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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

Lenoir Memorial enters into management agreement with UNC Health Care

The Board of Directors of Lenoir Memorial Hospital has unanimously voted to enter into a management services agreement with UNC Health Care, hospital officials announced May 16.  Discussions regarding an affiliation began between the Lenoir Memorial board and UNC Health Care leadership earlier this year. The board recognized the extraordinary opportunity to partner with a flagship healthcare leader in the state - defined by excellence in research, clinical advancements and quality of care - was one not to be missed.  It became clear that an agreement with UNC Health Care will best position Lenoir Memorial to create a stronger hospital for the Kinston community for generations to come.

 

"We are excited about our partnership with UNC Health Care and look forward to the vast array of support they will offer us here at Lenoir, said Gary Black, president and CEO. "Our board has been very thoughtful in this process and we believe that this partnership will allow for the growth of services in this community.  UNC Health Care is very much aware of the challenges facing community hospitals in this economic environment and has assured our board that they can assist us in addressing the challenges and maintaining healthcare close to home.  It is our belief that an affiliation with UNC Health Care will best position Lenoir Memorial to continue our mission to ensure exceptional healthcare to the people we serve."

 

Lenoir Memorial employees will keep their current positions and will remain employees of Lenoir Memorial, a private, not-for-profit hospital, not the state.  This agreement does not involve any sale or exchange of assets and will allow Lenoir Memorial to maintain local governance.  "We are pleased to welcome Lenoir Memorial Hospital into our system of 10 hospitals and hospital systems, our physician's networks and our affiliation with the UNC School of Medicine," said William L. Roper, MD, CEO of UNC Health Care.  "This partnership with Lenoir Memorial Hospital will continue our efforts to provide the highest quality care to our patients across North Carolina."


This affiliation will allow Lenoir Memorial to provide a broader scope of resources and experience to benefit its patients.  Some of the primary benefits include:

  • Expansion of locally available hospital and community-based patient care services to enhance patient care.
  • Improved patient experience and satisfaction
  • Enhanced operational efficiency
  • Recruitment of additional highly trained and skilled physicians
  • Access to cutting-edge research and treatments at UNC Health Care
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Be Informed About Mental Health Crisis Resources for 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 Services Specialists will assist you to find 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. Herritage St., Kinston, NC 28501 252-233-2383.  Appointments are not needed for crisis assessment and referral services, Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 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 Lfeline Network for Lenoir County is provided by REAL Crisis Intervention by calling 252-758-4357  for free counselling and extensive referral services.
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Free Medication Wallet Card

Call the Minges Wellness Center at 252-522-7014 to get your free medication wallet cared and we can mail one directly to your home!  Keeping an up-to-date record of your medicines may help protect you from a mistake.

  • First, it helps you and your family remember all the medicines you are taking.  Next it helps your doctors, nurses, and pharmacists make sure that the medicines prescribed for you can be taken safely together.
  • A list also helps make sure that important medicines you take at home will be continued if you are hospitalized.
  • Finally, your medicine list will help your doctor determine if any illness or symptoms you experience could be related to the medicine you take.

Use a medication list or card to keep a record of all the medicines, vitamins, and dietary supplements or herbs you take.  Keep the list updated and share with your pharmacist and physician.  The medication wallet cards are free but limited to one per person.

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Lenoir Memorial first in area to get Varian TrueBeam linear accelerator

Lenoir Memorial Hospital will be one of the first facilities in eastern NC to install the Varian TrueBeam Linear Accelerator, the most advanced radiation therapy machine.  We are the proud recipients of this cutting-edge technology due to the tireless efforts of the Lenoir Memorial Foundation and the generous donations made by members of our community. 

Lenoir Memorial's approach to fighting cancer is to stay on the cutting edge of technology, provide unparalleled treatment options and maintain the highest standard of care for our patients.  The benefits of the Varian TrueBeam Linear Accelerator include the following:

  • Highly improved imaging capabilities for patient positioning prior to treatment.
  • Advanced IMRT/Motion monitoring provides real time imaging, which monitors patient positioning during treatments and turns off the machine automatically when the patient falls out of range of the set treatment parameters.
  • Faster treatment times are possible because treatments come in higher dose rates.  Typical treatment times are just 2-3 treatment delivery minutes.
  • SmartConnect Remote Monitoring means decreased downtime and allows for remote diagnosis and service. 

Lenoir Memorial Cancer Center expects to begin treating patients with the new Varian TrueBeam Linear Accelerator on July 11, 2016.  If you have any questions regarding cancer treatment, please feel free to contact our Cancer Center at 252-522-7600.

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Lenoir Memorial Enters Exclusive Negotiations with UNC Health Care

The Board of Directors of Lenoir Memorial has unanimously voted to pursue exclusive negotiations to create a management services agreement with UNC Health Care, hospital officials announced today. Discussions regarding an affiliation began between the Lenoir Memorial board and UNC Health Care leadership earlier this year. The board recognized the extraordinary opportunity to partner with a flagship healthcare leader in the state - defined by excellence in research, clinical advancements and quality of care - was one not to be missed. It became clear that an agreement with UNC Health Care will best position Lenoir Memorial to create a stronger hospital for the Kinston community for generations to come.

"With this partnership, we have the opportunity to expand high-quality healthcare and a deeply respected brand to our part of the state.  We are confident this partnership will preserve the Lenoir Memorial legacy of local healthcare for future generations," said Gary Black, president and CEO of Lenoir Memorial Hospital.  "Adding access to UNC's groundbreaking research and focus on advancing clinical care and our commitment to the patients we serve enhances what we can deliver together, close to home."

The Lenoir Memorial Board now enters discussions with UNC Health Care to complete details of the agreement which the board hopes to finalize in April.  Both parties agree that when a contract between Lenoir Memorial and UNC HealthCare is finalized it will not involve any sale or exchange of assets and will allow the board to maintain local governance of the hospital.  Lenoir Memorial employees will keep their current positions and will remain employees of Lenoir Memorial, a private, not-for-profit hospital, not the state.

"We are pleased to affiliate with Lenoir Memorial Hospital and welcome them into our system," said William L. Roper, MD, CEO of UNC Health Care.  "This partnership combines the successful healthcare delivery at Lenoir Memorial Hospital will help advance our system's mission of providing excellent care, training the next generation of North Carolina's physicians, and conducting groundbreaking research."

This affiliation will allow Lenoir Memorial to provide a broader scope of resources and experience to benefit its patients.  some of the primary benefits include:

  • Expansion of locally available hospital and community-based patient care services to enhance patient care.
  • Improved patient experience and satisfaction.
  • Enhanced operational efficiency.
  • Recruitment of additional highly trained and skilled physicians.
  • Access to cutting-edge research and treatments at UNC Health Care.

Similarly, UNC Health Care entered into a management services agreement with Wayne Memorial Hospital in nearby Goldsboro, NC in December 2015.

For more information about Lenoir Memorial visit our website at www.lenoirmemorial.org

For more information about UNC Health Care visit their website at www.unchealthcare.org

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Free Mammogram Screening - for high risk women

Advanced registration is required to participate in this screening.  Those interested in participating should call 252-522-7014 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday - Thursday to schedule their appointment time. 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.  Deadline to register is October 3.

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Benefits of Mind/Body Exercise

Tai Chi and Yoga are POWERFUL! Low impact activities that have a high impact on your health! Come learn the history behind these ancient practices. Learn the many benefits:

  • Improved conditions including arthritis, high blood pressure, and relieves chronic pain.
  • Lowers stress
  • Improves balance

Learn how to coordinate your muscles, bones, heart, and mind!  Silver and Fit social immediately follows this class with free light refreshments.

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What Get Measured Gets Managed

Join Brittney Bradshaw at this FREE seminar to discuss or learn more about your preferred food tracker. 

  • Is there evidence that supports technology in tracking exercise and nutrition and what have your experiences been?
  • The number one fitness trend right now is wearable technology and how is the benefit worth the hype?
  • Who should be tracking food in a diary technology?

Get the answers to these and other questions and offer your personal use suggestions!  There are so many, bring your own experiences and learn from others!  Silver and Fit social immediately follows with complimentary refreshments.

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Find Out What’s Cookin in Kinston

Holly White, RD,LDN, will be preparing and offering samples of collards flavored using vegetables instead of meat. Come learn as Holly shares tipsfor preparing healthy dishes using fresh local produce.  

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Brain Attack - Stroke Risks and Symptoms and the Importance of Early Treatment

Join Dr. Manasi Gahlot, Lenoir Neurology Neurologist, as she discusses the importance of realizing the symptoms of stroke and reacting quickly if you think someone is having a stroke.  If stroke is suspected think FAST: F - Face is uneven, A - Arm is weak, S- Speech is strange, T-Time to call 911.  This educational offering is free and groups are welcome!

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