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Northeast Georgia Medical Center is the most awarded hospital in Georgia and #2 in the nation for Overall Hospital Care. Whether you are visiting for a regular check-up or bringing a loved one for help with their heart, when you walk through our doors, you are trusting Georgia’s #1 Hospital.

#1 in GA & #2 in Nation!

CareChex, A Division of COMPARION
About This Award
Northeast Georgia Medical Center is Georgia’s #1 Hospital for the second consecutive year and #2 in the nation according to a 2015 study by CareChex, an independent healthcare quality rating service.

The CareChex study includes virtually all general, acute, non-federal U.S. hospitals and measures them across several categories including quality of medical care, outcomes of care and patient satisfaction. The 2015 study rated NGMC #2 in the nation for Overall Hospital Care.

The CareChex study rated NGMC #1 in Georgia for Overall Hospital Care, Overall Medical Care and Overall Surgical Care – thus earning the distinction of Georgia’s #1 Hospital. The study also rated NGMC as:
  • Georgia’s #1 Surgery Hospital
  • Georgia’s #1 Heart Hospital
  • Georgia’s #1 Orthopedic Surgery Hospital
  • Georgia’s #1 Vascular Surgery Hospital
  • Georgia’s #1 Women’s Hospital
  • Georgia’s #1 Neurological Hospital
  • Georgia’s #1 Pulmonary Hospital

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Top 100 Hospitals®

Truven Health Analytics



About This Award
Northeast Georgia Medical Center is one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals® according to a 2014 study by Truven Health Analytics, formerly the healthcare business of Thomson Reuters.

The study names top hospitals in five different categories – from Major Teaching Hospitals to Small Community Hospitals – and NGMC is one of only 20 “Large Community Hospitals” selected. NGMC is also the only hospital in Georgia to make the list in any category.

Top 100 Workplaces

Atlanta Journal Constitution
About This Award
Northeast Georgia Health System is one of "Metro Atlanta’s Top 100 Workplaces" for the fourth consecutive year (2011 - 2014) according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution. More than 1,200 companies were nominated for 2014, and more than 49,000 employees from the finalist companies were surveyed.

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DNV Accreditation

DNV Healthcare
About This Award
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.
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