Northeast Georgia Health System Welcomes Barrow Regional Medical Center

Published: Thursday, December 29, 2016

Northeast Georgia Health System (NGHS) announced today the completion of its acquisition of Barrow Regional Medical Center (BRMC) in Winder, Ga., and its assets.  The transfer will be effective as of 11:59 p.m. on December 31, 2016. 

On January 1, 2017, BRMC will officially join NGHS, becoming Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) Barrow.  In addition, Barrow Medical Group will join Northeast Georgia Physicians Group (NGPG), the multi-specialty provider network of NGHS.

 “We are excited to welcome BRMC and Barrow Medical Group to the NGHS family,” says Carol Burrell, president and CEO of NGHS.  “For the last several years, we have been working to ensure that patients in our area can easily access our extensive healthcare network, closer to home, when they need it.  The addition of NGMC Barrow and the new NGPG physician offices further increases coordination of care for people in Barrow County.”

BRMC and NGMC have much in common, including the year in which they were founded: 1951. 

 “Barrow Regional Medical Center has been an important part of the community for 65 years,” says Chad Hatfield, CEO of Barrow Regional Medical Center.  “We are very excited to join the NGHS network of health resources which will support and expand patient care at all levels.”

NGMC Barrow will be NGHS’ third hospital campus, joining its flagship hospital campus in Gainesville and growing hospital campus in Braselton.  During the coming months, transitional teams from all three campuses will work to align operational systems and increase the effectiveness of healthcare delivery in Barrow County.  Both organizations anticipate no immediate operational service changes at the hospital.

Eight physicians and four locations currently with Barrow Medical Group will join Northeast Georgia Physicians Group (NGPG):

Northeast Georgia Physicians Group Bethlehem
(formerly Bethlehem Primary Care)
916 Loganville Hwy, Suite 350, Bethlehem, GA 30620

  • Calvin Terrelonge, MD

Northeast Georgia Physicians Group Gateway Exchange
(formerly Barrow Medical Group)
426 Exchange Blvd., Suite 600, Bethlehem, GA 30620

  • Ling Li, MD
  • C.J. Rolison, IV, DO

Northeast Georgia Physicians Group Statham
(formerly Barrow Medical Group)
1906 Railroad St., Statham, GA 30666

  • Devin Stephens, MD

Northeast Georgia Physicians Group Winder
(formerly Barrow Primary Care)
314 N. Broad St., Suite 250, Winder, GA 30680

  • Kabita Regmee, MD

Northeast Georgia Physicians Group Inpatient Medicine
(Hospitalists who see patients at NGMC Barrow)
316 Broad St., Winder, GA 30680

  • Altaf Tadkod, MD
  • Derrick Sims, MD
  • Dhudr Burjak, MD

As one of the largest multi-specialty groups in Georgia, NGPG brings together more than 300 talented physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners and other staff representing more than 25 specialties at more than 50 locations.

“We are proud to expand our family of providers and offer new locations where area residents will be able to access the comprehensive healthcare NGPG is known for,” says Antonio Rios, MD, chief physician executive of NGPG.  “We share the goals of providing high-quality care close to home for Barrow County residents.”

Burrell adds that connecting deeply with the community is a hallmark of NGHS culture.

“As a native of Barrow County, I know that keeping healthcare services local is an important point of pride – and we look forward to continuing that legacy.”

See the services that will be offered at NGMC Barrow, get driving directions and learn more at  Connect with the new physicians and locations joining NGPG by visiting

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Northeast Georgia Health System (NGHS) is a non-profit on a mission of improving the health of our community in all we do.  Our team cares for more than 800,000 people across the region through three hospital campuses and a variety of outpatient locations.  Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) has three campuses – NGMC Gainesville, NGMC Braselton and NGMC Barrow – with a total of 713 beds and medical staff members representing more than 50 specialties.

NGMC is rated Georgia’s #1 Hospital for the third consecutive year and among the top 10 in the nation according to a 2016 study by CareChex, an independent healthcare quality rating service.   Learn more at


Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) Barrow has been serving Northeast Georgia since 1951 and joined Northeast Georgia Health System in 2017.  With 56 beds and a medical staff of more than 180 providers, NGMC Barrow brings services modeled around the programs of excellence at NGMC – Georgia’s #1 Hospital (CareChex®) – to Barrow County.  These include emergency services, advanced surgical and medical care, orthopedics and imaging services.

Northeast Georgia Health System is a non-profit health system that cares for more than 800,000 people in more than 13 counties, with a mission of improving the health of our community in all we do.  Learn more at