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Northeast Georgia Physicians Group Primary Care Practices Earn National Recognition for Patient-centered Care

May 01, 2015

GAINESVILLE, Ga. – Northeast Georgia Physicians Group (NGPG), the largest multi-specialty group in North Georgia and an affiliate of Northeast Georgia Health System, recently received recognition from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) - an organization that measures and qualifies medical practices based on quality performance in health care.

All 25 eligible NGPG primary care practices are now Level 3 Patient-Centered Medical Homes.  According to the NCQA, the Patient-Centered Medical Home is a model of care that emphasizes care coordination and communication to transform primary care into “what patients want it to be.”  Research shows that medical homes can lead to safer and better care, empowers patients and renews the patient-provider relationship.

This recognition demonstrates our drive to offer high-quality care by emphasizing access, health information technology and coordinated care focused on our patients,” says Tina Walden, executive director of Northeast Georgia Physicians Group.  “NGPG is proud and honored to be recognized by NCQA and will strive to continue to improve quality of care, communication and patient satisfaction in our community.”

Find a primary care practice that’s a recognized Patient-Centered Medical Home at ngpg.org.

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ABOUT NORTHEAST GEORGIA PHYSICIANS GROUP

Northeast Georgia Physicians Group (NGPG) brings together more than 250 talented physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, midwives and other clinical staff representing more than 20 specialties at more than 80 locations across North Georgia.  Learn more at www.ngpg.org.

NGPG is affiliated with Northeast Georgia Health System (NGHS), which serves more than 800,000 people in more than 13 counties across the region.  As part of NGHS, patients of NGPG have a direct connection to Northeast Georgia Medical Center – Georgia’s #1 Hospital (CareChex®).  Learn more at www.nghs.com.