Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center

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Augusta is a two-division Medical Center that provides tertiary care in medicine, surgery, neurology, psychiatry, rehabilitation medicine, and spinal cord injury. The Downtown Division is authorized 155 beds (58 medicine, 37 surgery, and 60 spinal cord injury). The Uptown Division, located approximately three miles away, is authorized 285 beds (68 psychiatry, 60 domiciliary, 15 blind rehabilitation and a 142-bed Restorative Care Center comprised of 132 nursing home care beds and 40 rehabilitation beds).

Through the Joint Venture for Shared Services agreement with Eisenhower Army Medical Center at Fort Gordon, Army surgeons perform neurosurgery at the Augusta VAMC for both VA patients and DoD beneficiaries. In addition, Cardio-thoracic surgery is performed at Eisenhower Army Medical Center for VA and DoD patients by Army surgeons. The Joint Venture for Shared Services provides for the cost-effective sharing of resources between these two federal health care facilities.

The medical center enjoys a strong affiliation with the Medical College of Georgia. The Augusta VAMC provides medical and allied health training to an average of more than 1000 students and residents annually. Additional health training affiliations exist with 50 academic institutions.

Special Programs:

  • Agent Orange Registry
  • Ambulatory Surgery
  • Audiology
  • Blind Rehabilitation Center
  • Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory
  • Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation
  • Day Treatment
  • Domiciliary
  • Home Based Primary Care
  • Homeless Chronically Mentally Ill
  • Hospice Long-term Psychiatric Care
  • Magnetic Resonance Imagining (MRI)
  • Mental Health Intensive Case Management (MHICM)
  • Neurosurgery
  • Open Heart Surgery
  • Persian Gulf Registry
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Pulmonary Function Laboratory
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Respite Care
  • Restorative Nursing Home Care
  • SCI Hospital-based Home Care
  • Sleep Laboratory Program
  • Social Model for Alzheimer's Disease Care
  • Speech Pathology
  • Spinal Cord Injury Center
  • Stroke Rehabilitation
  • Substance Abuse Treatment Program Vocational Rehabilitation Program
  • Women’s Health Clinic