Granville Health System Celebrates a Christmas Day Baby


Nathan Don Cox already has perfect timing and he’s just a newborn. Baby Nathan was born at 8:51 a.m. on December 25 to become a rare Christmas Day baby. Nathan, who weighed 6 lbs. 2.5 oz. and measured 20” long, is the son of Heather and Josh Cox of Buffalo Junction, Virginia. Nathan is the first child for the Cox family. 

“I’m so glad I chose Granville Health System for my delivery,” said Heather Cox. “All the staff were so wonderful and so caring.” 

Chief Nursing Officer Ann Marie Holtzman-Wheeler and Ashley Martin provided care for the new family. Martin, who is a clinical instructor for Vance Granville Community College (VGCC) for labor and delivery, postpartum care, and newborn care, was the lead nurse on the unit that day. 

“I was happy to come in and help out so that our nursing staff could spend some time with their families,” said Holtzman-Wheeler. “At Granville Health System, our work revolves around the needs of our patients and we are pleased to provide care every day of the year for this community.” 

The new family received a Christmas stocking and tee shirt for the new baby along with a take-home meal and a gift bag from Pampers. 

“I can’t imagine a better experience for a first-time mom than the care I received at Granville Health System,” said Cox. 

About Granville Health System
For more than 98 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 an “A” rating in quality and patient safety for Fall 2017 from The Leapfrog Group, a nonprofit organization committed to driving quality, safety, and transparency in the U.S. health care system. The Fall 2017 score gives the Health System back to back “A” ratings. GHS also received a 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

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