Granville Health System to Host Free Diabetes Education Classes
Oxford, NC (August 15, 2016) – Granville Health System (GHS) will be working with Alliant Quality, the Medicare Quality Innovation Network - Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO) for North Carolina to offer a free Diabetes Empowerment Education Program (DEEP).
The DEEP program is a series of interactive classes taught by a certified diabetes educator and designed to help Oxford area residents with diabetes or pre-diabetes take control of their diabetes through nutrition, exercise, stress management and goal setting. Uncontrolled diabetes increases a person’s risk of complications such as blindness, kidney disease, and amputations.
Class participants will meet in the Education Classroom at Granville Medical Center from 3:30pm-5:30pm on the following dates:
• Thursday, September 15 – First Class
• Thursday, September 22
• Thursday, September 29
• Thursday, October 6
• Thursday, October 13
• Thursday, October 20 – Graduation
Family members, caregivers and friends are welcome to attend. To gain the most from the program, attendance at every session is highly encouraged. Pre-registration for these free classes is required. To attend the diabetes class series, please speak with your health care provider about a referral or you can register at ghshospital.org/DEEP or by calling 919.690.2149.
About Granville Health System
For nearly 95 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 www.ghsHospital.org.