Northeast Georgia Medical Center – Gainesville Emergency Department
Northeast Georgia Medical Center – Gainesville is the 557-bed flagship campus of a 5-hospital system, Northeast Georgia Health System. NGMC Gainesville first opened in 1951 as a community hospital and has grown to a Level 1 American College of Surgeons (ACS) Trauma Center with 23 operating rooms, emergency services, 32–bed Intensive Care Unit, Comprehensive Stroke Center, a Women and Children’s Pavilion with a Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, and the Ronnie Green Heart Center, which includes an 18-bed cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit and 17-bed Critical Care Unit. The facility and the staff who support it live our mission everyday by improving the health of our community in everything they do. The Lantern Award application process allowed this Emergency Department to showcase initiatives they have recently implemented, including enhanced pediatric capabilities, a focus on employee safety and an effort to decrease the issues with opioid-use disorder in our community, as is evident by a recent American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) Pain and Addiction Care in the Emergency Department (PACED) Accreditation. We were proud to present our employee benefits, such as a strong support for professional organization membership, individual knowledge advancements with formal education, advanced professional certification focus and a robust recognition program both from leadership and peers. We appreciate the opportunity and honor to become one of the 2023 Lantern Award Recipients!