GHS Art Gala Tops $100,000 in Support of GHS Foundation


OXFORD, NC (January 27, 2014) – The Granville Health System (GHS) Foundation announced its fifth annual Art Gala raised more than $100,000 in support of the ongoing expansion and renovations. The event attracted more than 200 members of the community.

“Celebrating Community” featured nearly 100 raffle and auction items including trip packages for New York City and Charlottesville, Virginia, as well as trips to Kiawah Island, Chesapeake Bay, and Waynesville, NC.

“We thank you for your support of this event and your community hospital,” said Gary Bowman, President of the Foundation Board.

Main sponsors of the 2013 GHS Art Gala included: Wells Fargo Insurance Services; BB&T; Hopper, Hicks and Wrenn, LLP; McDonald’s of Oxford, Creedmoor & Henderson; Premier Women’s Health Professionals; Rentenbach Constructors; Triangle Orthopaedic Associates; Vance Family Medicine; Bowers, Ellis & Watson Architects; HealthScope Benefits; Morrison Management; NC Heart & Vascular; Union Bank & Trust; Wake Emergency Physicians, PA; Arthur J. Gallgher & Co.; Bridgestone; Carolina Vascular Wellness, PLLC; Clero Landscaping; Creative Minds Architectural Signage & Design; Edward Jones, Lennie Blackley; Dr. & Mrs. Stephen Ertischek; Ideal Fastener; Dr. Balvinder Kumar; Plastic Ingenuity; Professional Pharmacy; Sherman & Boddie, Inc.; Fishing Creek Nursery & Florist; Dr. & Mrs. L. Lee Isley; Carolyn & Earl Blackwell; Mr. & Mrs. Jeff Endrusick of McDonald’s; and Altec.

Many supporting sponsors also helped the Foundation exceed its goal, including: Aaron’s; William Adcock Real Estate & Auction; Allstate Insurance; Beverly Anderson, NP; Mr. & Mrs. Dwight Ayscue; Dr. & Mrs. Stephan Baum; Bob’s Barbecue, Inc.; Dr. & Mrs. Mark Bostic; Brummitt Electric; Dr. J. Randall Byrd; Dr. Chad Caldwell; Carolina Sunrock, LLC; Mr. & Mrs. Macon Carrington; Center for Women’s Health; Central Carolina Bank; Dr. Francine Chavis; Cole Rodger Photographics; Comfort Inn & Suites of Oxford; Mr. & Mrs. Richard D. Currin Jr.; Duke Energy; Mr. & Mrs. David Fairey; Fidelity Bank; Mr. Stanley Fox; Dr. Joanne Fruth and Dr. Richard Perren; Dr. James Gooch; Granville Family Medicine; Granville Insurance Agency, Inc.; In10sity Interactive; Integrated Medical Systems International, Inc.; Mrs. Wendy Keeton; Lakes Media, WLUS 98.3; Lewis Advertising; Mr. Jeff Lyons; Mike Brummitt Heating & Cooling, Inc.; Mrs. Lucy Moore; On Hold Marketing; Dr. & Mrs. Richard Pacca; Mr. & Mrs. L. G. Richardson Jr.; Royster & Cross, LLP; Dr. Yashica Ruffin; Dr. Reed Spears; Dr. Michael Stoll; Stovall’s Gifts; Mrs. Thelma Thornton; Triangle North Realty; Dr. & Mrs. Linga Vijaya; Mr. John Watson; Mrs. Elizabeth Watts; Welsh Anesthesia; WESCO, Inc.; Winston International, LTD; Mr. & Mrs. Xavier Wortham; Mr. & Mrs. J. C. Wrenn; Jack & Jake Wrenn; Wrights Food Service/Golden Skillet; Dr. Fang Xu; Mr. L. Clement Yancey; Mr. Thornton H. Yancey.

Bowman said the annual gala is the biggest fundraiser for the Foundation in terms of the number of people involved and money raised for a single event. “Like all of our fundraisers, we use the money raised from the Gala to support the work of Granville Health System.”
Planners of this spectacular event included Chairperson Martha Wrenn, Carolyn Blackwell, Melissa Bolton, Ginnie Currin, Andrea Endrusick, Ana Endrusick, Melissa Isley, Vickie Logan, Kristen Sorrels, Marshall Tanner, Mary Thorp, Peter Tocci and Judy Williford.

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 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

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