At Augusta Health, we’re proud to be one of only three independent community-based health systems in Virginia. In our work, our planning, and our care, community means everything. We’re committed to our essential role in the health and well-being of our neighbors by providing free health screenings, community education and outreach, as well as scholarship opportunities.
Our family of nurses is the beating heart of the care we provide. Our nursing department fosters a supportive environment of shared governance that ensures every voice is heard. From the bedside nurse to our Chief Nursing Officer, we work together to combine contemporary methods with timeless values to deliver a special kind of care to our patients.
To care for our community with compassion, skill, and knowledge.
To ensure a legacy of advancing the art and science of nursing through evidence-based practice and collaborative care.
Nursing at Augusta Health is fluid, dynamic, and able to accept the changes the future of healthcare may bring. Nursing is charged with responsibility and challenge: the responsibility to grow and become more skilled in our roles, and the challenge to do so with grace, poise, and professionalism. Nursing at Augusta Health stems from our Nursing Practice Model built from the foundation of patient-centered care as well as the nursing values of compassion, teamwork, knowledge, and excellence. The incorporation of cultural and ethnic diversity along the illness-wellness continuum and provision of competent evidence-based care is the very core and essence of nursing at Augusta Health.
Patients exist as individuals, families, groups, and communities. Each person is unique and possesses inherent dignity, worth, and rights. Throughout their lifespan, people have potential for growth and development. Nursing supports the relationship between our patients and their environment and strives to optimize care to ensure our patients proceed to their next level in the best possible physical, emotional, and spiritual condition. It is our duty and our privilege at Augusta Health to provide safe passage.
About Our Area
It’s hard to find a place as beautiful as the place we call home. The Shenandoah Valley’s natural wonders and warm people make it a haven for nature enthusiasts, families, foodies, and wine lovers. From historical cities with all the amenities to mountain living to everything in between, the central Shenandoah Valley has it for you.
Augusta Health is less than thirty minutes from Shenandoah National Park, the Skyline Drive, and the Blue Ridge Parkway, offering thousands of acres of unspoiled wilderness to hike, bike, and camp, as well as miles of pristine rivers and lakes. Featuring ski resorts, caverns, and a night sky drowned with stars, it won’t take long for you to know just how special our valley is.
Food & Drink
The Shenandoah Valley is home to Virginia’s first Culinary District. The bigger cities and towns offer a variety of dining excellence to satisfy any palate, while locally owned eateries in more rural areas offer the sort of comfort food your mother would make. The region is also home to numerous breweries, distilleries, and vineyards, including the Bold Rock Cidery and Devil’s Backbone brewery.
Arts & Culture
The Valley boasts many renowned performing arts venues, historical museums, and music festivals that draw thousands of visitors each year. Just 15 minutes from Augusta Health is the American Shakespeare Center, which performs Shakespeare’s works in the world’s only recreation of the Globe Theatre.