GHS Foundation Accepting Applications for 2014 Sam Perry Memorial Scholarship Program

2/11/2014

OXFORD, NC (February 11, 2014) – The Granville Health System Foundation has announced that it is now accepting applications for the 2014 Sam Perry Memorial Scholarship Program.
The Foundation established the scholarship fund in honor of Sam Perry, a physician’s assistant (PA) whose specialized medical care earned him deep respect from both patients and peers throughout his career.

The scholarship will be awarded by the Foundation to a Granville County resident who has been accepted into a two-year or four-year Allied Health Program at an accredited school and who intends to pursue a career in the allied health care field. Programs eligible for this scholarship include clinical laboratory sciences, physical therapy, occupational therapy, radiological science, pharmacy, RN, BSN, ADN, LPN, dentistry and related careers, physician assistant, and nurse practitioner.

The deadline for submitting applications is April 30, 2014. The Scholarship recipient will be selected by the Foundation Board in May 2014, using established criteria. A monetary award of five hundred dollars ($500.00) will be paid toward the recipient's tuition in August 2014, upon verification of acceptance into an approved program. This is a one-time scholarship, but individuals may reapply for as many years as they are in school.

To obtain an application packet, please visit the GHS Foundation website online at www.ghsFoundation.org/ScholarshipApplication or contact Kristen Paynter, Community Relations Specialist at Granville Health System at 919.690.2149.

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, or to make an online contribution, please visit ghsFoundation.org. The Foundation is a nonprofit 501 (c) 3 organization and all contributions are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law.

About Granville Health System
For more than 92 years, Granville Health System has been delivering quality health care close to home. To meet the growing needs of our community, Granville Health System has expanded its services throughout Granville County, offering convenient access to medical care where you work and live. GHS received a number of national awards, including the Hospital of Choice Award which named Granville Health System as one of the top 100 hospitals in the country in 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012. GHS also received the Community Value Index Five-Star Hospital Award, placing GHS in the top 20% of hospitals in the country in offering financial value to the communities served, while reinvesting back into facilities in order to provide for current and emerging health needs. Recently, Granville Health System was named one of the nation’s Top Performers on Key Quality Measures by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in America. The GHS main campus is located at 1010 College Street, Oxford, North Carolina. For more information about Granville Health System visit GHS online at www.ghsHospital.org.

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