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It’s possible there will be just one Veterans Administration Medical Center in Augusta in the future.

VA officials said Tuesday they’re working on a plan to consolidate the downtown and uptown Charlie Norwood VA Medical Centers. Both of the existing centers are decades-old.  Officials say it would be cost prohibitive to make the necessary upgrades to meet current healthcare standards.

VA officials are recommending the construction of a new uptown medical center off Wrightsboro Road and closing the downtown facility.

Story courtesy of Mary Liz Nolan with WGAC.