According to the American Cancer Society, skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States.
Last week we discussed osteoporosis or bone thinning, which combined with a fall can lead to a debilitating broken bone. This week we’ll discuss how to prevent falls for adults who live at home.
As we age, bone thinning becomes more prevalent and increases the risk of broken bones.
Constipation is the most common gastrointestinal complaint in the United States, as it affects people of all ages.
Leg swelling, which is called lower extremity edema in the medical field, is a very common complaint in primary care. There are many different causes and severity levels of leg swelling ranging from a minor pain to needing to be evaluated immediately by a medical provider.
A cervical cancer screening, also referred to as a pap smear, has been a fundamental piece of a woman’s annual exam for many years.
Not only is baby aspirin one of the most cost-effective way to save lives, it is also one of the oldest medicines.
Common warts, or warts most frequently found on hands, and plantar warts, which take root on the bottom of the foot, are complaints we hear frequently at Granville Primary Care Butner-Creedmoor.
Anxiety is not an uncommon emotion, and it may not be considered a health problem either.
Granville Health System (GHS) recently announced Naveen Kumar, MD of Granville Surgical Associates will open The Breast Care Program.
The flu season is upon us and it has hit the country very hard. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) predicts that if this season follows prior similar season trends, approximately 34 million Americans will get the flu this year.
The Granville Health System (GHS) Board of Trustees (BOT) announced they have accepted the resignation of L. Lee Isley, Ph.D, FACHE as Chief Executive Officer of Granville Health System.
As a primary care physician at Granville Primary Care, Butner-Creedmoor, it does not come as much of a surprise that so many locals, like many Americans all over, are suffering from health challenges that come from too much sodium intake.
During the recent extended period of below-freezing temperatures, several water lines breaks occurred on the campus of Granville Medical Center.
Granville Health System (GHS) recently confirmed a telephone number assigned to Granville Medical Center is being used as part of a telephone spoofing scam targeting individuals in the community.
Timija Anniestasia LeMay was born at 11:57 p.m. on January 1 to become Granville Health System's first baby of the year for 2018.
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.
Granville Health System (GHS) recently announced after-hours Welcome Centers (kiosks) will be installed at Granville Medical Center and Brantwood Nursing & Rehab Center.
Granville Health System (GHS) recently announced Amy Nayo, MD will be joining Granville Primary Care, Butner-Creedmoor (GPC-BC) later this month.
Granville Health System (GHS) recently announced pediatrician Kelly Hayes, MD will be joining Granville Primary Care, Oxford (GPC-O) later this month.
Granville Health System (GHS) recently announced the hospital has been 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.
One opportunity that our community has continued to bring to us is how we manage the escalating cost of health care. Specifically, how we address changes in the health care insurance industry that have effectively created “roadblocks” in delivering care.
The health system is ready to treat anyone who contracts the seasonal flu, and is working to limit its spread through education, increased awareness and infection control procedures already in place.
The Family Medicine Residency program will bring family medicine residents to Granville Health System for education and training within a rural community hospital rotation.
Granville Health System received a generous grant from the Duke Endowment to expand GHS's program that ensures patients are prepared for the transition from hospital to home.
GHS announced that through a state-wide evaluation process, Elizabeth Baltaro, MD has received the Community Teaching Award from the North Carolina Academy of Family Physicians Foundation.
Granville Health System recently acquired a new Siemens Perspective 64 Slice computerized tomography (CT) scanner for patient use at Granville Medical Center.
For the seventh consecutive year, Granville Health System (GHS) has been named to the Community Value Index® Five-Star hospitals list.
Granville Health System, its Board of Trustees and Medical Staff announced the acquisition of new equipment ensuring that the hospital offers the latest technology for the community. The purchase of a new Siemens Perspective 64 Slice computerized tomography (CT) scanner represents the commitment of GHS to investing in the health of the community.
Granville Health System (GHS) announced that it has partnered with UNC School of Medicine to open an Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose and Throat, or ENT) practice on the health system’s main campus, near Granville Medical Center.
I’d like to thank the members of the community who have shared with me their experiences at Granville Health System. I appreciate hearing from you about the care you received at our hospital. The positive experiences are nice to hear, but sharing our opportunities helps us to continue to improve your local health care system.
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).
I would like to first thank you for the continued feedback on the “Tell Me Now” column. It seems like everywhere I go, someone wants my opinion on their service: restaurants, shopping malls, auto shops. I appreciate the opportunity to answer their questions because receiving honest feedback is a great way to make improvements.
Granville Health System (GHS) recently announced a partnership with the UNC School of Medicine in sponsoring a new program offered by the University.
Granville Health System (GHS) announced the hospital’s Chief Executive Officer, L. Lee Isley, Ph.D., FACHE, recently received the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) Senior-Level Healthcare Executive Regent’s Award at the North Carolina Hospital Association Winter Meeting on February 21.
For the sixth consecutive year, Granville Health System (GHS) has been named to the Community Value Index® Five-Star hospitals list. The Community Value Index (CVI) ranking measures the financial value hospitals bring to their service areas and places Granville Health System within the top 20% of hospitals in the United States in providing financial value to the communities they serve.
I would like to first thank you for the continued feedback on the “Tell Me Now” column; we are giving patients a voice and using that feedback to improve their experiences at Granville Health System.
Granville Health System (GHS) announced that through a highly selective nationwide selection process, Stephan F. Baum, MD has been elected Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association (APA).
Granville Health System (GHS) announced that it is offering a new online check-in service for Emergency Department and ExpressCare patients.
Granville Health System (GHS) has been recognized by the NC Quality Center for outstanding performance over a 3-year initiative in patient safety and quality improvement.
Granville Health System (GHS) announced the hospital’s Chief Executive Officer, L. Lee Isley, Ph.D., FACHE, was recently appointed to the North Carolina EMS Advisory Council.
Granville Health System announced the relocation of its Patient Financial Services office to the main campus, directly behind Granville Medical Center. The office is located across from Granville Primary Care, Oxford.
Julian Nathaniel Balleza made his entrance into the world at 1:57 p.m. on Jan. 1 to become Granville Health System's first baby of the New Year for 2015.
Granville Health System (GHS) announced that it will be offering assistance to community members applying for health insurance
Granville Health System (GHS), working in partnership with Granville-Vance District Health Department, has developed a response plan for Ebola Virus Disease based on guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other state and local public health partners.
Granville Health System announced that state and federal legislative cutbacks and the changing nature of the health care insurance industry due to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) have led to the health system discontinuing the health system’s Prompt Pay Discount.
Granville Health System (GHS) announced that Gabrielle Newell from Health Information Management at Granville Medical Center is the Essential Piece winner for the month.
Granville Health System (GHS) announced that Kim Hixson from the Specialty Clinic at GHS is the Essential Piece winner for the month.
Granville Health System (GHS) announced that Ann Marie Holtzman, Chelsea Sampson and Brandon Stewart from the Emergency Department and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) at Granville Medical Center are the Essential Piece winners for the month.