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Charles George VA Medical Center - Asheville, NC


Local Features

Oncology Ribbon CuttingOncology Center Opening
Asheville VAMC recently opened a new Oncology and Infusion Center for Veterans that will increase quality and convenience for Veterans receiving treatment at the medical center
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...
LGBT Healthcare equalityHealthcare Equality
CGVAMC has been recognized as a “Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality” by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation. The medical center met several criteria in order to garner the recognition.
docHeroic Efforts
An Asheville doctor on his way to a funeral was thrust into the national spotlight recently when he became more than a witness to what may have been an extreme case of distracted driving.
Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. William Ernest Hands! The married couple of 30 years renewed their vows recently at the Asheville VA in a recommitment ceremony officiated by VA Chaplain Jeremiah Richards.

From the Veterans Health Administration

Illustration of back musclesVeterans with Back Pain Have Treatment Options
In a survey of more than 3,500 back pain sufferers, 80% said that yoga, tai chi, massage therapy or a chiropractor helped them. Those options can help as much as surgery or drugs, with fewer risks.
Doca Merdjanoska, surgical department nurse at the VA Central California HealthFresno VA Medical Center's Nurse of the Year
Meet Doca Merdjanoska from Macedonia, one of VA's top nurses. Our continuing series of outstanding VA employees features a surgical department nurse at the Fresno VA Medical Center.
Putting sunblock on your skinVeterans: Protect Your Skin and Your Hearing
Veterans: Do you know the difference in Ultraviolet B and Ultraviolet A sun's rays? And what is a safe decibel (dB) level of noise? Here are a few quick handy answers just in time for summer.
Portrait of the Graves family.A Veteran's Final Hours at a VA Hospital
Carol Graves, wife of Army Veteran C.A. Graves, said her 76-year-old husband received the utmost respect and kindness during the last few days of his life at the VA hospital in Shreveport, La.
People KayakingVA and Healing Powers of Nature Rescue Vet
When the transition to civilian life left an Air Force Veteran in a dark place, he turned to VA and nature for help. There is so much healing that goes on when you are alone surrounded by nature.
Male Veteran standing beside a horse.Veterans Conquer Depression with Equine Therapy
For some Veterans coping with depression, post-traumatic stress and even physical pain, spending some quality time with a horse (also known as equine therapy) might just be the perfect remedy.
Postpartum Depression Affects One-in-Seven New MothersWomen Veterans: Help for Postpartum Depression
Pregnant Women Veterans have an increased likelihood of a mental health issue and a higher risk for postpartum depression. Learn the symptoms and treatment options from VA's Women's Health Services.
Nurse Deb Lamberton provides relief during family members most stressful time. VA Nurse Helps Veterans Families, in Her Free Time
VA nurse Deb Lamberton knows how stressful it is for families during a Veteran's final days so she volunteers on her own time to provide them with stress relieving massages.
Two male veterans, seated, having a conversation.AF Veteran Helping Veterans Out of Addiction
Air Force Veteran Willie DeWayne Raulerson had been drinking for 50 years. But when he finally decided to ask VA for help he found not only sobriety, but a purpose in life.
Dave Miller assists homeless VeteransMarine Veteran is VA's Male Volunteer of the Year
Marine Corps Veteran David Miller has been volunteering at VA for over 25 years and has been named the 2017 National Male Volunteer of the Year. Miller served in Vietnam during the TET II offensive.

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