Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) - Gainesville is the only designated trauma center in the northeast Georgia area and is YOUR regional trauma center.
According to the CDC, injuries are the leading cause of death for children and adults up to the age of 44. An organized trauma system and designated trauma centers are effective in reducing the rates of death and disability associated with injuries.
A designated trauma center is a hospital with additional resources and equipment to care for severely injured patients.
Northeast Georgia Medical Center is a Level II trauma center. This designation means NGMC has the necessary personnel and equipment to handle all types of traumatic injuries – no matter how big or small – at any time.