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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
Email Joan
Dirk Griffith
Foundation Director
252-522-7262
Email Dirk

* 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

Questions About Humana?

Dear Participant,

It has come to our attention that you may have recently received communication from Humana regarding UNC Lenoir Health Care's out-of-network status with its Medicare Advantage PPO plans.  We are concerned that information provided in that letter may have led to unnecessary anxiety or confusion for some members of our community.  Therefore, we are writing to you in an effort to clarify what out-of-network status with these plans means for participants.

 

First and foremost, it is important to note that all patients with Humana Medicare Advantage PPO plans may continue to be seen at UNC Lenoir Health Care. For many individuals, including those who have coverage through the North Carolina State Health Plan, no change should be apparent; your deductibles and copayments will not change, and benefits for in-network and out-of-network services are the same.

 

Participants in other versions of Humana's Medicare Advantage PPO plans may see increases in some copayments or deductibles, depending on the plan in which you are enrolled and the services you receive. As noted on Humana's website, "With a HumanaChoice (PPO) plan, you enjoy freedom to choose any doctor or hospital - but you pay less for services received from in network providers."

 

The following links may be helpful for those seeking to clarify the benefits offered by their plans:

Should you have further questions regarding your coverage, we would be happy to assist you.  Please call us at 252-522-7857 or 252-522-7676 Monday - Friday from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.  Click on read more for Frequently Asked Questions.

We apologize for any concerns that information you have received from Humana may have caused. UNC Lenoir has been in continuous contact with Humana regarding our network status.  Our relationship with our patients and community is our highest priority, and we look forward to continuing to be of service to you and your family.

 

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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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New Year = New You! at the Minges Wellness Center

Special 2017 Minges Wellness Center Offer - New individuals who wish to join on Tuesday, January 10 between 8 am and 8 pm will NOT have to pay the $10 enrollment fee.  Membership is only $20 a month and no contract - ever. Call 252-522-7014 for more information.

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HealthLink - Fall 2016

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

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Be Informed About Mental Health Crisis Resources in Lenoir County

Mental Health Crisis:

24/7 Crisis Services for Lenoir County are available by calling Eastpointe Access Center at 1-800-913-6109 or for TTY-888-819-5112.  Customer Service  Specialists will assist you in finding a crisis provider.

Mobile Crisis Teams are available 24 hours a day.  Professional counselors will speak with you and your family during a visit.  They have an average response time of 2 hours.  This service is provided by Easter Seals - UCP 800-913-6109.

The crisis center in Lenoir County is provided by, PORT Human Services, located at 2901 N. Heritage Street in Kinston.  252-233-2383.  Appointments are not needed for crisis assessment and referral services, Monday - Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Suicide:

To be connected to a skilled, trained counselor at a crisis center in your area 24/7 call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

The 24/7 National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Network for Lenoir County is provided by REAL Crisis Intervention by calling 252-758-4357 for free couseling and extensive referral services.

Call 911 if there is a medical or life threatening emergency.

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The Irregular Beating Heart

Dr. Alan Kirollos, Kinston Cardiology presents this informative talk about the irregular beating heart.  Heart arrhythmias, also called cardiac arrhythmias, are irregular heart rhythms that result when the heart beats too fast, too slow, or unevenly.  A heart arrhythmia occurs if there is a disturbance anywhere along the nerve signal pathway in the heart chambers.  There are many different types of heart arrhythmias and some are more serious than others.  Heart arrhythmias are treated with medications, eletrophsiologic ablations, and surgically placed pacemakers or implantable cardioverter-defibrillators.  Join Dr. Kirollos as he discusses conditions, diagnosis and treatment.

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Pop-up Hands-only CPR Event

Lenoir County Emergency Services is teaching "Pop-up Hands-only CPR" at this Valentine's Day event and this is the perfect way to spend a heart-focused 15 minutes.  Interested individuals will need to provide a small amount of information so that Emergency Services can track the areas that are in need of training, watch a 2-minute video while doing compressions on manikins, and are provided an opportunity to ask questions to providers that have performed CPR.  After the session, take home materials are given to remind of the two steps to save a life, "Call 911 and push hard and fast in the center of the chest." Stop By!

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Medical Management of Coronary Disease

Dr. Gahlot from Kinston Cardiology presents: "Medical Management of Coronary Disease."  Medical care is essential once heart disease is diagnosed, to stabilize the condition immediately, control symptoms over the long term, and cure the disease when possible.  When angioplasty and stents are not appropriate, heart blockages can still be managed medically.  Dr. Gahlot will discuss current trends including medications and important self-care to optimize your cardiac health.

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Joe’s Journey

Dr. Pradeep from Kinston Medical Specialists presents, "Joe's Journey", an educational narrative about a fictitious community resident whose story is one that is not uncommon.  Joe, a middle aged gentleman with little adult medical care and some heart disease risk, begins to experience early symptoms that are worrisome.  Dr. Pradeep will discuss standard cardiac workup and testing and dispel misunderstandings and confusion.  Joe's Journey will illustrate the convenience of modern technology and benefits of patient/physician relationship is a situation that often causes anxiety when good information and intervention might be lifesaving.

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Medicare 101

Don't miss this informative talk!  Seniors' Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) in Lenoir County will provide basic information and answer questions about Medicare enrollment and benefits.  Anyone close to retirement or wondering about how Medicare works, should make plans to attend.  No registration is required.  FREE

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