Hospice of NGMC Receives Hospice Honors Elite Award

Published: Monday, May 1, 2017

GAINESVILLE, Ga. – Hospice of Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) has been named a 2017 Hospice Honors Elite recipient. Hospice Honors is a prestigious program that recognizes hospices providing the highest level of quality as measured from the caregiver’s point of view.

“This recognition is truly a source of pride for our community,” says Cathy Wozniak, executive director of Hospice of NGMC. “I am so proud of what our staff has achieved to ensure our community has access to high-quality end-of-life care.”

Hospice of NGMC was selected for the Hospice Elite award due to its performance on the Hospice Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Provides and Systems survey for the past year. Per regulations, hospices must contract with one of the analytic data vendors approved by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). These vendors send post-care surveys to family members and caregivers, so they can evaluate their hospice experience. In order to qualify as a recipient of the award, a hospice must score above the national average on all of the quality indicators.

“Hospice of NGMC has served 13 counties across the region for 31 years now, and our caregivers are there to provide relief – so you and your loved ones can cherish life’s most sacred moments,” says Wozniak.

You can learn more about Hospice of NGMC and its services by visiting www.nghs.com/hospice or calling 770-219-8888.



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 and Barrow – the three NGMC campuses have a total of 713 beds and more than 700 medical staff members representing more than 50 specialties. NGMC is part of Northeast Georgia Health System, a non-profit that cares for almost 1 million people across more than 18 counties. Learn more at www.nghs.com.