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.
Hospital welcomes new physician
Michael Diamond, M.D., has joined the staff at Kinston Community Health Center. Diamond graduated from Wake Forest University with an undergraduate degree in Communications. He obtained his medical degree from the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University. He has a special interest in Pediatrics and Internal Medicine. Diamond completed his residency at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville, NC. He is single and he enjoys volunteering for community efforts such as sports physicals, health fairs, and legislation advocacy.LEARN MORE
Smith named PSEA of the Year
At the February Lenoir Memorial Board of Directors meeting, Chairman Ray Collier named Eveyln Smith, RN, Medical Oncology President's Service Excellence Award honoree for 2012. An excerpt from Smith's nomination read, "Evelyn Smith provides compassionate and quality care to the patients she servs on Medical/Oncolory on a daily basis. She exhibits outstanding interpersonal skills, which complement her ability to communicate in a clear, concise and accurate manner. when interacting with patients and staff. She has the ability to work very effectively and efficiently with cross funcational teams. She holds herself accountable high ethical standards and legal requirements setting an example to other staff." Congratulations Evelyln Smith!LEARN MORE
HealthLink - April 2013
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New Care Giver Support Group
Meetings will be held the first Monday of each month beginning April 8 at 2 p.m. in the Neuse Room. This group is free of charge and intended to offer support to those who are caring for adults who are ill and/or elderly. Topics for meetings will be designed to address the emotional, physical, and spiritual health of the caregiver. Please contact Lisa James Coffman, MSW, at 252-527-3786 at Continuum Home Care & Hospice of Kinston for more details.LEARN MORE
McDaniel Sleep Center opens
The McDaniel Sleep Center, located near the Minges Wellness Center, was opened July 2 after this unused area of the facility was revamped. The center was named for the McDaniel family whose ancestors donated a home to be used as the first hospital in Lenoir County. The McDaniel’s granddaughter, Laura McDaniel Walker of Long Beach, Calif., made a generous donation and named the center in memory of the original donors, he said. “I’m grateful that (the family) thought of the idea to name the whole center,” Griffith said. The development of the new sleep center was partially funded by $180,000 in donations, said Dirk Griffith, director of the LMH Foundation Board. Each room has its own personality and exhibits a plaque designating a donor’s name. They look like typical bedrooms, but with state-of-the-art medical equipment in them. The rooms even feature a flat-screen television and are individually temperature-controlled. “The new suites have nice large bathrooms for each room,” Dail said.LEARN MORE
2013 Colorectal Cancer Screening Dates
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. Screening sponsored by the Lenoir Memorial Foundation. Call 252-522-7014 to complete required registration.LEARN MORE
Getting ready for flip-flops?
Are flip-flops really a good idea for people with diabetes? What about those exposed toes? Join Sandra as she shares information about routine foot care for individuals living with diabetes. Coe learn about the importance of self-exams, foot care and the potential complications uncontrolled diabetes can have on your feet.LEARN MORE
7 Ways To Get A Work-out On Vacation!
Vacations usually mean a two-week hiatus from physical activity and fitness but it doesn't have to. There are many ways that you can sneak in a work-out without disrupting the leisurely vacation that you have been craving all year. Join Tara and find out the 7 tips to keep you motivated while on vacation! Free to the public.LEARN MORE
Obesity and Diabetes
According to the Center for Disease Control, we are eating ourselves into a diabetes epidemic. Dr. Mitra shares how weight is tied to the functions of the pancreas and hormones. Free to the public - no registration required. Groups welcome!LEARN MORE
Obesity and Heart Disease
Your body is made up of water, fat, protein, carbohydrate and various vitamins and minerals. If you have too much fat — especially around your waist — you’re at higher risk for health problems, including high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, diabetes, heart disease and stroke. In this presentation, Dr. Mitra makes the connection with heart disease and high blood pressure. Free to the public - no registration required. Groups welcome!