- Associated Press - Saturday, August 16, 2014

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - Newly released figures show the Charlie Norwood Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Augusta is making progress in moving patients off waiting lists and into clinics for appointments.

The Augusta Chronicle reports (http://bit.ly/1Bl6OuO ) the latest data released this week by the Department of Veterans Affairs shows the facility has made appointments for all 133 patients who had been waiting for a decade. The data also shows the number of veterans waiting at least 90 days for an appointment has decreased from 63 to 28 in one month.

The figures are part of an ongoing audit under which the VA continues to provide twice-monthly updates of how many veterans and newly enrolled patients across the VA system are still waiting for initial appointments.


Information from: The Augusta Chronicle , http://www.augustachronicle.com