Granville Health System Foundation Announces Ambulance Chase Results

4/9/2014

OXFORD, NC (April 9, 2014) – The Granville Health System Foundation announced the official results of the Granville 5K Ambulance Chase held on Saturday, March 22, 2014.

The overall first place winner in the race was Hana Baskin of Durham, NC. Hana finished the 5K (3.1 miles) in 20:51 or 6:42 minutes per mile.

“I usually run a 5K in less than 20 minutes, but I haven’t been able to train properly with all the bad weather this winter,” said Hana.

Hana is originally from an area just northwest of Philadelphia, PA. She moved to North Carolina to pursue a Master’s Degree from Duke University. She stayed because she likes the area and the weather.

Hana now teaches math and art at Oxford Preparatory High School where she hosted fall running workouts for some of the basketball team members.

“I signed up for the very first Ambulance Chase because it was a short drive from my house in Durham,” she said. “I didn’t realize that I would soon take a job in Oxford and get to know so many members of the community.”

The Granville 5K Ambulance Chase and Food Truck Rodeo is just one of many races in which she has taken home a trophy. She wanted to try out for the field hockey team in high school and, after a last-minute change of heart, went to the track instead. She ended up participating on the track and cross country teams during all four years of high school and college.

“I like the longer races better than the shorter distances because I can find my pace and stick to it,” she said. “I hope to train this summer for a half-marathon. I hope I’ll always be running.”

Nearly 225 people participated in the event, including the 5K competitive and 5K Fun Run, the 1-Mile Family Walk and the Kids Dash. More than 750 people attended the Food Truck Rodeo.

Overall Top Finishers in the 5K Competitive race:
1st Place Hana Baskin 20:51
2nd Place Jeremiah Williamson 22:10
3rd Place Chad Lloyd 23:14

All results may be found at www.ghs5K.org.

Sponsors of the event include Wells Fargo Insurance Services; HealthSCOPE Benefits; Trinity Healthcare Staffing Group; Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.; Creative Minds Architectural Signage & Design; Hopper, Hicks & Wrenn, PLLC; the Medline Foundation; On Hold Marketing; Drake Dentistry; Bodyworx Fitness Center; The Opus Group of Virginia; Mark Bostic Dentistry; Meridian Leasing Corp; Wake Emergency Physicians, PA; Altec; JanPak; Ecolab; Neil Medical Group; Colonial Life Insurance; Curtis Epp; Dr. Joseph Zola; Granville Heart & Vascular; Newton Instrument; Creedmoor Fuel; Express Employment Professionals of Oxford; Brummit Electric; BKC Industries; Whitley Insurance; Mr. Michael Stoll; LabCorp; Dr. Richard Pacca.

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 provide 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 www.ghsFoundation.org.

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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