Northside Hospital

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Northside Hospital
Location Sandy Springs, Georgia, United States
Lists Hospitals in the United States

Northside Hospital Healthcare System[edit]

The Northside Hospital Healthcare System is a network of medical facilities in the Metro Atlanta, Georgia, region, comprising three acute-care hospitals and more than 120 outpatient facilities to provide a full range of medical services. Northside hospitals include:

Northside Hospital is not for profit and reinvests revenues, in excess of expenses, in order to enhance its capacity to deliver health care. These resources provide for a long-term focus on the recruitment and retention of outstanding medical professionals, enhanced research and technologies, and new facilities and services.[citation needed]

Home to one of the largest medical staffs of any health care system in the southeast United States with more than 2,500 doctors[citation needed], the Northside Hospital Healthcare System includes a service area of eight Georgia counties with a total population of more than 3 million. More than 2.5 million system-wide patient encounters are coordinated annually.[citation needed]

Women’s health care is one of Northside Hospital's leading services. Northside Hospital offers comprehensive services designed for every stage of a woman’s life, and the hospital has been recognized by J. D. Power and Associates for providing “An Outstanding Maternity Experience” and is ranked No. 1 by Atlanta consumers for maternity/obstetric and women’s/gynecology services.[citation needed][4]

The Northside Hospital Cancer Institute combines clinical activity with academic-based programs while emphasizing attentive care.[citation needed]

Northside Hospital also does surgical services. The hospital has performed more robotic procedures, including Single-Site and multi-incision procedures, than any other hospital in the Southeast United States.[citation needed]

Medical Milestones. Northside Hospital diagnoses and treats the most cancer cases in Georgia... delivers more babies than any other single hospital in the United States... is among Georgia's top providers of surgery services... treats the most cases of prostate cancer in Georgia... diagnoses and treats more breast and gynecologic cancer cases than any other community hospital in Georgia... ranks in the top 1 percent of all robotic surgery programs in the United States... and has among the best survival rates for bone marrow transplants in the United States.[citation needed]


Northside Hospital - Atlanta[edit]

1000 Johnson Ferry Road NE Atlanta, GA

Northside Hospital opened its doors and treated its first patient on July 6, 1970. The original 245-bed, five-story facility, located approximately 15 miles north of downtown Atlanta, opened with a 24-hour emergency department, 80 physicians and more than 400 other professionals. In the four decades since its beginning, Northside has undergone a dramatic transformation and now has more than 2,300 physicians and 537 licensed beds in its Atlanta hospital.

Over the years, Northside has experienced numerous expansions and developments. Five years after its opening, for example, the hospital completed its Behavioral Health Wing. Radiation and CT facilities were added in 1977. By 1985, Northside’s first Child Care Center was completed, and a year later the 5-story South Tower was finished. A new Emergency Department was completed in 1995, and in 2007 four floors were added to the Women’s Center. In 2010 a new 36-bed Bone Marrow Transplant/ Leukemia Unit was completed. The hospital has since expanded to 537 beds.

Northside Hospital – Forsyth[edit]

1200 Northside Forsyth Drive Cumming, GA

In 1946, the first hospital in Forsyth County, Georgia, the Mary Alice Hospital, was established by Dr. James Mashburn. The hospital was later bought by Georgia Baptist and renamed Baptist Medical Center. In 1999, Georgia Baptist rebuilt the hospital, and Northside Hospital acquired it in October 2002, renaming it Northside Hospital-Forsyth.

Today, the 284-bed, not-for-profit community hospital and its four adjacent medical office buildings reside on 150 acres, with more than 700,000 square feet, in Cumming. The hospital has a medical staff of nearly 2,300 physicians and 2,200 employees.

Northside Hospital-Forsyth opened its Women’s Center on Aug. 6, 2008, bringing maternity and newborn services closer to home. The hospital also delivered its first baby – the first baby to be born at a Forsyth County hospital in more than 25 years. In 2013, the hospital was approved to offer a Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. The new designation by Georgia’s Department of Community Health allows Northside Hospital-Forsyth to establish a four-bed NICU, in addition to its existing 17-bed Neonatal Intermediate Care Unit, or Level-II unit.

In June 2012, Northside Hospital-Forsyth opened a new four-suite outpatient surgery center, located off of Ga. 20 at Haw Creek Drive. The Northside-Forsyth Outpatient Surgery Center provides physicians and patients easy access to procedures in the specialties of GI, general surgery, ophthalmology, minor orthopedics including hand surgery, podiatric surgery and plastic and cosmetic surgery.

The new Northside/Dawson Medical Campus opened in December 2012 and is located just north of the outlet mall on GA 400 in Dawsonville. The 34,500-square-foot, three-story medical office building gives Northside the space to expand its imaging services and offer a wider array of medical services. The facility is home to a number of physician practices, representing numerous medical specialties including cardiology, OB/GYN, gastroenterology (GI), pulmonology and general surgery.[citation needed]

Northside Hospital – Cherokee[edit]

Northside Hospital's branch in Holly Springs

450 Northside Cherokee Boulevard Canton, GA

In April 1962, R.T. Jones Memorial Hospital opened its doors in Canton, Georgia, with 62 semi-private rooms and 17 physicians on staff. In October 1997, with approximately 100 physicians, the hospital joined the Northside Hospital system and became Northside Hospital-Cherokee.

In May 2017, Northside Hospital-Cherokee moved to a new hospital location and a new parkway accessible from exit 19 and 19A off of GA HWY 575. The new campus comprises the 105-bed hospital, medical office building, and 1,500 parking spaces on a 50-acre complex – just a part of 300 total acres available to meet the community’s health care needs today and in the future.

Cherokee Community Facilities[edit]

In September 2013, Northside opened its newest facility, the Northside-Cherokee Towne Lake Medical Campus, located at 900 Towne Lake Parkway in Woodstock. The 100,817-square-foot, four-story medical office building houses a wide variety of outpatient healthcare services and physician practices, representing numerous medical specialties.[citation needed]

In 2010, Northside opened Northside/Holly Springs Imaging, Cherokee County’s first full-service imaging center. The facility offers a comprehensive array of services including bone densitometry, digital diagnostic radiology, digital mammography (screening and diagnostic) with Computer-Aided Detection, stereotactic breast procedures, fluoroscopy, MRI, multi-slice CT, nuclear medicine and ultrasound.

Gwinnett County[edit]

In August 2017, Northside Hospital and Gwinnett Health System (the parent of Gwinnett Medical Center) announced that they submitted a proposal to merge both hospital systems in as early as 2018. The new health system would include hospitals in Canton, Cumming and Duluth, as well as cancer treatment centers, imaging centers, urgent care centers and other outpatient locations throughout the state. Altogether, the Northside-Gwinnett combined system will have 1,479 beds, nearly 21,000 employees and 3,500 physicians on staff.

Key services[edit]

Northside Hospital offers a range of medical services, including:


  1. ^ "Northside Hospital-Atlanta". Retrieved 2017-09-13. 
  2. ^ "Northside Hospital-Forsyth". Retrieved 2017-09-13. 
  3. ^ "Northside Hospital-Cherokee". Retrieved 2017-09-13. 
  4. ^ contenteditor (2012-10-15). "Northside Hospital - 2012 Distinguished Hospital Program". J.D. Power. Retrieved 2017-11-07. 
  5. ^ "Northside Cancer Institute". Retrieved 2014-03-18. 
  6. ^ "Northside Maternity Services". Retrieved 2014-03-18. 
  7. ^ "Northside Spine Center". Retrieved 2014-03-18. 
  8. ^ "Northside Heart & Vascular Institute". Retrieved 2014-03-18. 
  9. ^ "Northside Stroke Center". Retrieved 2014-03-18. 

Information from Northside Hospital Healthcare System website, fact sheets, Community Benefits Report.

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