Northeast Georgia Health System announced Thursday the completion of its acquisition of Barrow Regional Medical Center in Winder and its assets. The transfer will be effective as of 11:59 p.m. Saturday. Sunday, BRMC will officially join NGHS, becoming Northeast Georgia Medical Center Barrow. In addition, Barrow Medical Group will join Northeast Georgia Physicians Group, the medical provider network of NGHS.
The two hospitals announced in October that they had entered into an agreement for the purchase.
“We are excited to welcome BRMC and Barrow Medical Group to the NGHS family,” says Carol Burrell, president and CEO of NGHS. “For the last several years, we have been working to ensure that patients in our area can easily access our extensive healthcare network, closer to home, when they need it. The addition of NGMC Barrow and the new NGPG physician offices further increases coordination of care for people in Barrow County.”
BRMC and NGMC have much in common, including the year in which they were founded: 1951.
“Barrow Regional Medical Center has been an important part of the community for 65 years,” says Chad Hatfield, CEO of Barrow Regional Medical Center. “We are very excited to join the NGHS network of health resources which will support and expand patient care at all levels.”
NGMC Barrow will be NGHS’ third hospital campus, joining its flagship campus in Gainesville and NGMC Braselton. During the coming months, transitional teams from all three campuses will work to align operational systems and increase the effectiveness of healthcare delivery in Barrow County, according to a NGHS press release. Both organizations anticipate no immediate operational service changes at the Winder hospital, according to the release.
Eight physicians and four locations currently with Barrow Medical Group will join Northeast Georgia Physicians Group (NGPG):
Northeast Georgia Physicians Group Bethlehem
(formerly Bethlehem Primary Care)
916 Loganville Hwy, Suite 350, Bethlehem
Calvin Terrelonge, MD
Northeast Georgia Physicians Group Gateway Exchange
(formerly Barrow Medical Group)
426 Exchange Blvd., Suite 600, Bethlehem
Ling Li, MD
C.J. Rolison, IV, DO
Northeast Georgia Physicians Group Statham
(formerly Barrow Medical Group)
1906 Railroad St., Statham
Devin Stephens, MD
Northeast Georgia Physicians Group Winder
(formerly Barrow Primary Care)
314 N. Broad St., Suite 250, Winder
Kabita Regmee, MD
Northeast Georgia Physicians Group Inpatient Medicine
(Hospitalists who see patients at NGMC Barrow)
316 Broad St., Winder
Altaf Tadkod, MD
Derrick Sims, MD
Dhudr Burjak, MD
“We are proud to expand our family of providers and offer new locations where area residents will be able to access the comprehensive healthcare NGPG is known for,” says Antonio Rios, MD, chief physician executive of NGPG. “We share the goals of providing high-quality care close to home for Barrow County residents.”
Burrell adds that connecting deeply with the community is a hallmark of NGHS culture.
“As a native of Barrow County, I know that keeping healthcare services local is an important point of pride – and we look forward to continuing that legacy.”