Forsyth hospital ranked among best hospitals in Georgia

Justine Lookenott
Northside Hospital Forsyth in Cumming, GAPhoto byNorthside Hospital Forsyth

(Forsyth County, GA) Northside Hospital Forsyth is ranked as one of the top 10 best hospitals in Georgia for 2023/2024 by U.S. News & World Report.

Northside Hospital Forsyth tied with Northside Hospital Gwinnett as the tenth-best hospital in the state and the ninth-best in the Atlanta region. Emory University Hospital placed first in both categories.

The report ranked 11 of Northside Hospital Forsyth’s procedures/conditions as “high ranking” (5 out of 5), these include lung cancer surgery, heart attack, heart failure, diabetes, kidney failure, back surgery (spinal fusion), stroke, hip replacement, knee replacement, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and pneumonia.

Leukemia, lymphoma, myeloma, colon cancer surgery, prostate cancer surgery, abdominal aortic aneurysm repair and hip fracture were rated as “average” (3 out of 5).

Uterine cancer surgery and ovarian cancer surgery were ranked as “low performing” (2 out of 5).

Under a new category of “Racial Disparities in Outcomes,” the hospital received a better-than-average rating for the care of Black patients recovering from knee replacement, hip replacement or back surgery by enabling them to recover at home.

The hospital was found to be similar to other hospitals in terms of providing free or discounted care for uninsured or underinsured patients and received an overall patient experience rating of three out of five stars.

For more information on U.S. News and & World Report 2023/2024 Best Hospital ratings, visit

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I cover local news in Forsyth County, GA. My debut into the writing world began at the age of 10 when I won an essay contest in Around Acworth Magazine in which I wrote about spending the summer with my pet goat, Eclair. Since graduating from Kennesaw State University, I have been published in several newspapers and magazines in the Atlanta area including The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the Atlanta School Guide, What Now Atlanta, Newcomer Magazine, the Marietta Daily Journal and the Cherokee Tribune.

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