Notice of Privacy
In response to growing concerns about keeping health information private, Congress passed the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA). The legislation includes a privacy rule that creates national standards to protect individuals' personal health information. Most health-care providers in the country were required to implement these standards by April 14, 2003.
Lenoir Memorial has a long-standing, successful practice of protecting patients' privacy and maintaining confidentiality. We already have begun implementing additional methods to further protect patients' medical information in the electronic age and anticipate full compliance with HIPAA requirements. The HIPAA privacy rule will not significantly change the way Lenoir Memorial currently protects your medical information.
Patients' privacy rights and Lenoir Memorial's privacy practices are outlined in a document called the "Notice of Privacy Practices." (View PDF file of the document.) Patients are given a copy at registration on their first visit after April 14, 2003, and are asked to sign a form that acknowledges they have received the information. Once they have received the document and signed the acknowledgment form, they will not need to receive another copy - or sign another acknowledgment - unless Lenoir Memorial makes major changes in its privacy practices.
Lenoir Memorial takes seriously its responsibility for protecting patients' medical information. Providing you with the "Notice of Privacy Practices" and having you sign the acknowledgment that you received a copy are part of Lenoir Memorial's efforts to comply with the rules mandated by HIPAA. Lenoir Memorial is participating in this effort along with most other health-care providers in the United States. Compliance with the HIPAA privacy rule is important to continuing our tradition of patient confidentiality.
To ensure you receive the best possible care, patient medical information is routinely exchanged between health care providers. This includes medical records sent to other hospitals, specialists, etc. There is no charge or patient authorization required for this process.
For personal use, you may request a copy of your Lenoir Memorial Hospital medical record by printing and completing this form. Once you have completed this form and had it notarized, you will need to submit it to the Health Information Services Department at:
Lenoir Memorial Hospital
Health Information Services-ROI
100 Airport Rd PO Box 1678
Kinston, NC 28503-1678
If you have questions about completing this form, please call (252) 522-7185 for assistance.
2016 Open Enrollment
Open enrollment for Affordable Care Act coverage begins November 1, 2015, and ends January 31, 2016. If you don't enroll in a 2016 plan by January 31, 2016, you cannot enroll in a health insurance plan for 2016 unless you qualify for a Special Enrollment Period. If you don't have coverage in 2016, you may have to pay a fee. The fee is higher in 2016 than it was in 2015. For questions related to Affordable Care Act insurance coverage, to enroll or for assistance with documentation, contact Terrence Body, case manager, at 252-522-7977, or Kinston Community Health Center at 252-522-9800.LEARN MORE
HealthLink - Fall 2015
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HealthLink - Winter 2015
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Lenoir Memorial Board votes to pursue strategic partnership with Novant Health
After a yearlong selection process for a strategic partner, the Lenoir Memorial Board of Directors has unanimously voted to pursue a partnership through a management agreement with Novant Health, hospital officials announced today. The decision follows a thorough search and exploration process led by the board to select a partner who would best position Lenoir Memorial for the future of healthcare and create a stronger health system for the Kinston community. "For more than a century, Kinston has had a community hospital and the chapter we're beginning today will preserve that legacy of local healthcare for future generations," said Gary Black, president and CEO of Lenoir Memorial. "Through an affiliation with Novant Health, we will further enhance the services we provide, ensuring that high-quality care remains close to home." The Lenoir Memorial Board now enters discussions with Novant Health to structure the terms of the partnership, leading to the signing of the management agreement, which the board hopes to finalize this spring.LEARN MORE
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.LEARN MORE
Healthy Starts to the Day: Good Habits for a Great Day!
We have all heard the expression that "the early bird gets the worm". When you start your morning off with good habits, you are setting yourself up for success all day long! Join Graham as he discusses smart and efficient ways to begin your day, and different ideas of how they could fit into your daily routine. Silver and Fit members are invited to stay after the free presentation for a Silver and Fit social in the Wellness Center.LEARN MORE
New Support Group - Life After Stroke
Stroke survivors and caregivers, please bring your own experiences to a discussion with other survivors on life after stroke, transitioning from hospital to home, and re-entering the community. It's free. If you have had a stroke, or are a caregiver or a loved one who is struggling with stroke issues, and would like to come for encouragement, join us. This new quarterly support group will be led by Lenoir Memorial Hospital Stroke Coordinator Dawn Becker, RN, who may be reached for more information at 252-522-7575.LEARN MORE
Get Your Rear In Gear - November 5
This free colorectal screening 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 WellAare 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.LEARN MORE
Quit for Life Tobacco Cessation Program
Class sizes are limited and classes start promptly at the appointed time. Each class is one hour long. Class are available at 8:30 - 9:30 or 3:30 - 4:30 on days listed below. Registration must be done by calling 252-522-7014. Dates for 2015 are as follows:
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.LEARN MORE