Construction on Track for New Northeast Georgia Medical Center Braselton


Construction continues on schedule for the new Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) Braselton, which marked its structural-steel topping-off benchmark this autumn. Designed by HGA Architects and Engineers (HGA) for Northeast Georgia Health System (NGHS), the hospital positions its healthcare-delivery processes around the emerging Medical Home and Accountable Care models, which focus on collaborative care and improved patient outcomes.

"The on-going evolution in healthcare delivery methods, technology, demographics and reimbursements is placing increasing incentive on hospitals to develop new ways to improve patient services," said Kurt Spiering, AIA, ACHA, vice president and principal of HGA's Healthcare Practice Group. "Community hospitals, in particular, are re-aligning their operational processes with a growing emphasis on Accountable Care. To prosper in the future, community hospitals are positioning themselves as leaders that can cost-effectively deliver quality care and services rivaling any larger hospital nationally. Northeast Georgia Medical Center Braselton is on the forefront of improving patient-centered services with a state-of-the-art community hospital that promotes safety, medical innovation, and team-based care."