Granville Health System Names New CNO


Granville Health System (GHS) announced it has selected Ann Marie Holtzman-Wheeler as its Chief Nursing Officer. Holtzman-Wheeler has been serving in an interim capacity since August 2018.

Left to right: GHS Board of Trustees member Vernell Anderson; NC Senator Floyd B. McKissick Jr; CEO John F. Snow; Granville County Commissioner Zelodis Jay; Granville County Commissioner Tim Karan

GHS Breaks Ground on New Medical Office Building


Granville Health System (GHS) recently held a groundbreaking ceremony for a new medical office building that will be built on the health system’s main campus.

GHS Cares: Fatty Liver Disease


Obesity is a growing concern in the US and is an important risk factor for nonalcoholic fatty liver disease.

GHS Cares: Preparing for Flu Season


It is October and flu season is quickly approaching! Seasonal flu viruses are present year-round but they are most common in the fall and winter months.

Granville Health System Deploys Emergency Response Team to Eastern NC


GHS recently deployed a seven-member GHS team of clinicians to Onslow Memorial Hospital in response to the emergent needs presented by Hurricane Florence.

Hurricane Safety Checklist


Hurricane Florence is headed toward North Carolina and there are things you can do to be ready. Preparation is the best protection against the dangers of a hurricane.

GHS Cares: Health Topics from Your Local Family Doctors- Pancreatitis


Pancreatitis is a rare, but serious cause of upper abdominal pain and vomiting. You should seek medical treatment immediately for any sudden and severe abdominal pain, especially if you are unable to eat.

John Snow

Granville Health System Names New CEO


The Granville Health System (GHS) Board of Trustees announced it has selected John F. Snow as its Chief Executive Officer. Snow will begin his new position on August 13, replacing former CEO L. Lee Isley who resigned in March to accept the position of President and CEO of Nash UNC Health Care in Rocky Mount, NC.

Albin Abraham, MD

GHS Opens Granville Gastroenterology Associates and Welcomes Albin Abraham, MD


OXFORD, NC (July 6, 2018) - Granville Health System (GHS) recently announced the opening of Granville Gastroenterology Associates on the campus of Granville Medical Center. Dr. Abraham will lead the practice and is currently accepting new patients.

GHS Cares: What to Know for Throat Issues


Throat infections are more common in children and young adults but can happen at any age.

GHS Cares: Top Tips for Dads


The benefits to a child of having an involved father are significant and can be life-changing.

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.

GHS Cares: Shingles Vaccinations are Not Created Equal


There are two shingles vaccinations available now and there are some major differences to note in deciding which to get.

GHS Cares: Why Your Cholesterol Levels Matter


There is a lot of talk around the negative effects of high cholesterol, but what exactly is cholesterol and why does it matter?

GHS Cares: Ensuring Medication Safety


Medication errors are a major concern for prescribing doctors. According to the CDC, 82% of Americans take at least one medication, and nearly one third of Americans take five or more medications.

GHS Cares: What to Know About Pool Safety


Family swimming pool time is one popular outdoor summer activity to help beat the heat, but it’s important to take the necessary safety precautions if swimming and using the pool.

GHS Cares: Top Six Tips for a New Mom (from a Dad’s perspective)


GHS' dedicated pediatrician Dr. Kelly Hayes is sharing his tips for new moms in this first of a monthly column series targeted toward families with children.

GHS Cares: Adult Vision Screenings


It is critical to visit an eye specialist (optometrist or ophthalmologist) to receive a regular screening eye exam to preserve vision and eye function over time.

GHS Cares: Pediatric Eye Screening


Unless the teacher raises a concern about vision due to a child not being able to see the board, parents rarely voice concerns about vision at children’s check-ups. Nevertheless, pediatric vision screening is very important.

GHS Cares: How to Prevent Sun Damage


Sun rays have many different types of light, including UV, which is the type that causes the most DNA damage. In North Carolina, UV rays are strongest in the late spring and early summer. So now is the time to think about protecting your skin.

Granville Surgical Associates Expand Services


Triangle Physician's latest cover story describes Granville Surgical Associates ability to provide expanded surgical services with Dr. Shane Hodge and Dr. Naveen Kumar.

GHS Cares: The ABC's of Checking for Skin Cancer


According to the American Cancer Society, skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States.

GHS Cares: Why Falling is Worth Talking About


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.

GHS Cares: With Age Comes Thinning Bones


As we age, bone thinning becomes more prevalent and increases the risk of broken bones.

GHS Cares: Keeping Your Body Regular


Constipation is the most common gastrointestinal complaint in the United States, as it affects people of all ages.

GHS Cares: Swollen Legs


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.

GHS Cares: What you need to know about Cervical Cancer Screenings


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.

GHS Cares: What Baby Aspirin Can Do For You


Not only is baby aspirin one of the most cost-effective way to save lives, it is also one of the oldest medicines.

GHS Cares: How to Combat Those Pesky Warts


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.

GHS Cares: What to Know About Anxiety


Anxiety is not an uncommon emotion, and it may not be considered a health problem either.

Granville Health System Announces The Breast Care Program at Granville Surgical Associates


Granville Health System (GHS) recently announced Naveen Kumar, MD of Granville Surgical Associates will open The Breast Care Program.

GHS Cares: 2018 Flu Update


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.

CEO L. Lee Isley to Leave Granville Health System


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.

GHS Cares: How Sodium Plays into your Diet


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.

Extreme Cold Causes Water Line Breaks on Campus of Granville Medical Center


During the recent extended period of below-freezing temperatures, several water lines breaks occurred on the campus of Granville Medical Center.

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Fraud Alert: Granville Health System Telephone Number Used in Scam


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.

Granville Health System Celebrates Granville County's First Baby of the New Year


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.

GHS Welcomes Duke Family Medicine Resident Jonathan Hedrick, MD


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 Adds After-Hours Welcome Centers


Granville Health System (GHS) recently announced after-hours Welcome Centers (kiosks) will be installed at Granville Medical Center and Brantwood Nursing & Rehab Center.

Granville Primary Care, Butner-Creedmoor Welcomes Amy Nayo, MD


Granville Health System (GHS) recently announced Amy Nayo, MD will be joining Granville Primary Care, Butner-Creedmoor (GPC-BC) later this month.

Granville Primary Care, Oxford Welcomes Pediatrician Kelly Hayes, MD


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 Receives an "A" in Quality & Patient Safety


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.

Tell Me Now: Ensuring a Patient's Access to Care


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.

Season Flu Preparations Pay Off for GHS


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.

GHS Partners with Duke University School of Medicine to Train Physicians


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 Receives $204,600 Grant from The Duke Endowment to Expand Transitional Care Program


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.

Dr. Elizabeth Baltaro of Granville Primary Care, Butner-Creedmoor

GHS Physician Elizabeth Baltaro, MD Recognized for Excellence in Family Medicine


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.

CT Technologist Erica Frazier prepares a patient for an imaging study

New CT Scanner Upgrades Patient Care at Granville Health System


Granville Health System recently acquired a new Siemens Perspective 64 Slice computerized tomography (CT) scanner for patient use at Granville Medical Center.

Granville Health System Named a Community Value Index® Five-Star Hospital for 7th Year Running


For the seventh consecutive year, Granville Health System (GHS) has been named to the Community Value Index® Five-Star hospitals list.