What You Should Know
Northside Hospital is merging with Gwinnett Health System.
The new health care system could be operational late this year. Our goal is not to become a bigger health care system, but to become an even better health care system.
Integration of the two health systems is expected to occur over the next two years
to achieve the new system’s goals: clinical quality, patient satisfaction, professional development, innovation and enhanced capabilities, and patient access.
Will this be a good fit?
Yes, we believe it will be a very good fit, with huge benefits for our patients, their families, and our communities.
Q & A
Both Northside Hospital and Gwinnett Health System have made significant investments in building comprehensive health care delivery capabilities in their respective market areas. Northside Hospital is a leader in cancer care, women’s health and specialized surgical care, while Gwinnett Health System has strengths in cardiovascular care, sports medicine and post-acute care. The service areas are adjacent to one another – ideal for focusing investment on care expansion, overall clinical capacity, and improved patient access.
The two systems share an unwavering commitment to our employees and the communities we serve. The common ground in our missions, operations and strategic legacies provides a strong footing for success.
The new system should create many opportunities for enhanced patient care, improved patient access to health care resources, professional development and fiscal strength. Over time, the new system – with its expected growth and expansion — should create additional job opportunities. In past years, as Northside has joined with other health care providers, strong system growth has been one of the results.
We also have common goals that represent critical building blocks for a combined health care system: to ensure the continued enhancement of quality care; to build a strong and aligned primary care network; to maintain strong financial performance; to innovate and improve processes; to optimize technology; and to provide an adaptive culture. Together, these goals are essential to Northside and Gwinnett Health System for ensuring the highest patient satisfaction.