Neurosciences News

September 26, 2018
Do you have questions about how to deal with joint pain, or have you been wondering what your options are for treatment? Join us for a free informative discussion about the prevention and treatment of joint pain, hosted by Northeast Georgia Medical Center’s (NGMC) Orthopedic Services.
February 16, 2018
Surgeons at Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) have now performed more than 5,000 robotic procedures utilizing the da Vinci Surgical System.
July 20, 2017
Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) Gainesville received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association's Get With The Guidelines©-Stroke Silver Plus Quality Achievement Award with Target: Stroke Honor RollSM Elite Plus recognition. NGMC Braselton received the Bronze Quality Achievement Award.
July 7, 2017
Do you have questions about how to deal with joint pain, or have you been wondering what your options are for treatment? Join us for a free informative discussion about prevention and treatment of joint pain, hosted by Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC).
January 31, 2017
The Habersham County Hospital Authority has signed a non-binding letter of intent ("LOI") for exclusive discussions with Northeast Georgia Health System ("NGHS") regarding an affiliation between Habersham Medical Center ("HMC") in Demorest, Georgia, and NGHS.
December 29, 2016
Barrow Regional Medical Center is now Northeast Georgia Medical Center Barrow
November 17, 2016
Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) is taking the next step in teaching future generations of doctors and increasing the likelihood that homegrown talent will stay close to home to care for local communities.
October 6, 2016
Clifton Hastings, MD, and Ron Bracewell, co-chairs of this year's Medical Center Open, also announced during the 19th Hole Reception that today's event set a new record. Habitat for Humanity of Hall County is the sole beneficiary of this year's tournament, and 100 percent of the funds raised will go directly to building the three homes - and potentially a playground.
July 18, 2016
Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) recently added 70 patient and visitor parking spaces to its Gainesville campus to provide better parking experiences for visitors.
July 14, 2016
Northeast Georgia Health System (NGHS) welcomes 27 new physicians who joined us from October 2015 - May 2016.
November 4, 2014
Learn more at a free educational seminar held in Flowery Branch and Gainesville
March 3, 2014
Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) is one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals according to a study released today by Truven Health Analytics and Georgia’s #1 Hospital according to a recent study by CareChex, a rating service of COMPARION®.
January 10, 2014
Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC)’s commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of stroke care has led to the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association awarding NGMC the Get With The Guidelines® -Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement award for the third consecutive year.
September 20, 2013
John Gorecki, MD; John Filson, PA-C; Jarrett Kiesel, PA-C; and the staff at Northeast Georgia Physicians Group (NGPG) Neurosurgery welcome Arun T. Jacob, MD, to the practice.
September 4, 2013
Learn more at a free educational seminar Sept. 18, 2013
June 20, 2013
The nation’s largest independent healthcare ratings company says Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) provides superior healthcare to women for the second year in a row.
June 3, 2013
Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC)’s commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of stroke care has led to the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association awarding NGMC the Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement for the second consecutive year.
April 4, 2013
Northeast Georgia Medical Center has been named to the Becker’s Hospital Review 2013 annual list of “100 Great Hospitals.”
February 26, 2013
NGMC is one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals® according to a study by Truven Health Analytics, formerly the healthcare business of Thomson Reuters.
February 19, 2013
Northeast Georgia Medical Center Named One of America's 50 Best Hospitals
June 12, 2012
Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) has recently been awarded national certification as a Primary Stroke Center for the second year in a row by DNV Healthcare.
May 10, 2012
May is National Stroke Awareness Month, a time to educate the public and spread awareness about stroke prevention, symptom recognition and recovery. From 1998 to 2008, the number of stroke deaths fell by 19 percent. This year, the National Stroke Association and Northeast Georgia Medical Center hope to continue to reduce stroke deaths and disability by educating the public to recognize stroke symptoms, and to Act F.A.S.T. to save a life.
April 25, 2012
Martin, Ga., resident Judith Perretta recently underwent deep brain stimulation (DBS) to relieve the intensity of her tremors. Because her tremors had gotten so bad, Judith could no longer participate in some of the activities she loved the most, such as boating, shopping and eating lunch with friends, without feeling embarrassed. Now, thanks to her DBS procedure, she is back to being a "live wire," as her husband calls her, once again.
March 30, 2012
Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) recently received two awards for stroke care: the Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association and the 2012 “Star Award” from the Georgia Coverdell Acute Stroke Registry (GCASR).
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If you have a fever and cough or difficulty breathing, these steps will help you find the care you need and limit the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in our region:

  • Call before you come

    Please call your doctor's office or an urgent care clinic for advice about where you should go for treatment.

  • Call 9-1-1 for emergencies

    Calling 9-1-1 is always the fastest and most efficient way to get proper treatment for medical emergencies.

  • Consider staying home and taking advantage of an E-Visit

    When symptoms strike, connect with a provider through an E-Visit instead of traveling to the urgent care or the doctor’s office.

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We want to thank our community and local businesses for their amazing generosity during this time. Here are some ways you can support our community and staff:

  • Donate items and resources

    We are currently receiving donations of items and other resources through the Foundation. Learn how to donate resources and other needed items by clicking here.

  • Sew Masks for Healthcare Workers

    Many people in our community are sewing masks for our healthcare workers. We have created some mask sewing instructions and information about drop-off locations. Get detailed mask-making instructions here.

  • Send a Digital Letter

    We would like your help making digital letters for the residents at New Horizons Nursing home. Email a letter to NewHorizonsAdmin@nghs.com and we will hand them out to our residents and staff to enjoy.

There is currently no vaccine to prevent COVID-19, so the best way to avoid infection is to avoid exposure. Here are simple steps you can take to lower your risk of catching or spreading illness:

  • Wear a mask – a cloth face cover can protect other people in case you are infected. Everyone should wear a cloth face cover in public settings and when around people who don’t live in your household. Continue to keep about 6 feet between yourself and others. The cloth face cover is not a substitute for social distancing.
  • Avoid close contact – maintain 6 feet of distance between yourself and people who don’t live in your household. If someone in your household is sick, maintain 6 feet of distance from them as well.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash. Wash your hands or use hand sanitizer after touching tissues.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces to help prevent the spread of germs
  • Monitor your health daily –  Watch for fever, cough, shortness of breath, or other symptoms of COVID-19. Follow CDC guidance if symptoms develop.

Learn more by visiting the CDC COVID-19 website.

In late January, NGHS created a Coronavirus Task Force including leaders from across the system to begin preparing for the possibility that our facilities and staff may see patients with COVID-19.

We have been following the guidance of the CDC and are working to ensure staff are diligent in following standard protocol to ask patients about their travel history. In the event that additional preparation is needed, this team will move swiftly to follow any new guidance.

About COVID-19 Testing:

NGHS has the ability to coordinate testing at some of our locations. Please call your doctor's office or urgent care clinic for advice about whether testing is right for you. Recently we implemented a new E-Visit specific to the Coronavirus.

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