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Northeast Georgia Medical Center Gainesville verified as a Level II Trauma Center

Published on January 23, 2019

Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) Gainesville's Level II Trauma Center has been nationally verified by the American College of Surgeons (ACS) for its dedication to not only providing top-notch care to trauma patients but also working to continuously improve its level of care.

 "This achievement is something our organization and community should be extremely proud of," said Jesse Gibson, Trauma Program manager for NGMC. "It is a direct result of the hard work and passion for excellence demonstrated by each member of our team and many other partners across the region."

NGMC Gainesville was designated as a Level II Trauma Center by the Georgia Department of Public Health’s Emergency Medical Services & Trauma Office in 2013. Now, verification by the ACS confirms NGMC provides the resources necessary to address the trauma needs of all injured patients.

"We are thrilled to be one of only three Level II Trauma Centers in the state of Georgia to receive this ACS verification," said Angela Gary, executive director of Trauma and Emergency Services for NGMC. "Our growing number of trauma admissions has nearly tripled over the past seven years, which further proves the impact our program has on our community."

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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 800 medical staff members representing more than 50 specialties. NGMC is part of Northeast Georgia Health System, a non-profit that cares for more than 1 million people across more than 18 counties. Learn more at www.nghs.com.
 

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