Charles George Veterans Affairs Medical Center is a Joint Commission-accredited, tertiary referral, 1C facility that provides the full spectrum of health services to veterans residing in a 23-county area of Western North Carolina.

The Medical Center has 119 authorized acute care beds (including a 16-bed inpatient psychiatric unit) with two state-of-the-art Intensive Care Units, 120 authorized Community Living Center (CLC) beds and 18 authorized Substance Abuse Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Program beds.

In addition to services offered at the main campus, Charles George VA Medical Center operates community based outpatient clinics in Franklin, Rutherford County and Hickory.

The 5-star hospital has been ranked the No. 2 VA hospital in the nation for quality and has been ranked in the top five VA hospitals’ to work at in the nation.


— Inpatient Care: Acute/critical care medicine, surgery, and psychiatry; Substance Abuse Residential/Rehabilitation Program; Intensive Care

— Community Living Center: Long-stay maintenance; short-stay skilled; Hospice; respite; rehabilitation

— Non-Institutional Care: Home-based primary care; homemaker/home health

— Mental Health

— Primary Care: Emergency medicine and women’s health

— Medicine: Cardiology, dermatology, endocrinology, gastroenterology, hematology/oncology, infectious disease, nephrology, neurology, pulmonary medicine, rheumatology, sleep medicine

— Compensation and Pension

— Dental

— Surgery: Cardiac, general surgery, ophthalmology, orthopedics, otolaryngology, plastic surgery, thoracic surgery, urology, vascular surgery, podiatry

— Audiology

— Telehealth

— Social Work

— Physical Med and Rehab

— Imaging

— Pathology/Lab

— Pharmacy

— Home Care: Home Based Primary Care (HBPC); Durable Medical Equipment (DME) home delivery; home oxygen delivery; pharmacy

— Behavioral Health: Mental Health Intensive Case Management – Rural Area Network Growth Enhancement; Housing and Urban Development, Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing; Compensated Work Therapy; Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Recovery Center.

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