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.
HealthLink - Winter 2013
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LENOIR MEMORIAL HOSPITAL LAUNCHES SEARCH FOR STRATEGIC PARTNER
Kinston. NC—(December 4, 2013)— Lenoir Memorial Hospital officials today announced the launch of a process to search for a strategic partnership with another hospital, health system or hospital company with the goal to further strengthen and enhance healthcare services and better meet the needs of the community for the long term. Recently, Lenoir Memorial engaged an outside hospital consulting firm that spent a year learning about the organization, the way it operates, its finances and its culture. The firm conducted studies inside the hospital and in the community to understand what Lenoir Memorial is today – and what it can be in the future. At the end of its work, the firm found that in order to continue the 100-year legacy of excellent, high-quality care in the future, the hospital must consider partnering with another organization. “For a century, Lenoir Memorial has been a trusted, essential care provider for patients in Lenoir County and the surrounding region. We are a strong and profitable organization today, but the world of healthcare delivery is changing, so we are taking proactive steps to ensure continued growth and success to protect access to care close to home,” said Gary Black, president and CEO of Lenoir Memorial Hospital. The Lenoir Memorial Board is directing the partner review process with the assistance of Juniper Advisory, a Chicago-based financial advisory firm. The firm is a leading national transaction advisor to nonprofit community hospitals on partnerships in an era of accelerating consolidation. The systematic approach offered by Juniper will make certain that all options and types of partnerships are considered and that Lenoir Memorial’s opportunities are fully understood. The Board is in the process of generating several objectives that will guide its selection of a partner. These criteria will be identified and discussed by the Board, then finalized over the next several months. Confidential discussions with a number of potential partners will begin in spring 2014, with the process expected to take 12-21 months to complete once those discussions have begun, as a variety of partnership models will be explored. “We recognize that the way healthcare is provided today – where it is offered, how it is paid for, how it is measured – is changing dramatically,” said Ray Collier, chairman of the Lenoir Memorial Board of Directors. “Reimbursement for care is declining, the care itself is shifting to more convenient outpatient settings, and more emphasis is being placed on keeping people healthy, not just treating them when they are sick. Hospitals and health systems, as well as physicians, are partnering in order to meet these new demands.” “We believe now, when Lenoir Memorial is financially strong, is the right time to look for a strategic partner,” continued Collier. “We can evaluate our choices from a position of strength and allow ourselves time to conduct a thoughtful and thorough review on our own terms.”
HealthLink - Fall 2013
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Hospital welcomes new physician
Michael Diamond, M.D., has joined the staff at Kinston Community Health Center. Diamond graduated from Wake Forest University with an undergraduate degree in Communications. He obtained his medical degree from the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University. He has a special interest in Pediatrics and Internal Medicine. Diamond completed his residency at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville, NC. He is single and he enjoys volunteering for community efforts such as sports physicals, health fairs, and legislation advocacy.LEARN MORE
Smith named PSEA of the Year
At the February Lenoir Memorial Board of Directors meeting, Chairman Ray Collier named Eveyln Smith, RN, Medical Oncology President's Service Excellence Award honoree for 2012. An excerpt from Smith's nomination read, "Evelyn Smith provides compassionate and quality care to the patients she servs on Medical/Oncolory on a daily basis. She exhibits outstanding interpersonal skills, which complement her ability to communicate in a clear, concise and accurate manner. when interacting with patients and staff. She has the ability to work very effectively and efficiently with cross funcational teams. She holds herself accountable high ethical standards and legal requirements setting an example to other staff." Congratulations Evelyln Smith!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
Get Your Rear in Gear! - Sept 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 522-7014to complete required registration. The Neuse Room is easily accessible through the Minges Wellness Center entrance.LEARN MORE
Get Your Rear in Gear! - June 7
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 for easy access to the Neuse Room.LEARN MORE
I Can Cope
Join us for Dr. Misbah Qadir’s informative presentation. I Can Cope provides an avenue for mutual support among those sharing a common experience. The overall goal of the class is to help participants with selected aspects of the cancer experience. Information about cancer and its treatment is presented to enhance the skills needed for self care as well as to promote physical and emotional well-being. You will learn about the nature of cancer, cancer treatment and the effects of treatment. Free to the public but registration is required by calling Janet Scism at 252-522-7600. There is no charge for attendinghowever, preregistration is required.LEARN MORE
Your Blood Pressure: Reaching the Target - 3 p.m. classes
A free one hour basic hypertension educational class that is for anyone who has higher than normal blood pressures and needs to understand the condition better in order to have good blood pressure control. Family members are welcome to attend too! The class taught by registered nurses will cover the basics of high blood pressure – what it is, causes, risk factors, complications, treatment, classification of high blood pressure medications and how to correctly check your blood pressure. Registration is required. There are a variety of dates and times to choose from to call the Minges Wellness Center now at 252-522-7014 to save your spot. All classes will be in the Neuse Room located in the Minges Wellness Center and will begin promptly at the stated time.LEARN MORE