Since 2002, Northside Hospital Forsyth has served the communities of North Georgia. Starting with 41 beds, the hospital, located in Cumming, has continued to increase its services to the growing communities it serves.
Construction of three additional floors is underway at the one million square foot facility which will bring the facility to a total of 330 licensed and observation beds. Currently the hospital has a total of 247 licensed beds. The home to over 2,300 physicians on staff had a total of 429,000 patient visits in 2015.
A wide range of specialties are available at Northside Hospital Forsyth and include maternity, emergency, heart and vascular services, minimally invasive and robotic surgery, breast care, neurosurgery, sleep disorders, spine care, imaging, plastic surgery, orthopedics, urology, GI services, cancer care and radiation therapy.
Northside Hospital-Forsyth continues to grow with Forsyth County. In fact, in the years since Northside Hospital purchased the Cumming hospital, it has seen tremendous growth. Today, the medical campus has more than 2,400 employees, a state-of-the-art Women’s Center, an advanced surgery tower and four medical office buildings.
Leading-Edge Cancer Care
New technology and expert, board-certified staff makes the Northside Hospital Cancer Institute one of the largest and most respected providers of cancer care services in the Southeast. Northside Hospital Forsyth’s Cancer Center now offers the Leksell Gamma Knife® Perfexion™ with Extend™ radiosurgery system. It treats brain tumors and other neurological conditions through the most advanced and non-invasive technology that delivers Gamma radiation.
Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Surgery
New advances in technology allow Northside Hospital Forsyth to stay at the forefront of medicine and devote more time to providing the best patient care possible. Over the last year, the hospital introduced multiple new technologies to give patients more minimally invasive treatment options.
The MAKOplasty procedure has helped to improve the surgical outcomes for patients requiring hip and partial knee replacements. Through 3D models, motion capture and real-time virtual views of the patient’s anatomy, surgeons are able to provide more accurate fittings and ensure that post-procedure pain is reduced significantly for patients.
State-of-the-Art Cardiovascular Care
In 2014, Northside Hospital-Forsyth greatly enhanced its heart and vascular services, when it became the first hospital in Georgia to use the new Magellan Robotic System to perform minimally invasive endovascular procedures to treat blood clots in the legs and arms, and repair aortic aneurysms. The technology grants an unprecedented level of precision to Northside vascular surgeons navigating the extremely complex anatomy of peripheral blood vessels.
Northside Hospital-Forsyth also was the first in the state to use the Lutonix 035 Drug Coated Balloon PTA Catheter to treat peripheral artery disease in the thigh and knee. The device provides patients with a superior alternative to traditional balloon angioplasty, resulting in more successful outcomes and better long-term results.
Award-Winning Patient Care
Northside is committed to balancing clinical excellence with high-quality, compassionate care. In 2015, the Leapfrog organization for the fourth consecutive time awarded a grade of A to Northside Hospital-Forsyth for patient safety. The hospital also is recognized by The Joint Commission for health care excellence with specialty certification in treating pneumonia, hip/knee replacement, heart failure, and stroke patients.
Northside Hospital-Forsyth is an accredited Chest Pain Center and achieved the American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology Foundation’s Get With The Guidelines® 2015 Heart Failure Gold-Plus Quality Achievement Award for its diagnosis and treatment of heart failure patients.
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2002 ¹ 2015
Inpatient Beds 41 265
Operating Rooms 3 16
Number of Deliveries 0 3,100
Emergency Department Visits 25,000 57,000
Outpatient Visits 17,500 140,000
Number of Employees 300 2,400
¹ October 1, 2002 Northside Hospital purchased the hospital facility from Georgia Baptist.