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October 13, 2017
Northeast Georgia Medical Centers (NGMC) Cancer Services recently expanded its Cancer Patient Navigation Program into the Greater Braselton and Winder communities.
August 4, 2017
NGMC physicians recently participated in a health panel encouraging the HPV vaccine. Read the full story in The Gainesville Times here.
June 19, 2017
It's amazing how one little word doesn't seem so little once it affects someone you love. But it's not a diagnosis anyone should face alone. The cancer team at Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) - ranked among the top nine percent in the nation for cancer care - is prepared to stand by you.
April 19, 2017
Northeast Georgia Medical Center's (NGMC) Cancer Services is teaming up with the Head and Neck Cancer Alliance (HNCA) to provide free screenings for oral, head and neck cancers this Saturday, April 22, from 9 a.m. to noon at Northeast Georgia Medical Center Gainesville.
February 14, 2017
Physician panel to discuss common myths and facts about colorectal cancer
January 31, 2017
The Habersham County Hospital Authority has signed a non-binding letter of intent ("LOI") for exclusive discussions with Northeast Georgia Health System ("NGHS") regarding an affiliation between Habersham Medical Center ("HMC") in Demorest, Georgia, and NGHS.
December 29, 2016
Barrow Regional Medical Center is now Northeast Georgia Medical Center Barrow
November 17, 2016
Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) is taking the next step in teaching future generations of doctors and increasing the likelihood that homegrown talent will stay close to home to care for local communities.
October 31, 2016
Did you know that lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death for both men and women, exceeding the number of deaths from breast, colon and prostate cancers combined? In fact, the American Cancer Society says approximately one in 14 men and one in 17 women will develop lung cancer at some point in his or her lifetime.
October 6, 2016
Clifton Hastings, MD, and Ron Bracewell, co-chairs of this year's Medical Center Open, also announced during the 19th Hole Reception that today's event set a new record. Habitat for Humanity of Hall County is the sole beneficiary of this year's tournament, and 100 percent of the funds raised will go directly to building the three homes - and potentially a playground.
October 5, 2016
The employees of Northeast Georgia Health System (NGHS) are going beyond the bedside and into their wallets to show their commitment to improving the health of the community in all they do.
October 3, 2016
Northeast Georgia Health System (NGHS) has signed a definitive agreement to purchase Barrow Regional Medical Center (BRMC) in Winder, Ga., according to a joint announcement by both hospitals.
July 18, 2016
Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) recently added 70 patient and visitor parking spaces to its Gainesville campus to provide better parking experiences for visitors.
July 14, 2016
Northeast Georgia Health System (NGHS) welcomes 27 new physicians who joined us from October 2015 - May 2016.
November 9, 2015
NGMC Braselton Offers Patients Comprehensive Cancer Care Close to Home
July 9, 2014
The Cancer Center at Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) is proud to offer comprehensive medical oncology and hematology services in Braselton at Medical Plaza 1. Timothy Carey, MD, an oncologist with the Longstreet Cancer Center, and Christina Saurel, MD, an oncologist with Northeast Georgia Diagnostic Clinic, are now providing comprehensive care to patients with cancer or blood disorders, including chemotherapy and infusion services.
March 3, 2014
Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) is one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals according to a study released today by Truven Health Analytics and Georgia’s #1 Hospital according to a recent study by CareChex, a rating service of COMPARION®.
November 12, 2013
Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) is offering patients access to a nationwide research study to test whether two drugs can help prevent second cancers and new precancerous polyps in patients who have already battled colon cancer.
June 20, 2013
The nation’s largest independent healthcare ratings company says Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) provides superior healthcare to women for the second year in a row.
May 22, 2013
Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) hosted a “signing day” event this morning to recognize physicians who have made a dedicated effort to further improving the health and treatment experience of cancer patients in the community.
April 23, 2013
We all know how irritating it is when we’re having a bad hair day, but can you imagine how it must feel to be losing your hair, and possibly even your hope? The Cancer Center at Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) and The American Cancer Society are sponsoring the fourth annual “A Good Hair Day” Wig Drive and, with your donations, we can help restore hope to cancer patients who are battling the emotional and physical effects of chemotherapy.
April 4, 2013
Northeast Georgia Medical Center has been named to the Becker’s Hospital Review 2013 annual list of “100 Great Hospitals.”
March 27, 2013
Jerry Fordham wasn’t truly alarmed when he started losing weight two years ago, but, by December of 2012, he was down 80 pounds. Unaware of the cancer in his bladder, but getting weaker by the day, he knew something wasn’t right. Tests performed by John McHugh, MD, a urologist with Northeast Georgia Urological Associates, confirmed his fear: Fordham had bladder cancer which had spread to the ureter – the tube that carries urine from the kidney to the bladder.
March 7, 2013
The Georgia Society of Clinical Oncology (GASCO) and the Center for Oncology, Research and Education (Georgia CORE) have announced that the first recipient of the Matt Mumber, MD Visionary Award is Lisa Bridges, a nurse and Certified Breast Cancer Navigator at Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC). This recognition also comes with a $2,000 grant funded by GASCO and Georgia CORE, founding partners of Cancer Patient Navigators of Georgia (CPNG).
February 26, 2013
NGMC is one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals® according to a study by Truven Health Analytics, formerly the healthcare business of Thomson Reuters.
February 26, 2013
Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) is pleased to announce Todd Sigmon as the new executive director of Oncology for the Cancer Center at NGMC.
February 19, 2013
Northeast Georgia Medical Center Named One of America's 50 Best Hospitals
February 14, 2013
The American Cancer Society (ACS), in partnership with Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC), is offering the community a chance to take a proactive role in cancer prevention. The ACS is seeking “champions” in the Gainesville area who are interested in participating and helping spread the word about an upcoming Cancer Prevention Study-3 (CPS-3) – a historic nationwide study designed to help researchers better understand the genetic, environmental and lifestyle factors that cause or prevent cancer.
February 11, 2013
The Cancer Center at Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) is presenting a free prostate health seminar, “Know Your Stats About Prostate Cancer,” in which a panel of physicians will discuss screening, prevention and treatment options for prostate cancer. The panel includes physicians from the following specialties: urology, radiation oncology and medical oncology.
August 10, 2012
The Cancer Center at Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) is pleased to announce that a new type of immunotherapy is now available for patients with prostate cancer. The cancer vaccine sipuleucel-T, commercially branded as Provenge, is offered to prostate cancer patients through two local oncology practices, Northeast Georgia Diagnostic Clinic and The Longstreet Clinic, P.C., both of which are affiliated with the Cancer Center at NGMC.
July 24, 2012
The Cancer Center at Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) recently received another three-year accreditation with commendation from the American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer (CoC).
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