Gordon Hospital is a 69-bed community hospital, offering full-service inpatient and outpatient services to 50,000 residents of Calhoun and Gordon County. Established in 1953, Gordon Hospital is conveniently located on I-75 (Exit 315), an hour northwest of Atlanta and one hour south of Chattanooga, TN. It is a state-licensed, not-for-profit organization accredited by Joint Commission.
The hospital has a well-rounded medical staff that represents multiple specialties. More than 65 of those physicians practice locally. All of the doctors are board certified or eligible, and most come from the top medical programs in the country. The hospital employs nearly 600 staff members to care for the 4,246 inpatients, 26,144 outpatient visits, 24,472 Emergency Center visits and 45,573 clinic visits, 3,164 surgeries, and more than 700 babies delivered annually. With modern, state-of-the-art facilities, Gordon Hospital's commitment to quality care has earned the reputation of a health care leader. Whether performing complex cancer surgery, providing the first, most advanced 16-slice CT scanner North of Atlanta, or being the first in North Georgia to convert to filmless radiology, the hospital's goal is to deliver the best health care available, with compassion and caring. In late 2004, the hospital completed a $25 million dollar expansion that renovated 36,000-square-feet of existing space and added 75,000-square-feetof new space, including a four story tower. The construction included a new outpatient lobby, registration area, and 17 outpatient surgery rooms.
FOCUSED ON FAMILY
Gordon Hospital believes that great healthcare means more than bricks and mortar, it involves providing services to the entire family through their lifespan. These include a 24-hour emergency center, rehabilitation services, Gordon Daybreak Behavioral Health Services, New Beginnings Maternity Center with a level II special care nursery, Second Look computer-aided breast cancer detection, progressive and intensive care units, Women's Diagnostic Center, Gordon Home Care, Gordon Urgent Care Centers, Gordon Family Practice, North Georgia Eye Care, Gordon Urology and Gordon EMS.
The local community provides support in various ways. The voluntary Gordon Hospital Foundation Board raises funds for special projects and equipment for the hospital, including a recent campaign that raised more than $600,000 for the hospital expansion. The board provides scholarships for nursing and allied health students each year. An organization of volunteers called The Auxiliary contributes thousands of service hours, and raises funds for new equipment. Gordon Hospital's mission extends beyond its walls into the local community. Each year, the hospital hosts a Community Prayer Breakfast on the National Day of Prayer. The hospital also offers a free speaker's bureau with multiple health-related topics presented by experts in their field.
QUALITY OF LIFE
A growing economy has its foundation in education, and Gordon County is a good example of the success of such a partnership. In addition to the county's nine public schools, the city has five public and two private schools. Calhoun is home to Coosa Valley Technical College. Nearby Rome, Georgia is home to four institutes of higher learning, including Coosa Valley Technical College, Berry College, Shorter College, and Floyd College. Also, Dalton State College, only 20 miles from Calhoun, offers several associate and bachelor degree programs. With Gordon County's magnificent scenery - serene lakes, breath-taking mountain views, and flowing rivers - it is no wonder that the great outdoors plays a prominent part in the lives of area residents. There is plenty of hunting, fishing, hiking, canoeing, and biking in the nearby Chattahoochee National Forest, Salacoa Creek Park, and John's Mountain Wildlife Management Area. The city of Calhoun sponsors a variety of recreation facilities, including a public pool, softball fields, and tennis courts.
Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery, Ambulance Services, Anesthesiology, Balloon Kyphoplasty, Basic Cardiac Life Support, Blood Pressure Screening, Bronchoscopy, Cardiology, Childbirth Classes, Colonoscopy, CPR Classes, CT scanner, Dietary consultation, Emergency Medicine, Endoscopy, Family Practice, Fetal Monitoring, General Surgery, Glucose Screening, Holter Monitoring System, General Medicine, Hand Clinic, Health Fairs, Intensive Care Unit, Internal Medicine, Joint Replacement Surgery, Laboratory, Laparoscopy, Lens Implantation, Lithotripsy, Mammography, Midwifery Services, MRI, Nuclear Medicine, Occupational Health and Medicine, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, Otolaryngology, Pastoral Care, Pathology, Pediatrics, Physical Therapy, Podiatry, Radiology, Respiratory Therapy, Stop-Smoking Classes, Stress Echocardiography, Gordon Home Care, Surgical Oncology, Ultrasound, Urology, and WOW-Wellness on Wheels.