Louisburg, NC, May 19, 2014 – Novant Health Franklin Medical Center was named one of the 2013 Small Businesses of the Year at the annual Small Business Luncheon hosted by the Franklin County, Granville County, Vance County and Warren County chambers of commerce. Franklin Medical Center was chosen to receive the award by the Greater Franklin County Chamber of Commerce.
“We have done a lot of work this past year to reach out to and expand our services for members of the Franklin County community,” said Jody Morris, president of Novant Health Franklin Medical Center. “We are proud to play an active role in this community and are excited to be recognized by the chamber.”
The Small Business of the Year awards were given to businesses that have made significant contributions to the local community.
Franklin Medical Center has made significant efforts in recent years to expand access to healthcare. In January 2013, Novant Health invested $2.8 million to open a 13-bed geriatric behavioral health unit to provide for the emotional health of senior citizens. Franklin Medical Center was also recently approved to move a rarely used operating room to Youngsville to build Franklin County’s first outpatient surgery center.
Other recipients of the Small Business of the Year award included Whitco Termite and Pest Control from Granville County, Satterwhite Point Marina from Vance County and The Warren Record from Warren County.