John Snow

Granville Health System Names New CEO

07/16/2018

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

07/06/2018

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

06/14/2018

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

GHS Cares: Top Tips for Dads

06/12/2018

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

Granville Health System Nurse Named VGCC Instructor

06/08/2018

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

06/07/2018

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

05/31/2018

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

05/24/2018

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

05/17/2018

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)

05/13/2018

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

05/10/2018

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

05/03/2018

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

04/26/2018

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

04/25/2018

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

04/19/2018

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

04/12/2018

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

04/05/2018

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

GHS Cares: Keeping Your Body Regular

03/29/2018

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

GHS Cares: Swollen Legs

03/22/2018

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

03/08/2018

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

02/22/2018

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

02/15/2018

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

02/08/2018

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

02/08/2018

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

GHS Cares: 2018 Flu Update

02/01/2018

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

01/26/2018

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

01/25/2018

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

01/10/2018

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

Tell Me Now: Strongly Agree or Agree

01/09/2018

Fraud Alert: Granville Health System Telephone Number Used in Scam

01/04/2018

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

01/04/2018

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

10/20/2017

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

10/11/2017

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

07/01/2017

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

07/01/2017

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

06/26/2017

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

02/20/2017

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

02/16/2017

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

02/14/2017

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

01/26/2017

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

01/06/2017

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

11/09/2016

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

10/20/2016

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

The Granville Health System Upgrades CT Scanner Technology

09/06/2016

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 ENT to Open on Granville Health System’s Oxford Campus

08/26/2016

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.

Tell Me Now: Understanding Patient Preferences

08/19/2016

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 to Host Free Diabetes Education Classes

08/15/2016

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).

Tell Me Now: The Cost of Healthcare

04/27/2016

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.

Family Medicine Physician Elizabeth Baltaro Leads New UNC Program at Granville Health System

04/21/2016

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 CEO Receives ACHE Regent’s Senior-Level Health Care Executive Award

04/05/2016

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.