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The Georgia Alliance of Community Hospitals works for Georgia's not-for-profit hospitals. We push for the enactment of sound health and hospital laws, rules, and regulations. We conduct research on important health care issues, and are a clearinghouse for ideas that will improve Georgia’s health care.


Residents in Dahlonega, Dawsonville and surrounding communities have a new hospital for emergency and inpatient care – and can now have surgery close to home, too. The new Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) Lumpkin hospital treated its first patients early this morning. The first patient arrived in the emergency department at 7:18 this morning. Heather Hughes, of Dahlonega, was treated …Read More


SGMC Health Becomes Clinical Campus for Mercer University School of Medicine

SGMC Health is the newest clinical campus for Mercer University School of Medicine (MUSM). Beginning this Summer, SGMC Health will welcome its first class of third- and fourth-year medical students. According to Mercer, the goal of developing a clinical site in Valdosta is to allow medical students to experience the high-quality care offered by a tertiary medical center that serves …Read More