Northeast Georgia Health System Breaks Ground On New Medical Plaza in Jefferson

Published: Thursday, October 28, 2021

Northeast Georgia Health System (NGHS) continues to expand its access to care for people across the entire region, as it broke ground on its newest medical plaza in Jefferson yesterday.

“This new building helps us continue our dedication of serving the communities around us with the right care in the right place,” said Carol Burrell, President and CEO of NGHS. “We’re thrilled to be able to offer more appointments with more care for a variety of needs here in Jefferson. There’s truly something special about this community so we couldn’t be happier to establish a medical plaza here.”

The single-story, 11,000-square-foot building, which is easily accessible from U.S. 129, is expected to accommodate more than 50,000 visits per year after it opens in Fall 2022. It will be home to:

  • A new Northeast Georgia Physicians Group (NGPG) Urgent Care location – open 8 a.m. – 8 p.m., seven days a week
  • Cardiology provided by Georgia Heart Institute
  • NGPG services including family medicine, sports medicine, orthopedic surgery and general surgery services
  • Digital x-ray services and an on-site lab

The new building will also feature 26 exam rooms, which will allow four family medicine providers to practice out of it – bringing greatly expanded access to primary care for families. This specialized care, including the other NGPG and Georgia Heart services at Medical Plaza Jefferson, will keep families close to home with no need to drive far to get care.

“Northeast Georgia Health System has been a tremendous piece of this community for years, so we’re ready for this new building to be here, making our Jefferson community even better than it already is,” said Jon Howell, mayor of Jefferson. “I know it will mean a lot to the citizens who call Jefferson home, and even to the ones who will travel here for care as they see the quality this medical plaza will bring.”

People can already schedule family medicine appointments in Jefferson by visiting, or by calling 770-848-5400. Appointments with Georgia Heart Institute are also available nearby – just visit or call 706-670-6073.       



Northeast Georgia Health System (NGHS) is a non-profit on a mission of improving the health of our community in all we do. Our team cares for more than 1 million people across the region through four hospitals and a variety of outpatient locations. Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) has campuses in Gainesville, Braselton, Winder and Dahlonega – with a total of more than 700 beds and more than 1,100 medical staff members representing more than 60 specialties. Learn more at