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Northeast Georgia Health System

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. Through the services of a medical staff of more than 500 physicians, the residents of Northeast Georgia enjoy access to the state's finest and most comprehensive medical services.


The Health System offers a full range of healthcare services through its Joint Commission accredited hospital in Gainesville, Northeast Georgia Medical Center, which was named one of the country's 100 Top Hospitals for 2009 by Thomson Reuters. Northeast Georgia Medical Center's expert level of care has been recognized on a national and statewide level including:

  • Number one in Georgia for the sixth straight year and top 5% in the nation for Cardiac Care

  • Top 6% in the nation currently and in 2007 for Cancer Care

  • 10 best places to work in Georgia - given by Georgia trends magazine

  • 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. 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 including imaging, lab and physical and occupational therapy.


Led by volunteer boards made up of community leaders, the 557-inpatient, 261-skilled nursing bed health system serves almost 700,000 people in more than 13 counties across Northeast Georgia. As a not-for-profit health system, all revenue generated above operating expenses is returned to the community through improved services and innovative programs.


Facilities throughout northeast Georgia seve to extend NGHS' reach into the community, including: additional outpatient rehabilition centers offering physical, occupational and speech therapy; a satellite cancer treatment center; and in-home services such as hospice and Lifeline, a personal emergency response system.


In 2001, NGHS celebrated our 50th year of serving northeast Georgia. To download a PDF copy of the 50th anniversary tabloid, which chronicles our history, click here.


You'll need Adobe Acrobat Reader to read the tabloid. If you don't have Reader, you can download a free copy by clicking here.


Learn more about Gainesville and Hall County by visiting www.greaterhallchamber.com.