Meet our PSEA winner of the year.
The PSEA (President’s Service Excellence Award) program was design to recognized employees who not only perform exemplary in their work areas but also extend outstanding customer service to patients, co-workers and visitors. To qualify as PSEA winner of the year, the honoree must have been chosen as PSEA of the Quarter. Then from the four quarterly winners, in February one is announced as PSEA of the Year. In 2010, the four quarterly finalists were: Delores Cotton, Debra Buck, Jo Ann Grubbs, and Rhonda Taylor. Taylor was selected as PSEA for 2010. As President’s Service Excellence Award winner of the year, she is entitled to a free vacation anywhere in the United States.
Rhonda Taylor started as pediatric nurse on March 28, 1981 and progressed to several roles, including interim nurse manager for PCU and subsequently to administrative supervisor before accepting the position as case manager. Rhonda is a very dedicated and professional case manager and nurse and worthy of the honor of President’s Service Excellence! She is a can-do team player, meeting the needs of a diverse population on the Progressive Care Unit (PCU) as well as other areas, if needed. She works daily to provide efficient and effective outcomes for discharge planning and case management responsibilities. She is very detailed and precise in her clinical documentation to ensure that every fact is written. For her awesome documentation techniques, she is the designee for the departmental minutes and staff education sessions. She is knowledgeable in all aspects of Resource Management and collaborates well with physicians and other healthcare members to ensure her patients are receiving optimal community services.
Rhonda is described by nursing staff as: Friendly, courteous, dedicated, a partner in care, a strong organizational leader and problem solver, and able to communicate professionally, concisely, and effectively with internal and external customers to solve patient outcome care needs. She willingly shares her knowledge with those around her. She utilizes all known sources for patient outcomes and utilization of available community services. Her advocacy for patient rights shows that she cares for each and every patient that is assigned to her and ensures that everyone in their family are aware of patient strengths and support available. This is remarkable, but not unusual for Rhonda. In her service at Lenoir Memorial, Rhonda is always a nurse. In addition, she has served on the Documentation Committee, a vital member of the Emergency Preparedness and is a member of N.C. Nurses Association.
Rhonda and Dennis have four children, Josh, Matt, Laney and Megan. She dearly loves her grandbabies, Olivia, Logan and Kale. They also have a dog named Chloe. Rhonda enjoys scrapbooking, reading, and gardening. She is a member of Rivermont Baptist Church where she teaches the adult Sunday School women’s class. She is also active with the Girl Scouts.
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.LEARN MORE
Lenoir Memorial receives $282,898 grant from The Duke Endowment
Lenoir Memorial has received a $282,898 grant from The Duke Endowment to fund the development of a primary stroke center. The grant will be used to develop a comprehensive program that will stabilize the treatment stroke patients including initial acute care. Program components will include prevention, treatment, and post-care follow-up. Constance Hengel, director of Community Programming and Development states, "Death rates from stroke in eastern NC are among the highest in the state and the nation so better stroke outcomes are the goal in this intervention. Rapid recognition of stroke and reduction of time from event to treatment will be a major focus in the project. Time is brain and every minute counts for someone having a stroke. Our hope is to help the community becomes more aware of stroke symptoms and improved recognition and time for getting affected residents to our hospital quickly so we can provide rapid treatment."LEARN MORE
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.LEARN MORE
Take Off Pounds Sensibly T.O.P.S.
This support group focuses on how to be successful losing weight and keeping the pounds off. There are two groups that meet at Lenoir Memorial. On Wednesday mornings meetings are held from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. in the Neuse Room located on the lower level at Lenoir Memorial. Pat Wyrick is the facilitator and may be reached at 252-523-5391. On Monday nights meetings are held from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the hospital auditorium on the lower level with Wayne Seymour facilitating. He may be reached at 252-569-1681. Call either facilitor if you have questions.LEARN MORE
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.LEARN MORE
Sinus and allergy problems
Ask the expert - Join Dr. Barbara Goheen for expert advice on dealing with your allergies and sinus problems. Free to the public no registration required.
The painful symptoms associated with chronic sinusitis can be overwhelming. If symptoms are difficult to control with medications alone, seeing a specialist may help you to determine the best course of treatment. If you have been diagnosed with chronic sinusitis and are not responding well to antibiotics you may be a candidate for surgery. Your surgeon now has a less invasive option that is clinically proven to be safe and effective. Dr. Goheen is an ear, nose, and throat specialist at Kinston Head and Neck Physicians and surgeons, PALEARN MORE
Beginner’s Shag lessons
You're never too old to dance! Nora Parker will be teaching Beginner's Shag on six Friday nights this fall. The classes begin on October 3, will not meet on October 31, and will finish on November 14. The cost os $50 per couple and you must register with a partner. Advanced registration and payment required call 252-522-7014.LEARN MORE
Exacting Excellent Energies in Kids - tips for parenting the elementary age child
Parents with elementary age children often wonder, why do they do that? Where did the day go? How do I get more structure and schedule to help provide balance in the school/home life? Gain information about techniques that can help provide harmony when demands begin to get hectic. Learn techniques to solicit information from your child and put planning in place to work smarter as a family. Lasting relationships deserve a strong foundation and staying positive is essential. Set the example!LEARN MORE
Challenging Child Behaviors
Children up to 5 years old present new parents with many issues: ages and stages, sibling conflicts, parenting conflict, consistent discipline parameters and safety issues. Gain information on strategies to cope and set early behavior expectations that will assist families with peace and guidance as they start out with young children. Set up your family unit with determination and goals. They are worth it!!LEARN MORE
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.LEARN MORE