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Cancer Center opens in Braselton

6/29/2021, Tim Bryant, WGAU

A new cancer center opened Monday in Braselton: it is in the Northeast Georgia Medical Center facility in Braselton.

From the Northeast Georgia Health System website...

People living in the rapidly growing area surrounding Braselton now have a one-stop destination for expert cancer care. Physicians and leaders from Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Longstreet Clinic and Northeast Georgia Physicians Group gathered Thursday afternoon for a ceremonial ribbon cutting to open the new Braselton Cancer Center.

Located inside Medical Plaza 1, on the campus of NGMC Braselton, the Braselton Cancer Center now boasts a dedicated entrance and parking for its patients along with an expanded footprint overall.

“This new collaborative space puts our patients’ needs front and center by providing a more cohesive environment with access to both medical oncology/hematology and radiation oncology services within steps of each other,” says Charles Nash III, MD, FACP, medical director of NGMC’s Cancer Services and medical oncologist with Longstreet Clinic.

While patients visiting Medical Plaza 1 could previously visit both Longstreet Clinic’s Medical Oncology and Hematology and Northeast Georgia Physicians Group’s Radiation Oncology, they had to travel to multiple places. Now there are less miles to drive and steps to take. Plus, Longstreet Clinic more than doubled its previous space, adding a larger waiting area and more exam rooms for its patients.

“As the Braselton area continues to grow, this larger space for our patients and providers is crucial,” says Mimi Collins, Longstreet Clinic’s CEO. “The unified space means less logistics for patients to worry about, so they can focus on their health. I’m thrilled with the outcome of this group’s hard work and collaboration – a beautiful new healing space welcoming cancer patients with ease and accessibility.”

Through the expertise of 12 medical oncology providers, Longstreet Clinic is dedicated to providing the highest-quality, compassionate medical oncology and hematology care. Longstreet is also one of only seven practices in Georgia to be certified by the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s Quality Practice Initiative.

Those clinicians partner with NGPG’s team of seven radiation oncologists, serving three locations across the northeast Georgia area. NGPG plans to add a second linear accelerator to its Braselton space in the future to help meet the growing demands of its patient base.

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