Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) – Gainesville is the only American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma verified trauma center in the northeast Georgia area and is YOUR regional trauma center.
According to the CDC, injuries are the leading cause of death for children and adults up to the age of 44. An organized trauma system and designated trauma centers are effective in reducing the rates of death and disability associated with injuries.
A verified trauma center is a hospital with all necessary resources, equipment, education and training to care for severely injured patients.
NGMC is a Level II trauma center- meaning that NGMC has the necessary personnel and equipment to handle all types of traumatic injuries – no matter how big or small – at any time.