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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 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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HealthLink - Winter 2016

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HealthLink - Fall 2015

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HealthLink - Winter 2015

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Affordable Care Act and Healthcare Marketplace

Lenoir Memorial plays a vital role in educating uninsured patients about their coverage options and helping them navigate the Marketplace.  There are several ways to apply for health coverage.  You can apply online using a laptop or desktop computer.  (You may not be able to complete the application using a smartphone or tablet.)  You can also fill out a paper application, apply over the telephone or apply in person at certain sites.  Find out more about the different ways to apply here.  Certified Application Counselors (CAC) are available within Lenoir Memorial to educate consumers and aid them in completing an application for coverage.   If you have questions or wish to set up an appointment, you may contact Terrence Body, social worker at 252-522-7977, a patient accounts counselor at 252-522-7000 or call 800-318-8596 at any time of day, seven days a week.  Or visit HealthCare.gov.

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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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HealthyLife Weigh 2016 series

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 in the Minges Wellness Center at Lenoir Memorial.  The program is a modified form of the national program, HealthyLife Weigh, 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 that cover portion control, nutrition, grocery shopping, and emotional eating.  Participants will receive 2 months membership in the Minges Wellness Center with an individual exercise plan developed with an exercise specialist. Required registration may be completed by calling 252-522-7014.  Cost is $150.  Dates and times: Jan 6,13,20, 27 @ 8:30 a.m., Feb, 8,15,22, & 29 @4:00 p.m., March 10,17,24 &31 @ 12:00 p.m., Apr 6,13,20 & 27 @ 4:00 p.m., May 3,10,17,24 @ 8:00 a.m., Jun 1,8,15 &22 @ 12:00 p.m., July 7,14,21 & 28 @ 4:00 p.m., Aug 10,17,24, & 31@ 8:30 p.m.,Sept 6,13,20 & 27 @ 12:00 p.m., Oct 5,12,19,26 @ 4:00 p.m. and Nov 8,15,22 & 29 @ 8:00 a.m.

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Your Blood Pressure: Reaching the Target 2016 classes

A one hour basic hypertension educational class for anyone who has higher than normal blood pressure and needs to understand the condition better in order to have good blood pressure control.  Class size is limited and credit for attendance requires the participant to be present for the full session. Registration must be done by contacting Gail Carraway at 252-522-7014. Dates and Times - Jan 11 at 2 p.m., Feb 9 @ 10 a.m., March 7 @ 10 a.m., Apr 12 @ 10 a.m., May 24 @ 2 p.m., June 13 @ 2 p.m., July 13 @ 2 p.m., Aug 29 @ 10 a.m., Sept 14 @ 1 p.m., Oct 12 @ 1 p.m., Nov 9th @ 1 p.m. and Dec 7 @ 1 p.m.

 

 

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Quit for Life Tobacco Cessation Program 2016 schedule

These 1 hour classes are limited in size and start promptly at the designated time.  You must be present for the entire session in order for it to be counted. Registration for each class must be done by contacting Gail Carraway at 252-522-7014.  All classes are on Thursdays and the cost is $25. 

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New Support Group - Life After Stroke

Stroke survivors and caregivers, please bring your own experiences to a discussion with other survivors on life after stroke, transitioning from hospital to home, and re-entering the community.  It's free.  If you have had a stroke, or are a caregiver or a loved one who is struggling with stroke issues, and would like to come for encouragement, join us.  This new quarterly support group will be led by Lenoir Memorial Hospital Stroke Coordinator Dawn Becker, RN, who may be reached for more information at 252-522-7575. The dates for the upcoming meetings are:  November 5, 2015, and in 2016 they are February 15, May 16, August 15, and November 21.  

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