News Archive

Granville Health System Asks for Donations of Medical Supplies

03/27/2020

Granville Health System (GHS) is asking for donations of disposable medical protective supplies as the novel coronavirus COVID-19 is disrupting supply chains throughout the country. The organization is working through its vendors to acquire the needed supplies, but as the number of cases increase, supplies are running low.

Visiting Hours Further Restricted at Granville Medical Center and GHS Physician Practices

03/26/2020

Granville Health System (GHS) announced on Thursday updated visitor procedures and guidelines at Granville Medical Center. These changes align with increased visitor restrictions at all Triangle-area health systems. The procedures and guidelines are designed to protect patients, visitors, and staff against the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and other infectious diseases, and have been further revised due to rapidly changing conditions and guidance provided by federal and state officials.

Coping with COVID-19: Keeping your mental health in mind

03/26/2020

We are currently in the midst of a global pandemic, COVID-19, which is impacting the way we live our daily lives. While there is concern for protecting our physical health, it is imperative that we take the preventative steps to care for our mental and emotional health as well. Kerry Hopson, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker at Granville Primary Care, Butner-Creedmoor, shares the symptoms and warning signs that may indicate worsening mood, and provides examples of an action plan that can help you and your family during this time.

Visiting Hours Further Restricted at Granville Medical Center and GHS Physician Practices

03/20/2020

Granville Health System (GHS) announced on Saturday updated visitor procedures and guidelines at Granville Medical Center and the GHS physician practices. The procedures and guidelines are designed to protect patients, visitors, and staff against the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and other infectious diseases, and have been revised due to rapidly changing conditions and guidance provided by federal and state officials.

Granville Health System Restricts All Visitation at Brantwood Nursing & Rehab Center

03/14/2020

Granville Health System (GHS) announced on Saturday newly revised visitor restrictions have been put in place at Brantwood Nursing & Rehab Center to protect against the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and other infectious diseases. These restrictions are based on guidance issued by the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS). These procedures, guidelines, and restrictions only apply to Brantwood and the Brantwood campus. They do not apply at Granville Medical Center or physician practice locations.

Granville Health System Updates Visitor Guidelines for its Physician Practices

03/13/2020

Granville Health System (GHS) announced on Thursday updated patient and visitor procedures and guidelines for all of its physician practice locations. The procedures and guidelines are designed to protect patients, visitors, and staff against the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and other infectious diseases.

Granville Health System Updates Visitation Guidelines

03/13/2020

Granville Health System (GHS) announced on Thursday updated visitor procedures and guidelines at Granville Medical Center. The procedures and guidelines are designed to protect patients, visitors, and staff against the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and other infectious diseases, and have been revised since earlier in the week due to rapidly changing conditions and guidance provided by Federal and State officials.

Novel Coronavirus Update- February 18, 2020

02/18/2020

Health officials in China have now published the first details of more than 70,000 cases of the novel coronavirus, now named Covid-19. Research from the Chinese Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that more than 80% of the cases have been mild with the elderly and those with co-morbidities most at risk.

Novel Coronavirus Update- February 12, 2020

02/12/2020

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has put forth a document offering guidance on how to optimize supplies of N95 filtering facepiece respirators (commonly called “N95 respirators”) in healthcare settings in the face of potential ongoing 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) transmission in the United States.

Novel Coronavirus Update- January 24, 2020

01/24/2020

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is closely monitoring an outbreak caused by a novel (new) coronavirus in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. Chinese authorities first identified the new coronavirus (2019 novel coronavirus or 2019-nCoV), which has resulted in over 800 confirmed human infections in China with several deaths reported. A number of countries, including the United States, have been actively screening incoming travelers from Wuhan and exported human infections with the novel coronavirus have been confirmed in Thailand, Japan, and The Republic of Korea. The United States announced their first infection in a traveler in Washington state with 2019-nCoV detected in a traveler returning from Wuhan, and several suspected cases in Texas, California, Illinois, and recently a potential case arriving on a flight through RDU airport.

Novel Coronavirus Update- January 27, 2020

01/27/2020

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is closely monitoring an outbreak caused by a novel (new) coronavirus in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. Chinese health officials have reported over a thousand infections with the new coronavirus (2019 novel coronavirus or 2019-nCoV). Some news sources are reporting almost 3,000 infections. 81 deaths have been reported due to this infection. A number of countries, including the United States, have been actively screening incoming travelers from Wuhan and infections with the novel coronavirus have been confirmed in 13 countries. The United States has announced several confirmed cases in  Arizona, California, Illinois, and Washington state. A suspected patient that arrived at RDU airport on Friday evening has been ruled out for the coronavirus.

Novel Coronavirus Update- January 30, 2020

01/30/2020

The World Health Organization (WHO) has announced today the coronavirus outbreak caused by a novel (new) coronavirus in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China now constitutes a public health emergency of international concern. The aim of the declaration is to heighten awareness and trigger recommendations to all countries to reduce cross-border spread of the disease. Health officials have reported over 7,800 infections globally, with 170 deaths reported due to this infection. A number of countries, including the United States, have been actively screening incoming travelers from Wuhan and infections with the novel coronavirus have been confirmed in 18 countries.

Novel Coronavirus Update- February 24, 2020

02/24/2020

Health officials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have announced that the coronavirus COVID-19 has continued to spread to countries and continents previously unaffected. Confirmed cases of COVID-19 have now been reported throughout Asia and Europe, with cases rising sharply in the last 4 days in Italy, South Korea and Iran. Some infectious disease experts have speculated that the virus was already in Italy for weeks, carried and spread by one or more people with negligible symptoms.

Novel Coronavirus Update- March 2, 2020

02/28/2020

On February 28, 2020, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services sent a memo providing updates on the criteria to guide evaluation of patients under investigation (PUI) for COVID-19.

Granville Health System Limits Visitation

03/10/2020

Granville Health System (GHS) announced on Tuesday new visitor restrictions have been put in place at Granville Medical Center and Brantwood Nursing & Rehab Center to protect against the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and other infectious diseases. The restrictions do not apply to those seeking medical treatment.

Coronavirus: Granville Health System Preparations

02/27/2020

Granville Health System (GHS) has made preparations for the respiratory illness caused by a novel coronavirus first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China, which has spread internationally and to the United States. Amid the outbreak of the coronavirus, GHS has equipped their staff with education and training about the virus. Hospital officials echo federal health officials in cautioning against panic as the risk of infection in this community is very low.

GHS Introduces Two Physician Practices

02/27/2020

Granville Health System (GHS) along with the Granville County Chamber of Commerce recently held a ribbon-cutting for two of its physician practices.

Granville Primary Care & OB/GYN Expands Services

02/14/2020

Granville Health System (GHS) recently announced that Granville Primary Care & OB/GYN will continue to increase access to quality OB/GYN care in the area. Dr. Akiva Gimpelevich will join the practice on February 17, 2020. Granville Primary Care & OB/GYN is already scheduling appointments for Dr. Gimpelevich. Patients can make an appointment by calling 919.693.6541 or by visiting ghsHospital.org/DrG.

Ambulance Chase Training Diet

02/12/2020

Are you training for the Granville Ambulance Chase 5K/10K? If so, congratulations on making that commitment. Training for a race can be challenging at times, but you can do this! It is important to pay attention to your diet. Consuming the proper food at the right time can really help with endurance and performance during your training and on the big day. Claudia Kostich, GHS Athletic Trainer with the Granville Sports Medicine Program, discusses the ideal foods for a training diet.

Shin Splints & How to Prevent Them

02/12/2020

Are you preparing for an upcoming race? Make sure you don’t injure yourself by getting shin splints during your training! Monica Boyer, GHS Athletic Trainer with the Granville Sports Medicine Program, explains shin splints and how you can avoid them.

The Granville Health System Foundation Announces Morning Start for Ambulance Chase and Food Truck Rodeo

01/29/2020

The Granville Health System Foundation announced that the 2020 Ambulance Chase and Food Truck Rodeo will begin in the morning this year. The event is scheduled for Saturday, March 7, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. in downtown Oxford.

Healthy Recipe: Chicken and Black Bean Soup

01/28/2020

Warm up with this simple slow-cooker recipe from CookingLight.com- it is full of flavor and is ideal for these chilly evenings!

National CRNA Week Sheds Light on “The Future of Anesthesia Care Today”

01/17/2020

Nurse anesthetists across the country will educate the public about advancements in anesthesia patient safety and the role and value of Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) in delivering anesthesia care in today’s - and tomorrow’s - healthcare system during the 21st annual National CRNA Week. The week is observed from January 19-25, 2020.

New Year, New Baby

01/16/2020

Many couples will list starting a family as one of their hopes for the new year. If you have made this decision, congratulations! Dr. Cassandra Hornbuckle, OB/GYN provider at Granville Primary Care & OB/GYN, offers some insight on things that you can do before a pregnancy to keep yourself healthy and prepare for a new addition.

Proper Hand-Washing to Prevent the Flu

01/09/2020

It’s flu season and one of the most effective ways to prevent the spread of the flu virus and other germs is to wash your hands.

Granville Health System Celebrates Granville County’s First Baby of the New Year, New Decade

01/08/2020

Jahsey Ganer made his entrance into the world at 5:01 a.m. on January 1 to become Granville Health System's first baby of the year for 2020. Baby Jahsey, who weighed 6 lbs., 2 oz. and measured 20” long, is the son of Santana and Antwan Garner of Henderson.

Tips on How to Avoid the "Winter Blues"

01/06/2020

We are right in the midst of the winter season, and this is the time of year that many people notice a shift in their moods. Kerry Hopson, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker at Granville Primary Care, Butner-Creedmoor, provides tips that can help to prevent the “post-holiday blues". Share these tips with your loved ones, so we can all prioritize our mental health and well-being.

5K Preparation Plan

01/03/2020

The GHS Ambulance Chase, a 10K, 5K, and Fun Run is set for March 7, 2020! Nathan Ameen, Athletic Trainer at J.F. Webb High School provides a 5K training plan and tips to get you ready!

Goals for a Healthy New Year

01/02/2020

It’s the time of year when many people think about New Year's resolutions. We would like to capture this holiday spirit and inspire some ideas to help you focus on your health! Drs. Amy Nayo & Liz Baltaro, Primary Care Physicans at Granville Primary Care, Butner-Creedmoor, discuss some ideas. We hope to help kick your New Year’s resolutions off to a great start!

GHS Opens Granville Orthopaedics and Welcomes Rafael Negron, MD

12/06/2019

Granville Health System (GHS) recently announced the opening of Granville Orthopaedics on the campus of Granville Medical Center on December 16, 2019. Dr. Rafael Negron is already scheduling appointments.

GHS Adds OB/GYN Services to Granville Primary Care, Oxford

12/05/2019

Granville Health System (GHS) recently announced that Granville Primary Care, Oxford will add obstetric and gynecologic services. The name of the practice will change to Granville Primary Care & OB/GYN. Dr. Cassandra Hornbuckle will join the practice on January 6, 2020. Granville Primary Care & OB/GYN is already scheduling appointments for Dr. Hornbuckle starting January 6, 2020. Patients can make an appointment by calling 919.693.6541.

Granville Health System Hosts Employee-Driven Food Drive for Area Congregations in Ministry (ACIM)

11/27/2019

Granville Health System continues its partnership with the local Area Congregations in Ministry (ACIM) by hosting a food drive throughout the weekend of November 22 - 25, 2019.

Tips on How to Avoid the “Holiday Blues”

11/14/2019

With the holiday season quickly approaching, it is important to remember that many people are more at risk for increased stress, burnout, and changes in their daily routine that contribute to a sedentary lifestyle. Here are a few tips that can help to prevent the “holiday blues” this time of year. Make sure to share them with your loved ones, so we can all prioritize our mental health and well-being.

Granville Primary Care, Oxford Relocates to New Building

10/24/2019

Granville Health System (GHS) has announced Granville Primary Care, Oxford will relocate to a newly constructed building on the campus of Granville Medical Center. Patients will be seen in the new building beginning Monday, October 28, 2019.

Granville Health System Names New COO

10/15/2019

Granville Health System (GHS) has announced it has selected Da-Vida W. Roseman, MSN, RN, NEA-BC as its Chief Operating Officer. Roseman will serve in her new position beginning October 21, 2019.

Eleventh Annual GHS Foundation Art Gala Offers a Night of Celebration

10/14/2019

The Granville Health System (GHS) Foundation will host its eleventh annual Art Gala on Saturday, November 23 at the Henderson Country Club.

Granville Health System Offers Mammography Event

10/09/2019

Granville Health System (GHS) announces it will host a “Mammos and Muffins” event every Saturday in October.

Granville Primary Care, Oxford Welcomes Leslie Thomas, MD

07/25/2019

Granville Health System (GHS) welcomes Dr. Leslie Thomas to Granville Primary Care, Oxford. Dr. Thomas is accepting new patients and scheduling appointments.

GHS Recognized for Excellence in Stroke Care

07/02/2019

Granville Health System (GHS) recently received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With the Guidelines Target: Stroke Honor Roll Silver Plus Quality Achievement Award. The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence.

Granville Health System Foundation Awards 2019 Sam Perry Scholarship to Emily Grace Wright

06/07/2019

The Granville Health System Foundation has announced that Emily Grace Wright of Oxford was awarded the ninth annual Sam Perry Scholarship.

Granville Health System Gives Back to the Community in Honor of Hospital Week

05/24/2019

Granville Health System (GHS) recently celebrated National Hospital Week. A portion of the planned activities included an opportunity for employees of the Health System to donate health and hygiene items to the local food pantry, ACIM (Area Congregations in Ministry).

Granville Health System Celebrates EMS Week

05/22/2019

Granville Health System celebrates May 19 – 25 as EMS Week. With the national theme of EMS Strong the organization will recognize the group throughout the week.

Granville Health System celebrates Nurses Week with Blessing of the Hands Ceremony

05/10/2019

On Monday, May 6, 2019 Granville Health System kicked off the celebration of National Nurses Week with a Blessing of the Hands ceremony.

Oxford Mayor Issues Proclamation for Nurses Week

05/09/2019

Oxford Mayor Jacqueline (Jackie) vdH Sergent recently signed a proclamation declaring May 6 – 12, 2019 as Nurses Week in the City of Oxford.

L.C. Adcock Resigns from GHS Board of Trustees

05/01/2019

Granville Health System (GHS) has announced that L. C. Adcock resigned from their Board of Trustees effective April 1, 2019. Granville County Commissioner and GHS Board of Trustees member David Smith replaces him as board chair.

GHS Celebrates its Volunteers

04/30/2019

Granville Health System recently celebrated its volunteers at an awards banquet held on April 16, 2019. The Health System was pleased to recognize its volunteers for their more than 15,000 volunteer hours served in 2018.

Granville Health System Hosts Employee-Driven Food Drive for Area Congregations in Ministry (ACIM)

04/29/2019

Granville Health System continues its partnership with the local Area Congregations in Ministry (ACIM) by hosting a food drive throughout the weekend of April 26 – 28, 2019.

Granville Health System Hosts Awards Luncheon to Recognize Employees

04/25/2019

On Tuesday, April 23, Granville Health System held the quarterly Employee Awards Luncheon. Employees were recognized for milestone lengths of service.

Granville Ambulance Chase Announces Results

04/03/2019

The eighth annual Granville Ambulance Chase & Food Truck Rodeo announced the official results of the community event held on Saturday, March 16, 2019.

Granville Health System Celebrates Granville County’s First Baby of 2019

01/04/2019

GHS celebrates Granville County’s First Baby of the New Year, Layla Casarrubias Cipriano, daughter to Sandra Cipriano Cortes and Virginio Casarrubias Pena.

Granville Health System Celebrates a Christmas Day Baby

12/28/2018

Granville Health System (GHS) celebrates the birth of a rare Christmas Day baby, Nathan Cox, son to Heather and Josh Cox.

GHS Unveils Remodeled South Granville Medical Center

12/13/2018

Granville Health System (GHS) recently held a ribbon-cutting for the newly remodeled South Granville Medical Center. The building is the home of Granville Primary Care, Butner-Creedmoor as well as Granville ExpressCare and the Granville Occupational Medicine Program.

Granville Health System Names New CNO

10/30/2018

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.

GHS Breaks Ground on New Medical Office Building

10/26/2018

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

10/05/2018

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

10/01/2018

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

09/28/2018

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

09/12/2018

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

08/30/2018

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.

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.

GHS Opens Granville Gastroenterology Associates and Welcomes Albin Abraham, MD

07/06/2018

OXFORD, NC - 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.

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