Niraj Sharma, MD  Cardiologist Cardiac Electrophysiologist  Gwinnett Medical Center

New Electrophysiology procedure lowers risk of sudden cardiac arrest

Lawrenceville, Ga. (February 5, 2014) – Gwinnett Medical Center (GMC) recently became only the second hospital in Georgia, and the first in North Metro Atlanta, to conduct a subcutaneous implantable cardiac defibrillator (SICD) procedure. Recently approved by the FDA, SICD has advantages over the conventional implanted defibrillators in that it does not require a wire into the heart.

Eastside Medical Center named Blue Distinction Center Designation for Quality
The Blue Distinction® Designation Aids Consumers and
Employers in Choosing High-Performing Hospitals
By Staff Reports

Snellville, GA (January 27, 2014) - Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia has named Eastside Medical Center as a Blue Distinction Center for Spine Surgery®. The Blue Distinction Centers for Specialty Care® program is a national designation awarded by Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies to medical facilities that have demonstrated expertise in delivering quality specialty care – which expanded recently to include more robust quality measures focused on improved patient health and safety.

Eastside Medical Center named Blue Distinction Center Designation for Quality
The Blue Distinction® Designation Aids Consumers and
Employers in Choosing High-Performing Hospitals
By Staff Reports

Snellville, GA (January 27, 2014) - Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia has named Eastside Medical Center as a Blue Distinction Center for Spine Surgery®. The Blue Distinction Centers for Specialty Care® program is a national designation awarded by Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies to medical facilities that have demonstrated expertise in delivering quality specialty care – which expanded recently to include more robust quality measures focused on improved patient health and safety.

Matthew M. Kimball, MD

Options Expand for Patients Seeking Neurosurgical Treatment
Gwinnett Medical Group Adds Neurosurgical Expert  
By Staff Reports

Lawrenceville, Ga. (January 23, 2014) –Gwinnett Medical Group (GMG) recently announced neurosurgeon Matthew M. Kimball, MD, has joined The Brain & Spine Institute. Some of Kimball’s areas of expertise include tumors of the brain (including skull-based), traumatic brain injury, degenerative disease of the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine, and corrective surgery based on previous procedures.

 President Lea Bay

Duluth Hospital Administrator recognized for contributions
Gwinnett Medical Center's Lea Bay Receives Top Honors

Duluth – Recently, Gwinnett Medical Center-Duluth’s (GMC-Duluth) President Lea Bay was presented with the 2013 Professional Achievement Award by the Institute of Health Administration at Georgia State University. This award is given on an annual basis to an alumnus who has demonstrated achievements in leadership, contributions to health administration and the community, and dedication to graduate education in health administration.