VA Choice Cards mailed to veterans in Augusta

...Legion Post 178 in south Augusta, said the VA began mailing cards Nov. 5 to veterans who live more than 40 miles from a VA hospital, and this week should start issuing cards to those who have waited longer than 30 days for an appointment.Garrett...

Helen Kirby

...Still Burn Center at Doctors Hospital, she helped the Wounded Warriors Project by making pillows for soldiers at the VA hospital. Her biggest passion was the Prayer Quilt Ministry. She loved sewing quilts, especially when someone was ill and...

Paraplegic veteran sues government for sponge left inside him after operation

...discovering the seeping wound he endured for years resulted from a sponge left inside him after an operation at the Augusta VA hospital.Kenneth Dixon filed suit Tuesday in U.S. District Court against the United States of America.Dixon served during...

High Veterans Affairs turnover prompts outside recruiting

...progress is being made to provide veterans with the care they have earned after more than two years of concern over the VA hospitals in Augusta and Columbia."The congressman is hopeful that a stable staff will be recruited at Charlie Norwood that...

VA legislation gaining ground in Georgia, senator says

...to pay private doctors and other health professionals to care for qualifying veterans who can't get appointments at VA hospitals or clinics within 30 days or who live more than 40 miles from a facility.Isakson said he is not aware of a veteran...

Frances Irby

...Rowland Moxley, Sr. She also leaves behind her faithful 4 legged friend, Madison. Frances retired from the Augusta VA Hospital as a nursing assistant and technician where she received multiple Superior Performance Awards. She was an Honorary...

Macon, Ga., pastor wins Augusta VA's resident chaplain of year

...personalized spiritual care to veterans.The other 20 hours each week are spent on the floor with a mentor at the Augusta VA hospital, University Hospital and Georgia Regents Medical Center to learn patient ministry, said Ron Craddock, the chief of...

Democrats disingenuous

...veterans at his town hall meetings that they have his support, yet veterans have received poor service and even died at VA hospitals on his watch.He told me he could not support the Fair Tax because everyone would stop buying anything new just to avoid...

Physician assistants help strengthen doctor-patient relationships

...extender and not an independent practitioner.It is the team approach that will aid in bringing about a balance between health-care costs and health-care delivery. (The writer is a physician's assistant at the VA Hospital in Augusta.)

Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center's Mental Health Clinic to join National Resource Directory

...number of resources that can be accessed from the site to more than 16,000, according to federal data.The Augusta VA hospital enrolled recently and has at least 10 organizations listed on the Web site, said Dr. Lorraine Braswell, the head...