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.
Health Needs Assessment
Lenoir County Health Department and Lenoir Memorial Hospital are conducting a county-wide health assessment. Your opinions about our community are important to us. Please complete the 2014 Community Health Assessment survey located at this link https;//docs.google.com/forms/d/1aAOrM2yYy9LUs7uhbpQY8H3Ckxdizx6xL7dG02zRjw0/viewform?usp=send_form
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
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