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Northeast Georgia Medical Center receives four awards for maternal and infant care

By Will Daughtry News Reporter

The Northeast Georgia Medical Center recently received four awards for their work to improve maternal and infant health care.

"Receiving this recognition is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our entire Women & Children’s team,” said Heather Standard, executive director for NGMC’s Women & Children’s Services. “Welcoming a new baby to the world should be a time only for joy.”

The Georgia Perinatal Quality Collaborative (GaPQC) works to improve the quality of care for Georgia’s mothers and babies and is the organization that awarded NGMC.

GaPQC was formed in 2012 to address Georgia’s maternal and infant mortality rates. According to the CDC, Georgia ranked ninth worst in the country in infant mortality in 2022 and ninth worst in maternal mortality rate from 2018-2022. 

The four awards given to NGMC includes:

  • The Galaxy Award: NGMC hospitals in Braselton, Gainesville, and Habersham received this award that recognizes “profound engagement” with GaPQC and  Maternal Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes (ECHO) initiatives. 

  • The Alpha Award: NGMC as a whole received this award for a “steadfast commitment to data transparency and accountability.”

  • Path to Excellence Award: The Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICU) at NGMC Braselton and NGMC Gainesville each received this award for advancing maternal and infant health. 

  • Stellar Impact Award: NICU teams at NGMC Braselton and Gainesville and the Mother/Baby unit at NGMC Gainesville received this award for effectively addressing hypertension-related challenges during pregnancy and birth.

"NGMC remains committed to reducing infant and maternal mortality rates," said Mary Lou Wilson, women’s service line administrator at NGMC.

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