GHS Welcomes Duke Family Medicine Resident Jonathan Hedrick, MD

10/20/2017

 

Oxford, NC (October 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. This program allows family medicine residents to engage in education and training within a rural community hospital environment. Granville Health System was identified as an ideal match for the program given the medical staffs’ willingness to work with and mentor young physicians and the quality of care that they provide.

 

Jonathan Hedrick, MD, is the latest Duke Family Medicine Resident working with Granville Health System providers to deliver quality care to Granville Medical Center inpatients. Dr. Hedrick receive his Bachelor of Arts degree in philosophy from Wake Forest University in Winston Salem and received his medical degree from the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University in Greenville. He started his third year of family medicine training by rotating to Granville to provide inpatient care for a variety of service areas, including seeing patients in the intensive care unit, newborn nursery, and labor and delivery.

 

“This opportunity with Granville Health System will allow me to learn from multiple service areas in the rural health care setting,” Dr. Hedrick said. “I am very excited to be able to provide a wide array of health care services and enhance my overall training in traditional family medicine.”

 

In addition to providing inpatient care at GHS during his family residency rotation, Dr. Hedrick is involved in the local community to increase awareness about chronic conditions. He has teamed up with local community leaders and barber shops in particular in a collaborative effort to raise awareness on how to understand and prevent hypertension and the complications that follow suit.

 

“I am very excited to work with these members of the community to spread awareness on hypertension and the possible consequences of the condition, including stroke, cardiovascular disease and kidney disease,” Dr. Hedrick said.

 

The family medicine residents working at Granville Health System are in training at Duke University School of Medicine to become specialists in family medicine. Their focus on quality population health delivery and innovation is a valuable asset to the Granville Health System patient experience. 

 

“Granville Health System will continue working in partnership with the Duke University School of Medicine to provide this unique work environment to young physicians who are eager to gain more experience in their field of study,” said Cristina R. Carroll, GHS Chief Operating Officer. “The need for quality primary care physicians remains consistent not only in Granville County but in the country. GHS believes this program allows young physicians to experience the reward of aiding a small community to engage in family medicine at a rural health care facility. Granville has been successful in recruiting physicians who demonstrate a strong understanding of what it takes to provide quality care to the community.”

 

The American Academy of Family Physicians estimates that only 10 percent of physicians practice medicine in rural areas despite 20 percent of the US population residing in them. Granville Health System provides the setting to help expose program residents to a wide range of care while being mentored by highly experienced physicians, all in a rural community facility. Residents have the opportunity to learn about multiple service areas from GHS medical staff, including critical care, OB/GYN, and adult and pediatric medicine.

  

“Granville Health System is pleased to have the opportunity to partner with other institutions in the area,” Carroll said. “Granville, the community and residents will be provided added value in the delivery of care through our Health System and the addition of a program for inpatient medicine. This quality of care is a reflection of our commitment to enabling care providers to administer quality health care and improving health outcomes in our community.”

 

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 its community, Granville Health System has expanded its services throughout Granville County, offering convenient access to medical care where its citizens 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 four years running. GHS has 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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