Northeast Georgia Medical Center Braselton Earns Dual Center of Excellence Accreditations

Published: Tuesday, February 15, 2022

A leading independent surgery review group says you can trust Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) Braselton to provide safe, effective and evidence-based surgical care. NGMC Braselton recently earned accreditation as a Center of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecology and Robotic Surgery from the Surgical Review Corporation (SRC), an internationally recognized patient safety organization.

“Earning this accreditation for both minimally invasive gynecology and robotic surgery truly demonstrates our team’s commitment to improving the health of our community in all we do, as well as our passion for excellence,” says Anthony Williamson, president of NGMC Braselton. “I’m proud of the surgical program we have built and the level of expertise our surgeons and operating room staff offer our patients close to home.”

Healthcare organizations seeking accreditation by SRC undergo a rigorous site inspection and self-assessment.

“This is an extensive process that includes physicians, nurses and administrators who are all actively involved in the accredited program,” says Courtney Emory, nurse manager of Surgical Services for NGMC Braselton. “The inspection is consultative and educational, presenting best practices to help us continue to improve the quality of care and services we provide.”

In addition to the dual Center of Excellence designations, two NGMC nurses were recognized as Care Specialists for their expertise – Claire Nichols, RN, in Minimally Invasive Gynecology, and Leslie Evan, RN, in Robotic Surgery.

While NGMC Gainesville is recognized as a Center of Excellence in five areas (Robotic Surgery, Hernia Surgery, Colorectal Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery and Minimally Invasive Gynecology), these are the first Center of Excellence accreditations for NGMC’s Braselton campus. To learn more about surgery at NGMC, visit

For more information about SRC and the accreditation process, visit


Since 1951, Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) has been on a mission of improving the health of our community in all we do. With hospitals located in Gainesville, Braselton, Winder and Dahlonega, the four NGMC campuses have a total of more than 750 beds and more than 1,200 medical staff members representing more than 60 specialties. NGMC is part of Northeast Georgia Health System, a non-profit that cares for more than one million people across more than 19 counties. Learn more at


Established in 2003, Surgical Review Corporation (SRC) is an internationally recognized, nonprofit, patient safety organization dedicated to recognizing and refining surgical care. SRC accredits the top hospitals, surgeons and health professionals worldwide that meet our proven standards. Look for our seal, expect excellence. For more information, visit