Healthcare

With a population that is rapidly growing, the medical needs of the Cherokee County community continue to increase as well. Fortunately, the area’s hospitals and medical facilities have just what the doctor ordered when it comes to the latest innovations in medicine and award-winning care.

Northside Hospital-Cherokee

Northside Hospital Cherokee
450 Northside Cherokee Blvd.
Canton, GA 30115
770-224-1000

Located off I-575 at exit 19 (Ga. Hwy. 20) in Canton, the new Northside Hospital Cherokee was built with one thing in mind: you and your family. It’s a hospital that’s easy to find, with access to care that’s unmatched in the area.

Keeping you healthy

Residents in Cherokee County and other northern Atlanta suburbs are among the healthiest in the state. In fact, Cherokee is Georgia’s third healthiest county, according to the 2018 County Health Rankings, compiled by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, moving up from fifth in 2017. The county has consistently ranked in the top 10 (out of 159 counties) for more than five years.

A major reason is quality care delivered by the Northside Hospital health care system. Top-quality patient care is Northside’s foundation, which is why the best physicians and nurses work with innovative technologies to serve your health care needs.

All your health care needs

The new Northside Hospital Cherokee was built with the latest medical advancements to provide you the best health care available. With an Advanced Primary Stroke Center and American Heart Association Mission: Lifeline recognition, a nationally renowned Cancer Institute and a distinct Women’s Center, the 105-bed hospital gives you easy access to superior care.

As part of the Northside family, Northside Hospital Cherokee offers consumers expertise that diagnoses and treats the most cancer cases in Georgia, delivers more babies than any other single hospital in the United States, and has among the best survival rates in the country for bone marrow transplants.

Northside’s robotic surgery program ranks in the top 1 percent in the country. Also dedicated to you is a sports medicine program, 24-hour adult and pediatric emergency services, Heart and Vascular Institute / catheterization lab, same-day total joint replacements for hip and knee and access to clinical trials and radiology services.

A Commitment to High-Quality Care

Georgia’s newest hospital was designed to make patients and families feel at home. Patient rooms are designed to deliver comfort, care and safety. In-room sleeping accommodations for family, storage space for personal belongings, handrails from bed to toilet and roll-in showers are standard. All promote faster healing.

Your new state-of-the-art hospital is much easier to navigate – from the highway and parking lot, to the department and patient floor.

Since the new hospital opened, more patients are choosing Northside Hospital Cherokee for their medical needs because they want exceptional health care close to home. More physician practices are expanding to include offices near or on the new hospital campus in order to better serve our patients.

To support this demand, Northside Hospital Cherokee already is adding two more floors to its main patient tower and has received approval for a second medical office buildingon the campus.

In its first year of operation, the new Northside Hospital Cherokee has drawn new patients from across Northwest Georgia including Cobb, Pickens, Bartow and Dawson
counties and beyond.

Newborn deliveries are up more than 20 percent in the first year. There have been 14 sets of twins born. Surgeries also are up approximately 20 percent, and Emergency Department visits have increased nearly 25 percent.

The hospital has added more inpatient and observation beds, including an eight-bed Clinical Observation Unit and two new operating rooms, and has increased parking on
campus by two-thirds.

In addition to the brand new hospital, Northside Hospital Cherokee has an expanding network of state-of-the-art outpatient medical facilities in Canton, Holly Springs and Woodstock (Towne Lake) that offers a wide variety of services including cardiology, urgent care, cancer care, radiology, surgery, women’s services and much more. More than 600 physicians and 1,700 employees served approximately 330,000 patient encounters in 2016.

At your service

Northside Hospital Cherokee offers:

  • 24/7 Emergency Services for adults and pediatrics
  • 24/7 Stroke Care
  • Cancer Institute
  • Maternity & Newborn Services (Level 2 NICU)
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Surgical Services (robotics, bariatrics, plastics, neuro)
  • Diagnostic and interventional imaging (inpatient and outpatient)
  • Infusion Center
  • Spine Center
  • Interventional Pain Management
  • Heart & Vascular Institute / Cath Lab
  • Urology
  • Behavioral Health Services
  • Wound Care
  • Gastroenterology
  • Neurology
  • Intensive/Critical Care Services
  • Pulmonary/Respiratory Care
  • Laboratory Services
  • Specialty Medicine
  • Diabetes and Nutrition Services
  • Comprehensive Rehabilitation Services
  • Sleep Disorders Center
  • Gynecology
  • Breast Care Program

Piedmont Mountainside Hospital

Piedmont Mountainside Hospital, a not-for-profit, 52-bed, community hospital in Jasper, Georgia offers a wide-range of services including 24-hour emergency services, medical/surgical services, heart, rehabilitation, radiology, orthopedic, wound care, sleep and women’s services.  The hospital is staffed by over 400 employees and 200 physicians.

Piedmont Mountainside takes pride in providing outstanding care and their track record speaks for itself. In the past few years, Piedmont Mountainside has consistently ranked in the top five Atlanta hospitals in patient satisfaction, and has collected some impressive awards including the Press Ganey Partner of Choice Award, the Best Place to Practice Award and 2011 Small Hospital of the Year.

Piedmont offers convenient primary care, cardiology and imaging locations in Canton, Jasper and Ellijay.

WellStar Health System

WellStar Health System, the largest health system in Georgia, is known nationally for its innovative care models, focused on improving quality and access to healthcare. WellStar consists of  WellStar Medical Group with 240 medical office locations, outpatient centers, health parks, a pediatric center, nursing centers, hospice, and homecare, as well as 11 hospitals: WellStar Atlanta Medical Center, WellStar Atlanta Medical Center South, WellStar Kennestone Regional Medical Center (anchored by WellStar Kennestone Hospital), WellStar West Georgia Medical Center, and WellStar Cobb, Douglas, North Fulton, Paulding, Spalding Regional, Sylvan Grove, and Windy Hill Hospitals. As a not-for-profit, WellStar continues to reinvest in the health of the communities it serves with new technologies and treatments.

Convenience, easy access and world-class care. These are a few of the benefits Cherokee citizens can look forward to from WellStar Cherokee Health Park at Holly Springs, a one-stop-shop for patients, providing outpatient healthcare services close to home. When the health park is complete, Cherokee residents will be able to see their doctors, have necessary tests performed, or even have physical therapy – all in one convenient location.

WellStar Cherokee Health Park at Holly Springs will feature a strong foundation of primary care physicians including family medicine, pediatrics and OB/GYN, with a full array of supporting physicians, including cardiology and pulmonology, as well as many surgical specialties. It will offer a comprehensive suite of state-of-the-art imaging services including MRI, CT (cat) scan, ultrasound and X-ray. Mammography and bone density diagnostics will provide additional services focused on women’s health.

An Urgent Care Center will provide comprehensive services for patients 12 hours per day, 365 days per year. This center will be able to treat patients made more knowledgeable by the specialized training of physicians and staff, as well as by the close by support of diagnostic imaging services. The plan is to expand hours even further as patient volume grows.

WellStar Health System broke ground on May 24, 2018, on the health park, located on 60 acres near Sixes Road in Holly Springs. The nearly $80 million project will be built in two phases, with the Phase 1 investment in Cherokee County representing nearly $45 million.

“As a not-for-profit health system, we are committed to improving access to convenient, affordable healthcare close to home,” said Candice Saunders, president & CEO of WellStar Health System. “The WellStar Cherokee Health Park represents our dedication to caring for the people of Cherokee County and providing world-class healthcare in the community.”

WellStar pioneered the concept of health parks in Georgia that are designed to combine hospital-based outpatient departments, like imaging and cardiac diagnostics, with medical practices and other services in one patient-friendly setting.

Patients no longer need to run from office to office, battling traffic and seeking parking spaces, to see their physicians, and have lab work or other tests done. Because the facility is located within the community, patients have the convenience of being able to get in, get out and get back to work.  convenient access to WellStar’s world-class care means patients will be able to more easily schedule and keep their appointments, allowing them to focus on wellness and prevention.

WellStar’s ability to offer patients one medical record to tie all their various health care services together provides added convenience and peace of mind for patients. WellStar has three other health parks. Acworth Health Park, East Cobb Health Park and Vinings Health Park continue to grow due to increased patient demand.

“The communities we serve through the health parks have responded very positively to us. This year alone we will care for over 564,000 patients at our health park locations,” said Joe Brywczynski, senior vice president of Administration & Development for WellStar Health Parks. “We look forward to bringing these services to the citizens of Cherokee.”

When it opens in August 2019, WellStar Cherokee Health Park at Holly Springs will offer residents the following services:

  • Family Medicine
  • Pediatrics
  • Urgent Care
  • Obstetrics/Gynecology (OB/GYN)
  • Cardiology
  • Cardiac Diagnostics*
  • Pulmonology
  • Neurology
  • Rheumatology
  • Ear, Nose & Throat (ENT)
  • OrthoSport Physical Therapy*
  • Sleep Center and related services*
  • MRI, CT, X-ray, Mammography, Ultrasound and Bone Density diagnostics and screening*
  • Lab Testing
  • Outpatient Surgical Specialties: General Surgery, Hand Surgery and Urology

*Services of WellStar Kennestone Hospital
There will also be access to plenty of free parking for patients

 

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