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Donor Report

The Lenoir Memorial Foundation publishes an annual Donor Report to provide a synopsis of yearly activities including the golf tournament and holiday reception.  This report is independent of any annual reports distributed by Lenoir Memorial Hospital.

The Donor Report includes a list of the programs, projects and services funded by the Foundation during the given year.  It also contains information on ways to give to the Foundation, how to include the Foundation in your estate plans, and a summary of the revenue generated from fundraising and investments.  A list of donors and supporters is included in the Donor Report.

A copy of the yearly report can be obtained by contacting the Foundation office at 252-522-7262 or by emailing the Dirk Griffith foundation director at dgriffith@lenoir.org

Download 2010 Donor Report

 

Cradle Crowd

The birth of a baby is a time of great joy and celebration. The Lenoir Memorial Foundation is pleased to offer a very special way for parents, grandparents and friends to commemorate this wonderful event. The Cradle Crowd is a unique tribute that, unlike flowers or clothing, will last a lifetime.

With a minimum gift of $125, you will receive two beautiful satin-silver medallions etched with the actual footprint, name and date of birth of your special baby. One medallion can be placed on the Cradle Crowd wall located in the Family Birth Center reception area. You can select the spot and take pictures of the baby and family members present as the medallion is being attached. The duplicate medallion comes with a Lucite easel for a free-standing display; it can be given to the parents, grandparents or other interested party.

Proceeds from the Cradle Crowd are used to sustain and enhance newborn services and equipment at Lenoir Memorial Hospital. Literally, a gift of life, your commemoration results in top quality care for a tiny newborn, life-saving technology and skilled staffing for the Family Birth Center.  This gift helps to fund educational programs for new “moms” including classes on newborn care, breast feeding and infant immunization. A brochure with information about the Cradle Crowd including the enrollment form can be obtained at the nurses’ station within the Family Birth Center. Additional information is available by contacting the Foundation office at 252-522-7262.

Checks should be made payable to the Lenoir Memorial Foundation and mailed to 100 Airport Road, Kinston, NC 28501.

 

Holiday Benefit Reception

To kickoff the holidays, the Lenoir Memorial Foundation holds an annual Holiday Benefit Reception on the first Thursday evening following Thanksgiving.  The event is held at The Bentley, a neo-classical revival home, now beautifully restored as a bed and breakfast located in the heart of downtown Kinston.

Invitations are extended to all individuals who have supported the Foundation’s projects and services throughout the year.  Guests enjoy an evening of fine food while mingling with friends amidst the beautifully decorated rooms.  Holiday ambiance abounds with musical entertainment playing on the mezzanine atop the grand center staircase.

For information about the Holiday Benefit Reception or to request an invitation, contact the Foundation office at 252-522-7262 or email Dirk Griffith at dgriffith@lenoir.org

 

Annual Benefit Golf Tournament

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The Lenoir Memorial Foundation holds an annual Superball Golf Tournament each May at the Kinston Country Club. Proceeds from this year’s fundraiser will be used exclusively for Stroke Prevention and Awareness. The 2015 tournament date is May 7th.

Since its inception in 1999, this event has been known as “the tournament to play in” for friends of the Hospital, corporate vendors, and Kinston area golfers. Registration begins at 11:00 a.m. A buffet lunch is served in the Club’s dining room prior to the 12 noon shotgun start.

The chance to win a premium golf club on one of five holes serves as one of the hallmarks of the tournament. A premium club goes to winners of closest to the pin on four par 3’s, and the longest and most accurate drives. The putt-off contest winner has a chance to take home a $500 cash prize. Plus, we have the best volunteers!

Click here for a PDF of the tournament brochure or Click here to register and pay securely online. We’re anticipating a full course again so please ensure your spot by registering today. Anyone interested in being a sponsor or a player in the tournament should contact the Foundation office at 252-522-7262 or email Dirk Griffith at dgriffith@lenoir.org

 

Ways to Give

There are many ways to support the Lenoir Memorial Foundation. Individuals may choose options that correspond to their personal interests and provide them with distinct tax advantages. A gift of cash to the Lenoir Memorial Foundation provides immediate benefits; a deferred gift allows the donor to retain an interest in the gift property. Download the Lenoir Memorial Foundation Donation Form. If you would prefer instead to make your gift online, on a secure site, please click on Make My Gift Online.
 
Donations at any level are welcomed and appreciated. All gifts are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.  

Gifts You Can Make Today
•    Cash, checks, credit card contributions (use printed form above or online), money orders and bank drafts
•    Stocks, bonds or mutual funds (call the Foundation Director for details at 252-522-7262)
•    Property or real estate (subject to approval by the board of directors)
•    Memorials and honorariums (use printed form above)
•    Pledges and installments exceeding $1,000; donors receive full tax benefits in the years of the contributions

Gifts You Can Defer Until Later
•    Bequests
•    Life insurance naming the Foundation as owner/beneficiary
•    Charitable remainder trusts
•    Retirement plans
•    Charitable gift annuities
•    Charitable lead trusts

To include the Lenoir Memorial Foundation in your estate planning, contact your financial advisor or the Foundation office at 252-522-7262.

 

Board of Directors

2011-2012

Gary E. Black
President/CEO, Lenoir Memorial Hospital
Marie Blizzard
Eugenia Briley Mary Cauley
Treasurer, LMH Board of Directors
**Jeffrey C. Davis
Edward Jones Investments
Robert T. Gallaher, M.D.
Kinston Pulmonary Associates, P.A.
Nicholas E. Harvey, Sr.
Attorney, Nicholas E. Harvey Law Office
J. P. Walters
Rasberry, Shackelford & Associates
Luther E. Ledford, Jr.
Retired, First Citizens Bank
*D. Stuart Lindley
President, Discovery Insurance Company

Joe Rasberry
Rasberry, Shackelford & Associates

Frances W. Theodorakis
Banker, First Citizens Bank

Louise May
Lenoir Memorial Hospital Volunteers

M. W. “Pete” Pully
Retired, GlaxoSmithKline
Kay T. Turner
Clinical Instructor, Lenoir Memorial
Gordon E. Vermillion
President, Select Foods
Molly Kelley Carey B. Washburn
Retired Chemist, E. I. DuPont
Joan Smith
Foundation Administrative Assistant
252-522-7850
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Dirk Griffith
Foundation Director
252-522-7262
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* Chairperson
** Vice chairperson

 

Overview

Photo of Fountain dedicated by Myrtilla Harvey Brody
Fountain dedicated by Myrtilla Harvey Brody

The Lenoir Memorial Hospital Foundation was founded in 1986 as a non-profit, independent and tax-exempt charitable corporation. The primary goal of the Foundation is to receive, administer and disperse contributions for the benefit of Lenoir Memorial Hospital and the people it serves.  

The Lenoir Memorial Foundation provides funding to Lenoir Memorial Hospital for the purposes of
•    purchasing equipment
•    upgrading medical technology for physicians and staff
•    enhancing patient care
•    supporting community health initiatives
•    building an endowment   

A capital campaign in 2006 supported Lenoir Memorial Hospital’s celebration of “100 years of hospital care”. The Foundation looks forward to playing a major role in generating funding for future capital construction projects.

An eighteen member Board of Directors governs the operations of the Foundation through quarterly meetings. Annual and quarterly audits of the Foundation’s financial records are prepared by independent accounting firms.

All gifts to the Foundation are charitable contributions and are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law. Private gifts and grants are the major sources of funding for our Foundation. In addition to the personal satisfaction of contributing, donors receive the Foundation’s annual Donor Report and invitations to special events sponsored by the Foundation and by Lenoir Memorial Hospital. To recognize the philanthropy of major contributors, a donor board located in the hospital lobby lists individuals and businesses contributing at identified levels annually.  

Questions about the Lenoir Memorial Foundation can be answered by contacting Dirk Griffith, Executive Director, at 252-522-7262 or by email at dgriffith@lenoir.org

 

 
CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

UNC Lenoir Health Care Performs First Weight Loss Surgery

In January of 2017, UNC Lenoir Health Care launched a new service line for weight management.  The service includes medical and surgical options for weight loss and each component comes with medical supervision, nutrition counseling, and lifestyle counseling. The program is led by Dr. Charles Moore and Dr. Joel Rose.  Moore specializes in advanced laparoscopic surgery and bariatric surgery. He attended Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for his medical degree and completed his residency there as well. Moore is Board Certified by the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons.  Rose specializes in advanced gastrointestinal, minimally invasive and bariatric surgery.  He attended the University of Connecticut School Of Medicine, and completed his surgical residency at East Carolina University Brody School of Medicine. He completed a bariatric fellowship program at Virginia Commonwealth University.  Rose is board certified by the American College of Surgery.

Obesity is associated with a 50-100% increased risk of premature death compared to healthy weight individuals.  There is a greater risk of several cancers as well as diabetes and hypertension for obese people.  Medical options include a comprehensive, physician-monitored weight loss program called Optifast, for patients who prefer a non-surgical method of weight loss. The 12-week Optifast Program offers 4-5 weeks of nutritionally dense full meal replacements to initiate weight loss.  Patients are seen for weekly one-on-one coaching sessions with a registered dietitian and bimonthly visits with a physician.  Patients are provided with personalized guidance from an exercise specialist and are offered health coaching sessions as well as bimonthly group support sessions.  Lifelong support and guidance is available after the 12 week program completion.  We also offer weight management medical nutrition therapy with a dietitian for patients that are interested in other ways to lose or manage their weight.

For patients who prefer and are found appropriate for a surgical remedy, bariatric surgery has been shown to be the most effective and durable treatment for morbid obesity.  The mortality rate with bariatric surgery is about 0.1% less than gallbladder (0.7%) and hip replacement (0.93%) surgery.  The clinical evidence shows risks of morbid obesity outweigh risks of bariatric surgery and patients may lose as much as 60% of excess weight six months after surgery, and 77% of excess weight as early as 12 months after surgery.

UNC Lenoir Health Care spent the last 18-24 months researching the possibility of bringing a weight loss program to this area and found it to be a needed service in eastern North Carolina.  This program was designed to offer participants the highest level of success potential through coaching and medical monitoring.  There is substantial, long-term physician supervision that is unusual in weight loss programs.  Patients of the UNC Lenoir Health Care Weight Loss Program can expect to be followed by their physician for the rest of their lives.

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New Weight Loss Program Offers Bariatric Surgery Option

UNC Lenoir Health Care has launched a new Weight Loss Management Program offering medical and surgical weight loss options which are administered by our experienced multidisciplinary weight loss management tea, and offer an individualized approach to weight loss. Medical options include the Optifast program which consists of full meal replacements with a transition to partial meal replacements. Within our surgical program, led by our highly skilled bariatric trained surgeons, we offer the gastric sleeve surgery and gastric bypass, both through a minimally-invasive approach allowing for a shorter recovery period. The program incorporates exercise, health coaching, and support groups into both sides of the program to provide patients with all the tools they need for success. Call 252-522-7168 for more information.

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Wound Care Now Available at UNC Lenoir

Wound Care services are now available on the 5th floor at UNC Lenoir Health Care. The center, managed by a Healogics, a leader in wound care services, recently installed 2 hyperbaric chambers to aid in the wound healing process. Some wounds require specialists to optimize the potential for healing and those services are now available at UNC Lenoir Health Care.  Chronic and non-healing wounds are defined as wounds that have not significantly improved with traditional therapies.  When wounds persist a specialized approach is often called for and the UNC Lenoir Health Care Wound Care Center offers those services.  Physician referrals as well as self-referrals are welcome.

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Lung Cancer Screenings available at UNC Lenoir Health Care

Do you have a history of smoking? If so you may qualify for a lung cancer screening.  Qualified candidates have a history of heavy cigarette smoking; smoked now or have quit in the last 15 years; are between 55-77 and show no symptoms of lung cancer. A physician referral is required.  Ask you physician if a low dose computer tomography lung cancer screening is right for you. For more information visit our wellness website at www.lenoirwellness.org

 

 

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HealthLink - Fall 2016

Check out the latest edition of the Lenoir HealthLink! Download the PDF...

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HealthyLife Weigh - November 2017

This weight management program focuses on weight loss goals supported by healthier nutrition practices and increased physical activity.  It is ideal for the individual needing to lose 10-40 pounds, and at a stage of readiness where lifestyle changes can be made.  Nutrition education is delivered in a 4 week program led by registered dietitian and focuses on the necessary formula for permanent weight loss: balancing calorie intake from food and calorie output through physical activity.  We will assist you in making permanent lifestyle changes to help you get to and stay at a healthy body weight.  This is not a diet but a new way of incorporating positive eating and activity habits.  Each series consists of 4 classes and attendance at all 4 classes is necessary for full benefit.

  • Class #1: Get the Ball Rolling - portion distortion, meal plans, tracking
  • Class #2: More or Less - nutrients to increase & decrease
  • Class #3: Smart Choices - grocery shopping, recipe makeovers
  • Class #4: Mind over Matter - emotional eating, slips & staying on track

Participants will receive two months membership in the Minges Wellness Center with an individual exercise plan developed with an exercise specialist.  Required registration for each session may be completed by calling the Minges Wellness Center at 252-522-7014.  Cost $150 due at registration.

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HealthyLife Weigh - October 2017

This weight management program focuses on weight loss goals supported by healthier nutrition practices and increased physical activity.  It is ideal for the individual needing to lose 10-40 pounds, and at a state of readiness where lifestyle changes can be made.  Nutrition education is delivered in a 4 week program led by a registered dietitian and focuses on the necessary formula for permanent weight loss: balancing calorie intake from food and calorie output through physical activity.  We will assist you in making permanent lifestyle changes to help you get to and stay at a healthy body weight.  This is not a diet but a new way of incorporating positive eating and activity habits. Each series consists of 4 classes, and attendance at all 4 classes is necessary for full benefit.

  • Class #1: Get the Ball Rolling - portion distortion, meal plans, tracking
  • Class #2: More or Less - nutrients to increase and decrease
  • Class #3: Smart Choices - grocery shopping, recipe makeovers
  • Class #4: Mind over Matter - emotional eating, slips & staying on track

Participants will receive two months membership in the Minges Wellness Center with an individual exercise paln developed with an exercise specialist.  Required registration for each session may be completed by calling 252-522-7014.  Cost $150 at registration.

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HealthyLife Weigh - September 2017

This weight management program focuses on weight loss goals supported by healthier nutrition practices and increased physical activity.  It is ideal for the individual needing to lose 1-40 pounds, and at a stage of readiness where lifestyle changes can be made.  Nutrition education is delivered in a 4 week program led by a registered dietitian and focuses on the necessary formula for permanent weight loss: balancing calorie intake from food and calorie output through physical activity.  We will assist you in making permanent lifestyle changes to help you get to and stay at a healthy body weight. This is not a diet but a new way of incorporating positive eating and activity habits.  Each series consists of 4 classes, and attendance at all 4 classes is necessary for full benefit.

  • Class #1: Get the ball rolling - portion distortion, meal plans, tracking
  • Class #2: More or Less - nutrients to increase and decrease
  • Class #3: Smart Choices - grocery shopping, recipe makeovers, eating out
  • Class #4: Mind over Matter - emotional eating, slips and staying on track

Participants will receive two months membership in the Minges Wellness Center with an individual exercise plan developed with an exercise specialist.  Required registration for each session may be completed by calling 252-522-7014.  Cost is $150 at registration.

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HealthyLife Weigh - August 2017

This weight management program focuses on weight loss goals supported by healthier nutrition practices and increased physical activity.  It is ideal for the individual needing to lose 10-40 pounds, and at a state of readiness where lifestyle changes can be made.  Nutrition education is delivered in a 4 week program led my registered dietitian and focuses on the necessary formula for permanent weight loss:  balancing calories intake from food and calorie output through physical activity.  We will assist you in making permanent lifestyle changes to help you get to and stay at a healthy weight.  This is not a diet but a new way of incorporating positive eating and activity habits. Each series consists of 4 classes and attendance at all 4 classes in necessary for complete benefit.

  • Class #1: Get the ball rolling - portion distortion, meal plans, tracking
  • Class #2: More or Less - nutrients to increase & decrease
  • Class #3: Smart Choices - grocery shopping, recipe makeovers
  • Class #4: Mind over Matter - emotional eating, slips & staying on track

Participants will receive two months membership in the Minges Wellness Center with an individual exercise plan developed with an exercise specialist.  Required registration for each session may be completed by calling the Minges Wellness Center at 252-522-7014.  Cost is $150 at registration.

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HealthyLife Weigh - July 2017

This weight management program focuses on weight loss goals supported by healthier nutrition practices and increased physical activity.  It is ideal for the individual needing to lose 10-40 pounds, and at a stage of readiness where lifestyle changes can be made.  Nutrition education is delivered in a 4 week program led by a registered dietitian and focuses on the necessary formula for permanent weight loss: balancing calories intake from food and calorie output through physical activity.  We will assist you in making permanent lifestyle changes to help you get to and stay at a healthy body weight.  This is not a diet but a new way of incorporating positive eating and activity habits.  Each series consists of 4 classes, and attendance at all 4 classes is necessary for full benefit.

  • Class #1: Get the Ball Rolling - portion distortion, meal plans, tracking
  • Class #2: More or Less- nutrients to increase & decrease
  • Class #3: Smart Choices - grocery shopping, recipe makeovers, eating out
  • Class #4: Mind over Matter - emotional eating, slips & staying on track

Participants will receive two months membership in the Minges Wellness Center with an individual exercise plan developed with an exercise specialist.  Required registration for each session may be completed by calling the Minges Wellness Center at 252-522-7014.  Cost $150 at registration.

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