Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center


About the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center

The Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center is a two-division Medical Center that provides tertiary  care inmedicine, 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 93 beds (68 psychiatry, 15 blind rehabilitation  and 10 medical rehabilitation.  In addition, a 132-bed Restorative/Nursing Home Care Unit and  60 domiciliary are located at the Uptown Division.

The Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center and Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center at Fort Gordon entered into a Joint Venture for Shared Services, which provides for the cost-effective sharing of resources between these two federal health care facilities in the Augusta metropolitan area. In 2004, two Active-Duty Rehab Care Units were opened to treat OEF/OIF active duty military personnel who required rehabilitation.

The Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center prides itself on continually improving and expanding its health care knowledge.   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 700 students and residents annually.  Additional health training affiliations exist with 44 academic institutions.

Programs and Services:
Agent Orange
Ambulatory Surgery  Center
Blind Rehabilitation Center
Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory
Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation
Day Treatment
Home Based Primary Care
Homeless Chronically Mentally Ill
Hospice Unit
Long Term Psychiatric Care
Magnetic Resonance Imagining (MRI)
Mental Health Intensive Case Management (MHICM)
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
Speech Pathology
Spinal Cord Injury Center
Stroke Rehabilitation
Outpatient Substance Abuse Treatment Program
Vocational Rehabilitation Program
Women’s Health Clinic

Community-Based Outpatient Clinics

In addition to our main facility in Augusta, we offer services in two community-based outpatient clinics. These clinics are located in —


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Key Business Drivers

Our key business drivers are quality, financial integrity, patient satisfaction, and employee satisfaction.


Integrity: Act with high moral principle. Adhere to the highest professional standards. Maintain the trust and confidence of all with whom I engage.

Commitment: Work diligently to serve Veterans and other beneficiaries. Be driven by an earnest belief in VA’s mission. Fulfill my individual responsibilities and organizational responsibilities.

Advocacy: Be truly Veteran-centric by identifying, fully considering, and appropriately advancing the interests of Veterans and other beneficiaries.

Respect: Treat all those I serve and with whom I work with dignity and respect. Show respect to earn it.

Excellence: Strive for the highest quality and continuous improvement. Be thoughtful and decisive in leadership, accountable for my actions, willing to admit mistakes, and rigorous in correcting them.


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