Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Three Times a Charm for Gwinnett Medical Center – Duluth

Duluth, GA - Gwinnett Medical Center – Duluth’s associates and physicians recently celebrated the hospital’s third anniversary in October 2009. Although the hospital is only three years old, it served Duluth and surrounding communities for more than 60 years as Joan Glancy Memorial Hospital, which was Gwinnett county’s first hospital

Gwinnett Medical Center – Duluth has experienced steady growth since its opening in 2006. In 2009, the hospital celebrated the introduction of new programs, facility renovations and achievements in clinical excellence.

Awards & accreditations:
Gwinnett Medical Center – Duluth and Gwinnett Medical Center’s campus in Lawrenceville were once again honored with the 2010 HealthGrades Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence. This award places Gwinnett Medical Center’s two hospitals in the top five percent of hospitals in the country for clinical excellence.

Glancy Rehabilitation Center, which celebrated its 21st anniversary this month, earned re-accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) and was re-designated a stroke specialty program. According to officials at CARF, Glancy Rehab is in the top three percent of all rehab programs nationwide.

New programs & services:
The Center for Sleep Disorders – Glancy Campus
The Interventional Radiology Suite
The daVinci Robotic Surgical System

Renovations & expansions:
The Center for Women’s Diagnostic Imaging
Glancy Campus Renovation – the new home to GMC-Duluth’s Diabetes & Nutrition Education Center and Community Education Center – Glancy Campus.

“It’s important to celebrate our accomplishments and to recognize the efforts of our associates and physicians,” said Lea J. Bay, president of Gwinnett Medical Center - Duluth. “Without a dedicated team, we wouldn’t be able to achieve all that we have this past year. We’ll continue to strive to acquire new technology and provide programs that meet the needs of the growing communities that we are privileged to serve,” said Bay.

About Gwinnett Medical Center:
Now celebrating the 25th anniversary of its flagship campus, Gwinnett Medical Center is a not-for-profit healthcare network providing award-winning healthcare services to the Gwinnett community and beyond. Campuses in both Duluth and Lawrenceville provide acute care, outpatient services, orthopedic and neuroscience specialty care as well as a full continuum of wellness services. Digital imaging is the standard of care at all GMC facilities including the newest imaging center in north Gwinnett’s Hamilton Mill area. In 2008, GMC’s 4,300 associates and 800 physicians served more than 400,000 patients. Gwinnett Medical Center’s incredible vision for the future is to transform healthcare. To learn more, visit

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