NGMC trauma program director recognized for trauma excellence

Published: Wednesday, November 1, 2023

GAINESVILLE, Ga. – When it comes to trauma care, patients in northeast Georgia can trust they’ll receive the care they deserve at Northeast Georgia Medical Center’s (NGMC) Level I trauma center. Much of that is due to the work Jesse Gibson, trauma program director at NGMC, has put in over the years. And because of that work, Gibson was recently given the Governor Nathan Deal Award for Trauma Excellence at the Region 2 Trauma Advisory Committee’s (RTAC’s) Northeast Georgia Trauma Symposium.

“I am shocked and deeply honored to receive this award,” Gibson said. “It is a privilege to work alongside such dedicated and passionate colleagues who share the same commitment to exceptional patient care. This award reflects our collective efforts and the progress we have made in the field of trauma care.”

The Governor Nathan Deal Award for Trauma Excellence honors an individual who has made a lasting clinical and/or system impact on trauma care in northeast Georgia through education, legislation, leadership or philanthropy – all of which Gibson has displayed throughout her time at NGMC.

Gibson has been with NGMC for over 14 years and was an integral part of NGMC becoming one of five state-designated Level I trauma centers in Georgia and only the fourth nationally-verified Level I trauma center in the state.

“We are incredibly proud of Jesse’s well-deserved recognition with this award,” said Angela Gary, executive director of trauma and emergency services for NGMC. “Jesse’s commitment to the well-being of our community and her tireless pursuit of excellence in trauma care has set a high standard for the entire state.”

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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