Granville Health System Nurse Named VGCC Instructor


Granville Health System (GHS) recently announced Vance Granville Community College (VGCC) has named Ashley Martin, BSN, RN, a clinical instructor in its labor and delivery rotation. Experienced in labor and delivery, postpartum care, and newborn care, Martin will serve part-time in this capacity while maintaining her position as a nurse in the OB unit at Granville Medical Center.

Martin received her Associate of Science degree in Nursing from VGCC in 2015. While at the school, she achieved the OB/Pediatrics Clinical Excellence Award. She recently graduated with cum laude distinction from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington with a bachelor’s degree in Nursing.

“I look forward to taking on this new role,” Martin said. “I am very passionate about the training of new nursing talent in our area.”

Martin will offer the OB clinical rotation students opportunities for working with labor and delivery, caring for newborns, discharge planning, and simulations of life-threatening events in the delivery room.

“This community produces top talent in the health care industry,” said Cristina Carroll, Interim GHS Chief Executive Officer.  “We all win when our community hospital partners with educators with quality training programs like VGCC’s Nursing Program.”

GHS also supports Vance Granville Community College as a clinical partner with the Radiography Program, the Phlebotomy Program, and the Certified Nursing Assistant Program. Granville also partners with North Carolina Central University and Piedmont Community College to provide clinical rotations to nursing students.

Additionally, medical students from both the UNC Longitudinal Care Program and the Duke University Medical School’s Family Medicine Residency Program have completed clinical rotations at GHS as an introduction to practicing rural, community medicine.

“Granville Health System is fortunate to be able to help train the best and brightest clinical students in the area,” Carroll said. “We look forward to seeing more students go on to serve the community as they graduate and begin their careers right here in Granville County.”

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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