WASHINGTON, D.C.---U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson has praised the work going on at Augusta's Uptown VA Active Duty Rehab. In a statement on his website, Sen. Isakson said, "I also applaud the collaboration that takes place every day in Augusta, Georgia, where the Eisenhower Army Medical Center and the Augusta VA Medical Center work together to treat active duty service members returning from Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom who have sustained combat injuries. This model should be duplicated across our nation."
Senator Isakson first praised this collaborative effort at a Veterans Affairs committee hearing in late March. There he applauded Gen. Eric Schoomaker, who helped bring the Active Duty Rehabilitation Unit to the Uptown VA in Augusta. Gen. Schoomaker, who was once commanding general of Eisenhower Army Medical Center in Augusta, is now in charge of Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C.