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Charles George VA Medical Center - Asheville, NC


Local Features

Donald PatrickAspire to lose weight
A year long VA program at the Charles George VA Medical Center helps Veterans lose weight and keep it off. It's a common sense approach that focuses on small goals leading to long term success.
Knapp at Memory TreeTradition Memorializes Veterans
Staff at the Charles George VA Medical Center Community Living Center are keeping alive a holiday tradition that memorializes the Veterans they have served at the end of life in the last year.
Reuss at VATransplant Recipient Volunteers
A VA Volunteer is reminded of a Marine's sacrifice with every breath and tries to share his gift of life with others by volunteering to help Veterans at the Charles George VA Medical Center.
mikeGrowing Veteran X
Peer Support Specialist Michael Dumaine recently took his love of the Veteran X program to the next level by getting nationally certified to train others to grow the program anywhere...
PharmDCGVAMC Research Published
A huge amount of medical research is conducted at the VA and is used by doctors around the world. One study performed by Asheville VA employees was recently published in a national journal...
BolnoWWII Veteran fulfills Bucket List Wish
Find out how World War II Veteran Charls Bolno completed his "bucket list" wish of volunteering more than 5000 hours in four years at the Charles George VA Medical Center in Asheville...
Lima and BeckTinnitus Management Program
Tinnitus is a constant ringing in the ears that effects millions of Veterans. Tinnitus can affect sleep and mood among other things. The Charles George VA offers a Tinnitus management Program that can help.
nursesShining Light 2016
Two nurses from the Charles George VA Medical Center recently earned recognition for their outstanding service to Veterans. These life saving nurses demonstrated why CGVAMC is an excellent place to receive healthcare.
The Charles George VA Medical Center is adding another MRI scanner that will come on line in mid-September increasing access for Veterans needing imaging in Western North Carolina.
disc golfDisc Golf
When combat Veteran and Asheville VA employee Jamie Miller discovered disc golf, she knew immediately that the program could benefit other Veterans. Learn how the game is helping Veterans at the Asheville VA...

From the Veterans Health Administration

National Salute to Veteran Patients WeekNational Salute to Veteran Patients Week
All this week, VA medical centers across the country are saluting our Veteran patients with valentines, musical performances and special ceremonies. You can salute Veterans all year by volunteering.
Help for Veterans with Seasonal Affective Disorder Help for Veterans with Seasonal Affective Disorder
If you feel sad in the winter, you may have Seasonal Affective Disorder. It is sometimes called winter depression. Here's information on treatment, including light therapy, from a VA psychiatrist.
February is Heart Month – A Veteran Nurse’s StoryFebruary is Heart Month - A Veteran Nurse's Story
Betty Cunar served as a nurse in the Vietnam war. During American Heart Month, she shares her story of care she receives from VA to remind Veterans of the importance of knowing your heart numbers.
Telehealth Revolutionizing Veterans Health CareTelehealth Revolutionizing Veterans Health Care
VA's TeleHealth service utilizes health informatics to care for Veterans and helps them live independently and stay out of the hospital — essential for their overall health care and personal goals.
Bay Pines VA in Florida Bay Pines VA in Florida Modernizing for Veterans
Modernizing is one of VA's top priorities and the Bay Pines VA Healthcare System is in the vanguard of medical centers which are modernizing their facilities and services for the Veterans it serves.
L-R: Chief of Staff Kent Crossley, Chief Experience Officer Martina Malek, nurse practitioner Judy Wagner, Chief of PM&R Mike Armstrong, nurse practitioner Laurie Kubes and Director Patrick KellyMinneapolis VA Opens “Healing Center”
Minneapolis VA opens new “Integrative Center for Health & Healing, part of VA's new emphasis on “Veteran-Centric” care. Once considered “alternative” therapy.
Army Veteran Gary Lucas navigates a hurdle exercise with the help of study coordinator Lydia PadenResearch Builds Balance and Strength in Veterans
Thanks to innovative research at the Baltimore VA, older Veterans are making strides — literally — in their ability to move about, stay balanced, prevent falls and get up from a fall if they do have one.
Holiday Open House… A Big Hit with Veterans and EmployeesVeterans Enjoy Holiday Open Houses at Memphis VA
All this month, VA medical centers across America celebrate the holidays with Veterans and employees. At the Memphis VA, there are six Holiday Open House events to greet the season.
Art work produce by Veterans who particpated in Art TherapyVeterans Creating a Brighter Future
Veterans use art as a means of expression on the road to recovery, developing goals while gaining hope and a sense of accomplishment, which are critical to the recovery process.
Women Veterans on the lake in canoesWomen Veterans: Retreat Healthy and Healing
Women Veterans attend Healing in Nature Retreat which promotes whole health and wellness to help women Veterans explore personal wellness goals. “My best six days since coming home.”

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