In 1979, two Catholic nuns (Sisters Kathryn Cliatt & June Racicot) along with some dedicated community members, founded George E. Wilson Memorial Health Services, Inc. (the Wilson Clinic) to provide health care to a rural community located at the foothills of the North Georgia mountains. That original clinic, now Georgia Highlands Medical Services (GHMS), was located in a double-wide trailer and was serving 168 patients a year. Lots has changed since then – in the community and at GHMS. But one thing has not: we have always remained steadfast in our commitment to the community and will continue to provide exceptional health services to everyone who needs them.
In 1991 the United Way of Forsyth County held its first campaign, and GHMS is honored to be one of the founding member agencies. To this day, United Way funds go to providing mammograms, prostate screenings, diabetic education, and other services that many of our patients would otherwise be unable to afford. We are both grateful and proud to partner with the United Way to help improve the lives of Forsyth County residents.