Good Samaritan Health Centers of Gwinnett (GSHCG or Good Sam Gwinnett) is a debt-free nonprofit organization operating two full-service clinics that provide low-cost medical, dental, and pharmacy services across the life span of poor and uninsured individuals of the north metropolitan Atlanta area.
Good Samaritan Health Centers of Gwinnett Timeline
Good Samaritan Health Center of Gwinnett opens as a part-time medical clinic.
Full-time medical operations begin.
The center opens a part-time dental clinic with two chairs.
The nonprofit documents nearly 4,000 visits for the year.
Operations are temporarily suspended due to financial challenges.
GSHCG reorganizes and reopens with a new business model as a part-time medical clinic.
The center documents nearly 3,200 visits for the year.
The center documents nearly 5,900 visits for the year.
The clinic begins offering evening hours.
The center documents more than 10,000 visits for the year.
Full-time operations resume since the relaunch.
The clinic begins biweekly Saturday hours.
GSHCG announces plans to relocate to a larger facility to meet the demand for services.
The organization receives the Scott Hudgens Humanitarian of the Year Award and the Gwinnett Chamber’s Healthcare Excellence Executive Administrator of the Year Award.
The organization earns national recognition as a Patient-Centered Medial Home, becoming the only privately funded charitable health clinic in Georgia’s safety net to have this recognition.
The organization acquires its future home and triples its facility capacity.
The clinic documents more than 17,000 visits for the year.
With the new, larger facility, GSHCG begins medical, dental (with six chairs), and pharmacy operations, including evening and weekend hours.
The organization documents more than 17,500 visits for the year.
The nonprofit enters a management agreement with Bridge Atlanta Medical Center.
The clinic documents nearly 26,000 visits for the year.
GSHCG completes a merger with Bridge Atlanta Medical Center.
The clinic documents nearly 33,000 visits for the year.
The clinic opens dispensary and a four-chair dental clinic in former Bridge Atlanta Medical Center location.
GSHCG acquires the future home for its second clinic (formerly Bridge Atlanta Medical Center).
The nonprofit receives Gwinnett Chamber’s Healthcare Agency of the Year award and documents nearly 35,000 visits for the year.
The nonprofit opens mini clinic within HomeFirst, Gwinnett County’s first homeless shelter.
Impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, the organization documents 29,500 visits for the year.
The organization begins medical and dental (with six chairs) operations at the new second location, including evening and weekend hours. The nonprofit is begins identifying as Good Samaritan Health Centers of Gwinnett.
GSHCG opens the Screening and Prevention Annex (SPA) for the care of COVID-19 patients and others with highly communicable infectious diseases.