Northeast Georgia Medical Center Again Rated #1 in Georgia and Among the Top 10 in the Nation

Published: Monday, February 29, 2016

Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) isn’t just Georgia’s #1 Hospital for the third consecutive year, it’s also among the top 10 in the nation for the second consecutive year according to a recent study by an independent healthcare quality rating service.

The CareChex study includes virtually all U.S. hospitals (general, acute, non-federal) and measures them across several categories including quality of medical care, outcomes of care and patient satisfaction.

“We are always excited when we receive awards that first and foremost recognize how well we clinically treat you as a patient, but it means a little bit more when we’re also recognized for the way we respectfully treat you as a person,” says Carol Burrell, president and CEO of Northeast Georgia Health System.  “It’s a passion for excellence that fuels our entire team – clinical staff, support staff, providers, board members, volunteers and leaders – to bring their best every day.”

The CareChex study also rated NGMC as

  • #1 in Georgia for Overall Hospital Care
  • #1 in Georgia for Stroke Care
  • #1 in Georgia for Women’s Health
  • #1 in Georgia for Cardiac Care – which marks the eleventh year in a row NGMC is rated Georgia’s #1 Heart Hospital.

Hospitals do not apply to be part of the CareChex study, and they cannot opt out of being rated.

To learn more about services offered through NGMC’s hospitals in Gainesville and Braselton, as well as the rest of Northeast Georgia Health System, visit or call 770-219-3840.


About Northeast Georgia Health System

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 two hospitals and a variety of outpatient locations.  Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) has two hospital campuses – NGMC Gainesville and NGMC Braselton – with a total of 657 beds and a medical staff of 600 physicians representing more than 55 specialties.  Learn more at