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Northeast Georgia Health System Breaks Ground on New Medical Plaza in Dawsonville

DAWSONVILLE, Ga. – Patients living along Ga. 400 and all across Dawsonville will soon have
even greater access to care close to home as Northeast Georgia Health System (NGHS) expands
its presence in the growing area. NGHS broke ground on its newest Medical Plaza yesterday,
March 8, as health system and community leaders looked on.

“We’ve been looking forward to this expansion for quite some time,” said Daniel Tuffy,
president and chief administrative officer for Northeast Georgia Physicians Group (NGPG).
“Since we opened Medical Plaza 400 in 2013, we’ve seen the growing need for care here, so
we’re excited to be able to provide that for this community and continue keeping them close to

The three-story, 35,800-square-foot building – easily visible from Ga. 400 and right next
to Medical Plaza 400 – is slated to open in spring 2024 and is expected to accommodate 100,000
visits each year. Medical Plaza 400 will be renamed Medical Plaza 1 as the new Medical Plaza 2
is being constructed. The project will cost $20.9 million and be home to:
- A new, larger NGPG Urgent Care – open every day 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
- Cardiology services provided by Georgia Heart Institute
- NGPG specialty services including OB/GYN, sports medicine, orthopedic surgery and

“This expanded hub for care is the next step in our preparation for the opening of the new
NGMC Lumpkin hospital on Ga. 400,” Tuffy said. “No one should have to travel a great deal to
get high-quality health care. In fact, creating these healthcare centers is just one more way we’re
improving the health of the community in all we do.”

To learn more about this project and all of the other NGHS projects in the region, visit


Northeast Georgia Health System (NGHS) is a non-profit on a mission of improving the health
of our community in all we do. Our team cares for more than 1 million people across the region
through four hospitals and a variety of outpatient locations. Northeast Georgia Medical Center
(NGMC) has campuses in Gainesville, Braselton, Winder and Dahlonega – with a total of more
than 700 beds and more than 1,100 medical staff members representing more than 60 specialties.
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