About Northeast Georgia Health System

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Improving the health of our community in all we do

Northeast Georgia Health System (NGHS) is a not-for-profit community health system dedicated to improving the health and quality of life of the people of Northeast Georgia.  Through the services of a medical staff of more than 600 physicians, the residents of northeast Georgia enjoy access to the state's finest and most comprehensive medical services. It is our mission to improve the health of our community in all we do.

Awards & Recognition

CareChex Rating

The Health System offers a full range of healthcare services through Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC), with three hospital campuses in Braselton, Barrow and Gainesville. 

CareChex, an independent healthcare quality rating service, recognizes NGMC as:

  • Georgia’s #1 Heart Hospital – for 12 years in a row
  • Georgia’s #1 Women’s Hospital
  • Georgia's #1 Pulmonary Hospital
  • Top 10% in the Nation for Stroke Care, Cancer Care, Pneumonia Care and Surgical Care

DNV Accreditation

Northeast Georgia Medical Center is fully accredited by DNV Healthcare, which is the first new federally approved accreditation option for hospitals in several decades. It is a complete redesign of accreditation standards that offers NGMC the opportunity to simultaneously satisfy its Medicare compliance requirements for reimbursement and implement the ISO 9001 Quality Management System. ISO 9001 is recognized by businesses around the world as the benchmark for continual quality improvement.

Campuses & Locations

There are are several NGHS locations to serve you throughout northeast Georgia:

Northeast Georgia Physicians Group

The Health System also strives to bring primary care and specialty services closer to home through Northeast Georgia Physicians Group (NGPG). NGPG includes more than 250 talented providers who represent more than 20 specialties at more than 50 locations across the region.  Find a location near you at

The Heart Center of NGMC

The Heart Center of Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) is the largest cardiology practice in the region, with more than 25 physicians seeing patients at 12 locations: Blairsville, Braselton, Buford, Cumming, Clayton, Dahlonega, Dawsonville, Demorest, Gainesville, Hamilton Mill, Lavonia and Winder.  Our cardiologists make sure your heart stays healthy by treating routine and complex conditions, and they lead new ideas about prevention and treatment through clinical research and trials. They also form the core of the cardiac care team at Northeast Georgia Medical Center – which is rated Georgia’s #1 Heart Hospital for the 12th year in a row. Learn more at

Those We Serve

Led by volunteer boards made up of community leaders, the Health System serves almost 1 million people in more than 18 counties across Northeast Georgia. As a not-for-profit health system, all revenue generated above operating expenses is returned to the community through improved services and innovative programs.  Northeast Georgia Medical Center's Charity Care Policy supports the provision of care for indigent patients, regardless of their ability to pay.

In 2016, NGHS celebrated our 65th year of serving northeast Georgia.

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