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 throughout the project. GHS Food & Nutrition Services will begin operating in the first floor temporary dining area on Thursday, December 9. Entrance to the temporary dining area will be located near the first floor lobby elevators. Directional signage will be installed to help facilitate the transition.

 
The $350,000 dollar project will be managed by Hardin Construction Company and is scheduled for completion by late January. Morrison Management Specialists, a national award winning food service company, provides oversight for GHS Food Services and has provided support on the project.
 
 “We are pleased to be moving forward with this renovation,” said L. Lee Isley, Chief Executive Officer for Granville Health System. “GHS is committed to providing quality care and excellent customer service to our community. Morrison has nationally earned over a 90% patient satisfaction rate and continues to offer an exceptional dining experience for the patients, visitors and employees of Granville Health System.”
 
For a popular hospital cafeteria already known for its quality menu, the project will address an increasing demand for food services on the Granville Health System campus. Since 2005, the hospital’s emergency department has seen increases of more than 1,000 visits per year.  Inpatient, outpatient and surgical services have also increased by 4%, 38% and 23%, respectively. Along with the increased demand for patient care and supporting staff, the volume of hospital visitors has also grown. In addition to an expanded seating capacity, the new dining area and its amenities will improve patient care and give patients and their families a more comfortable environment during their stay.
 
“The renovations to the space and the additions we’re planning for our menu will play a part in our commitment to ensure that our patients and their families receive exceptional care and service,” said Carolyn F. Hill, Senior Director of Support Services for Granville Health System. “Our patients’ experience begins as soon as they arrive on our campus and we want every part of their experience to reflect our commitment to provide them with quality medical care and customer service.”
 
Aesthetically, the renovated space will feature new furniture, flooring and a conference room. The plan also calls for an expanded menu, featuring a new grill with rotating menus, a full deli offering fresh made to order sandwiches and salads, and a rotating Italian bar with calzones, strombolies and pizza. Healthy options will be available to diners at the new Chef’s Table with stir fry, chicken and shrimp dishes.
 
The project underscores Granville Health System’s commitment to reinvest back into the community. Last year GHS was 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. GHS shares this honor with other hospitals operating with a high degree of community value, that have low costs, low charges, and use financial resources efficiently for reinvesting back into the provision of health care at the facility.
 
“Projects like this have a positive impact on the care of our patients and continue to be a focus of the health system as we move into 2011 with other initiatives, such as the $21 million GHS Expansion Plan,” said Isley. “Our Board of Trustees has positioned us well, ensuring that Granville Health System continues to deliver quality care and reinvest back into the community it serves.”
 
About Granville Health System
GHS provides quality care to more than 86,000 patients a year and has over 100 experienced physicians representing numerous specialties on its medical staff. The main campus is located at 1010 College Street, Oxford, North Carolina, 27565. For more information about Granville Health System, visit GHS online at www.granvillemedical.com.
 
The GHS Cafeteria is open to the public and operates during the following hours:
Breakfast
7:30 am – 9:00 am Monday – Friday
8:00 am – 9:00 am Weekends
Lunch
11:30 am – 1:30 pm 7 days a week
Dinner
5:15 pm – 6:30 pm 7 days a week
 
 About Morrison Management Specialist
Morrison Management Specialists is the nation’s only food service company exclusively dedicated to providing food, nutrition and dining services to the healthcare and senior living communities. With over 1,200 registered dietitians, 200 executive chefs and 16,600 professional food service team members, Morrison is actively committed to fostering ways to enjoy great-tasting, healthy food through socially responsible practices and superior customer service.

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