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October 15, 2014
Kim Martin, coalition coordinator for Safe Kids Gainesville/Hall County, was selected as Coalition Coordinator of the Year at Safe Kids Georgia's Sixth Annual Awards Breakfast held Friday, October 10, at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta.
October 8, 2014
Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) is one of 44 participating hospitals that have achieved meritorious outcomes for surgical patient care according to The American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP).
October 7, 2014
This week, Jim Moore, chairman of The Medical Center Foundation publicly announced the successful completion of the most recent phase of the Healthy Journey campaign, which surpassed the original goal of $9 million by raising more than $15 million to benefit 30 health related initiatives ranging from heart to cancer to children.
October 2, 2014
Michael Callahan, MD, and Jody Cooley, co-chairs of the 23rd Annual Medical Center Open Golf Tournament, announced at the 19th Hole Reception that today's golf tournament raised $250,008, setting a new record for the Open.
September 30, 2014
Northeast Georgia Health System (NGHS) and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia (BCBSGa) announced today a new, multi-year agreement that will allow patients with BCBSGa health insurance to continue to receive in-network access to the health system's facilities and employed physicians.
September 27, 2014
Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) surpassed the $1 billion mark in local and state economic impact for the third consecutive year according to a report released by the Georgia Hospital Association, the states largest hospital trade association.
August 14, 2014
Although the 2014 Medical Center Open Golf Tournament benefiting Center Point is just around the corner, plans are in the works to select a beneficiary for the 2015 Medical Center Open Golf Tournament.
August 14, 2014
Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) is joining a multi-year initiative launched by the Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) to help improve the treatment of pregnancy-related complications. The initiative focuses on improving the treatment of obstetric hemorrhage (bleeding too much during childbirth) - one of the leading causes of death during labor and delivery.
August 8, 2014
The Medical Center Auxiliary honored more than 100 teen volunteers at an appreciation dinner this week at the Brenau Downtown Center.
July 31, 2014
Anthony Williamson has been named president of Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) Braselton, according to an announcement from Carol Burrell, president and CEO of Northeast Georgia Health System (NGHS).
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.
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.
June 18, 2014
Students working to become nurses or allied health professionals have a new scholarship opportunity to help pay for their education, thanks to a signature gift to The Medical Center Foundation. The Swoszowski Scholarship, made possible by philanthropists Bob and Wanda Swoszowski, was dedicated today along with The Fraser Resource Center at Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC).
June 5, 2014
As construction continues on Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) Braselton, newly announced signature gifts given to The Medical Center Foundation will bring to life two of 13 proposed donor-funded outdoor spaces planned on the new hospital campus: The Medical Center Auxiliary Love Light Garden and The Braselton Rotary Club Flag Plaza.
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.
May 19, 2014
Five chaplain intern students recently completed the Winter/Spring Extended Unit of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) at Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC).
May 15, 2014
Congratulations to Kay Hall, RN and operations manager in the Emergency Department, who received the AJC Jobs Nursing Excellence Award during a ceremony at Cobb Galleria on May 6.
May 13, 2014
Patients suffering from heartburn, acid reflux or gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) now have a new, safe and effective treatment alternative to taking daily medication. Casey Graybeal, MD, a surgeon with Northeast Georgia Physicians Group (NGPG) Surgical Associates, recently performed the first surgical procedure in northeast Georgia using the FDA-approved LINX Reflux Management System. LINX is a minimally invasive treatment that addresses the main cause of GERD, eliminates heartburn, and, unlike traditional surgical treatment, still allows patients to vomit and belch.
May 5, 2014
A new sign outside Northeast Georgia Medical Center’s (NGMC) Emergency Department lets the community and all who enter know that NGMC is a designated Trauma Center. Governor Nathan Deal, NGMC physicians and staff, community members and media gathered this morning as the sign was unveiled.
April 28, 2014
The award recognizes achievement of exceptionally high levels of performance in clinical care when compared to national benchmarks.
April 24, 2014
Since acquiring the first robot in 2009, surgeons at Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) have completed more than 1,400 robotic procedures for urological, gynecological and general surgical conditions, including bariatrics. Now NGMC has become one of only two hospitals in Georgia to acquire and utilize two da Vinci Si Surgical System robots outfitted with all the latest advanced technologies.
April 23, 2014
Camp Braveheart is carefully designed to help children and youth learn to cope with the complicated emotions that arise from the death of a loved one
April 11, 2014
Northeast Georgia Health System welcomes 34 new physicians to our medical staff
April 7, 2014
Northeast Georgia Health System’s (NGHS) Wellness Program was selected as a winner of the 2014 Celebrate Healthy North Georgia awards. Celebrate Healthy North Georgia, an initiative of District 2 Public Health and their partners across the region, honors organizations that work to raise awareness and implement programs that help residents accomplish a healthy lifestyle.
March 31, 2014
For Damon Gibbs, a trip to his primary care physician to evaluate his increasingly high blood pressure turned out to be a blessing in disguise. Otherwise healthy and active, the director of Facilities for Hall County Schools was unaware his sudden high blood pressure was caused by a larger problem – one that had gone undetected his whole life.
March 24, 2014
Northeast Georgia Health System (NGHS) is one of "Metro Atlanta's Top 100 Workplaces" for a fourth consecutive year according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution (AJC). NGHS is also one of only 25 large companies (more than 500 employees) to make the list.
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 14, 2014
Attend a free educational seminar, presented by physicians of the Cancer Center at Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC), to learn about prevention, screening and treatment options for colorectal cancer and other colon diseases such as celiac disease, Crohn’s disease and diverticulitis.
March 13, 2014
Make a fresh start this spring by attending a free health fair at Medical Plaza 1 in Braselton on Saturday, March 22, from 8 a.m. to noon. The fair will offer free health screenings and educational seminars provided by medical professionals.
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 28, 2014
Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) is issuing a Call to Artists for local artwork to feature in its new Braselton hospital, set to open in Spring 2015. The hospital is looking to purchase artwork created by local artists as well as locale-specific artwork in multiple mediums to feature in the new hospital’s public areas.
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.
January 28, 2014
Wet and cold days, as well as a confined workspace, can slow down a construction process, but innovative techniques are keeping construction of Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) Braselton on schedule. This month, the last of more than 70 pre-assembled bathroom pods and 96 head walls will be installed at the construction site located on the new State Route 347 just west of Hwy. 211. The bathroom pods and headwalls were pre-constructed by Mulkey Enterprises in a warehouse in Hoschton.
January 22, 2014
Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) has been recognized by the Immunization Action Coalition (IAC) and the Georgia Department of Public Health for achieving one of the highest reported rates in the state for its work to protect newborns from hepatitis B virus infection. NGMC is one of only six hospitals in Georgia to be named to the IAC’s Birth Dose Honor Roll.
January 10, 2014
Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC)’s commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of stroke care has led to the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association awarding NGMC the Get With The Guidelines® -Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement award for the third consecutive year.
January 7, 2014
Six chaplain intern students recently completed the fall unit of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) at Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC).
December 30, 2013
Northeast Georgia Health System (NGHS) is proud to welcome Krista Landy, BSN, RN, as its new director of Professional Practice. In this role, she will help put structures and processes in place that will enhance the level of professionalism of NGHS’ clinical staff.
December 16, 2013
A survey team from the Georgia Department of Public Health’s Emergency Medical Services & Trauma Office says NGMC met the criteria set forth by the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma to qualify for Level II designation.
December 11, 2013
It’s easier than ever for expectant mothers to learn about the childbirth process and newborn parenting now that Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) offers Prepared Childbirth and Breastfeeding classes online.
November 27, 2013
Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) will hold the annual Love Light Tree Lighting Celebration at 7 p.m., Monday, December 2, in the Auxiliary Love Light Garden outside the North Patient Tower.
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.
November 12, 2013
Northeast Georgia Health System (NGHS) honored its first employee to reach a milestone of 50 years of service with a surprise celebration this afternoon.
November 8, 2013
The HealTogether Diabetic You Mobile Tour with Celebrity Chef Charles Mattocks is making a stop on its nationwide tour at Northeast Georgia Medical Center Lanier Park on November 13 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
November 4, 2013
Caroline A. Strickland, ABJ, CPMSM, CPCS, manager of Inpatient Medicine at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, is welcoming a new challenge as president of the Georgia Association for Medical Staff Services (GAMSS).
November 4, 2013
The Rehabilitation Institute of Northeast Georgia Medical Center is proud to welcome physical therapist Ken Whitlow, PT, to its Dawsonville location.
November 3, 2013
About 200 people joined at the Gainesville Civic Center Sunday afternoon to celebrate patients who are more than a year removed from weight loss surgery at Northeast Georgia Medical Center’s Bariatric Weight Loss Center.
November 1, 2013
Marketplace, an annual festive holiday shopping event presented by premier sponsors The Medical Center Auxiliary and Willis Investment Counsel, is celebrating its 22nd year November 7 – 9 at the Gainesville Civic Center.
October 29, 2013
Visitors at Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) can now find respite in the Pope Family Garden, which was dedicated this week.
October 11, 2013
Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) Braselton celebrated a milestone today, as crews high atop the new structure raised and secured the final steel beam used in construction.
October 4, 2013
Martha Nesbitt, PhD, and Michael Callahan, MD, co-chairs of the 22nd Annual Medical Center Open, announced at the 19th Hole Reception that today’s golf tournament raised $238,550, setting a new record for the Open.
September 20, 2013
John Gorecki, MD; John Filson, PA-C; Jarrett Kiesel, PA-C; and the staff at Northeast Georgia Physicians Group (NGPG) Neurosurgery welcome Arun T. Jacob, MD, to the practice.
September 17, 2013
Northeast Georgia Health System is named one of InformationWeek's Top 500 Technology Innovators for third consecutive year.
September 12, 2013
This letter of intent allows both organizations to now work more closely on their strategic planning effort, performing diligence on a more detailed level.
September 10, 2013
The Bariatric Weight Loss Center at Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) is offering LIFESTEPS® – a non-surgical weight management program that includes 16 weeks of educational classes and 11 weeks of maintenance and follow-up with a registered dietitian.
September 4, 2013
Learn more at a free educational seminar Sept. 18, 2013
August 26, 2013
The following physicians have joined Northeast Georgia Health Systems' medical staff:
August 19, 2013
Work is underway on the geothermal field being installed on the site of the future Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) Braselton. The geothermal well boring subcontractor mobilized on site the first week of June and drilling for over 150 wells began in early July. These 500-foot wells will circulate water to create renewable energy to heat and cool the future hospital.
August 19, 2013
Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) recently welcomed Sonja McLendon as its new Vice President of Professional Services. She has administrative responsibility for Bariatrics, Orthopedic/Neuroscience, Rehabilitation Institute, Hospice, Laboratory, Imaging, Behavioral Health, Pharmacy, Security, Plant Operations, Nutrition and Environmental Services.
August 19, 2013
Northeast Georgia Medical Center has named Karen Watts, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, as Vice President of Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer. In this capacity, Karen has administrative responsibility for Operative Services, Women & Children's Services, Medical/Surgical Services, Emergency Services, Critical Care, Long Term Care, Medical Transport, Central Staffing, Diabetes Education and Wound Healing.
August 19, 2013
In 2011, Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) generated $1,064,206,843 in revenue for the local and state economy according to a report released today by the Georgia Hospital Association, the state’s largest hospital trade association.
August 7, 2013
The assessment was performed by the consulting firm Kaufman Hall as part of HMC’s strategic planning effort with Northeast Georgia Health System.
July 16, 2013
Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) has been ranked as one of the best hospitals for 2013-14 by U.S. News & World Report. NGMC has been designated as high-performing in the specialty areas of Cardiology and Heart Surgery, Diabetes and Endocrinology, Gastroenterology and GI Surgery, Geriatrics, and Pulmonology. Additionally, Northeast Georgia Medical Center is recognized among the Best Hospitals in the Piedmont region of Georgia.
July 16, 2013
Northeast Georgia Health System (NGHS) has been recognized as one of the Most Wired Hospitals and Health Systems of 2013, according to the results of the 2013 Most Wired Survey released in the July issue of Hospitals & Health Networks magazine. The nation’s Most Wired hospitals and health systems are leveraging the adoption and use of health information technology (IT) to improve performance in a number of areas. NGHS is one of four health systems in Georgia to make the list.
July 15, 2013
After assisting heart surgeries for nearly three decades, a Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) employee is helping lead a national professional society.
July 2, 2013
Hospice of Northeast Georgia Medical Center's Camp Braveheart featured in the Gainesville Times, June 15, 2013.
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.
June 6, 2013
Northeast Georgia Medical Center’s Diabetes Education program has again been awarded Recognition from the American Diabetes Association (ADA). The Diabetes Education program was originally awarded the ADA’s Education Recognition Certificate in 2000 and has continued to receive Recognition renewal for offering high-quality education services to its patients.
June 3, 2013
Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC)’s commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of stroke care has led to the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association awarding NGMC the Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement for the second consecutive year.
May 30, 2013
NGHS has signed a lease for the former Sam’s Club in Oakwood. The System plans to use the space to develop a corporate support service center.
May 23, 2013
Lifeline, an affiliate of Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC), recognized volunteers who work with the emergency response system at a luncheon on Wednesday, May 15.
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.
May 10, 2013
Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) recently received the Organ Donation Medal of Honor from LifeLink of Georgia
May 8, 2013
Northeast Georgia Health System (NGHS) named Nancy Perrin, RN, the 2013 Employee of the Year during the second of three events the organization is hosting this week to recognize long tenured employees for their service.
April 30, 2013
NGHS is one of “Metro Atlanta’s Top 100 Workplaces” for a third consecutive year according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution (AJC). NGHS is also one of only 20 large companies (more than 500 employees) to make the list.
April 26, 2013
Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) recently achieved Stage 6 designation of the Health Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Analytics™ Hospital Electronic Medical Record (EMR) Adoption Model. This distinction honors NGMC’s accomplishments to implement technology solutions to improve patient safety and quality of care.
April 25, 2013
Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) has scheduled a series of meetings to update the community on its new hospital, Northeast Georgia Medical Center Braselton.
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 12, 2013
The Medical Center Auxiliary presents the 2013 Getting Older and Better Workshops with two opportunities to attend.
April 9, 2013
The joint strategic planning effort between Habersham Medical Center (HMC) and Northeast Georgia Health System (NGHS) continues to move forward, as both organizations explore opportunities for better meeting patient healthcare needs in the northeast Georgia region.
April 4, 2013
Northeast Georgia Medical Center has been named to the Becker’s Hospital Review 2013 annual list of “100 Great Hospitals.”
April 2, 2013
Medical Plaza 400 is now open in Dawsonville, on Hwy. 400 just north of Hwy. 53, offering residents along the 400 corridor local access to the award winning specialty services of Northeast Georgia Health System.
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 18, 2013
The following physicians were recently elected as Northeast Georgia Medical Center’s medical staff officers for 2013: Ron Lewis, MD, chief of staff; and Priscilla Strom, MD, vice chief of staff. The 2013 department chiefs were also announced.
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).
March 4, 2013
Residents along the 400 corridor soon will have local access to the award winning specialty services of Northeast Georgia Health System (NGHS) through its new medical office building, Medical Plaza 400.
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 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.
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 12, 2013
Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) has named Michael Raderstorf director of Security Services.
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.
January 29, 2013
Marti Strand is the new vice president of Revenue Cycle for Northeast Georgia Health System (NGHS).
January 23, 2013
Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) was recently selected to be “blueprinted” by VHA Inc. for its success in addressing early elective deliveries (EEDs) of newborns.
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.
December 10, 2012
Plans to build a new hospital in Braselton and construction of the facility are moving forward after Governor Nathan Deal, community leaders and representatives of Northeast Georgia Health System (NGHS) blessed the ground of the future hospital.
October 19, 2012
NGHS recognizes 15 new physicians who recently joined the Health System
October 17, 2012
Marketplace – an annual festive holiday shopping event presented by premier sponsors The Medical Center Auxiliary and Willis Investment Counsel – is celebrating its 21st year November 8 – 10 at the Gainesville Civic Center. All proceeds from Marketplace 2012 benefit radiation oncology services offered through The Cancer Center at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.
October 15, 2012
On October 15, The Medical Center Foundation dedicated Nell’s Prayer Garden at Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) to honor the life of long time hospital volunteer and leader Nell Whelchel Wiegand, who passed away last year. Nell’s daughters, Mary Beth Begley and Ginny Crumley, along with their families, attended the tribute to their mother.
October 5, 2012
John Nix and Martha Nesbitt, co-chairs of the 21st Annual Medical Center Open, announced at the 19th Hole Reception that today’s golf tournament raised $217,101, which surpassed the goal of $170,000. The tournament benefits My Sister’s Place, and proceeds will pay for the remodel and expansion of a newly-acquired, 3,200 square-foot property to double the non-profit shelter’s current capacity.
September 14, 2012
Northeast Georgia Health System (NGHS) is on the InformationWeek 500, an annual listing of the nation’s most innovative users of business information technology (IT), for the second year in a row.
August 25, 2012
New contract brings United customers back in-network for all NGHS facilities and provides retroactive coverage for brief out-of-network period
August 20, 2012
NGHS’ current contract with United is set to expire on Tuesday, August 21, 2012. Unless a new agreement is reached, NGHS and its physician group, Northeast Georgia Physicians Group (NGPG), will be considered out-of-network for patients with United insurance, beginning Wednesday, August 22, 2012.
August 15, 2012
Bradley Nurkin has been named the new President of Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC), according to an announcement from Carol Burrell, President and CEO of Northeast Georgia Health System (NGHS). The NGMC President role is a new one for NGHS and is a restructured position from the previous NGHS Chief Operating Officer role, according to Burrell. Nurkin begins this new role on Monday, Aug. 20.
August 13, 2012
The current contract between NGHS and United is set to expire on August 21, 2012, and unless a new agreement is reached by this date, Northeast Georgia Medical Center and its physician group, Northeast Georgia Physicians Group, will be considered out-of-network for patients with United insurance.
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.
August 3, 2012
The Medical Center Auxiliary honored more than 100 teen volunteers at an appreciation dinner last night at the Gainesville Civic Center.
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).
July 19, 2012
The Bariatric Weight Loss Center at Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) recently revamped its non-surgical weight loss program, Living Lighter, to better accommodate the busy schedules of its patients and the community.
July 19, 2012
EMS agencies in 10 Georgia counties are now better equipped to save your life and reduce damage when you suffer a severe heart attack, thanks to donations of special refrigerators by the Northeast Georgia Regional STEMI Program.
July 19, 2012
Northeast Georgia Health System (NGHS) has been recognized as one of the Most Wired Hospitals and Health Systems of 2012, according to the results of the 2012 Most Wired Survey released in the July issue of Hospitals & Health Networks magazine.
July 16, 2012
Northeast Georgia Health System (NGHS) is participating in a $20.75 million Health Care Innovation Challenge grant for a multi-community partnership project involving VHA Inc., the national health care network; TransforMED, a not-for-profit subsidiary of the American Academy of Family Physicians; and, Phytel, Inc., a technology company that leads the field in automated, provider-led population health improvement solutions.
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).
June 28, 2012
GAINESVILLE, Ga. – Today marks the launch of Northeast Georgia Medical Center’s (NGMC) new cancer rehabilitation program designed to help cancer survivors function at the highest possible level.
June 28, 2012
The Gwinnett Braves have announced the recipient of the club’s June $1,000 grant, honoring deserving organizations in Gwinnett County or its surrounding communities that best exemplify a monthly theme. The Summer Safety themed June grant has been awarded to The Medical Center Foundation, Inc.
June 13, 2012
Certified diabetes educators from Northeast Georgia Medical Center’s (NGMC) Diabetes Education and Self-Management Program are now offering convenient classes for patients with diabetes in Clayton, Ga., in conjunction with Mountain Lakes Medical Center.
June 12, 2012
Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) has recently been awarded national certification as a Primary Stroke Center for the second year in a row by DNV Healthcare.
June 6, 2012
A three-person team of clinicians from Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC), including Leigh Pascucelli, RN, CWON, operations manager of the Wound Ostomy Continence and Diabetes departments; Lesley Holcomb, RN, MSN, nursing performance improvement coordinator; and Mary Ingram, RN, ICU, recently participated in a day-long, interactive Clinical Design Day training developed and facilitated by VHA Inc., the national health care network.
May 29, 2012
The family of the late W. Woodrow Stewart, past Chairman of The Medical Center Foundation (MCF) Board of Trustees and member of the Board of Trustees for Northeast Georgia Health System (NGHS), accepted on his behalf the Georgia Hospital Association’s (GHA) Distinguished Service Award, one of GHA’s highest honors, at the association’s annual convention in Atlanta.
May 29, 2012
Northeast Georgia Health System (NGHS) recently learned that a grant application they participated in with Emory University and other Atlanta area hospitals has been approved by the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for a $10.7 million Health Care Innovations Award.
May 25, 2012
Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) has now surpassed the $1 billion mark in local and state economic impact.
May 23, 2012
Northeast Georgia Health System (NGHS) is pleased to announce Melissa Tymchuk has accepted the position of director of Marketing and Public Relations, effective immediately.
May 21, 2012
Imaging Services at Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) recently received another three-year accreditation for its Computer Tomography (CT) scanners, including the 64-slice CT, from the American College of Radiology (ACR). Accredited CT services are offered at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, as well as both the Imaging Center Gainesville and Braselton locations.
May 10, 2012
May is National Stroke Awareness Month, a time to educate the public and spread awareness about stroke prevention, symptom recognition and recovery. From 1998 to 2008, the number of stroke deaths fell by 19 percent. This year, the National Stroke Association and Northeast Georgia Medical Center hope to continue to reduce stroke deaths and disability by educating the public to recognize stroke symptoms, and to Act F.A.S.T. to save a life.
May 9, 2012
Northeast Georgia Health System (NGHS) named Sheila Rosencrantz, RN, the 2012 Employee of the Year and recognized other employees for their tenure of service during the organization’s annual employee appreciation luncheon, which was held Wednesday at First Baptist Church in Gainesville.
May 8, 2012
Northeast Georgia Health System (NGHS) has purchased the former Moto 400 building, located at 108 Prominence Court in Dawsonville, which faces Hwy 400, just north of the intersection with Hwy. 53.
May 4, 2012
The Medical Center Auxiliary is sponsoring the 2012 Getting Older and Better Workshops with two opportunities to attend;
April 30, 2012
The Medical Center Foundation’s James H. Downey Society physician-giving club recently recognized James A. Butts, MD, with the Samuel O. Poole Award at their donor recognition event hosted at the home of Dr. Dan and Mollie Winston.
April 25, 2012
Martin, Ga., resident Judith Perretta recently underwent deep brain stimulation (DBS) to relieve the intensity of her tremors. Because her tremors had gotten so bad, Judith could no longer participate in some of the activities she loved the most, such as boating, shopping and eating lunch with friends, without feeling embarrassed. Now, thanks to her DBS procedure, she is back to being a "live wire," as her husband calls her, once again.
April 24, 2012
Six physicians have recently joined the Health System
April 23, 2012
Northeast Georgia Health System is one of “Metro Atlanta’s Top 100 Workplaces” for a second consecutive year according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution.
April 20, 2012
Turner Construction Company, the general contractor for the new Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) Braselton project, will hold a subcontractor and vendor outreach fair on Wednesday, May 9, 2012, at 1 p.m., at the Gainesville Civic Center.
March 30, 2012
Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) recently received two awards for stroke care: the Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association and the 2012 “Star Award” from the Georgia Coverdell Acute Stroke Registry (GCASR).
March 30, 2012
The Cancer Center at Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) and The American Cancer Society are sponsoring the third 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.
March 22, 2012
Is this the year for you to spring into action and get serious about weight loss? If so, come to a free educational seminar sponsored by Northeast Georgia Medical Center to learn more about both surgical and non-surgical weight loss options.
March 5, 2012
This weekend, we will all “lose” an hour of sleep as the time changes for Daylight Saving Time. The change to your body’s internal clock, or circadian rhythm, may result in some grogginess during those first couple of days back to work.
February 23, 2012
The following physicians were recently re-elected as Northeast Georgia Medical Center’s medical staff officers for the year 2012: Tim Scully, MD, chief of staff; and Ron Lewis, MD, vice chief of staff.
January 24, 2012
Timothy M. Carey, MD, an oncologist with The Longstreet Clinic,Department of Oncology, recently spoke with reporter Katie Austin about a new pancreatic cancer clinical trial being offered at the Cancer Center at Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC).
January 16, 2012
Northeast Georgia Medical Center recently was recognized as one of the HealthStrong™ Top 100 Hospitals in the nation, as determined by the Hospital Strength Index, which recognizes the top three percent of all U.S. hospitals. NGMC also received the following award recognitions: Best in Strength, Best in Region and Best in State.
January 11, 2012
It’s time to put your well-intentioned New Year’s resolutions into practice, and if one of your goals for the new year is to begin a healthier lifestyle, Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) can help with its Living Lighter program. The next session of Living Lighter is set to begin Thursday, February 2, at NGMC’s Lanier Park facility.
January 9, 2012
The Cancer Center at Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) is one of only five sites in Georgia to offer a new clinical trial for patients with previously untreated Stage IV pancreatic cancer.
January 9, 2012
Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) is pleased to announce LoRita “Rita” Shingleton, RN, CBN, as the new program manager of the Bariatric Weight Loss Center.
January 9, 2012
Northeast Georgia Health System (NGHS) welcomes 12 physicians who’ve recently joined the Health System.
December 22, 2011
Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) has scheduled a series of community forums to invite area residents to learn more about their plans for their new hospital campus in Braselton, called River Place, and give residents the chance to provide input into the campus’ development.
December 21, 2011
Charles H. Nash, III, MD, an oncologist with The Longstreet Clinic Department of Medical Oncology and Hematology, has been named medical director of the Cancer Center at Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC).
December 20, 2011
The Imaging Center Gainesville, a service of Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC), has been awarded another three-year term of accreditation in mammography, as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR).
November 22, 2011
Northeast Georgia Health System (NGHS) announces its selections for the architectural firm and contractor for their new hospital in South Hall County, Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) Braselton.
November 22, 2011
Northeast Georgia Health System (NGHS) and Northeast Georgia Physicians Group (NGPG) have signed multi-year agreements with Cigna, continuing the longstanding relationships between the organizations.
November 17, 2011
Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) will hold the annual Love Light Celebration at 7 p.m., Monday, December 5, in the Auxiliary Love Light Garden outside the North Patient Tower.
November 16, 2011
Jeffrey Marshall, MD, an interventional cardiologist with Northeast Georgia Heart Center and medical director of Cardiac Cath Labs at Northeast Georgia Medical Center is currently featured in a national video on MedPage Today’s website.
October 24, 2011
You’re invited to The Rehabilitation Institute in Cleveland’s Grand Opening of its new location at 640-A Helen Highway, next to Adams Tack & Feed, on October 27 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
October 18, 2011
Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) is ranked number one in Georgia and in the top 5% in the nation for cardiac care for the seventh year in a row (2006-2012), according to a comprehensive study released today by HealthGrades®.
October 18, 2011
Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) is ranked number one in Georgia and in the top 5% in the nation for cardiac care for the seventh year in a row (2006-2012), according to a comprehensive study released today by HealthGrades®.
October 17, 2011
Marketplace, an annual festive holiday shopping event presented by Premier Sponsors The Medical Center Auxiliary and Willis Investment Counsel, is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year and will be held November 3 – 5 at the Gainesville Civic Center.
October 6, 2011
Pete Miller and John Nix, co-chairs of the 20th Annual Medical Center Open, announced at the 19th Hole Reception that this year’s golf tournament, which benefits the Georgia Mountain Food Bank (GMFB), raised $233,830.
September 19, 2011
U.S. News & World Report recognizes Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) in the publication’s new listing of the nation’s Best Hospitals for 2011–2012.
September 13, 2011
As the fall season quickly approaches, the mindset of “a new year, a new you” is already in the air. The next session of Living Lighter is set to begin Thursday, September 29, at NGMC’s Lanier Park Campus.
September 10, 2011
Learn more about successfully managing diabetes at Diabetes 101. Diabetes 101 is scheduled for Saturday, September 10, at the Georgia Mountains Center in Gainesville. Programs will be held in both English and Spanish.
August 30, 2011
While stories about professional and college athletes struggling with mental and physical issues caused by concussions make headlines across the nation, Northeast Georgia Health System (NGHS) is offering area athletes advanced treatment of concussions.
August 25, 2011
Safe Kids Gainesville Hall County, which is led by Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC), celebrated its accomplishments of the past year at its annual awards banquet held today at Riverbend Baptist Church.
August 14, 2011
Hospice of Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) has become a national partner of We Honor Veterans, a pioneering campaign developed by the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization in collaboration with the Department of Veterans Affairs.
August 8, 2011
Make a fresh start this fall by attending a free health fair at Medical Plaza 1 in Braselton scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 27, from 8 a.m. to noon.
August 4, 2011
The Medical Center Auxiliary honored more than 100 teen volunteers at an appreciation dinner last week at the Gainesville Civic Center.
July 27, 2011
Find out if bariatric surgery is right for you. Join Northeast Georgia Physicians Group (NGPG) Surgical Associates for a FREE, no obligation informational session about morbid obesity's impact on overall individual health and a discussion of contemporary surgical treatment options.
June 27, 2011
Safe Kids Gainesville/Hall County reminds parents and caregivers about the new child restraint law effective July 1.
June 22, 2011
The Gainesville Police Department and Safe Kids Gainesville-Hall County will hold a child safety seat check and free booster seat distribution this Saturday, June 25, from 3 to 5 p.m., at the Gainesville Police Department located at 701 Queen City Parkway.
June 20, 2011
Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) is proud to announce its accreditation with DNV Healthcare. DNV Healthcare’s accreditation program is the first new federally approved accreditation option for hospitals in several decades.
June 16, 2011
Carol H. Burrell, Northeast Georgia Health System’s (NGHS) Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, has been named the new President and CEO of the Health System, according to an announcement released today by NGHS Board Chair Mary Lynn Coyle.
June 6, 2011
The Medical Center Foundation held the reception dedication of the Wilheit-Keys Peace Garden Monday, June 6, on the hospital’s Gainesville campus.
May 25, 2011
Lifeline, an affiliate of Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC), recognized volunteers who work with the emergency response system at a luncheon today.
May 24, 2011
Don’t let those extra pounds give you the summer blues! Start a healthier lifestyle with the help of Northeast Georgia Medical Center’s (NGMC) Living Lighter program.
May 20, 2011
The Outpatient Infusion Center at Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) recently completed its expansion and relocation. The center moved to the first floor of the South Patient Tower, near the Women and Children’s Pavilion.
May 17, 2011
The Medical Center Auxiliary is sponsoring the 2011 Getting Older and Better Workshop with two opportunities to attend.
May 11, 2011
Stroke is the third leading cause of death in the United States, killing about 137,000 people each year, and is a leading cause of serious, long-term adult disability.
May 9, 2011
Northeast Georgia Health System (NGHS) named June Fletcher the 2011 Employee of the Year and recognized other employees for their tenure of service during the organization’s annual employee appreciation luncheon.
May 9, 2011
Falls can be critical, life altering experiences, often leading to permanent disabilities which require lifestyle changes.
May 9, 2011
The doctors and the staff at Northeast Georgia Physicians Group (NGPG) Cleveland will begin seeing patients at their new locations at 2578 Helen Highway on Monday, May 16.
May 6, 2011
The Hospital Authority of Hall County and the City of Gainesville has elected Steve Blair as a new Authority member. John Nix was elected to the Northeast Georgia Health System Board, and Tim Scully, MD, has been elected to the Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) Board.
April 28, 2011
Heather Bagwell Westmoreland, MD, a cardiologist with Northeast Georgia Heart Center, has been named medical director of cardiovascular MRI at Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC)
April 27, 2011
Several boards affiliated with Northeast Georgia Health System (NGHS) recently announced new board members for 2011.
April 21, 2011
Northeast Georgia Health System (NGHS) has been named one of “Metro Atlanta’s Top 100 Workplaces” by the Atlanta Journal Constitution (AJC) for 2011.
April 18, 2011
In 2009, Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) generated more than $990 million in revenue for the local economy.
April 16, 2011
Find out if bariatric surgery is right for you. Join Northeast Georgia Physicians Group (NGPG) Surgical Associates for a FREE, no obligation informational session about morbid obesity and contemporary surgical treatment options.
April 16, 2011
Just because you can’t feel it, doesn’t mean it isn’t there. Northeast Georgia Otolaryngology to offer free screenings for cancers of the head and neck on April 16th, 2011.
April 15, 2011
Northeast Georgia Health System (NGHS) welcomes 12 physicians who’ve recently joined the Health System.
April 8, 2011
Children’s visitation restriction has been lifted at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, effective today, April 8, 2011. Children may visit according to normal visitation guidelines.
April 4, 2011
The Diabetes Education and Self-Management Program at Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) is offering a low-cost pre-diabetes class to the community.
April 4, 2011
The Cancer Center at Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) and The American Cancer Society are sponsoring the second 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.
March 23, 2011
Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) is now offering full pulmonary function testing (PFT) services in Medical Plaza 1 at River Place on Thompson Mill Road in Braselton.
March 14, 2011
Princeton Salon and Spa has teamed up with Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) to provide monthly complimentary hand, neck and head massages to female patients at the Imaging Center Gainesville, and the Imaging Center Braselton.
March 11, 2011
This weekend, we will all “lose” an hour of sleep as the time changes for Daylight Saving Time. The Sleep Disorders Center of Northeast Georgia Medical Center offers a few tips to help you and your body adjust.
March 4, 2011
The following physicians were recently elected as Northeast Georgia Medical Center’s medical staff officers for the year 2011: Tim Scully, MD, chief of staff; and Ron Lewis, MD, vice chief of staff. Dr. Scully previously served as vice chief of staff in 2009 and 2010
March 2, 2011
Northeast Georgia Medical Center announces the addition of online bill payment services, an added convenience for patients.
February 28, 2011
The Imaging Center Braselton, a service of Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC), recently received the Excellence through Insight patient satisfaction award as the “Outpatient Radiology/Imaging Unit for 2010”.
February 26, 2011
Hospice of Northeast Georgia Medical Center hosts a free workshop about healthy grieving for the whole family, using art and other activities to process loss.
February 24, 2011
There’s an advanced surgical procedure available at Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC), called Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS), which can control the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease and Essential Tremor so you can regain control of your body.
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 Physicians Group (NGPG) Surgical Associates for a FREE, no obligation informational session about morbid obesity's impact on overall individual health and a discussion of contemporary surgical treatment options.
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.
February 10, 2011
A non-surgical weight loss program of NGMC’s Bariatric Weight Loss Center, Living Lighter is a program that consists of 10 weeks of classes led by a registered dietitian.
February 9, 2011
Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®–Stroke Silver Quality Achievement Award.
February 7, 2011
Northeast Georgia Medical Center is one of only five hospitals in the state offering a new, less invasive hip replacement procedure.
February 1, 2011
Northeast Georgia Medical Center's Imaging Centers Gainesville and Braselton are featured in an article in today's Wall Street Journal.
February 1, 2011
Psychiatrists Jeffery R. Black, MD, and Thomas G. Cobb, MD, of Northeast Georgia Physicians Group Psychiatry, will discuss depression signs, symptoms and treatment options.
January 27, 2011
Ready to get serious about weight loss in 2011? If so, come to a free seminar sponsored by Northeast Georgia Medical Center to learn more about surgical and non-surgical weight loss options.
January 22, 2011
Become a healthier you in 2011. Start the year off right by attending a free health fair at Medical Plaza 1 in Braselton, featuring free health screenings and educational seminars provided by local physicians.
January 5, 2011
Northeast Georgia Health System (NGHS) welcomes two new physicians who’ve recently joined the Health System.
December 22, 2010
GAINESVILLE, Ga. – Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) is pleased to announce the following additions to its administrative staff: Van Haygood, RN, PhD, director of Emergency Services and Zachary Reed, director of Neurosciences.
December 22, 2010
Seven students recently completed the Fall Unit of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) at Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC).
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.
December 6, 2010
GAINESVILLE, Ga. – Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) will hold the annual Love Light Celebration at 7 p.m., Monday, December 6, in the Auxiliary Love Light Garden outside the North Patient Tower.
December 3, 2010
GAINESVILLE, Ga. — To help minimize the risk of infection for patients during flu season, visitation of children ages 15 years and younger will be restricted on all inpatient units at Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC).
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