In Memoriam

Grant F. Healy, M.D.

The Carolina Nephrology family was deeply saddened by the loss of Grant F. Healy, M.D., an excellent doctor and friend, on Monday, November 18, 2013. Dr. Healy fought a courageous battle with brain cancer for two years. He joined Carolina Nephrology in 1986 after moving to Greenville and practiced with us for 27 years.

Dr. Healy received his BA in Chemistry and Zoology from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, in 1972 and received his medical degree from the Bowman Gray School of Medicine at Wake Forest in 1976. He served in the United States Navy, completing his internship and residency in Internal Medicine, as well as his fellowship in Nephrology at the Naval Regional Medical Center in Portsmouth, VA. He was appointed Chief of Nephrology at the Bethesda Naval Hospital in Bethesda, MD in 1983, and honorably discharged as a Commander in 1985.

Dr. Healy is survived by his devoted wife of 37 years, Nancy, and two children, Alison Healy of New Orleans, LA, and Matthew Healy of Clemson, SC; his mother, Eleanor Healy of Hendersonville, NC; two sisters, Priscilla Healy and her husband, Scott Brown of Kittery Point, ME, and Susan Healy and her partner, Debra Merrill of Glenburn, ME; his mother-in-law, Margaret Hoover, of Hendersonville, NC; two sisters-in-law, and two brothers-in-law, Drs. Susan and Dennis Garritan of New York, NY; and Deborah Day and Dr. David Day of Fairfield, CT; his niece, Rebecca White, of Chicago, IL, and his nephew, Benjamin Day of Manchester, NH.

Dr. Healy made a difference in the lives of countless people and will be greatly missed.


Cheryl Hillman

Cheryl Angela Nalley Hillman, Carolina Nephrology’s Practice Administrator for 28 years, passed away on Thursday, March 20, 2014.

Cheryl began her career at North Coombes Nephrology 1986. On her first day of work, she was greeted with the following announcement from one of the two practice physicians “Oh, by the way I will be leaving the practice.” As usual, Cheryl was unfazed. With her characteristic personality and strength, she charged forward to make the practice a success. Under Cheryl’s administrative care, the practice merged with Piedmont Nephrology and grew to become the Carolina Nephrology of today.

Cheryl’s dedication and ability to guide Carolina Nephrology, its staff and its patients was greatly appreciated and will be missed. The memories of her infectious smile and welcoming spirit will live on with the practice forever.