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Gwinnett Medical Center–Duluth Celebrates 5th Anniversary


Patient Care Provides Foundation for Strategic Growth

On October 18, 2006, Gwinnett Medical Center-Duluth (GMC-Duluth) first opened its doors to better serve the dramatically expanding communities in Gwinnett County and north Fulton County. GMC has served Duluth and surrounding areas for nearly 70 years as Joan Glancy Memorial Hospital, which was Gwinnett County’s first hospital.

“We are driven to help the community realize their full potential by offering a compendium of care,” said Phil Wolfe, President and CEO of Gwinnett Medical Center. “This is further emphasized by GMC-Duluth’s strategic, continued growth by adding specialized services like bariatric surgery, an advanced interventional radiology unit and robotic surgery.”

“We’ve combined a quiet, healing environment with the latest in digital technology to continually deliver high-quality healthcare services to the Gwinnett and north Fulton communities,” said Lea Bay, president of GMC-Duluth. “GMC-Duluth provides residents with healthcare options and leading physicians in a location close to home.”

Some additional information on GMC-Duluth includes:

  • Admissions grew by 68 percent over the past five years. In 2006 (fiscal year), volume included 2,873 admissions which increased to 4,819 admissions in 2011 (fiscal year).
  • Outpatient surgery cases grew by 31 percent over the past five years. In 2006 (fiscal year) case volumes were 5,245, which increased to 6,856 cases in 2011 (fiscal year).
  • Imaging procedure volume grew by 23 percent over five years. In 2006 (fiscal year) case volumes were 87,448, which increased to 107,709 procedures in 2011 (fiscal year).

Cultural sensitivity and accommodations have also been a priority for GMC’s growing hospital in Duluth. Associates work to understand varied cultural etiquette while leadership has shaped policies to promote harmony. Such efforts have led to expanded menus for patients and their families, international television programming and the addition of patient representatives and physicians who are fluent in Korean and Spanish, among others.

GMC’s medical offerings in Duluth are further complemented by Glancy Rehabilitation Center which is accredited from the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities Center (CARF), the highest level of accreditation. The rehabilitation center is located on the Glancy Campus, which also houses a Diabetes & Nutritional Education Center and a Sleep Lab.

About Gwinnett Medical Center
Gwinnett Medical Center is a not-for-profit healthcare network with acute-care hospitals in Lawrenceville and Duluth that provide award-winning healthcare services. GMC’s 4,200 associates and 800 affiliated physicians serve more than 400,000 patients annually. To learn more about how GMC is transforming healthcare, follow us at, or