Granville Health System Announces 4th Quarter DAISY Award® Honoree

Granville Health System has announced its fourth quarter winner of the DAISY award. Crystal Paynter, BSN, RN was awarded The DAISY Award® on February 2, 2024. Crystal, a nurse in our Surgical Services department, was nominated for the DAISY Award by a coworker.

“Crystal had been granted her request for a day off to go on a field trip with her daughter. She knew we were going to be busy, so she contacted our Coordinator to volunteer to come to work for a few hours in the morning to help us out. On this morning a pediatric patient came to the recovery room in severe respiratory distress. Crystal was not assigned to recovery duties that day but saw that this patient needed help. She immediately took over, taking care of the needs of this patient while the recovery room nurse monitored vital signs and charted. Crystal tended to the needs of this patient, holding the patient in her lap, cared for the patient as if it was her own child, and made the patient as comfortable as possible until the patient’s oxygen levels had improved. When Crystal saw that the patient was stable, she turned the patient over to the parents before finally leaving to go do her duties of being a mom to her daughter. I feel like God put Crystal right where she needed to be to help this tiny patient AND this grateful coworker!”

The Award is part of The DAISY Foundation’s mission to recognize the extraordinary, compassionate nursing care they provide patients and families every day. Granville Health System is among many healthcare organizations participating in The DAISY Award program.

“It is my honor to present this well-deserved DAISY Award to Crystal,” said Ann Marie Holtzman-Wheeler, Chief Nursing Officer, Granville Health System. “She has demonstrated compassionate nursing care, and we are grateful for her commitment to care for our patients in the communities that we serve.”

Nurses are nominated by patients, families, and colleagues from Granville Health System. To submit an online nomination form, click here, or visit the GHS website at

About Granville Health System:

For over a century, Granville Health System has been at the forefront of quality healthcare. To cater to the evolving needs of its community, Granville Health System has extended its services throughout Granville County, ensuring convenient medical care access for its residents. The Granville Health System main campus can be found at 1010 College Street, Oxford, North Carolina. For more details, visit GHS online at


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