GHS Employees Raise More Than $27,000 to “Pave the Way” in Support of Community Health

Granville Health System (GHS) announced the organization’s employees raised more than $27,000 through the “Paving the Way” employee giving campaign. The funds raised will benefit the Granville Health System Foundation and a portion of the money will be used to construct a brick walkway leading to the entrance of the new Granville Medical Center Emergency Department. GHS employees had exceeded the initial campaign goal of $5,000 within 5 days of the 30-day program.

“Granville Health System employees have exceeded their goal by a large margin,” said L. Lee Isley, Chief Executive Officer for Granville Health System. “The success of this campaign reflects the importance our employees place on the GHS mission to provide the community we serve with the very best health care. ‘Paving the Way’ has helped set the tone as we move forward with the GHS Expansion Plan.”

In mid-June, Granville Health System filed an application for a major expansion of Granville Medical Center’s Emergency Department with the Certificate of Need section of the Division of Health Service Regulation of North Carolina’s Department of Health and Human Services. The new construction is slated to begin in 2010.

“Leading by example, our staff has illustrated how an organization can stand in support of the community it serves,” said Gary Bowman, Chairman of the Granville Health System Foundation. “GHS employees continue to show a commitment to Granville County and the surrounding areas by helping to improve the health system through programs like this giving campaign.”

Employees that participated in the giving campaign received a “Paving the Way” pin, and those who sponsored a brick for the employee walkway are being honored on a campaign mural posted in the existing emergency department during the campaign. Employees who sponsored a brick for the walkway will have their name, or a name of their choosing, imprinted on the brick.

“The Board of Trustees appreciates everything Granville Health System employees do for the organization,” said L.C. Adcock, Chairman of the GHS Board of Trustees. “Our staff has a long history of supporting the community. The “Paving the Way” campaign is a perfect example of how our employees meet a challenge head on and exceed expectations. As happy as I am with the outcome, I’m not at all surprised by their success.”

“Granville Health System is a true community health system,” said L.C. Adcock, Chairman of the GHS Board of Trustees. “The employee giving campaign is a prime example of how GHS values the trust and support the residents of Granville County and surrounding areas have provided. If you see an employee wearing a “Paving the Way” pin, please thank that individual, because he or she has made an effort to do what GHS employees do on a consistent basis—go above and beyond the scope of their regular duties in support of our community.”