The Georgia War Veterans Nursing Home in Augusta is a 192-bed skilled nursing care facility located adjacent to the campus of Augusta University and the Charlie Norwood Veterans Affair Medical Center.

Georgia War Veterans Nursing Home is operated under an interagency agreement between the Georgia Department of Veterans Service and Augusta University. Primarily, the facility provides medical and skilled nursing services to Georgia’s aged and infirm war veterans. Georgia War Veterans Nursing Home also serves as a teaching facility to acquaint medical, dental, pharmacy, and allied health students with the medical conditions and diseases of the aged. This provides students with practical experience and helps them gain expertise in treating the disabled and the elderly.

Also located at the facility is a GDVS Veterans Field Service Office that serves residents of the home and veterans of Richmond and Columbia counties. Dedicated in 1969, the facility was the first of its kind in the nation to be built with financial grant assistance from the federal government. It is one of a select group of such institutions that is accredited by the Joint Commission.

In fiscal year 2022, the nursing home provided 43,035 days of care to Georgia’s veterans with an average age of 81. During the year, there were 64 admissions and 57 discharges with an average length of stay of 482 days. Services to residents included 2,620 physical therapy treatments and 7,858 individual occupational therapy procedures. Veteran residents were treated by a medical director and family medicine resident physicians providing daily physician coverage. Other services were provided by a certified activities therapist and staff, two facility social workers and a staff of registered, licensed practical nurses and certified nursing assistants.

To help provide care and treatment, the federal government, through the Department of Veterans Affairs, provided financial assistance totaling in excess of $7.8 million during fiscal year 2022. Throughout the year, veteran service organizations, civic and fraternal organizations and religious groups demonstrated their concern for the well-being of veteran patients through numerous donations, visits, and sponsorship of frequent activities for Georgia War Veterans Nursing Home residents.


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Carlton Deese, MHA, LNHA

  • Executive Director


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Julia Eveker, MSA, RHIA

  • Associate Director


Business Hours: 8am-4:30pm, Monday-Friday

State Holiday Hours

Admission Hours: Schedule in Advance

Admissions Office

Leadership Team

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Richard W. Sams II, MD, MA

  • Medical Director


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Kay Roland, RN

  • Director of Nursing


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Stephanie Nichols, RN

  • Assistant Director of Nursing


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Amy Green, MSW, LCSW

  • Director of Social Work
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Everald Clarke, DPT

  • Director of Physical Therapy


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Karen Monaco, OTR/L

  • Director of Occupational Therapy


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Heather Nichols, BSW

  • Director of Activities


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Crystal Allen, RHIA

  • Director of Health Information Management Services


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Shannon Black, MBA

  • Director of Business Services


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Erika Bowdre, MM

  • Environmental Services Manager


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Christopher Townsend

  • Director of Maintenance and Safety


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Henry Williams, CDM, CFPP

  • Director of Food and Nutrition Services



From Atlanta Approximate Drive Time: 2hr 45 min

From Columbia Approximate Drive Time: 1hr 30 min

Note: Entrance to the parking lot is from Chafee Avenue.

From Atlanta, GA:

  • I-20 East to Augusta
  • Exit at the Washington Road Exit (exit 199 / GA HWY 28), turn right on Washington Road
  • Continue on Washington Road which becomes Calhoun Expressway (about 4.5 miles to 15th Street Exit)
  • Take 15th Street Exit, turn right on 15th Street
  • Not counting the exit traffic light, travel to second traffic light and turn right on Pope Avenue
  • Pope Avenue is one block long and ends at Chafee Avenue
  • Turn left on Chafee Avenue, Georgia War is on the left one block up.


From Columbia. SC:

  • I-20 West to Augusta.
  • Exit I-20 at River Watch Pkwy (exit 200).
  • Turn left at light.
  • Turn right onto 15th St.
  • Go under the Calhoun Expressway, travel to second traffic light and turn right on Pope Avenue.
  • Pope Avenue is one block long and ends at Chafee Avenue.
  • Turn left on Chafee Avenue, Georgia War is on the left one block up.

Point Of Contact

Below we have provided points of contacts for admissions needs, business services, and health information management service.

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Business Services



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Counsel, advise, and assisting Georgia's Veterans and their families.

Georgia Department of Veterans Services