GAINESVILLE, Ga. – Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) isn’t just Georgia’s #1 Hospital for the second consecutive year, it’s also #2 in the nation according to a recent study by CareChex, an independent healthcare quality rating service.
The CareChex study includes virtually all general, acute, non-federal U.S. hospitals and measures them across several categories including quality of medical care, outcomes of care and patient satisfaction. The 2015 study rated NGMC #2 in the nation for Overall Hospital Care.
“To be named one of the top three hospitals in the nation, between other industry icons like Mayo Clinic’s flagship campus in Rochester, Minn., and University of Michigan Health System, is quite an honor,” says Carol Burrell, president and CEO of Northeast Georgia Health System. “Our clinical staff, support staff, providers, board members, volunteers and leaders bring a passion for excellence to the table each day – striving to be better tomorrow that we are today – and it shows.”
The CareChex study rated NGMC #1 in Georgia for Overall Hospital Care, Overall Medical Care and Overall Surgical Care – thus earning the distinction of Georgia’s #1 Hospital. The study also rated NGMC as:
- Georgia’s #1 Surgery Hospital
- Georgia’s #1 Heart Hospital
- Georgia’s #1 Orthopedic Surgery Hospital
- Georgia’s #1 Vascular Surgery Hospital
- Georgia’s #1 Women’s Hospital
- Georgia’s #1 Neurological Hospital
- Georgia’s #1 Pulmonary Hospital
“Being rated #1 across so many different specialties speaks volumes about how our entire medical staff works together to improve the health of our community in all we do,” says Priscilla Strom, MD, chief of NGMC’s medical staff and a general surgeon with The Longstreet Clinic, PC. “The awards are just a byproduct of a team effort that saves and improves lives, one person at a time.”
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 and Northeast Georgia Health System, visit www.nghs.com or call 770-219-3840.
About Northeast Georgia Health System
Northeast Georgia Health System (NGHS) is a not-for-profit community health system dedicated to improving the health of our community in all we do. The Health System offers a full range of healthcare services through its hospital in Gainesville, Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) – which is rated Georgia’s #1 Hospital (CareChex®) and one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals (Truven Health Analytics®). Led by volunteer boards made up of community leaders, the 557-bed Medical Center and its medical staff of more than 500 physicians serve almost 800,000 people in more than 13 counties. NGHS is currently building a second hospital, NGMC Braselton, which is scheduled to open in Spring 2015. Learn more at www.nghs.com.