Gainesville-Hall County Health
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Did you know?
  • Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville serves 700,000 people in 14 counties.
  • The Longstreet Clinic, one of Georgia's largest private physican practices, has nearly 100 doctors.
  • The Good News Clinics and Health Access are national healthcare models for indigent care.
  • Northeast Georgia Medical Center operates the third busiest Emergency Room in Georgia.
  • A new $200 million hospital and multi-specialty medical practice is planned for construction in 2010.
  • Northeast Georgia Medical Center invested over a quarter billion dollars in new construction.
  • Gainesville-Hall County has over 400 physicians representing over $310 million in annual revenues.
  • Northeast Georgia Medical Center is the No. 1 hospital for cardiac care in Georgia.
  • Gainesville is one of the "best places to practice medicine" . . . Medical Economics magazine.
  • Brenau University has one of the state's largest nursing education programs.

Regional Medical Resources

Healthcare is a leading industry in Gainesville-Hall County, and community residents are the primary beneficiaries with local access to world-class medical care and technology.

Gainesville’s medical community makes headlines practically every day with big news events such as the recent openings of a 128-bed patient tower addition and a women and children’s center at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. The new construction represents an investment of more than a quarter of a billion dollars. A new $200 million hospital also is planned for the southern section of the county.
Gainesville’s proximity to Atlanta has long been viewed as an advantage with some of the nation’s top medical institutions in its backyard. Today, however, Gainesville has earned its own distinction as having the state’s No. 1 cardiac care center at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. In fact, the hospital is one of only nine across the United States to be ranked first in all four of the heart-care categories measured by the national Healthgrades organization in cardiac surgery, cardiology services, coronary intervention procedures, and overall cardiac care. Other specialty services provided at Northeast Georgia Medical Center include advanced cancer care; advanced surgery including bariatric, robotic and incisionless surgery; neonatology and perinatology services; mental health and substance abuse treatment; inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation services; wound care including hyperbaric oxygen therapy; and advanced digital imaging services.

Physicians already recognize Gainesville’s regional and statewide reputation as a top healthcare center. Medical Economics magazine cites the community as one of the “best places for physicians to practice medicine,” with more than 400 top doctors having located here over the years and generating over $310 million in services each year. Georgia’s eighth-largest private physician group, the Longstreet Clinic, is based in Gainesville and is one of several excellent locally based medical practices.

Gainesville’s healthcare reputation also attracts the best and brightest medical support teams, many of whom graduate from local Brenau University’s 400-student nursing school, one of the state’s largest. The university also offers a Bachelor of Sciences/Master of Sciences degree in physician assistant studies.

Not only have local residents benefited health-wise from such a high level of quality medical care, they have been helped economically as well. The growing healthcare industry serves as an economic engine that has helped to insulate the community and Northeast Georgia from the worst of the recent national recession – yet another “great story to tell.”