GHS Art Gala Proceeds Help Foundation Meet 5-Year Goal


OXFORD, NC (January 29, 2015) – The Granville Health System (GHS) Foundation announced its sixth annual Art Gala raised more than $100,000 in support of Granville Health System. The successful event fulfills the pledge made by the Foundation in 2009 to raise a half-million dollars over 5 years to support the expansion and renovations at Granville Medical Center. This year’s event attracted more than 200 members of the community.

The Art Gala featured more than 80 raffle and auction items including hand-crafted art and photography by local artists, pottery, sports packages, tickets for the performing arts and culinary experiences. Also on the auction were trip packages for Asheville, Carolina Beach, Kiawah Island, Nashville and Quebec City, Canada.  The auction was co-conducted by William Adcock and WRAL-TV Sports Anchor and Granville County-native Jeff Gravley.

 “Five years ago, we set a pretty bold goal,” said Gary Bowman, President of the Foundation Board. “Thanks to the generosity and support of this community, we were able to invest a half-million dollars into the health of our community.”

Main sponsors of the 2014 GHS Art Gala included: Hopper, Hicks and Wrenn, LLP; McDonald’s of Oxford, Creedmoor & Henderson; Granville Family Medicine; Weed Man; Premier Women’s Health Professionals; HealthScope Benefits; Union Bank & Trust; Wake Emergency Physicians, PA; Morrison Management; Wells Fargo Insurance Services; Ideal Fastener; FreemanWhite, Inc; Dr. Balvinder Kumar; Dr. Richard Pacca of Granville Heart & Vascular; Dr. & Mrs. Stephen Ertischek; Arthur J. Gallgher & Co.; Creative Minds Architectural Signage & Design; Center for Women’s Health; Mr. John Watson; Sherman & Boddie, Inc.; Professional Pharmacy; Clero Landscaping; Dr. and Mrs. Eugene D. Day; Plastic Ingenuity; Triangle Orthopaedic Associates; Bowers, Ellis & Watson Architects; Rentenbach Constructors; Fishing Creek Nursery & Florist; Dr. & Mrs. L. Lee Isley; Mr. & Mrs. Charlie Polichnowski; Drs. Donna & Reed Spears;

Many supporting sponsors also helped the Foundation exceed its goal, including:  Carolyn & Earl Blackwell; Duke Energy; Mrs. Lucy Moore; Dr. & Mrs. Mark Bostic; Mr. Thornton Yancey; Mr. Clement Yancey; On Hold Marketing; Fidelity Bank; Dr. Mark Welsh; Fox and Associates; Dr. Stephan F. Baum; Vijaya & Vasantha Reddy; Brummitt Electric; Mr. & Mrs. Gill Richardson; Mr. & Mrs. Roy Winslow; Dr. Randall Byrd; Mr. Barry Faulkner; Carolina Sunrock; Dr. Michael Stoll; and The Jackson Group.

“’Rolling Out the Red Carpet: An Evening of Gratitude” was the theme of the event’,” said Bowman. “And it fit the occasion because we wanted for our guests to understand how much we appreciate their support. In fact, staff from our Tell Me Now Action Committee from Granville Health System attended the event. This is a group of front line staff currently driving the program and interacting with patients and their families every day. They were in attendance to serve as a visual reminder to the community of the gratitude of both the Foundation and of GHS.”

Planners of this spectacular event included Chairperson Martha Wrenn, Carolyn Blackwell, William Coley, Ginnie Currin, Lauren Currin, Julia Day, Andrea Endrusick, Melissa Isley, and Marshall Tanner.

Photos of the event can be viewed at For additional information please visit

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

About Granville Health System

For nearly 95 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





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