Medical Plaza 400 in Dawsonville is now open, offering residents along the 400 corridor local access to the award winning specialty services of Northeast Georgia Health System (NGHS). Located on Hwy. 400 just north of Hwy. 53 (Google map), Medical Plaza 400’s services include:
- Urgent Care, open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., 7 days a week
- All digital Imaging Center, including in-house MRI and CT, with an on-site, ACR board certified radiologist
- HealthLink Laboratory
- Northeast Georgia Physicians Group (NGPG) Family Medicine (relocating from their previous location on Hwy. 53)
- Gastroenterology and sports medicine physician specialists. Other specialties soon to be joining include neurology, surgery and urology
“Our patients will enjoy an enhanced patient experience at Medical Plaza 400, as we work in concert to offer seamless, comprehensive care across all services and specialties,” says Jo Brewer, Administrative Director of Medical Plaza 400. “Our approach is unique, and I think patients will quickly see the difference.”
Design elements of the building mimic the renowned design of NGHS’ other locations, such as the North Patient Tower in Gainesville, which has been recognized for its best practice use of natural light, soothing colors and appealing artwork to create a healing environment. The Imaging Center offers patient amenities such as warm robes, gourmet refreshments and private waiting areas for men and women in a spa-like atmosphere that has earned national recognition at the Center’s Gainesville and Braselton locations. From a clinical perspective, the Imaging Center boasts American College of Radiology (ACR) accreditation for its in-house MRI, CT, ultrasound and mammography services and is also an ACR Breast Center of Excellence.
NGPG Family Medicine’s relocation from its previous location on Highway 53 gives the practice an opportunity to expand and also develop its cutting-edge medical home model. The Patient Centered Medical Home is a comprehensive model of healthcare delivery that aims to improve the overall quality and efficiency of care provided by primary care physicians. The model focuses on better access to care, greater patient satisfaction and improved clinical outcomes – particularly for chronic conditions.
NGPG Dawsonville opened in Dawsonville in 1995. Family Medicine Physician Paul Behrmann, MD, says the move to Medical Plaza 400 is an exciting one for their practice.
“The convenient access to imaging diagnostics, with same-day appointment availability, and such a breadth of physician specialties will be a great benefit to our patients,” says Dr. Behrmann.
"The 400 corridor community is an integral part of the region we’ve served for decades,” says Carol Burrell, President and CEO of NGHS. “In addition to our local family medicine and outpatient rehabilitation offices, we care for a significant number of this community’s residents in Gainesville at Northeast Georgia Medical Center and through our Urgent Care and Imaging Center locations. I am so pleased that we are bringing more outpatient services and advanced physician specialties closer to home for the residents of this area.”
NGMC recently received two prestigious awards and is the only hospital in Georgia to be named to either list. HealthGrades® has named NGMC one of America’s 50 Best Hospitals for 2013, and Truven Health Analytics, formerly the healthcare business of Thomson Reuters, has named NGMC a 2013 100 Top Hospitals® award-winner. The America’s 50 Best Hospitals distinction recognized that NGMC had risk-adjusted mortality and complication rates that were among the lowest 5% in the nation for a minimum of seven years. The 100 Top Hospitals award is based on demonstrated top performance and consistent, accelerated improvement across 10 areas including mortality, complications, readmission rates and patient safety.
“Through Medical Plaza 400, and the seamless exchange of information through our electronic system, this community now has even more direct access to the Health System’s award winning care,” says Brewer.
For more information, visit www.nghs.com/medicalplaza400 or call 678-897-0308.