#1 hospital in GA close by...... (i...

#1 hospital in GA close by...... (in top 50 for USA)

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Saved my life

Dahlonega, GA

#1 Feb 20, 2013
In addition to being named one of America’s 50 Best Hospitals for 2013,

Healthgrades also recognizes NGMC (Northeast Georgia Medical Center) in Gainesville as:
•#1 in Georgia for Cardiology
•#1 in Georgia for General Surgery
•#1 in Georgia for Gastrointestinal Services
• Top 5% in the nation for Coronary Interventional Procedures
• Top 5% in the nation for Critical Care
• Top 5% in the nation for Pulmonary Services
• Top 5% in the nation for Women’s Health
• A recipient of the Joint Replacement Excellence Award
• A recipient of the Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence
city -boy

Dahlonega, GA

#3 Feb 21, 2013
ARE you for real, do you think that a hospital in gainesville ga. compares with Piedmont, Emory, Northside, or Crawfordlong, or did that so call hospital in gainesville PAY for that rankinge ? Look up this in U S NEWS AND WORLD REPORT , do not trust a gainesvillE hospital to rank that high in the nation !!!!!!!!!! THINK ABOUT IT PEOPLE
Saved my life

Aurora, OH

#4 Feb 21, 2013
city -boy wrote:
ARE you for real, do you think that a hospital in gainesville ga. compares with Piedmont, Emory, Northside, or Crawfordlong, or did that so call hospital in gainesville PAY for that rankinge ? Look up this in U S NEWS AND WORLD REPORT , do not trust a gainesvillE hospital to rank that high in the nation !!!!!!!!!! THINK ABOUT IT PEOPLE
Your wrong on this one Grasshopper. I researched them thoroughly, they're @1, especially by far in cardiology. Remember that when you need a heart doc.
Saved my life

Aurora, OH

#5 Feb 21, 2013
Hospitals

Texarkana, TX

#6 Feb 21, 2013
Quality of Hospitals come and go according to the medical personnel in the surrounding area. top quality Doctors always raise a Hospital's rating and quality. As the good Doctors leave an area or retire, quality of care goes down.
saved my life

Kathleen, GA

#7 Feb 22, 2013
one reason is NGMC is so good, is that a lot of top Docs want to live on Lake Lanier in Gainesville. And the facilities at NGMC have become world class,they even have DaVinci robotic surgery there now. And they are performing the worlds first revolutionary bypass graft surgery there this week, using nitinol wire reinforcement.
Gainesville is rated one of the best places in the US to locate a medical practice. The number of cardiologists there has increased five fold since the Ronnie Green Heart Center opened at NGMC. Gainesville is attracting the worlds top docs.
UC Person

Atlanta, GA

#8 Feb 22, 2013
Northeast Georgia Medical Center saved my wife's life twice. Regardless of what anyone says, they are number one in my book.
numero uno

Maysville, GA

#9 Feb 24, 2013
Posted: Tuesday, February 19th 2013 at 9:17am
NGMC country's 1st hospital to use new heart bypass technology
By Staff
GAINESVILLE - Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) is the first hospital in the country to implant new technology that could improve the quality of life for patients who need heart bypass surgery.
The first implant was performed on February 5 by J. Alan Wolfe, MD, and A. Daniel Winston, MD, cardiovascular surgeons with Northeast Georgia Physicians Group Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgeons. The procedure was part of an initial feasibility clinical trial recently approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to test a new product created by Kips Bay Medical called eSVS® Mesh. A second patient was treated as part of the trial on February 13.
“We are very early in the process and still have a lot to learn, but, if this product performs like many in the clinical world think it will, it could be the biggest game-changer heart surgery has seen in decades,” says Dr. Wolfe.“We’re talking about improving a basic principle of the way bypass surgery has been performed since the late 1960’s.”
Heart bypass surgery is typically performed when one or more of a patient’s coronary arteries are blocked, which makes it difficult for the heart to pump blood to the rest of the body. The surgeon will take healthy arteries or veins from other parts of the patient’s body and attach them to the blocked artery in a way that allows blood flow to “bypass” the blockage.
Saphenous veins are most commonly used to bypass blockages, because they are readily available in most patients, but using them presents two key issues:
1) Saphenous veins are also more likely to degenerate following surgery because they have thinner, less rigid walls than arteries
2) Veins have a normal blood pressure of 10, which is significantly less than the blood pressure of 120 in arteries.
That’s where the eSVS Mesh comes in. It’s an extremely thin, flexible tube of knitted mesh metal (nitinol) that is placed around the saphenous vein, like a sheath, to make the vein stronger and prevent enlargement. Medical research suggests that the sudden enlargement of the vein bypass graft often results in a buildup of plaque within the graft that ultimately causes it to narrow and stop working.
“Recent studies confirm that as many as 30 – 40 percent of saphenous vein grafts are closed within one year after surgery, which means patients may have to come back for a second surgery down the road and are put at risk for future heart attacks,” says Dr. Wolfe.“As a clinician, our goal is to devise a way to make the vein perform more like an artery. If the eSVS Mesh proves to help accomplish that goal, it may help spare patients the pain and expense of future heart problems.”
Dr. Wolfe says the first eSVS patient treated at NGMC is doing well and recovering normally at home. Although NGMC is currently the only hospital in the United States participating in the clinical trial, several other preeminent cardiac surgery centers from across the nation – including Cleveland Clinic, Mayo Clinic and Emory University – are expected to join the clinical trial.
“We are honored that NGMC is the first hospital in the nation to test this breakthrough in medical technology,” says Carol Burrell, President and CEO of Northeast Georgia Health System.“To lead the way in a clinical trial of this magnitude, a trial that could change the way heart surgery is performed and help millions of people, is further evidence that the future of heart care is already in Gainesville, Georgia, at NGMC.”
The trial site at Northeast Georgia Medical Center is coordinated by the research department of Northeast Georgia Heart Center, a private cardiology practice affiliated with Northeast Georgia Health System.
Recent Surgery

Cleveland, GA

#10 Feb 25, 2013
I recently had surgery there and was highly impressed. My surgeon said NEGMC has the best surgical facilities in the nation and I believe it, the North Tower is new and impressive.
your on your own

Canton, GA

#11 Jan 18, 2014
What is this a PR campaign? These local "doctors" will let you die in a minute! If you like being insulted and left to die come to Blairsville.
Any body that says they've number 1 is either never been sick or is being payed . Throw away your insurance card you won't need it here!!
Thank God for other doctors other places! Outsiders locals it does not matter they will let both die!! I know there be a buch of people on here praiseing there doctors like there gods but when you get really sick don't bank on your doctor helping you!! Those rateings are payed for.
the so called "outsiders" and locals a like know this.
Merry BS

Cleveland, GA

#12 Jan 18, 2014
your on your own wrote:
What is this a PR campaign? These local "doctors" will let you die in a minute! If you like being insulted and left to die come to Blairsville.
Any body that says they've number 1 is either never been sick or is being payed . Throw away your insurance card you won't need it here!!
Thank God for other doctors other places! Outsiders locals it does not matter they will let both die!! I know there be a buch of people on here praiseing there doctors like there gods but when you get really sick don't bank on your doctor helping you!! Those rateings are payed for.
the so called "outsiders" and locals a like know this.
Reading comprehension: Zero

Read the article, screwball. No one said anything about Blairsville. Gainesville is 50 miles away.
been there done it

Maysville, GA

#13 Jan 19, 2014
if you have a heart/circulation problem.....drive yourself, take a cab, or helicopter........but get to NEGMC.

thank me later. I'm here to tell you this, because of NEGMC.
Just Mike

Carnesville, GA

#15 Jan 19, 2014
Be grateful folks... NGRMC is one we can be thankful for and proud of.
yea right

Dahlonega, GA

#16 Jan 20, 2014
Have a heart attack and be sent home and have it confirmed by another doctor that you did have a heart attack and see if your give this Blairsville hospital a good rateing.
Just Mike

Cleveland, GA

#17 Jan 21, 2014
yea right wrote:
Have a heart attack and be sent home and have it confirmed by another doctor that you did have a heart attack and see if your give this Blairsville hospital a good rateing.
The discussion is regarding NE GA Regional Medical Center in Gainesville... NOT Union General Hospital in Blairsville. There could be no reasonable comparison between the two.
propublica l

Jefferson, GA

#18 Feb 25, 2014
just go to

http://projects.propublica.org/docdollars/
and see which "doctor" got 144.00 dollar meal from eil lily the one that makes mind drugs
her last name could have a w .

http://projects.propulica.org/checkup/

pro publica dollars for doctors
Just Mike

Jefferson, GA

#19 Feb 25, 2014
propublica l wrote:
just go to

http://projects.propublica.org/docdollars/
and see which "doctor" got 144.00 dollar meal from eil lily the one that makes mind drugs
her last name could have a w .

http://projects.propulica.org/checkup/

pro publica dollars for doctors
I see a $1,500 Novartis payment to a W doc in Blairsville during 2010 for a speaking engagement. I just don't see how this proves that these Docs are doing anything wrong. I'm up front about preferring Generic brands (I have little wealth), and that is what I'm prescribed. That this Doc may prescribe Novartis drugs over a competing company's drug would only concern me if I wasn't feeling better, or being treated properly for an ailment. Doing a consulting gig for a drug company, then recommending THEIR drugs first doesn't constitute malpractice... it proves nothing. I see no conspiracy to harm- but there are a small few exceptions, I suppose.
mac

Macon, GA

#20 Mar 3, 2014
If you want to be treated like a person and be close to home go to fannin county hospital
saved my life

Commerce, GA

#21 Mar 9, 2014
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 Women’s Hospital
• Georgia’s #1 Pulmonary Hospital
• Georgia’s #1 Neurology Hospital for Patient Safety
•#6 in the nation for Medical Care
http://www.accessnorthga.com/detail.php...

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