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New hospital chief assesses his ward

...53, last month took over the Augusta Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Centers. He takes the reins from Ellen DeGeorge Smith, who retired last month. Mr. Trusley was the director of the VA in Dublin. But in Augusta, he has about 2...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/02/23/met_335061.shtml
Metro | Eisenhower Army Medical Center
Veterans hold annual rallies

...rallying in Augusta this time last year faced an alarming set of circumstances that are not at issue this year, said Ellen DeGeorge-Smith, Augusta's Department of Veterans Affairs director. Last year, the Clinton administration proposed cuts in...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/05/27/met_290320.shtml
Metro
Hits `meaningless' promises to vets

...Norwood's note to add $1.7 million to the budget appears to be a hollow gesture since local VA Official Ellen DeGeorge-Smith says the reduction-in-force will go regardless of additional funding. Two possible plans are rumored: Bottom...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/07/14/edi_265611.shtml
Editorials
Delegations rallied to fend off VA cuts

...said Bill Johnstone, legislative director for Mr. Cleland. Mr. Norwood is skeptical of Augusta VA Director Ellen DeGeorge Smith's claim that the VA must cut positions to be more efficient but that it won't affect services, said Norwood...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/07/06/met_265085.shtml
Metro
Why VA layoffs?

...still plans to slash 170 jobs. "Our workload levels and our (employee) levels are out of sync," explains Ellen DeGeorge-Smith. "We are really needing to reduce our (employee levels) to become more efficient ... regardless of what...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/06/30/edi_264730.shtml
Editorials
Hospital: Job cuts still likely

...treated has remained roughly the same while costs have increased and staffing remains too high, said Director Ellen DeGeorge-Smith. "Our workload levels and our (employee) levels are out of sync," Mrs. DeGeorge-Smith said. "We are...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/06/26/bus_264443.shtml
Business
VA hospitals plan to cut 170 jobs

...laboratories, maintenance, administration and other positions. Out of respect to her employees, Augusta VA director Ellen DeGeorge-Smith said she could not comment on the plan until after she spoke to employees at a town hall meeting today. The Augusta...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/06/25/met_264377.shtml
Metro
Veterans hospital chief believes in plan

She might still get lost in her new hospital but walking into the freshly renovated outpatient waiting area, Ellen DeGeorge-Smith knows exactly where she is going. As the new director of the Augusta Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Centers...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/09/13/met_238888.shtml
Metro
Thurmond: VA plan sent back to Augusta

...D-S.C., had written Mr. West in July to protest the cuts, announced in June by Augusta VA administrator Ellen DeGeorge-Smith. "To us, that was unacceptable," Mr. DeCrosta said. The proposed layoffs also drew protests from U.S...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/10/05/met_271712.shtml
Metro
Cites political distortion of VA 'cuts'

...would be very helpful to know this source, since Secretary of Veterans Affairs Togo West and Augusta VA Director Ellen DeGeorge-Smith, when asked by Rep. Norwood if there was anything behind Mr. Pardue's allegations, both officially replied...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/07/01/edi_264790.shtml
Editorials