Granville Primary Care, Oxford Welcomes Pediatrician Kelly Hayes, MD


OXFORD, NC (July 1, 2017) – Granville Health System (GHS) recently announced pediatrician Kelly Hayes, MD will be joining Granville Primary Care, Oxford (GPC-O) later this month.

Dr. Hayes is a graduate of the University of North Carolina School of Medicine and completed his residency at the University of Kentucky Medical Center, during which he was recognized as Kentucky Children’s Hospital Resident of the Year in the areas of Nephrology, Pulmonology, Newborn Nursery, and Endocrinology. Dr. Hayes is certified in Pediatric Advanced Life Support and Neonatal Resuscitation, and he currently serves on the Kentucky Children’s Hospital Quality and Safety Committee.

The arrival of Dr. Hayes to GPC-O is part of a current overarching expansion of physician services occurring throughout Granville Health System. Recently, GHS has welcomed new providers in primary care, hospitalist services, surgical services and urology.

“Granville remains responsive and committed to meeting the health care needs of our community,” said L. Lee Isley, PhD, FACHE, CEO of Granville Health System. “Some of the feedback we have received from the community is Granville County needs more access to quality pediatric care. I’m pleased to share Dr. Hayes will provide that access and is looking forward to working with our families in keeping our kids happy and healthy.”

In joining Granville Primary Care, Dr. Hayes will be working with a group of established providers in delivering comprehensive care in the areas of family, pediatric and internal medicine. With locations in both Oxford and Butner-Creedmoor, Granville Primary Care provides a complement of services in caring for entire families, ranging from pediatric to geriatric medicine.

“I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to practice pediatric medicine in Granville County,” Hayes said. “I share a commitment to quality and community medicine with Granville Health System. I’m joining an organization that listens to the needs of its community, whether that means recruiting more specialized providers or ensuring clinics are well-equipped to deliver a high level of care. We’re a perfect fit.”

In referencing well-equipped clinics, Dr. Hayes is referring to a planned medical office building scheduled to be built on the Granville Medical Center campus. The new facility will immediately house Granville Primary Care, Oxford and be available for additional services as they are introduced to the health system.

“We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Hayes to our community,” said Cristina Carroll, COO of Granville Health System. “As the organization continues to grow, Granville will seek out dedicated medical professionals willing to engage our community and share our commitment to quality care and patient safety.”

Granville Health System was recently awarded an “A” rating in quality and patient safety from The Leapfrog Group, a nonprofit organization committed to driving quality, safety, and transparency in the U.S. health care system. The scoring is based on Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades, which assign A, B, C, D and F letter grades to hospitals nationwide.  Granville Health System receive an “A” for its commitment to reducing errors, infections and accidents that can harm patients.

“As the pediatric needs of our community expand, GHS is positioned well to ensure access to quality care is available,” Carroll said. “We look forward to continued growth in pediatric and primary care.”

Dr. Hayes is accepting new patients. To schedule an appointment please call 919-693-6541 or visit to make an appointment online.

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 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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