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Photo of the Emergency Department Entrance

The Lenoir Memorial Emergency Department (ED) features a geographical layout that is patient-focused and patient-driven. The design of the area was created to improve the flow of patients and to enhance patient privacy. Upon entering the new ED, patients and visitors first check in at the information desk located just inside the foyer. Security is strategically stationed to the right of the entrance to lend assistance as needed for patients, visitors, and staff.

Beyond the information desk are three private triage areas where nurses perform their initial assessment of patients and route them to the appropriate treatment areas. While in the triage area, the nurse presses a button which alerts registration staff to come to the patient to complete the registration process.

There are 12 private ED treatment rooms including two major trauma rooms. Each room is equipped with new cardiac monitors which are connected to the adjacent nursing station to provide central monitoring of all patients. In addition to the 12 ED rooms are seven Express Care rooms equipped to provide treatment to patients presenting with non life-threatening injuries. Express Care is a fast track for non-emergent patients and routinely provides treatment to patients in 90 minutes or less.

Photo of the Emergency Dept.Nurses operate from a highly functional nursing station which provides them with a view and quick access to all patient rooms. A nourishment area is another feature of the new ED as are sub-waiting areas for physicians to use for family consults and for those times when family members need privacy to grieve the loss of a loved one.

For those accompanying patients to the ED, a spacious waiting area located to the left of the ED information desk should provide all of the amenities a family member needs while waiting to hear about their loved one's condition. Pay phones are located adjacent to the waiting area as are handicapped-accessible restrooms, a vending area, water fountains, and a children's playroom stocked with toys and other fun materials to help pass the wait time for young visitors.

 
CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Affordable Care Act and Healthcare Marketplace

Lenoir Memorial plays a vital role in educating uninsured patients about their coverage options and helping them navigate the Marketplace.  There are several ways to apply for health coverage.  You can apply online using a laptop or desktop computer.  (You may not be able to complete the application using a smartphone or tablet.)  You can also fill out a paper application, apply over the telephone or apply in person at certain sites.  Find out more about the different ways to apply here.  Certified Application Counselors (CAC) are available within Lenoir Memorial to educate consumers and aid them in completing an application for coverage.   If you have questions or wish to set up an appointment, you may contact Terrence Body, social worker at 252-522-7977, a patient accounts counselor at 252-522-7000 or call 800-318-8596 at any time of day, seven days a week.  Or visit HealthCare.gov.

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HealthLink - Fall 2014

Check out the latest edition of Lenoir HealthLink! Download the pdf.

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Health Needs Assessment

Lenoir County Health Department and Lenoir Memorial Hospital are conducting a county-wide health assessment. Your opinions about our community are important to us. Please complete the 2014 Community Health Assessment survey located at this link  https;//docs.google.com/forms/d/1aAOrM2yYy9LUs7uhbpQY8H3Ckxdizx6xL7dG02zRjw0/viewform?usp=send_form

 

 

 

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Farmers Market pre-ordered deliveries at LMH

Join Chelsea Sutton from Natures Touch Farm in LaGrange as she explains the pre-order process and describes products available from local farmers that will make access to fresh, local, and organic options easy for pick up at LMH.  Pre-order online every other week for pick up on alternate Tuesdays outside the Minges Wellness Center.  Pre-ordering online opens July 14.  Information session are on July7 and July 10 at 1 p.m. at the Minges Wellness Center in studio A.

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T.O.P.S. (Take Off Pounds Sensibly)

Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) is an effective way to manage weight control. There is a nominal fee to join TOPS.  Patricia Wyrick is the facilitator for Wednesday mornings and may be reached at 252-523-5391.  These meetings are held from 9 am - 10:30 am in the Neuse Room at Lenoir Memorial (enter through the Minges Wellness Center entrance).  Wayne Seymour is the facilitator for Monday nights and may be reached at 252-569-1681.  These meetings are held from 7 pm - 8 pm in the Lenoir Memorial auditorium which is located on the lower level.

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Medicare 101

Learning about Medicare is not much of a party!  Coming to a free seminar with an expert?  A piece of cake.

Do you have questions about Medicare benefits, coordination of benefits with existing health insurance, enrollment periods, etc.?  If so make plans now to join Barbara Pope from the NC Cooperative Extension-Lenoir County Senior Health Insurance Information Program and she will update you on recent changes and answer any questions you may have. No registration required and this seminar is FREE!  Sponsored by Seniors Health Insurance Information Program - Lenoir County.

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Get Your Rear in Gear! - Dec 6

This free clinic is for men & women age 40 and up who have never been screened for or had colorectal cancer. The clinic will be led by members of the WellAware team and the Lenoir Memorial Gastro staff. This screening is funded in part by a grant from Get Your Rear in Gear-Kinston and the Lenoir Memorial Foundation. Call 522-7014 to complete required registration.  Enter through the Minges Wellness Center to easily access the Neuse Room.

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Your Blood Pressure: Reaching the Target - 2 p.m. classes

A free one hour basic hypertension educational class that is for anyone who has higher than normal blood pressures and needs to understand the condition better in order to have good blood pressure control. Family members are welcome to attend too! The class taught by registered nurses will cover the basics of high blood pressure – what it is, causes, risk factors, complications, treatment, classification of high blood pressure medications and how to correctly check your blood pressure. Registration is required. There are a variety of dates and times to choose from to call the Minges Wellness Center now at 252-522-7014 to save your spot. All classes will be in the Neuse Room located in the Minges Wellness Center and will begin promptly at the stated time.

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Infant CPR education

Take 30 minutes out of your busy day to learn infant CPR.  Saving Baby's Life ...When Every Second Counts is an instructional DVD designed to educate parents and infant caregivers on how to perform infant CPR and what to do for a choking infant.  This class does not provide a certification but will provide the knowledge needed to perform infant CPR through observing an instructional video.  This learning tool was developed by Geraldine Hickey, RN, found of Baby Zone and Beyond.  The DVD uses the newly revised 2010 American Heart Association guidelines for infant CPR.  Sign up Now!  Session times are Wednesdays at 12 noon and 4 p.m. in the Minges Wellness Center.  Call 252-522-7014 with questions.

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Gentle Tai Chi

Since the first widespread promotion of tai chi health benefits in the early 20th century, it has developed a worldwide following among people for its benefit for health and health maintenance. Studies of tai chi support its effectiveness as an alternative exercise and as a form of meditative pain reduction that focuses on positive energy flows. it is reported that focusing the mind solely on the movements of the form helps to bring about a state of mental calm and clarity. Besides general health benefits and stress management attributed to tai chi training, this form of exercise has been found to nurture core-strength and balance.  Also: Chi Times  - practice your "forms" with our instructor.  This 20 minute focused session on Wednesday at 12:15 p.m.

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