Each year, a growing number of individuals, schools and area businesses support Northside through generous gifts of time, talent and treasure to the hospital’s Foundation. While primarily a fundraising organization, the Northside Hospital Foundation also has a strong commitment to building stronger and healthier communities through volunteerism and outreach. Last year, nearly 4,000 Northside volunteers donated more than 30,000 hours of their time to community service projects throughout the hospital’s service areas. Northside is dedicated to the enrichment of the communities they serve.
Employees, physicians, Auxilians and their families and friends are connected to local volunteer opportunities – organized walks, rides and runs; collection drives for the Atlanta Community Food Bank, Children’s Restoration Network and Partnership Against Domestic Violence; and other service projects such playing Bingo with local seniors. Financially, the Foundation hosts giving campaigns, community events, and other activities throughout the year to raise money to support essential initiatives of Northside Hospital such as leading-edge technology, research, clinical education, community wellness and charity care.
In the Southeast, no other community hospital diagnoses and treats more cases of breast cancer than the Northside Hospital Cancer Institute. In 2015, grants from It’s The Journey, Susan G. Komen and Georgia CORE enabled Northside to fund screening mammograms and other breast procedures for 776 women who couldn’t afford them.
Each generous gift is greatly appreciated and tax-deductible. Northside Hospital is one of the most respected health care organizations in the Southeast and has a decades-long commitment to balancing clinical excellence with compassionate care. That commitment holds true today. Northside leads the U.S. in newborn deliveries, diagnoses and treats the most cancer cases in Georgia, and is among the state’s top providers of surgical services. More than 2,500 physicians and 14,000 employees provide medical services for nearly 2 million patient visits each year.
In 2016, Northside ranked No. 18 (out of 500) on Forbes America’s Best Large Employers survey. The hospital also ranked No. 1 in Georgia, ahead of 14 other Georgia-based companies, and was named the Southeast’s top health care employer. Northside is experiencing tremendous growth. Expansion and construction projects are underway or in design phase at six of Northside’s campuses. The goal? To provide greater patient access to quality medical care. The new Northside Hospital-Cherokee is on schedule for a 2017 opening. Drivers along I-575 in Canton can see the spectacular main building rising on a beautiful hilltop. This health care campus will initially include the hospital and a medical office building, a distinctive women’s center, cancer center, and 900 parking spaces.
Northside Hospital-Forsyth has undergone near-continuous expansion since being acquired in 2002. This year the hospital has added three additional floors to better serve the burgeoning North Fulton / Forsyth region. The new construction brings the hospital’s inpatient bed count to 247 (currently 231) and the total number of beds, including observation, to 325.
Northside’s newest medical campus is being developed in East Cobb. The 100,000-square-foot Northside East Cobb Medical Center, located at Johnson Ferry Road and Olde Towne Parkway in Marietta, is expected to open in December 2016. This medical center will feature Northside physicians providing services that include imaging, primary care, urgent care, and other specialties.
Other major health projects are underway that will add even more health care quality, access and diversification – look for Northside to grow in Woodstock, Sandy Springs and Midtown Atlanta.
For more information about Northside’s commitment to community, visit Northside.com or follow @NorthsideHosp on social media.