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September 18, 2017
Georgia’s #1 Heart Hospital has a new cardiologist. Nima Ghasemzadeh, MD, joined The Heart Center of Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) today and is accepting patients at the Braselton, Buford and Winder locations.
July 11, 2017
Georgia's #1 Heart Hospital has a new cardiologist. Ankit A. Patel, MD, FACC, FSCAI, joined The Heart Center of Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) yesterday and is accepting new patients at the practice's Braselton and Commerce locations.
June 6, 2017
Patients undergoing specialized surgery at Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) Gainesville can rest assured knowing their physicians take advantage of the latest in medical technology.
May 30, 2017
Commerce Cardiology Clinic has joined The Heart Center of Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC), the largest cardiology practice in Northeast Georgia and the same heart specialists behind the expert care at Georgia's #1 Heart Hospital.
May 22, 2017
Anyone who's been through cancer treatment knows there are side effects that often go along with the powerful medicines used to treat the deadly disease.
May 10, 2017
Georgia's #1 Heart Hospital for 12 years in a row now offers another tool for fighting heart disease.
May 3, 2017
Gov. Nathan Deal, joined by members of the Georgia General Assembly, signed Senate Bill 102 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) Tuesday afternoon.
March 29, 2017
The North Georgia Heart Foundation announced today it has signed a Letter of Intent to pursue integrating its financial operations with The Medical Center Foundation, the fundraising arm of Northeast Georgia Health System.
March 14, 2017
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 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.
September 27, 2016
Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC), rated Georgia's #1 Heart Hospital 11 years in a row (CareChex), dedicated its new Woody Stewart Heart Failure Treatment Unit on Sunday afternoon
August 29, 2016
Georgia's #1 Heart Hospital has added a new cardiologist to care for patients in Gainesville. Ioannis Parastatidis, MD, PhD, recently joined The Heart Center of Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) and is accepting new patients.
August 5, 2016
Georgia's #1 Heart Hospital for 11 years in a row has a new tool to help diagnose coronary artery disease.
August 4, 2016
People in the region now have access to life-saving heart care that's overseen by a true master, according to the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI), the national professional society for adult and pediatric invasive/interventional cardiologists.
July 14, 2016
Northeast Georgia Health System (NGHS) welcomes 27 new physicians who joined us from October 2015 - May 2016.
July 11, 2016
Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) is the first and only hospital in the state - and the third in the Southeastern U.S. - to offer patients with coronary artery disease a new treatment option that literally disappears over time.
September 29, 2015
The same expertise behind heart care at Georgia's #1 Heart Hospital is now available in Buford and Winder. The Heart Center of Northeast Georgia Medical Center is now accepting patients at the two new locations.
April 22, 2015
Out of the approximately 350,000 people who experience sudden cardiac arrest outside of a hospital in the United States each year, almost 92% die before they reach the hospital.
March 10, 2015
If you have a heart attack in northeast Georgia, first responders and care teams are now better prepared to save your life thanks to information presented by nationally-recognized experts, Drs. Benjamin S. Abella and Michael C. Kontos, at the 7th Annual Northeast Georgia Regional STEMI Summit, the largest conference of its kind in the state.
March 3, 2015
With over 700 attendees, it is the largest conference of its kind in the state. EMS personnel, hospital staff, nurses and doctors from across the region come to this meeting to discuss the state of the Northeast Georgia Regional STEMI Program
November 19, 2014
Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) is in the spotlight again for its award-winning cardiac care. The hospital was recently recognized as a SuperNova by Constellation Research for its innovative work gathering data on cardiac arrest victims using cloud-based software and mobile devices.
July 18, 2014
GAINESVILLE, Ga. – Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) has enjoyed nine consecutive years as Georgia’s #1 heart hospital and will soon bolster that reputation with expanded plans for the only dedicated inpatient heart failure treatment unit in the state.
May 27, 2014
May is Stroke Awareness Month. Why do you need to know about stroke? Stroke is the fourth leading cause of death in the United States and the leading cause of adult disability. In fact, the American Stroke Association estimates that this year alone, someone will have a stroke every four seconds, totaling 795,000 strokes. Sadly, about 80 percent of these strokes are preventable.
March 14, 2014
Nationally-recognized experts in cardiac resuscitation and acute stroke management provided care teams across the region with up-to-date information about the treatment of stroke, severe heart attacks and cardiac arrest at the 6th Annual Northeast Georgia Regional STEMI Summit.
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®.
February 19, 2014
Patients who need abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) repair can benefit from a recently certified technology now offered at Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC). NGMC is the first and only hospital in Georgia certified by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to use a new technology for percutaneous endovascular aneurysm repair (PEVAR) of AAA. PEVAR patients typically have an easier recovery, a lower risk of infection, experience far less pain and take fewer narcotics after going home.
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.
April 4, 2013
Northeast Georgia Medical Center has been named to the Becker’s Hospital Review 2013 annual list of “100 Great Hospitals.”
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 19, 2013
Northeast Georgia Medical Center Named One of America's 50 Best Hospitals
February 18, 2013
NGMC is part of an international clinical trial that could improve the way heart bypass surgery has been performed since the 1960's.
December 10, 2012
When you or someone you love need a stent or balloon to open up blocked arteries and restore blood flow to the heart, NGMC is the only hospital in the state that can offer physician expertise combined with robotic precision.
July 6, 2012
Northeast Georgia Medical Center and its Ronnie Green Heart Center are proud to announce NGMC is fully accredited for carotid artery stenting and percutaneous coronary interventions by Accreditation for Cardiovascular Excellence (ACE).
February 22, 2011
Celebrate Heart Health Month by learning about heart health from the experts at Georgia’s #1 heart hospital!
February 19, 2011
Northeast Georgia Medical Center is hosting a FREE Heart Failure Awareness Health Fair at the Gainesville Civic Center from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
December 9, 2010
Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) is recognized as number one in the state in several categories in the article, “Top Georgia Hospitals,” which appears in the December 2010 issue of Georgia Trend magazine.
November 10, 2010
Jeffrey Marshall, MD, an interventional cardiologist with Northeast Georgia Heart Center (NGHC) and medical director of Cardiac Cath Labs at Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC), is featured in a new video about the benefits of angioplasy and stenting.
October 20, 2010
Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) is ranked number one in Georgia and in the top 5% in the nation for cardiac care for the sixth year in a row (2006-2011), according to a comprehensive study released today by HealthGrades.
June 14, 2010
Satilla Regional Medical Center (SRMC) requested its $5,000 donation to The Medical Center Foundation’s Healthy Journey campaign be used to help fund the Northeast Georgia Regional STEMI Program. Administrators at SRMC, in Waycross, Ga., say they made the donation in appreciation of the training their heart staff received from NGMC.
January 25, 2010
Students, faculty and staff of the Union County School System who suffer sudden heart attacks may be saved by new equipment donated by Northeast Georgia Physicians Group (NGPG) Cardiology and The Medical Center Foundation of Northeast Georgia Health System.
October 27, 2009
Patients suffering heart failure can now be admitted to the region’s first dedicated, inpatient Heart Failure Unit at Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC).
October 15, 2009
Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) is ranked number one in Georgia and in the top 5% in the nation for cardiac care for the fifth year in a row (2006-2010), according to a comprehensive study released October 13 by HealthGrades.
March 23, 2009
Cardiologists at Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) now have a new option to help treat people with severe coronary artery disease who are not eligible for conventional open heart surgery.
October 14, 2008
HealthGrades study finds Northeast Georgia Medical Center is one of only nine hospitals in the nation to rank #1 in all four cardiac categories...
July 17, 2008
Northeast Georgia Medical Center’s (NGMC) Cardiac Services encourages everyone to be proactive about cardiovascular health and will offer a day of vascular screenings for women at The Imaging Center Braselton on Wednesday, Aug. 6...
July 8, 2008
Physicians and staff at Northeast Georgia Medical Center’s (NGMC) Electrophysiology Lab participated in the State of the Art in Electrical Treatments of Arrhythmias conference in Milan, Italy, July 1...
June 23, 2008
Physicians at Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) and Northeast Georgia Heart Center, PC, have begun enrolling patients in a clinical study of the first pacemaker system designed for...
June 5, 2008
Women are invited to Matters of the Heart: Women and Heart Disease, a free educational seminar on women’s cardiovascular health
April 18, 2008
The Echocardiography Laboratories at Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC)’s Main Campus and Lanier Park Campus recently received national accreditation for echocardiography through the Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Echocardiography Laboratories...
February 25, 2008
Northeast Georgia Mended Hearts, Inc. will hold its next meeting in Hall County Tuesday, March 4, 2008 in the Walters Auditorium located at the main campus of Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC). Daniel Winston, MD, a surgeon with Peachtree Cardiovascular...
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