NGHS named one of America’s greatest workplaces for diversity

Published: Wednesday, January 24, 2024

GAINESVILLE, Ga. – Residents in northeast Georgia have long recognized the outstanding quality of Northeast Georgia Health System (NGHS), and now Newsweek has ranked NGHS as one of America’s Greatest Workplaces for Diversity for 2024.

The award recognizes organizations that respect and value individuals from different backgrounds and walks of life, and NGHS earned the highest possible rating – five out of a possible five stars – on the list of large employers with more than 5,000 employees. Other companies named to the list include Delta, The Home Depot, Southern Company, 3M and General Electric.

“Not only do our employees thrive where their differences are respected, but our patients benefit as well,” said Diane Poirot, chief human resources officer for Northeast Georgia Health System. “Our people are certainly our greatest asset, and that’s especially true in health care where our work is so human-focused.”

To conduct its research, Newsweek partnered with research firm Plant-A Insights to interview human resource professionals, review publicly available data and conduct an anonymous online survey of employees.

NGHS currently employs more than 11,000 individuals at five hospitals and dozens of other locations across the region. To learn more, visit

About NGHS

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 five hospitals and a variety of outpatient locations. Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) has campuses in Gainesville, Braselton, Winder, Dahlonega and Demorest – with a total of more than 850 beds and more than 1,300 medical staff members representing more than 60 specialties. Learn more at