NGMC’s Cancer Services Earns National Accreditation Renewal

Published: Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Cancer patients in the community have yet another reason to trust the care at Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC). 

In addition to providing patients throughout northeast Georgia with comprehensive cancer care through a multidisciplinary team of specialists, advanced treatment options and access to national research and clinical trials, NGMC’s Cancer Services recently received renewed accreditation by the American College of Surgeons (ACS) – a designation NGMC has maintained since 1958.

The Commission on Cancer (CoC), a quality program of the ACS, renewed NGMC’s three-year accreditation after an in-depth review and on-site survey of the program. Qualifying cancer programs like NGMC must meet 34 CoC quality care standards, be evaluated every three years and maintain levels of excellence in the delivery of comprehensive patient-centered care to receive accreditation.

“This recognition illustrates NGMC’s deep-rooted commitment to our community and cancer patients,” says Charles Nash III, MD, medical director of NGMC’s Cancer Services. “It’s further proof that patients don’t have to travel outside of northeast Georgia for top-quality, nationally recognized cancer care.”

NGMC offers a full range of cancer services including cancer prevention and screening; early diagnosis; cancer staging; advanced treatment through medical oncology, radiation oncology and surgery; patient navigation; rehabilitation; and both palliative and end-of-life care. 

NGMC’s expert physicians and clinical staff care for approximately 3,000 newly diagnosed cancer patients each year through access points in Braselton, Gainesville, Toccoa and Winder.

For more information about NGMC’s nationally recognized cancer services and physicians, visit or call 770-219-8815.

About Northeast Georgia Medical Center

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

About the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer

Established in 1922 by the American College of Surgeons, the CoC is a consortium of professional organizations dedicated to improving patient outcomes and quality of life for cancer patients through standard-setting, prevention, research, education, and the monitoring of comprehensive, quality care. Its membership includes Fellows of the American College of Surgeons. For more information, visit: