Northside Forsyth Chief tells vets group a story of growth and service
FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — Starting with 41 beds, five physicians and three operating rooms 17 years ago, Northside Hospital-Forsyth has grown with the community to become a regional medical facility capable of meeting virtually every health care need. That is the overview provided to the Cumming Vietnam Veterans Chapter by Hospital Administrator Lynn Jackson.
Speaking at the group’s January general membership meeting, Jackson told how the 160 acre campus has grown from small beginnings to the 265 bed, 500 physicians and 18 O-R facility it is today.
Jackson said that since it began growing to meet community population expansion in 2002, they’ve “never had a day without construction.”
The most recent work was the addition of three floors making it the tallest structure in Forsyth County.
The longtime hospital executive said it’s not just about the growth of the physical plant that matters. Instead it’s the quality of care that’s the No. 1 priority for her and for the 2,600 people who deliver patient care every day to nearly a half million patients each year. Jackson said she is proud to note that the emergency room wait time at the hospital is the shortest in the state.
Additionally, since opening the Women’s Center in 2008, when it started providing Cumming with hospital based obstetric care for the first time in 25 years, it has delivered around 24,000 babies.
The future of Northside Hospital Forsyth is continued growth, including construction of a fifth physicians building that’s underway on the campus right now.
She closed her presentation telling her audience, “we want to be the very best we can be for you.”