Granville Health System Foundation Cancels Annual Art Gala

August 06, 2020

The annual Art Gala hosted by the Granville Health System (GHS) Foundation has been canceled. The event had been scheduled for late-November.

Gary Bowman, Chairman of the Foundation and GHS CEO John F. Snow made the announcement this week. The 2020 event would have marked the twelfth annual Art Gala.

Bowman said, “The Foundation Board has been discussing the Art Gala for months. We have tried to make it work within the current COVID-19 restrictions, but, ultimately, the logical decision was to cancel the event for 2020.”

“The Art Gala represents an opportunity for our community to recognize and support our community hospital,” said Martha Wrenn, Foundation Board member and Chair of the Art Gala, “We hope to allow for those types of opportunities in a different format – events that we can host within the current COVID-19 climate.” 

Planning is underway for opportunities for individuals and businesses to support Granville Health System. The Health System uses the funds raised by the Foundation to help meet the healthcare demands of the area. This includes support for the state-of-the-art Emergency Department built in 2013; a new CT scanner for Granville Medical Center; and the remodeling of South Granville Medical Center which houses both Granville Primary Care, Butner-Creedmoor and Granville ExpressCare.

“The Art Gala is a one of a kind, remarkable event. I, along with so many patrons of Granville Health System, will miss the opportunity to celebrate and recognize our community hospital and the excellent care our team provides for Granville and surrounding counties,” said Snow. “COVID-19 has placed a spotlight on the exceptional care from the Granville Healthcare Heroes and heightened the need to provide financial support from our community for our remarkable health system.”

“We thank you for your understanding of this hard decision,” said Bowman. “We will make plans for replacement events. In the meantime, please consider making a gift to the GHS Foundation for whatever amount you would have spent on the evening (tickets, auction items, wine pull, raffle ticket, new clothing, babysitter).”

To make a financial donation to the GHS Foundation to directly benefit Granville Health System, please visit Checks may be made to the GHS Foundation and sent to PO Box 947, Oxford, NC 27565.

About the Granville Health System Foundation

The mission of Granville Health System Foundation is to serve as a charitable resource for Granville Health System, supporting its commitment to providing quality health care to all citizens of the community, where they work and live. The Foundation builds support for GHS and provides financial resources to purchase new equipment, develop new services, maintain and improve facilities, and recruit new health professionals to Granville County. For more information about the Granville Health System Foundation, please visit

About Granville Health System

For more than 99 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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