Granville Health System Announces Steven Demertzis as 2023-2024 Nurse of the Year

OXFORD, NC, May 21, 2024 –Each year, Granville Health System recognizes a nurse who has made outstanding contributions for patients, coworkers, and the organization. Nominations outline the contributions the nurse has made, how these contributions exemplify excellence, and the resulting nursing impact on GHS and our surrounding communities. Granville Health System proudly announces Steven Demertzis, RN, NREMT-P as the recipient of the esteemed Nurse of the Year award for the 2023-2024 period. Steven is a Registered Nurse in the Emergency Department of Granville Health System. This prestigious accolade underscores Steven’s exceptional commitment to patient care, marking a significant milestone in his career at GHS.

Steven’s dedication and unwavering commitment to excellence have been praised by his peers, who commend his unparalleled ability to anticipate patient needs and deliver exceptional care with compassion and proficiency. His positive impact resonates not only with patients but also amongst his colleagues, reflecting his exceptional leadership and teamwork skills.

Beyond his clinical expertise, Steven’s sense of humor and remarkable communication abilities have made him a cherished member of the Granville Health System team. His contributions extend far beyond the confines of the hospital, enriching the broader community with his selfless service and invaluable support.

“Steven’s recognition as Nurse of the Year exemplifies the highest standards of professionalism and compassion in nursing,” remarked Ann Marie Holtzman-Wheeler, Chief Nursing Officer at Granville Health System. “His dedication serves as an inspiration to nursing professionals everywhere, setting a benchmark for excellence in patient care.”

Granville Health System takes immense pride in celebrating Steven’s achievements and acknowledges the profound impact of his exceptional service on both patients and the community at large. Steven’s unwavering commitment to quality care exemplifies the core values of Granville Health System and reinforces its position as a beacon of healthcare excellence within the community.

Join us in congratulating Steven on this well-deserved honor as we recognize his outstanding contributions to our health system!

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