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Georgia Heart Institute is the comprehensive, multi-disciplinary heart and vascular program of Northeast Georgia Health System (NGHS). With personalized care provided for the complete spectrum of cardiovascular conditions, Georgia Heart Institute is saving and improving lives for generations.
Our Vision & Approach
Built on a foundation of expertise and innovation, Georgia Heart Institute is focused on creating healthier tomorrows for everyone. First and foremost, we believe this starts with a dedication to supporting the complete individual and providing the highest level of care when it matters most.
The team at Georgia Heart Institute strives to provide an unmatched level of heart and vascular care that supports patients – and their family – for a lifetime. With experienced cardiologists, renowned surgeons and highly-trained specialists, we strive to do whatever it takes to keep patients’ hearts at their healthiest.
We’re delivering on this commitment by:
Georgia Heart Institute is building on the rich history of care and expertise that’s always been provided by Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC).
This journey began all the way back in 1957, when Drs. Sam Poole and Dick Stribling, were recruited to NGMC to launch our Heart & Vascular Services. From there, things quickly progressed, with the first diagnostic cardiac cath performed in 1984 and the first interventional procedure in 2002. Then, in 2014, The Heart Center of NGMC officially became a part of the Northeast Georgia Health System (NGHS) family.
Over the last several years, our growth and innovation has continued, with the first cardiac intervention performed in Braselton in 2018. We became the first health system in Georgia with hospitals accredited as Emergency Cardiac Care Centers just last year.
Most recently, many of our system’s cardiology services were provided through The Heart Center of NGMC. As a long-standing and trusted practice within the community, we have evolved that program into Georgia Heart Institute, which includes our team of more than 80 cardiologists and advanced practice providers, more than a dozen locations throughout the region and convenient, online scheduling.
With a robust team of experts spanning nearly every specialty of cardiology, cardiothoracic surgery and vascular surgery, we are proud to offer patients a truly comprehensive care experience. Not only does this ensure that we have an expert that specializes in diagnosing and treating each patient’s unique heart needs, but their care also has the backing of a multi-disciplinary, collaborative team.
Through Georgia Heart Institute, we offer services in the following specialties: