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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

Jonathan Anderson named PSEA of the Year

On February 25 a Lenoir Memorial's monthly Board of Director's dinner, Jonathan Anderson was named Presdient Service Excellence Award honoree for 2013.  President and CEO Gary Black read the nominations of all the quarterly finalists and explained the nomination process to those present.  "The PSEA program is one that allows anyone - peer, supervisor, or manager - the opportunity to recognized an employee for exemplary service.  Annually, we recognized about three worthy employees each month.  These PSEA recipients gather quarterly at a luncheon where the PSEA of the Quarter is named, resulting in four quarterly finaists from which one is chosen as PSEA of the Year.  This year the four finalists were Janet Tilghman, Gail Avery, Jonathan Anderson, and Sever Johnson."

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Personal Wellness Profiles

Ready to make a change?  Get started with your personal wellness profile.  For only $40 and a few minutes of your time, you can discover ways to make personal changes that can lead to improved health. Now's your chance to get a personalized comprehensive report about your overall health and well-being.  Simply complete a four-page questionaire and have blood drawn for a cholesterol panel and blood sugar test.  You will receive an overall wellness score based on a number of health indicators, as well as recommendations for improving your health.  Sign up for your two-session evaluation by calling Donna Potter, RN, at 252-522-7815.

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Silver Sneakers

The Minges Wellness Center is pleased to announce our growing relationship with Healthways, an independent insurance benefit provider for Silver Sneakers and other fitness program benefits. As a local gym participating in Healthways Prime, and now Silver Sneakers, we look forward to working with older adults who have this benefit on their insurance plans. Bring your Silver Sneakers benefit card and sign up today! Call 252-522-7207 for more information.

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Lenoir Memorial hosts blog

Lenoir Memorial has established a blog site to keep the public informed about all the news at the hospital.  Please check out our blog site at www.lenoirmemorialhospital.wordpress.com

 

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HealthLink - Winter 2013

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

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Let’s Go to the Grocery Store - summer foods and grilling

Come stroll the aisles of the grocery store with our registered dietitian as we explore healthy and delicious options for you and your family. This session will focus on tips for tasty summer foods and grilling selections. Registration is required as group size is limited. For more information or to register, please call Angie Doncaster, RD,LDN, CDE at 252-522-7471.

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Don’t Burn in the Sun skin safety campaign

More than 1 in 5 Americans will develop skin cancer during their lifetimes!

Join us as we observe Skin Cancer Awareness in May by providing educational materials about skin safety and skin cancer detection and prevention.  Free sunscreen samples will be provided to the first 50 participants.  And you can register to win a summer safety gift basket valued at $100!

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Tangling With Tumultuous Teens - tips for parenting teens

Have teenagers? You may be wondering about some of the very same things that other parents wonder - is my teen normal?  Why does my teen keep secrets from me?  And what if I'm feeling a little crazed too?  This presentation can help provide insight into parenting techniques and proven tricks of the trade in working with the older child who is struggling for independence and external pressures.  Gain information about coaching for behavior in a changing world of excesses and peer pressure.  You are not alone and you were once a youth too!

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Free Mammogram Screening - for high risk women

Women that qualify receive a free screening mammogram and education about breast self-exam.  To qualify, you must be a woman between the ages of 40 - 65, have no insurance to cover mammograms, and never have had a mammogram. Preregistration is mandatory.  call 252-522-7014 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday - Friday to schedule your apointment time.  This screening is sponsored by Lenoir Memorial Foundation and Eastern Radiologists, Inc.

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Asthma, Allergies and Air Quality

Asthma is chronic disease that affects the lungs.  It is the most common chronic disease amoung children and a primary reason for school absences.  Asthma can be controlled by avoiding the triggers that can cause an attck and using medicine.  This interactive workshop will teach steps for avoiding or reducing asthma and allery triggers in both the indoor and outdoor environments.  For more information about this workshop contact Neasha Graves at 919-966-3746 or neasha_graves@unc.edu

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