Northeast Georgia Medical Center Receives Top State and National Rankings for Quality Care

Published: Friday, March 3, 2017

Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) is continuing its legacy of providing the state’s top-rated heart care, while also elevating the quality of care for several other services, according to a recent study by an independent healthcare quality rating service.

The 2017 Hospital Quality Ratings study by CareChex 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.  The study rates NGMC as:

  • Georgia’s #1 Heart Hospital (for the twelfth year in a row, 2006 – 2017)
  • Georgia’s #1 Pulmonary Care Hospital
  • Georgia’s #1 Hospital for Women’s Health
  • Top 9% in the Nation for Cancer Care
  • Top 10% in the Nation for Pneumonia Care, Stroke Care and Surgical Care

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

“Safety and quality are the two biggest priorities for our teams every day, and that goes from the front lines all the way to leadership and boards and through our volunteers,” says Carol Burrell, president and CEO of Northeast Georgia Health System (NGHS).  “We’ve strived to create a culture of continuous improvement, and these great ratings are just one more sign that it’s creating exceptional outcomes for our patients.”

To learn more about services offered through NGMC’s hospitals in Gainesville, Braselton and Barrow – as well as the rest of Northeast Georgia Health System – visit or call 770-219-9000.



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 hospitals and a variety of outpatient locations.  Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) has three hospital campuses – NGMC Gainesville, NGMC Braselton and NGMC Barrow – with a total of 713 beds and medical staff members representing more than 50 specialties.  Learn more at