Northeast Georgia Health System
Northeast Georgia Health System (NGHS) is an organization dedicated to improving the health and quality of life for the people of Northeast Georgia. As a not-for-profit healthcare system, NGHS returns all revenue above operating income to the community through improved services and new programs.
Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) is the heart of the Health System, serving more than 700,000 citizens across northeast Georgia. NGMC is a 557-bed acute inpatient hospital staffed by 500+ physicians trained in a comprehensive range of medical specialties. Additionally, NGHS has long-term care facilities with 261 skilled nursing beds.
NGMC has been named one of the country's top 100 hospitals by Thomson Reuters, and is ranked #1 in Georgia and in the top 5% nationally in cardiac care by HealthGrades®. A new South Hall hospital campus is planned for the future.
Northeast Georgia Medical Center's expert level of care has been recognized on a national and statewide level including:
- Number one in Georgia and top 5% in the nation for Cardiac Care
- Top 6% in the nation in 2007 for Cancer Care
- A CARF-accredited inpatient rehabilitation unit that was one of the first in the nation to receive stroke specialty care certification
- An American Society of Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence, which was the first hospital in Georgia to offer gastric bypass surgery using the da Vinci robotic surgical system.
Additional facilities in Hall County include: three urgent care centers; a mental health and substance abuse treatment center; two outpatient imaging centers; two long-term care centers; and outpatient physical, occupational and speech therapy clinics. Facilities throughout Northeast Georgia extend NGHS' reach into the community including: additional outpatient rehabilitation centers, a satellite cancer treatment center, and in-home services such as hospice and Lifeline, a personal emergency response system. NGHS also plans to build a 100-bed hospital in the Greater Braselton area. This 119-acre healthcare village, called River Place, already includes a medical office building that houses numerous physician specialties, an urgent care center and outpatient services.
Led by volunteer boards made up of community leaders, the 557-inpatient, 261-skilled nursing bed health system serves 700,000 people in more than 13 counties across Northeast Georgia. Northeast Georgia Medical Center's Charity Care Policy supports the provision of care for indigent patients, regardless of their ability to pay.
For more information, visit www.nghs.com or call 770-219-3840.