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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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Taking the “FREEZE” Off of Winter Blues

Winter is now in full force, and as the days get shorter and the nights get chillier, even the strongest of us can get a little down. Someone suffering from the "winter blues" can be characterized by mild depression, lack of motivation, and low energy levels. Luckily, there are a lot of things one can do to both prevent the blues from coming on and get yourself back to normal.   Come join Graham as he discusses ways to snap yourself out of the slump and get back to leading a productive, positive, and healthy life.

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Medicare 101

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, Southeast Regional Manager with the NC Seniors' Health Insurance Information Program.  She will update you on recent changes and answer any questions you may have. No registration required!  Free to the public!  Sponsored by Seniors Health Insurance Information Program - Lenoir County 

 

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Advances in radiation Oncology:  What does this mean for the Lenoir County patient with cancer?

Join Dr. Ron Allison with 21st Century Oncology for this informative talk.  Sometimes you don't even know about the advanced medical care and cancer treatments in your own back yard.  Why travel far away when you can stay right at home for excellent radiation oncology services.  Dr. Allison will provide information and education about therapies that can be done at the Lenoir Memorial Cancer Center.  If you or a family member has cancer or you are a science and technology buff, don't miss this presentation.

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HealthyLife Weigh - February

This weight managment program focuses on weight loss goals supported by healthier nutrition practices and increased physical activity.  It is ideal for the individual needing to lose 10-40 pounds, and at a state of readiness where lifestyle changes can be made.  Nutrition education is delivered in a 4 week program led by a registered dietitian in the Minges Wellness Center at Lenoir Memorial.  The program is a modified form of the national program, HealthLife Weigh, and focuses on the necessary formula for permanent weight loss, balancing calorie intake from food and calorie output through physicial activity.  We will assist you in making permanent lifestyle changes to help you get to and stay at a healthy body weight.  This is not a diet but a new way of incorporating positive eating and activity habits. The cost for the program is $150 per 4 week session.

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HealthyLife Weigh - January

This weight management program focuses on weight loss goals supported by healther nutrition practices and increased physicial activity.  It is ideal for the individual needing to lose 10-40 pounds and at a statge of readiness where lifestyle changes can be made.  Nutrition education is delivered in a 4 week program led by a registered dietitian in the Minges Wellness Center at Lenoir Memorial.  The program is a modified form of the national program, HealthyLife Weigh, and focuses on the necessary formula for permanent weight loss: balancing calorie intake from food and calories output through physical activity.  We will assist you in making permanent lifestyle changes to help you get to and stay at a helathy body weight.  This is not a diet but a new way to incorporating positive eating and activity habits. Cost for the program $150 at registration.

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