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Fact Sheet: The Strategic Vision of Gwinnett Medical Center-Duluth Unfolds Over Five Years


  • Gwinnett Medical Center-Duluth opened October 18, 2006.
  • The last full fiscal year that the historic Joan Glancy Memorial Hospital operated as a general acute care hospital was July 1, 2005 to June 30, 2006 (fiscal year 2006).
  • Services that were added to the GMC-Duluth campus since the October 2006 opening include:
    • Bariatric surgery
    • An advanced interventional radiology unit that allows more complex procedures
    • Robotic surgery
  • Imaging services at GMC-Duluth have grown at a phenomenal rate. Within the CT and MRI modalities, procedures grew by 59 percent and 138 percent, respectively, over 2006 to 2011 (fiscal years).
  • Emergency visits grew by 54 percent over the past five years. From 2006 to 2011 (fiscal years), visit volume of 23,149 increased to 35,613.
  • The first bariatric surgery case was performed in March 2010. For the first full fiscal year of bariatric surgery at GMC-Duluth, 73 surgeries were performed.
  • The first robotic surgery case was performed in July 2009. Over 2010 (fiscal year), 161 surgeries were performed.