Northside Hospital - About Us

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About Us

Northside is so much more than just a hospital.

It’s an extensive network of state-of-the-art facilities staffed with skilled, caring professionals who are dedicated to the health and wellness of the communities they serve.

Specifically, the Northside Hospital system includes:

  • Five not-for-profit hospitals, located in Atlanta, Canton, Cumming, Duluth, and Lawrenceville, with over 1,600 licensed beds
  • Northside Hospital-affiliated outpatient centers and medical office buildings throughout the Atlanta region
  • Nearly 3,500 physicians* on staff and more than 21,000 employees
  • Northside has nearly 4 million patient encounters annually
  • All Northside hospitals are full-service, acute-care facilities that offer particular expertise in maternity services, women’s health, cancer care, sports medicine, cardiovascular and surgery services


Northside Hospital Atlanta (in Sandy Springs) opened in 1970. The original facility had 250 beds and has since been expanded to 621 beds.

In 1997, Northside Hospital Cherokee (in Canton) was created through an agreement between R.T. Jones Regional Hospital and Northside Hospital, Inc. On May 6, 2017, Northside Hospital-Cherokee moved to its brand new campus near I-575 at exit 19 (Ga. Hwy. 20), near the Canton Marketplace development. The campus includes a 126-bed hospital and two medical office buildings with a Cancer Institute and a distinct Women's Center.

In 2002, Northside Hospital purchased the 41-bed Georgia Baptist Medical Center (in Cumming) and renamed it Northside Hospital Forsyth. Since then, the facility has experienced continuous growth, expanding to 304 beds.

On August 28, 2019, Northside Hospital and Gwinnett Health System completed plans to combine their operations. Northside Hospital Gwinnett (formerly Gwinnett Medical Center-Lawrenceville) and Northside Hospital Duluth (formerly Gwinnett Medical Center-Duluth) have a combined 553 beds.

Northside's Mission

Northside Hospital is committed to the health and wellness of our community. As such, we dedicate ourselves to being a center of excellence in providing high-quality health care. We pledge compassionate support, personal guidance and uncompromising standards to our patients in their journeys toward health of body and mind. To ensure innovative and unsurpassed care for our patients, we are dedicated to maintaining our position as regional leaders in select medical specialties. And to enhance the wellness of our community, we commit ourselves to providing a diverse array of educational and outreach programs.

Our Values

Northside’s outstanding reputation in its industry is fueled by an instinctive devotion to a unique set of values.  This statement of values defines and communicates those guiding, motivating philosophies that have led us to distinction:

  • Excellence
  • Compassion
  • Community
  • Service 
  • Teamwork
  • Progress and Innovation

Quality, Safety and Service

Throughout the Northside Hospital system, we are committed to balancing clinical excellence with safe, high-quality, compassionate care for our patients. In fact, we have been recognized for doing just that, across a wide array of specialties, by the nation’s leading health care organizations. Learn about some of our recent accomplishments.

Media Requests

Northside Hospital’s Marketing and Public Relations Department looks forward to assisting media with news stories, whenever possible. Check out The Northside Story and read/watch some of the latest news from the hospital. How to reach a media relations representative.

Corporate Compliance

The State of Georgia requires non-profit hospitals to provide certain financial and organizational documents on their websites. Click below to access PDF's of these documents for Northside Hospital.

Northside's Financial and Organizational Disclosures

Code of Conduct

The Northside Code of Conduct serves as a guiding statement of ethical and compliance principles for its employees, management, members of its Board of Directors, Medical Staff members and agents.  This Code of Conduct is a summary of the ethical and legal standards designed to protect and promote system-wide integrity and to enhance Northside’s mission.  The Code of Conduct is also used as a guide to help make sound decisions in carrying out day-to-day responsibilities. If you have questions regarding Northside’s Code of Conduct, please call the Chief Compliance Officer, Jorge Hernandez, at (404) 851-6378. 

Read Northside's Code of Conduct

*Some of the health care professionals on staff at Northside Hospital are not employees of the hospital, but are private, independent practitioners qualified to hold privileges to practice at Northside Hospital Atlanta, Northside Hospital Cherokee, Northside Hospital Duluth, Northside Hospital Forsyth and Northside Hospital Gwinnett.


Northside Hospital Atlanta

1000 Johnson Ferry Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30342
(404) 851-8000

Northside Hospital Cherokee

450 Northside Cherokee Blvd.
Canton, GA 30115
(770) 224-1000

Northside Hospital Duluth

3620 Howell Ferry Road
Duluth, GA 30096
(678) 312-6800

Northside Hospital Forsyth

1200 Northside Forsyth Drive
Cumming, GA 30041
(770) 844-3200

Northside Hospital Gwinnett

1000 Medical Center Blvd.
Lawrenceville, GA 30046
(678) 312-1000

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