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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

Potted plants on displayVeteran Shares Green Thumb Hobby with Fellow Vets
An Iraq war Veteran tells his story of post-combat struggles and how Veterans Affairs health care professionals helped him commit to a better life and share his green thumb hobby.
Female soldier standing in front of American FlagVeteran Sexual Trauma Victims: You Are Not Alone
After Mary experienced Military Sexual Trauma, she was afraid to report it. She thought she was alone. She got help at VA and now wants to get the word out to other Veterans about MST coordinators.
Dr. Schutzer conducting researchVeterans Find Prostate Cancer Cure at McGuire
Veterans across America travel to McGuire VA Medical Center in Richmond for treatment of moderate to aggressive forms of prostate cancer using “brachytherapy” a much better option for Veterans.
Doctor and patient shaking hands10 Things About The Veterans Choice Program
Here's all the information about the Veterans Choice Program. Find out if you are eligible to receive health care from a community provider. How is the 40-mile calculation determined? And other FAQs.
Wheelchair basketball gameVeterans Compete in National Wheelchair Games
For Veterans with physical disabilities, the National Wheelchair Games help Veterans become aware of their abilities and potential. And there is a great spirit of healthy activity and camaraderie.
A member of the VA Central California Health Care Systemís Hepatitis C Clinic approaches a      homeless personís tent in Fresno, Calif. Getting homeless Veterans tested for Hepatitis C
Jennifer Siilata is a VA clinical pharmacist and she knows how dangerous the Hep C virus is if left untreated. She knows it is curable. Her goal? Find high-risk homeless Veterans and get them tested.
Golden Triangle Performance Ensemble entertains Pittsburgh Veterans after parade around campusPittsburgh Veterans Celebrate the Fourth of July
Independence Day parade at the Pittsburgh VA Medical Center honors Veterans living in the Community Living Center. Third year for performers who call it the “highlight of their year.”
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.

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