Enjoy our special coverage of Eastside Medical Center, linked below. Eastside first opened it’s doors in 1980 as Gwinnett Community Hospital. Thirty-seven years later, it still embraces that role and its commitment to the community. Eastside now counts more than 1,200 caring and committed employees, including 450 physicians. More than 65,000 patients were served in Eastside’s ER last year, while more than 1.000 babies enter the world at Eastside each year. The hospital continues to grow and evolve, opening three Urgent Care Centers and a second ER this year alone.