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GHS Cares: The ABC's of Checking for Skin Cancer

4/19/2018

According to the American Cancer Society, skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States.

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GHS Cares: Why Falling is Worth Talking About

4/12/2018

Last week we discussed osteoporosis or bone thinning, which combined with a fall can lead to a debilitating broken bone. This week we’ll discuss how to prevent falls for adults who live at home.

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GHS Cares: With Age Comes Thinning Bones

4/5/2018

As we age, bone thinning becomes more prevalent and increases the risk of broken bones.

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GHS Cares: Keeping Your Body Regular

3/29/2018

Constipation is the most common gastrointestinal complaint in the United States, as it affects people of all ages.

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GHS Cares: Swollen Legs

3/22/2018

Leg swelling, which is called lower extremity edema in the medical field, is a very common complaint in primary care. There are many different causes and severity levels of leg swelling ranging from a minor pain to needing to be evaluated immediately by a medical provider.

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GHS Cares: What you need to know about Cervical Cancer Screenings

3/8/2018

A cervical cancer screening, also referred to as a pap smear, has been a fundamental piece of a woman’s annual exam for many years.

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GHS Cares: What Baby Aspirin Can Do For You

2/22/2018

Not only is baby aspirin one of the most cost-effective way to save lives, it is also one of the oldest medicines.

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GHS Cares: How to Combat Those Pesky Warts

2/15/2018

Common warts, or warts most frequently found on hands, and plantar warts, which take root on the bottom of the foot, are complaints we hear frequently at Granville Primary Care Butner-Creedmoor.

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Granville Health System Announces The Breast Care Program at Granville Surgical Associates

2/8/2018

Granville Health System (GHS) recently announced Naveen Kumar, MD of Granville Surgical Associates will open The Breast Care Program.

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GHS Cares: What to Know About Anxiety

2/8/2018

Anxiety is not an uncommon emotion, and it may not be considered a health problem either.

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GHS Cares: 2018 Flu Update

2/1/2018

The flu season is upon us and it has hit the country very hard. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) predicts that if this season follows prior similar season trends, approximately 34 million Americans will get the flu this year.

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CEO L. Lee Isley to Leave Granville Health System

1/26/2018

The Granville Health System (GHS) Board of Trustees (BOT) announced they have accepted the resignation of L. Lee Isley, Ph.D, FACHE as Chief Executive Officer of Granville Health System.

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GHS Cares: How Sodium Plays into your Diet

1/25/2018

As a primary care physician at Granville Primary Care, Butner-Creedmoor, it does not come as much of a surprise that so many locals, like many Americans all over, are suffering from health challenges that come from too much sodium intake.

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

1/10/2018

During the recent extended period of below-freezing temperatures, several water lines breaks occurred on the campus of Granville Medical Center.

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Tell Me Now: Strongly Agree or Agree

1/9/2018

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Fraud Alert: Granville Health System Telephone Number Used in Scam

1/4/2018

Granville Health System (GHS) recently confirmed a telephone number assigned to Granville Medical Center is being used as part of a telephone spoofing scam targeting individuals in the community.

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Granville Health System Celebrates Granville County's First Baby of the New Year

1/4/2018

Timija Anniestasia LeMay was born at 11:57 p.m. on January 1 to become Granville Health System's first baby of the year for 2018.

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GHS Welcomes Duke Family Medicine Resident Jonathan Hedrick, MD

10/20/2017

Granville Health System (GHS) recently welcomed Dr. Jonathan Hedrick into his rotation as a family medicine resident as part of GHS’s ongoing partnership with the Duke University School of Medicine’s Family Medicine Residency Program.

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Granville Health System Adds After-Hours Welcome Centers

10/11/2017

Granville Health System (GHS) recently announced after-hours Welcome Centers (kiosks) will be installed at Granville Medical Center and Brantwood Nursing & Rehab Center.

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Granville Primary Care, Oxford Welcomes Pediatrician Kelly Hayes, MD

7/1/2017

Granville Health System (GHS) recently announced pediatrician Kelly Hayes, MD will be joining Granville Primary Care, Oxford (GPC-O) later this month.

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Granville Primary Care, Butner-Creedmoor Welcomes Amy Nayo, MD

7/1/2017

Granville Health System (GHS) recently announced Amy Nayo, MD will be joining Granville Primary Care, Butner-Creedmoor (GPC-BC) later this month.

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Granville Health System Receives an "A" in Quality & Patient Safety

6/26/2017

Granville Health System (GHS) recently announced the hospital has been awarded an “A” rating in quality and patient safety from The Leapfrog Group, a nonprofit organization committed to driving quality, safety, and transparency in the U.S. health care system.

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Tell Me Now: Ensuring a Patient's Access to Care

2/20/2017

One opportunity that our community has continued to bring to us is how we manage the escalating cost of health care. Specifically, how we address changes in the health care insurance industry that have effectively created “roadblocks” in delivering care.

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Season Flu Preparations Pay Off for GHS

2/16/2017

The health system is ready to treat anyone who contracts the seasonal flu, and is working to limit its spread through education, increased awareness and infection control procedures already in place.

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GHS Partners with Duke University School of Medicine to Train Physicians

2/14/2017

The Family Medicine Residency program will bring family medicine residents to Granville Health System for education and training within a rural community hospital rotation.

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Granville Health System Receives $204,600 Grant from The Duke Endowment to Expand Transitional Care Program

1/20/2017

Granville Health System received a generous grant from the Duke Endowment to expand GHS's program that ensures patients are prepared for the transition from hospital to home.

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GHS Physician Elizabeth Baltaro, MD Recognized for Excellence in Family Medicine

1/6/2017

GHS announced that through a state-wide evaluation process, Elizabeth Baltaro, MD has received the Community Teaching Award from the North Carolina Academy of Family Physicians Foundation.

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New CT Scanner Upgrades Patient Care at Granville Health System

11/9/2016

Granville Health System recently acquired a new Siemens Perspective 64 Slice computerized tomography (CT) scanner for patient use at Granville Medical Center.

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Granville Health System Named a Community Value Index® Five-Star Hospital for 7th Year Running

10/20/2016

For the seventh consecutive year, Granville Health System (GHS) has been named to the Community Value Index® Five-Star hospitals list.

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The Granville Health System Upgrades CT Scanner Technology

9/6/2016

Granville Health System, its Board of Trustees and Medical Staff announced the acquisition of new equipment ensuring that the hospital offers the latest technology for the community. The purchase of a new Siemens Perspective 64 Slice computerized tomography (CT) scanner represents the commitment of GHS to investing in the health of the community.

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Granville ENT to Open on Granville Health System’s Oxford Campus

8/26/2016

Granville Health System (GHS) announced that it has partnered with UNC School of Medicine to open an Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose and Throat, or ENT) practice on the health system’s main campus, near Granville Medical Center.

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Tell Me Now: Understanding Patient Preferences

8/19/2016

I’d like to thank the members of the community who have shared with me their experiences at Granville Health System. I appreciate hearing from you about the care you received at our hospital. The positive experiences are nice to hear, but sharing our opportunities helps us to continue to improve your local health care system.

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Granville Health System to Host Free Diabetes Education Classes

8/15/2016

Granville Health System (GHS) will be working with Alliant Quality, the Medicare Quality Innovation Network - Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO) for North Carolina to offer a free Diabetes Empowerment Education Program (DEEP).

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Tell Me Now: The Cost of Healthcare

4/27/2016

I would like to first thank you for the continued feedback on the “Tell Me Now” column. It seems like everywhere I go, someone wants my opinion on their service: restaurants, shopping malls, auto shops. I appreciate the opportunity to answer their questions because receiving honest feedback is a great way to make improvements.

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Family Medicine Physician Elizabeth Baltaro Leads New UNC Program at Granville Health System

4/21/2016

Granville Health System (GHS) recently announced a partnership with the UNC School of Medicine in sponsoring a new program offered by the University.

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Granville Health System CEO Receives ACHE Regent’s Senior-Level Health Care Executive Award

4/5/2016

Granville Health System (GHS) announced the hospital’s Chief Executive Officer, L. Lee Isley, Ph.D., FACHE, recently received the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) Senior-Level Healthcare Executive Regent’s Award at the North Carolina Hospital Association Winter Meeting on February 21.

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Granville Health System Again Named a Community Value Index® Five-Star Hospital

10/5/2015

For the sixth consecutive year, Granville Health System (GHS) has been named to the Community Value Index® Five-Star hospitals list. The Community Value Index (CVI) ranking measures the financial value hospitals bring to their service areas and places Granville Health System within the top 20% of hospitals in the United States in providing financial value to the communities they serve.

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Tell Me Now: Providing Options through NorthWind Financial Services

9/15/2015

I would like to first thank you for the continued feedback on the “Tell Me Now” column; we are giving patients a voice and using that feedback to improve their experiences at Granville Health System.

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GHS Physician Elected Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association

5/8/2015

Granville Health System (GHS) announced that through a highly selective nationwide selection process, Stephan F. Baum, MD has been elected Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association (APA).

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GHS Announces InQuicker Service

5/4/2015

Granville Health System (GHS) announced that it is offering a new online check-in service for Emergency Department and ExpressCare patients.

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GHS Recognized as Top 10 Hospital for Quality

4/14/2015

Granville Health System (GHS) has been recognized by the NC Quality Center for outstanding performance over a 3-year initiative in patient safety and quality improvement.

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Granville Health System CEO Appointed to the North Carolina EMS Advisory Council

4/14/2015

Granville Health System (GHS) announced the hospital’s Chief Executive Officer, L. Lee Isley, Ph.D., FACHE, was recently appointed to the North Carolina EMS Advisory Council.

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GHS Relocates PFS to Main Campus

1/7/2015

Granville Health System announced the relocation of its Patient Financial Services office to the main campus, directly behind Granville Medical Center. The office is located across from Granville Primary Care, Oxford.

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Granville Health System Celebrates Granville County’s First Baby of the New Year

1/5/2015

Julian Nathaniel Balleza made his entrance into the world at 1:57 p.m. on Jan. 1 to become Granville Health System's first baby of the New Year for 2015.

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GHS Offers Health Insurance Marketplace Enrollment Resources

11/18/2014

Granville Health System (GHS) announced that it will be offering assistance to community members applying for health insurance

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GHS Prepared for Ebola Virus Disease

10/17/2014

Granville Health System (GHS), working in partnership with Granville-Vance District Health Department, has developed a response plan for Ebola Virus Disease based on guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other state and local public health partners.

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Granville Health System Discontinues Prompt Pay Discount

8/18/2014

Granville Health System announced that state and federal legislative cutbacks and the changing nature of the health care insurance industry due to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) have led to the health system discontinuing the health system’s Prompt Pay Discount.

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GHS Recognizes Essential Piece Winner

8/15/2014

Granville Health System (GHS) announced that Gabrielle Newell from Health Information Management at Granville Medical Center is the Essential Piece winner for the month.

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GHS Recognizes Essential Piece Winner

7/31/2014

Granville Health System (GHS) announced that Kim Hixson from the Specialty Clinic at GHS is the Essential Piece winner for the month.

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GHS Recognizes Essential Piece Winners

6/9/2014

Granville Health System (GHS) announced that Ann Marie Holtzman, Chelsea Sampson and Brandon Stewart from the Emergency Department and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) at Granville Medical Center are the Essential Piece winners for the month.

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GHS Recognizes Essential Piece Winners

5/19/2014

Granville Health System (GHS) announced that Brittany Gilreath, Marie Wiles, PA-C, Katy Merrick, Kelly Williamson and Kaye Williamson from the Emergency, Imaging and Admissions Departments at Granville Medical Center are the Essential Piece winners for the month.

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GHS’s Transitional Care Program Helps to Reduce Hospital Readmissions

4/29/2014

Granville Health System (GHS) reported that their Transitional Care program helped significantly reduce the rate of hospital readmissions to more than 3% below the North Carolina state average.

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GHS Recognizes Essential Piece Winner

4/3/2014

GHS Recognizes Essential Piece Winner

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Granville Health System Foundation 2014 Sam Perry Memorial Scholarship Application Deadline Approaching

4/2/2014

Granville Health System Foundation 2014 Sam Perry Memorial Scholarship Application Deadline Approaching

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The Granville Health System Foundation announced that discount registration is available for the 2014 Ambulance Chase and Food Truck Rodeo

3/19/2014

The Granville Health System Foundation Announces the Annual 5K Ambulance Chase and Food Truck Rodeo

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GHS Offers Health Insurance Marketplace Resources

3/17/2014

GHS wants to remind the community the open enrollment window for the Health Insurance Marketplace is closing on March 31, 2014.

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Brantwood Nursing & Rehab Center Now Offers More Insurance Options

3/12/2014

Granville Health System (GHS) announced that Brantwood Nursing and Rehab Center is now an in-network facility for Blue Medicare, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina and United Healthcare.

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Patient Recognizes Granville EMS for Excellent Service and Care

3/10/2014

Granville Emergency Medical Services (EMS) staff recently had a follow-up visit from a heart attack patient they helped last year.

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GHS Foundation Accepting Applications for 2014 Sam Perry Memorial Scholarship Program

2/11/2014

The Granville Health System Foundation has announced that it is now accepting applications for the 2014 Sam Perry Memorial Scholarship Program.

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GHS Unveils All New Local Photography

1/6/2014

Granville Health System (GHS) announced that Granville Medical Center is now featuring all new local photography throughout the first floor of the hospital.

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Granville Health System Reduces Staffing Due to State and Federal Legislative Cuts

10/8/2013

Granville Health System Reduces Staffing Due to State and Federal Legislative Cuts

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GHS Relocates Specialty Physician Offices to 102 Professional Park

8/9/2013

Granville Health System recently announced that three of its specialty physician groups will relocate to 102 Professional Park in Oxford on August 12, 2013.

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GHS Opens New Emergency Department at Granville Medical Center

5/9/2013

Granville Health System (GHS) announced the new emergency department addition at Granville Medical Center is now open.

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Granville Health System Welcomes Back Dr. J. Randall Byrd to South Granville Medical Center

5/8/2013

Granville Health System is pleased to announce that J. Randall Byrd, M.D. is now seeing patients at Granville Primary Care, Butner-Creedmoor.

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Granville Health System Welcomes Dr. Christopher Sorrels to Granville Primary Care, Oxford

4/25/2013

Granville Health System is pleased to announce that Christopher Sorrels, M.D. is now seeing new patients...

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Granville Health System Tapped for Expertise on Low Rate of Infections and Readmissions

4/23/2013

Granville Health System (GHS) has been named one of the nation’s leaders in preventing infection rates and readmissions by the Partnership for Patients, a public-private partnership working to improve the quality, safety and affordability of health care.

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Granville Health System Foundation Announces Granville 5K Ambulance Chase

2/21/2013

The Granville Health System Foundation announces a 5K competitive run, 5K Fun Run, 1-Mile Family Walk and 100-Yard Kids Dash to benefit the Granville Health System Foundation.

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GHS Foundation Accepting Applications for 2013 Sam Perry Memorial Scholarship Program

2/11/2013

The Granville Health System Foundation has announced that it is now accepting applications for the 2013 Sam Perry Memorial Scholarship Program.

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GHS Focuses on Quality in the Labor and Delivery Department

1/21/2013

Granville Health System recently partnered with the WakeMed Health Center for Innovative Learning for a simulated training exercise with the Labor and Delivery team.

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GHS Foundation Art Gala Tops $100,000 in Support of GHS Expansion Plan

12/20/2012

The Granville Health System Foundation announced its fourth annual Art Gala raised more than $111,000 in support of the GHS Expansion Plan.

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Granville Health System Announces Innovative Technology, Enhancing Care for Stroke Patients

12/17/2012

Granville Health System, in partnership with WakeMed Health & Hospitals and Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, announced today the launch of its innovative TeleStroke program.

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GHS Earns ‘Top Performer on Key Quality Measures™’ Recognition from The Joint Commission

10/1/2012

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

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GHS Foundation Announces Granville 5K Ambulance Chase

9/4/2012

The Granville Health System Foundation announces a 5K run, 1-Mile Family Walk and 100-Yard Kid’s Dash to benefit the expansion and renovations at Granville Medical Center

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Wilton Elementary Students Illustrate How They Are “Living Healthy”

6/7/2012

South Granville Primary Care Open House Gallery Draws Many Attendees and Smiles

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Granville Internal Medicine Welcomes Yashica Ruffin, M.D.

2/29/2012

Granville Health System (GHS) announced that Granville Internal Medicine will welcome Yashica Ruffin, MD, MPH, to the practice on March 1, 2012.

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Granville Health System Named Top Hospital for 4th Straight Year

2/17/2012

The American Alliance of Healthcare Providers (AAHP) has named Granville Health System (GHS) as one of the top hospitals in the country in their 2012 Hospital of Choice Awards

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Granville Health System’s EMS Department Presents First Preservation of Life Award

1/4/2012

Granville Health System (GHS) announced that on December 14, Benji Laws was presented with the first GHS "Preservation of Life" award from Granville Emergency Medical Services (EMS) for exceptional and professional efforts resulting in saving a human life.

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Granville Health System Wins Award for Excellence in Patient Safety

12/9/2011

Granville Health System (GHS) announced that it has been recognized for excellence in patient safety. The North Carolina Center for Hospital Quality and Patient Safety awarded GHS for maintaining nine consecutive months with zero catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs)

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GHS Enhances Patient Safety with Bedside Medication Verification System

12/7/2011

Granville Health System (GHS) announced that it has begun implementing Bedside Medication Verification (BMV) barcode scanning for patient medication verification.

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Granville Health System Breaks Ground for $20 Million Construction Project

10/20/2011

On October 17, Granville Health System (GHS) broke ground on phase one of the GHS Expansion Plan, a 4-phase master facility plan that will span the next 20 years. Phase one is a $20 million construction project

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Granville Health System Foundation Selects Kaitlin Mize as Recipient of the 2011 Sam Perry Scholarship

6/27/2011

The Granville Health System Foundation has announced that Kaitlin Mize of Oxford was awarded the second annual Sam Perry Scholarship

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Quality Cataract Care Services Performed at Granville Health System

6/20/2011

Until recently, life without reading glasses or bifocals was not an option for most cataract patients. Now there’s an excellent procedure in vision surgery being performed at Granville Health System that enables people undergoing cataract surgery to have the chance to achieve independence from eyeglasses. The advanced procedure, performed by Vinod Jindal, M.D., board certified ophthalmologist, involves

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Town Hall Meeting - Discussion on Oak Hill EMS Services

6/13/2011

Please join L. Lee Isley, Chief Executive Officer for Granville Health System and Senior Granville EMS staff for a discussion on emergency medical services

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Granville Health System Selected as 2011 GreenCare Award Winner

6/3/2011

Granville Health System has been recognized as one of the most green healthcare organizations in America by the GreenCare Awards program. Granville Health System was selected among more than 125 applicants as the 2011 GreenCare Award Winner of the Purchasing category, reflecting the organization’s commitment to providing environmentally sustainable healthcare

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Granville Health System announces March 31 grand opening of Granville ExpressCare clinic, located at Oxford Walmart store

3/21/2011

Granville ExpressCare is the first clinic at Walmart in the Triangle area. Granville Health System, in collaboration with NextDoor Health, is pleased to announce the Grand Opening of Granville ExpressCare, the new source for convenient, accessible health care

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Granville Health System Earns Top 10 Hospital of Choice Award

3/2/2011

The American Alliance of Healthcare Providers (AAHP) has named Granville Health System (GHS) as one of the top 10 hospitals in the country in their 2011 Hospital of Choice Awards

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GHS Opens Renovated Granville Medical Center Cafeteria

1/28/2011

Granville Health System (GHS) announced that the hospital will open the renovated Granville Medical Center cafeteria on February 2.

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GRANVILLE HEALTH SYSTEM FOUNDATION OFFERS “CULINARY TREASURES”

12/17/2010

After many months of collecting recipes from area residents, the Granville Health System Foundation is now selling a “Culinary Treasures” cookbook. Proceeds from the cookbook will benefit the Foundation

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Granville Health System announces primary clinic collaboration with NextDoor Health located at Walmart store

12/17/2010

Granville Health System (GHS), in collaboration with NextDoor Health, announces today a new clinic, Granville Express Care, at 1015 Lewis Street, Oxford, NC. Offering open access to well patient care, preventive care, treatment of minor illnesses and injuries, and basic laboratory tests

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GHS to Expand Food Services and Renovate Granville Medical Center's Cafeteria

12/6/2010

Granville Health System (GHS) announced that the hospital will begin renovations on the existing Granville Medical Center cafeteria during the week of December 6. Hours of operation and food services will not be affected

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Granville Health System Celebrates National Medical-Surgical Nurses Week

10/25/2010

Granville Health System (GHS) announced the organization is celebrating Medical-Surgical Nurses Week November 1-7. The Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses (AMSN) founded the nationally recognized week

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Everything About Art will be Available at the Second Annual GHS Foundation Art Gala

10/25/2010

The Granville Health System (GHS) Foundation will hold its second annual Art Gala on Saturday, November 6 at the Henderson Country Club.

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Granville Health System Celebrates Emergency Nurses Week

10/19/2010

Granville Health System (GHS) recently celebrated Emergency Nurses Week, held October 10-16. Each year, the Emergency Nurses Association honors emergency nurses in the United States and around the world for their dedication

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Granville Health System Showcases Imaging Services at AHRA 2010

9/20/2010

Members of Granville Health System’s (GHS) Senior Leadership and Director teams recently presented an educational program at the 38th Annual Meeting and Exposition of the American Healthcare Radiology Administrators (AHRA 2010).

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Granville Health System Recognized for Quality and Patient Safety

8/11/2010

Granville Health System (GHS) has been recognized for quality and patient safety by the North Carolina System for Healthcare Infection Measurement (NC SHIM).

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GHS Newborns Sport Purple "Hats from the Heart"

7/14/2010

Purple newborn caps replaced the traditional pink and blue on the tiny heads of infants at Granville Medical Center recently

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GHS Honors Retiree Phyllis Jones

7/13/2010

The room was filled with family and the many friends Phyllis Jones has made during her 20-year career at Granville Health System. All wished her well at her retirement party as she remembered all the fun she has had over the years.

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Granville Health System Auxiliary Awards Volunteers

7/12/2010

Harriet C. Edwards, who is an Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist at the NCSU Department of 4-H Youth Development and Family and Consumer Sciences in Raleigh, was the guest speaker at the recent Granville Health System Auxiliary Awards Banquet.

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Granville Health System Welcomes Granville EMS

6/25/2010

On July 1, Granville County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) will join Granville Health System (GHS). Granville County had approached the health system in reference to managing Granville EMS earlier this year. All 911 communication services will remain under the operation of the County.

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Granville Health System Foundation Selects Peyton Roberson as Recipient of the 2010 Sam Perry Scholarship

5/28/2010

The Granville Health System Foundation recently announced Peyton Elizabeth Roberson, a baccalaureate program nursing student at East Carolina University, was awarded the first annual Sam Perry Scholarship

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GHS Wins Five Aster Awards and Two Healthcare Advertising Awards for Excellence in Marketing

5/20/2010

Granville Health System (GHS) has been nationally recognized by the 2010 Aster Awards Program for excellence in health care marketing. “Our marketing and communications team has achieved a top 5% national ranking in their award categories

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GHS Hosts Star Chef Jim Mong at Granville Medical Center

5/18/2010

Granville Health System (GHS) will host star chef Jim Mong at Granville Medical Center on May 21st. Mong is a ServSafe Certified, country club experienced Morrison chef currently working in Charlotte.

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GHS Kicks Off the 37th Annual Emergency Medical Services Week

5/18/2010

On Monday, Granville Health System (GHS) helped kick off the 37th annual Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Week which runs from May 16 to 22. All across the country, hospitals and agencies are celebrating

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GHS Foundation to Hold Second Annual Royal Tea Party

5/4/2010

OXFORD, NC (May 4, 2010) – The Granville Health System Foundation has announced that it will hold the Second Annual Royal Tea Party on Saturday, May 15 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. at the Granville County Shrine Club in Oxford. Live music will be provided and “tea attire,” including hats and gloves, is welcome.

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L. Lee Isley Appointed to North Carolina Hospital Association Board of Trustees

4/30/2010

OXFORD, NC ( April 30, 2010) – Granville Health System (GHS) announced that L. Lee Isley, GHS Chief Executive Officer, has been chosen to help set policy for the state’s hospital trade association. Isley recently began a three-year term as an at-large member of the board of trustees of the North Carolina Hospital Association.

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GHS Bestows “ESSENTIAL PIECE” Awards

4/19/2010

OXFORD, NC (April 19, 2010) – Granville Health System (GHS) announced the first quarter winners of the Essential Piece Award for fiscal year 2010. The winners were nominated by GHS team members to recognize outstanding performance in one or more of the five categories directly linked to Granville Health System’s strategic plan: service, people, quality, finance and growth.

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GHS Medical Rehabilitation and Patient Financial Services Relocate to New Facilities

4/7/2010

OXFORD, NC (April 7, 2010) – Granville Health System (GHS) announced that the initial steps towards implementing the GHS Expansion Plan have been taken with the completed renovation of new Medical Rehabilitation and Patient Financial Services facilities. Both departments are relocating to Oxford Commons on Roxboro Road in Oxford. The move will be complete by Monday, April 12.

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Granville Health System Receives Designation as a Blue Distinction Center for Knee and Hip Replacement SM

3/16/2010

OXFORD, NC (March 16, 2010) –Granville Health System (GHS) announced that Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina (BCBSNC) has designated Granville Medical Center as a Blue Distinction Center for Knee and Hip Replacement. Blue Distinction Centers for Knee and Hip Replacement are part of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association’s expansion of its Blue Distinction® designation.

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Thelma Thornton Appointed to Granville Health System Board of Trustees

2/22/2010

OXFORD, NC (February 22, 2010) – Granville Health System (GHS) recently appointed a new member to its board of trustees. Thelma H. Thornton has begun her three-year term of office.

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Granville Health System Foundation Now Accepting Applications for the 2010 Sam Perry Memorial Scholarship Program

1/4/2010

OXFORD, NC (January 4, 2010) – The Granville Health System Foundation has announced that it is now accepting applications for the 2010 Sam Perry Memorial Scholarship Program.

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GHS Foundation Art Gala Raises More than $62,000 in Support of Expansion Plan

12/16/2009

OXFORD, NC (December 16, 2009) – The Granville Health System (GHS) Foundation held its inaugural Art Gala on Saturday, November 21 at the Granville County Shrine Club in Oxford, NC. The event raised more than $62,000 in support of the upcoming GHS Expansion Plan.

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GHS Wins Award for Excellence in Health Care Marketing

12/15/2009

OXFORD, NC (December 15, 2009) –Granville Health System (GHS) has been recognized by Carolina's Healthcare Public Relations & Marketing Society (CHPRMS) for excellence in health care marketing.

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South Granville Primary Care Promotes Children’s Wellness

12/8/2009

OXFORD, NC (December 8, 2009) –Granville Health System (GHS) recently announced the winners of the Butner-Stem Elementary School 2009 “Kids Living Healthy” artwork contest at the South Granville Primary Care facility in Butner, North Carolina. The program is a wellness initiative designed by Granville Health System to encourage students and their families to live healthy lifestyles.

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GHS Celebrates National Medical-Surgical Nurses Week

10/28/2009

OXFORD, NC (October 28, 2009) – Granville Health System (GHS) announced the organization is celebrating Medical-Surgical Nurses Week November 1-7. The Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses (AMSN) founded the nationally recognized week in order to raise awareness of the medical-surgical nursing specialty among nurses and the important work that they do.

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City of Oxford Recognizes GHS Emergency Nurses

10/27/2009

OXFORD, NC (October 27, 2009) – Granville Health System (GHS) announced the organization had received an official proclamation from the City of Oxford, designating October 14, 2009 as Emergency Nurses Day.

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GHS Recognized for Surgical Care Performance

10/23/2009

OXFORD, NC (October 23, 2009) – Granville Health System (GHS) announced the organization earned a NC SCIP performance award at the North Carolina Surgical Care Improvement Project's (NCSCIP) year two celebration.

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GHS is Prepared for Seasonal Flu and H1N1 Virus

10/16/2009

OXFORD, NC (October 16, 2009) – Granville Health System (GHS) announced that the health system is prepared for the potential of H1N1 virus cases multiplying across North Carolina. Hospital officials said they are ready to treat anyone who does contract the virus, or the seasonal flu, and are working to limit its spread through education, increased awareness and infection control procedures already in place.

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GHS Employees Raise More Than $27,000 to “Pave the Way” in Support of Community Health

10/9/2009

OXFORD, NC (October 9, 2009) – Granville Health System (GHS) announced the organization’s employees raised more than $27,000 through the “Paving the Way” employee giving campaign. The funds raised will benefit the Granville Health System Foundation and a portion of the money will be used to construct a brick walkway leading to the entrance of the new Granville Medical Center Emergency Department. GHS employees had exceeded the initial campaign goal of $5,000 within 5 days of the 30-day program.

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GHS Named a Community Value Index® Five-Star Hospital

9/4/2009

OXFORD, NC (September 4, 2009) – Granville Health System (GHS) was recently named to the Community Value Index® Five-Star hospitals list. The Community Value Index (CVI) ranking measures the financial value hospitals bring to their service areas and places Granville Health System within the top 20% of hospitals in the United States in providing financial value to the communities they serve.

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GHS Earns Hospital of Choice Award

9/2/2009

OXFORD, NC (September 2, 2009) – The American Alliance of Healthcare Providers (AAHP) has named Granville Health System as one of the top 100 hospitals in the country in their 2009 Hospital of Choice Awards, announced August 30, 2009.

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GHS Sponsors Butner-Stem Elementary Wellness Initiative

9/1/2009

OXFORD, NC (September 1, 2009) –Granville Health System (GHS) announced that the health system will sponsor the 2009 Kids Living Healthy Art Contest at Butner-Stem Elementary School. The program was launched on Monday, August 31 at the school.

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GHS is First in NC to Implant Orthopaedic Superion™ Device

8/31/2009

OXFORD, NC (August 31, 2009) – Granville Health System (GHS) announced that orthopaedic surgeon Ralph Liebelt, M.D. recently performed the first procedure in the state to treat leg pain and numbness caused by lumbar spinal stenosis using the Superion™ Interspinous Spacer (ISS) from Vertiflex Inc. The procedure was performed at Granville Medical Center.

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GHS Acquires Granville Internal Medicine and Geriatrics

8/17/2009

Oxford, NC (August 17, 2009) – Granville Health System (GHS) announced the organization has acquired Granville Internal Medicine and Geriatrics. The medical team of Francine Chavis, M.D., Stephen Ertischek, M.D. and Beverly Anderson, NP, joined the health system on August 1.

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GHS's Imaging Department Introduces Digital Mammography Services

8/17/2009

Oxford, NC (August 17, 2009) – Granville Health System (GHS) announced that local area residents now have access to digital mammography services at the health system's Oxford hospital, Granville Medical Center. GHS is one of the first hospitals in the area to offer this service.

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GHS Sponsors the 2009 Granville County Habitat for Humanity Home

7/30/2009

OXFORD, NC (July 30, 2009) – Granville Health System (GHS) announced the organization has signed on as a corporate sponsor of the 2009 Granville County Habitat for Humanity home, being built near downtown Oxford later this year. Granville County HFH is a locally run affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing organization. Habitat for Humanity works in partnership with people in need to build and renovate decent, affordable housing. The houses then are sold to those in need at no profit and with no interest charged.

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GHS Employees "Pave the Way" in Support of Community Health

7/9/2009

OXFORD, NC (July 9, 2009) – Granville Health System (GHS) announced the organization is conducting an employee giving campaign from July 13 to August 14. The campaign, “Paving the Way,” will benefit the Granville Health System Foundation and a portion of the money raised will be used to construct a brick walkway leading to the entrance of the new GHS Emergency Department. Employees who sponsor a brick for the walkway may have their name, or a name of their choosing, imprinted on the brick. The new construction is slated to begin in 2010.

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GHS Technologist Named Preceptor of the Year

6/25/2009

OXFORD, NC (June 25, 2009) – Pearl Hargrove, an operating room technologist at Granville Health System (GHS), received this year’s “Preceptor of the Year” award from Miller-Motte College in Cary.

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GHS Bestows “Essential Piece” Awards

6/3/2009

Oxford, NC (June 3, 2009) – Granville Health System (GHS) announced the second quarter winners of the Essential Piece Award, which was instituted in October 2007. The winners were nominated by GHS team members to recognize outstanding performance in one or more of the five categories directly linked to Granville Health System’s strategic plan: service, people, quality, finance and growth.

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Granville Health System Introduces Sam Perry Memorial Scholarship

5/22/2009

OXFORD, NC (May 22, 2009) – Granville Health System (GHS) held a ceremony on Friday, May 15 to introduce the Sam Perry Memorial Scholarship. The event was held at Granville Medical Center. In addition to formally introducing the scholarship, the program paid tribute to Sam Perry, a well-known local health care professional who passed away earlier this year.

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GHS Wins Two Aster Awards for Excellence in Health Care Marketing

5/22/2009

OXFORD, NC (May 22, 2009) –Granville Health System (GHS) has been nationally recognized by the 2009 Aster Awards Program for excellence in health care marketing.

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Oxford Baptist Church’s Women on Mission (WOM) Reaches Out to Mothers in Need

5/1/2009

Judy Briley, MSN, Director of Labor and Delivery at Granville Medical Center, accepts new mother care bags from Mary Ann Lumpkins, WOM Mission Actions Director.

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GHS Receives Generous Gift from Local Philanthropist

4/30/2009

OXFORD, NC (April 30, 2009) – Granville Health System (GHS) gratefully acknowledges the charitable gifts given by the estate of local businessman and philanthropist Harold L. Sherman and his family. The donations, totaling $174,000, will be used to further GHS’s mission to provide the community it serves with the very best health care delivered with compassion and pride.

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Brantwood Nursing and Rehab Center Employee

4/13/2009

OXFORD, NC (April 13, 2009) – Brantwood Nursing and Rehab Center employee Margaret Yancey Hart recently met the standards set by the National Certification Council for Activity Professionals (NCCAP) to become a certified activity director.

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Stovall-Shaw Elementary Students Illustrate How They Are Living Healthy

4/10/2009

OXFORD, NC (April 10, 2009) –Granville Health System (GHS) recently announced the winners of the Stovall-Shaw Elementary School 2009 “Kids Living Healthy” coloring contest at Stovall Medical Center in Stovall, North Carolina.

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GHS Board Chairman L.C. Adcock Receives NC Hospital Association Award

3/30/2009

OXFORD, NC (March 30, 2009) –Granville Health System (GHS) announced that Mr. L.C. Adcock has been selected to receive a North Carolina Hospital Association Trustee Award. The award, which recognizes outstanding trustees who have contributed substantially to their hospitals and communities, will be presented at a luncheon on Saturday, April 18, at the Trustee Institute in Myrtle Beach.

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GHS Responds to Community’s Need for Expanded Urology Services

1/30/2009

Oxford, NC (January 30, 2009) – Granville Health System (GHS) announced the organization has acquired the Henderson, NC urology practice of Linga Vijaya, M.D. In addition, Dr. Vijaya has joined Granville Health System’s active medical staff.

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