Community Benefit

Community Health Needs

Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC), with input from the community, completes Community Health Needs Assessments (CHNA) every 3 years, with the most recent completed in 2022. NGMC has conducted assessments partnering with the community since the late 90s. Beginning in 2013, federal law requires non-profit hospitals to complete assessments, make the results available to the community and develop implementations plans that the hospital will champion.

Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA)

NGMC’s latest assessment is summarized in the 2022 Community Health Needs Assessment Executive Summary.

To review previous reports, please open the “Archived Reports” drop-down.

Community Health Data

This interactive dashboard displays data evaluated via NGMC’s Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) by area served. The Community Health data provides a look into health and social factors affecting communities and includes county and zip code health indicators compared to state benchmarks when available.

Initiatives and Activities

NGMC is focusing on 3 health priorities and outcome measures as a result of the 2022 Community Health Needs Assessment.  Read more about the 2023 – 2025 Implementation Plan. 


For annual updates, read the following CHNA Implementation Plan Progress Reports:

2020-2022 Progress Reports

2017-2019 Progress Reports

Comments or suggestions regarding the hospital’s CHNA or its Implementation Plan are greatly welcomed. Please contact Christy Moore at 770-219-8097 or email her at

Partnership Highlight: Good News Clinics

NGHS partners with Good News Clinics, working together to serve our community’s most vulnerable populations. Learn More >>

Community Benefit Reports

Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) values cooperative efforts with community organizations and other healthcare providers to improve the health status of area residents. NGMC demonstrates this through many partnerships ranging from serving as lead agency of the Safe Kids Coalition of Gainesville Hall County, to partnering with other organizations such as Good News Clinics and Public Health Departments to reach at-risk populations in need of health care.

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Northeast Georgia Health System provides exceptional care within our hospital walls — but we don’t stop there. Serving the Northeast Georgia region outside of our walls is just as important.

Community Health Needs Assessment

Serving the Northeast Georgia region outside of our walls is important, and the Community Health Needs Assessment is one way we identify how we can best do that, especially when it comes to vulnerable populations.

Partnering to Address Mental Health

NGHS is part of United Way of Hall County’s One Hall Initiative, which is working on multiple fronts to help ensure the community’s mental health needs are addressed. This video highlights an important collaborative with the Gainesville Police Department.

Partnering to Slow COVID-19

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, we jumped into action, partnering with our community to ensure everyone had the latest information on the virus and was prepared to help slow the spread.

Partnering to Meet the Needs of the Uninsured

We care for people regardless of their ability to pay and do our best to help people find programs and assistance that best fits their situation. We also partner with area clinics that help care for patients who may not have any other options.

Partnering to Provide EMS in Barrow County

Making sure our communities have quality care available to them in emergencies is crucial. Our partnerships in Barrow County are making that care a reality.

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