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WNCVAHCS runs through two VA Telestroke Program simulations

What to Know: Telestroke is the virtual examination of a suspected stroke patient using video teleconference, to review imaging of the affected area; evaluation using the NIH Stroke Scale; and recommendation for or against the administration of a clot-busting drug.

Stoke exercise

Charles George VAMC welcomes new chief of staff

Charles George VA Medical Center has announced that Dr. Ashfaq Ahsanuddin, MD, has accepted its chief of staff position.

Dr. Ashfaq Ahsanuddin (Ash) is the Chief of Staff position here at the Charles George VA Medical Center.

Visitation Policy Changes go into effect Aug. 30

The Western North Carolina VA Health Care System continues to make adjustments in an effort to protect the Veterans it serves and minimize the risk of spreading COVID-19. Effective at 12:01 a.m., Aug. 30, we will return to a no visitor policy.

Western North Carolina VA Health Care Facility visitation policy to change Aug. 30.

Flu Shots Now Available

It's that time of year again -- flu season. And with it comes the potential to contract the flu. Well, we have good news! The Western North Carolina VA Health Care System now has flu shots available for Veterans enrolled in health care here.

Flu Shots are available at the Western North Carolina VA Health Care System

CGVAMC gets grammatical in creating memorial

A lot of thought went into the plaque adorning the Memorial Wall at Charles George VA Medical Center’s Community Living Center in Asheville, North Carolina.

Charles George VA Medical Center Community Living Center has placed a new sundial shaped sign in its Memorial Garden. Inscribed on the sign are the words “Loved, Served, Remember”.

VA Innovation: Here’s an idea that won’t keep you awake at night

Let’s face it – for most people, it’s hard to sleep in a hospital. That’s because it’s an unfamiliar setting with unfamiliar people and unfamiliar sounds all around you. Couple that with the stress of being treated, and it makes the perfect recipe for a lack of restful sleep.

From left, Krystal Earles, RN, and Debra “Cindy” Peters, RN, from the Western North Carolina VA Health Care System have been working with the idea to use a white noise machine to drown out undesirable noises in hospitals to to improve their their patients' sleep and to decrease their anxiety.

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Charles George Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center