OXFORD — Granville Health System is joining the nation in honoring its dedicated hospital and health care workers during both National Nurses Week and National Hospital Week. A series of events and activities will take place, starting May 6 at GHS’s main campus in Oxford, a news release says.
National Nurses Week, May 6 to May 12, acknowledges the contributions of nurses and the nursing profession within communities. The week kicks off with National Nurses Day on May 6 and culminates on the birthday of the legendary nurse Florence Nightingale.
National Hospital Week, scheduled May 7 to 13, underscores the vital role that hospitals, health systems, and health care workers have in supporting and engaging with their communities. This year’s theme, “We are Healthcare — Caring for Patients; Strengthening Communities,” emphasizes their collective impact.
“We have organized a series of events and activities during National Hospital Week to express our gratitude to our staff members for their dedication and the compassionate care they provide to our community,” said Adam McConnell, interim CEO of Granville Health System. “GHS is committed to delivering quality patient care in Granville County, with the goal of promoting well-being, accelerating healing, and inspiring hope.”
GHS will host an employee gathering at Tobacco Wood Brewing Co. in Oxford and welcome Drizzle D’s Doughnut Truck on campus to offer doughnuts and coffee to staff members. In appreciation of their service, community partners such as Southern Snow Co., Bliss Nutrition, Strong Arm Baking Company, Plumpeez Deli and Deep South Bar and Grill will extend special discounts to GHS employees.
Various GHS departments will organize fundraising activities throughout May, with proceeds benefiting the GHS Foundation.
“Granville Health System is fortunate to have so many dedicated medical staff, support staff, medical technicians, nurses, physicians and skilled nursing caregivers who serve Granville County and its neighboring communities with unwavering commitment,” said Ann Marie Holtzman-Wheeler, chief nursing officer for Granville Health System. “Our staff consistently put others first, making sacrifices daily to care for those in need. We are immensely proud to recognize and celebrate their efforts.”