Extreme Cold Causes Water Line Breaks on Campus of Granville Medical Center


OXFORD, NC (January 10, 2018) – During the recent extended period of below-freezing temperatures, several water line breaks occurred on the campus of Granville Medical Center. One break was located at Brantwood Nursing and Rehab Center and the other break occurred at Granville Primary Care, Oxford. Broken pipes resulted in water damage to both of these facilities.

“We are working to resolve the situation,” said Jason Brand, Administrative Director of Emergency Medicine for Granville Health System. “Local contractors have replaced pipes at both of these facilities and damages are being repaired.”

Despite the incident, Brantwood Nursing & Rehab Center remained open throughout the event.  Residents in the affected rooms have been relocated within the building on a temporary basis.

Patient flow was not interrupted at Granville Primary Care, Oxford, as no exam rooms or nurse/laboratory areas were damaged.

"We'd like to thank our staff for their quick response and assistance in keeping patients and residents safe," Brand said. "We will all work diligently to restore these areas as quickly as possible."

About Granville Health System

For more than 97 years, Granville Health System has been delivering quality health care close to home.  To meet the growing needs of our community, Granville Health System has expanded its services throughout Granville County, offering convenient access to medical care where you work and live. GHS received a number of national awards, including the Hospital of Choice Award which named Granville Health System as one of the top 100 hospitals in the country in 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012. GHS also received the Community Value Index Five-Star Hospital Award, placing GHS in the top 20% of hospitals in the country in offering financial value to the communities served, while reinvesting back into facilities in order to provide for current and emerging health needs. Recently, Granville Health System was named one of the nation’s Top Performers on Key Quality Measures by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in America. The GHS main campus is located at 1010 College Street, Oxford, North Carolina. For more information about Granville Health System visit GHS online at www.ghsHospital.org.

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