center will honor 53 Vietnam veterans in a ceremony at 10 a.m., Feb. 14. (02/08/2017)

(UPDATED) Renovation will close main entrance to VA hospital - Work to resurface floors in the Uptown Division lobby of the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center will close the first floor entrance to the facility starting Feb. 10 for ten days or until work is completed. (02/08/2017)

VA Job fair seeks nurses, medical technicians - A federal job fair seeking registered nurses, respiratory therapists and surgical medical supply technicians is slated from 8 a.m. to noon, Feb. 15 at the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center Downtown Division. (02/08/2017)

Local Vet brings doggone good time to Charlie Norwood - Pete Way and his service dog, Rory, interact with students from the 4K class of the Episcopal Day School of Augusta, Ga., Tuesday, Jan. 31, at the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center’s Uptown Campus. (02/07/2017)

CSRA Vets can help VA shape PTSD treatment - Veterans in the CSRA can help shape how the Department of Veterans Affairs treats the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder by completing a survey offered by the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center. (01/24/2017)

VA seeks Vietnam Veterans to honor at quarterly ceremony - The Charlie Norwood VA Medical center is looking for Vietnam Veterans to participate in a ceremony set for February. (01/04/2017)

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2016

New VA Augusta magazine seeks to inform Veterans, improve experience - 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. (10/28/2016)

Local HS football players to visit Vets Sept. 16 - About 75 football players from Lakeside High School are set to visit veterans at the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center Friday, Sept. 16. (09/14/2016)

VA Augusta dentists score high marks with Veterans - On the heels of improving access-to-care scores for completed appointments, Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center’s dental program is also receiving some of the highest marks in the network from Veterans, and in some cases, higher than its national non-VA dental counterparts. (09/14/2016)

OMG! VA in Augusta 1 of 3 to use text messaging for patients - Text messaging as a means of reminding, keeping and canceling appointments is running as a pilot program at VA Augusta. Initial capability started Aug. 8. Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center is one of three VA health care organizations across the country using a text messaging system for appointments; Loma Linda, Calif. -- which developed the local software -- and Fayetteville, Ark. are the others. (09/14/2016)

VA data: Augusta shows improvement in three crucial access areas - Veterans access to primary care, specialty care, mental health services at Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center all improved during July, according to data recently released by the Department of Veterans. (09/09/2016)

VA Awards $3 Million in grants to end CSRA homelessness - The VA has awarded more than $3 million in grants to help prevent Veterans and their families from becoming homeless in counties within the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center catchment area. (08/31/2016)

CSRA Veteran scores 2 silvers in Golden Games - The team at Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center congratulates Dennis Preston, who competed in the National Veterans Golden Age Games in Detroit. (08/31/2016)

Summit gathers VA, community mental health experts Aug. 24 - Mental health care for Veterans takes center stage during an annual event at the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center gathering VA employees and members of the community Wednesday, Aug. 24. (08/18/2016)

VA upgrades phones, outage for 1 hour Aug. 5 - Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center will undergo upgrades on its telephone systems for about one hour Friday, Aug. 5 starting at 5:30 p.m. and lasting for approximately one hour. (08/03/2016)

Augusta Veteran Wheelchair Athletes medal in games - Augusta Veteran Wheelchair Athletes medal in National Veterans Wheelchair Games in Salt lake City, Utah (07/01/2016)

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