Granville Health System Celebrates National EMS Week

May 21, 2020

Granville Health System (GHS) celebrated National EMS Week on May 17 – 23, 2020. The week was first set aside in 1974 for the important work emergency management teams do in our communities.

“As we celebrate EMS Week this year, we are recognizing those on the front lines of the fight against the coronavirus,” said Granville Health System CEO John F. Snow. “Our dedicated EMS personnel at Granville Health System and all EMS personnel serving North Central North Carolina are safeguarding the health, safety, and well-being of our communities.”

The 2020 EMS Week theme is Ready Today. Preparing for Tomorrow. This theme, which was developed long before the COVID-19 crisis, is particularly meaningful now as EMS units rally to support those affected by this crisis, all while still responding to the everyday emergencies that continue to occur in their communities. 

“Thank you to Granville EMS and all the EMS personnel in the communities we serve,” said Snow. “Your work is remarkable and appreciated by our health system and the communities you serve.”

“Granville EMS is proud to serve this community,” said Jonathan Pernell, Director of EMS. “We thank all on the front lines heroes who are fighting the coronavirus pandemic.”

About Granville Health System

For 100 years, Granville Health System has been delivering quality health care close to home.  To meet the growing needs of its community, Granville Health System has expanded its services throughout Granville County, offering convenient access to medical care where its citizens work and live. The GHS main campus is located at 1010 College Street, Oxford, North Carolina. For more information about Granville Health System visit GHS online at


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