GHS Responds to Community’s Need for Expanded Urology Services


Health System Acquires Henderson Practice

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.


In May of 2008 a Granville Health System medical staff development plan was established. Based on the community needs assessment performed, area residents identified urology as a needed specialty within Granville County. Dr. Vijaya has been a member of the Granville Health System consulting staff since 1975 and became certified through the American Board of Urology in 1976.


 “Granville Health System is pleased to have an opportunity to work with such an experienced, well respected physician, who is known for his depth of knowledge and level of skill,” says Cristina Blalock, Senior Director of Ambulatory Services. “Dr. Vijaya is very familiar with area residents and their needs. He works toward providing excellent care for all his patients,” she continued.

Dr. Vijaya will establish an office in Oxford while continuing to maintain his Henderson practice. In addition, Dr. Vijaya will increase his availably for surgical services at Granville Medical Center, offering an immediate benefit to the Granville community.


“We are pleased that Dr. Vijaya has joined the medical team at Granville Health System. His commitment to quality care and dedication to patients establishes our health system as a top provider of urology services in the region,” says L. Lee Isley, GHS Chief Executive Officer.

“Moving forward in 2009 we will continue to seek new opportunities that support our dedication to quality and excellent service, maintaining our position as the preferred health care provider for the communities we serve.”


Hours of operation for Dr. Vijaya’s Henderson practice, which is located at 568 Ruin Creek Road, Suite 121, will be Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. by appointment. Oxford office hours and surgical times are being established. For an appointment, or information about urology services through Granville Health System, call 252-492-8711.

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