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.
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."LEARN MORE
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.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
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
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.LEARN MORE
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!LEARN MORE
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!LEARN MORE
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.LEARN MORE
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 email@example.comLEARN MORE