Northeast Georgia Health System (NGHS) is a not-for-profit community health system dedicated to improving the health and quality of life of the people of Northeast Georgia. With over 700 physicians on its medical staffs, the residents of Northeast Georgia enjoy access to the state’s finest and most comprehensive medical services. Led by volunteer boards made up of community leaders, the Health System serves almost 1 million people in more than 18 counties across Northeast Georgia.
Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) continues to receive top state and national rankings for quality care from multiple independent healthcare quality ratings agencies.
The 2017 Hospital Quality Ratings study by CareChex includes virtually all U.S. hospitals (general, acute, non-federal) and measures them across several categories including quality of medical care, outcomes of care and patient satisfaction. The study rates NGMC as:
• Georgia’s #1 Heart Hospital (2006 – 2017)
• Georgia’s #1 Pulmonary Care Hospital
• Georgia’s #1 Hospital for Women’s Health
• Top 9% in the Nation for Cancer Care
• Top 10% in the Nation for Pneumonia Care, Stroke Care and Surgical Care
NGMC is one of America’s 50 Best Hospitals (according to Healthgrades®) and among only 20 large community hospitals named to Truven Healthcare’s list of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals. NGMC is accredited by DNV and also holds accreditation with commendation as a Comprehensive Community Cancer Program by the American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer and accreditation by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program.
Other facilities throughout northeast Georgia serve to extend NGHS’ reach into the region including:
• Medical Plaza 400, a multispecialty medical office building in Dawsonville
• Laurelwood, a mental health and substance abuse treatment center in Gainesville
• A satellite cancer treatment center in Toccoa
• In-home services such as hospice and Lifeline, a personal emergency response system
• Long-term care centers
• Outpatient imaging centers
• Outpatient rehabilitation centers offering physical, occupational and speech therapy
• Urgent care centers
As a not-for-profit health system, all revenue generated above operating expenses is returned to the community through improved services and innovative programs. nghs.com