GHS Unveils All New Local Photography


OXFORD, NC (January 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.

Local photographer Sandra Cole Rodger, owner of Cole Rodger Photographics, captured the images throughout Granville County. As a community hospital, GHS wanted to ensure that the prints would showcase everything that Granville County has to offer including the rural landscape, unique architecture, and the area’s rich agricultural history. The photographs include images of Lake Rogers, tobacco barns from all over the county, silos, native plants, and farm crops.

The prints are displayed in the Emergency Department, Imaging, Outpatient Surgery and Laboratory waiting areas. All of these areas of the hospital are new or newly renovated.
GHS plans to expand the Granville County themed photography throughout the health system. Jason Brand, Administrative Director for Emergency Medicine, commented “We would like to incorporate Sandra’s photography throughout the system including Brantwood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, the three Granville Primary Care locations, Behavioral Health Services, and the newly renovated 102 Professional Park Drive. It’s a great way to celebrate the history of Granville County.”

The photographer, originally from Raleigh, now operates her own commercial studio in Oxford and enjoys exploring the Granville County country side. She commented, “Granville County community members are wonderful. The people that I have met so far have given me full access to their land, and have even given me new locations to check out. Everyone has been friendly and accommodating.”

“We are excited about this photography project and how it celebrates and highlights Granville County,” Brand added. “Granville Medical Center is a community hospital and the images reflect timeless architecture and foundation, farming traditions, and family legacy. The Granville County way of life portrayed in these photos highlights the community we serve. Our hope is that these images will create a pleasant waiting environment for our patients and families. By doing so, we continue our pursuit of excellence and quality care.”

About Granville Health System
For more than 92 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

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