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Pastoral Care

Program Mission

Lenoir Memorial Hospital’s Pastoral Care program supplies the spiritual component in health care. Chaplains are available to offer compassionate care and comfort though listening, prayer, and scripture readings. We support the patients, families, and visitors by giving support related to the impact of hospitalization, illness, grief and other concerns. We encourage the presence of community clergy and will make every effort to allow access to clergy member when the patient or family desires their services.

Program Description

We have one staff chaplain that is assisted by volunteer faith leaders representing a variety of religious backgrounds. All of our chaplains observe the highest professional and ethical standards. Though theologically trained chaplains respect the spiritual preference of other faith groups and work along with area faith leaders. If you desire pastoral care from your faith leader they should be contacted directly. If you are an ordained minister and have interest in becoming a Lenoir Memorial volunteer chaplain, use the contact information below to make contact with the Lenoir Memorial Pastoral Care Coordinator.

How to Contact a Chaplain

To contact a chaplain contact your nurse, dial “O” from any hospital phone, call the pastoral care coordinator at (252) – 522 - 7131 or email him at

Hospital Chapel

Our beautiful chapel is located in the lobby across from the gift shop. It is always open for prayer, reading, and meditation. Care Notes on a variety of subjects are provided for your reading pleasure. You may use the prayer journal provided in the chapel to share your prayer needs and victories. Chaplains and others check the journal frequently to pray over the needs identified. Each Monday at 11:00 a.m. a ten minute devotion and prayer meeting is available for anyone that would like to attend.


2016 Open Enrollment

Open enrollment for Affordable Care Act coverage begins November 1, 2015, and ends January 31, 2016.  If you don't enroll in a 2016 plan by January 31, 2016, you cannot enroll in a health insurance plan for 2016 unless you qualify for a Special Enrollment Period. If you don't have coverage in 2016, you may have to pay a fee.  The fee is higher in 2016 than it was in 2015.  For questions related to Affordable Care Act insurance coverage, to enroll or for assistance with documentation, contact Terrence Body, case manager, at 252-522-7977, or Kinston Community Health Center at 252-522-9800.


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


HealthLink - Fall 2014

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I Can Cope - Caring for the Caregiver

Please join speaker and host, Janet Scism, medical social worker, for an evening of talk about caregivers; who they are, and what they do. Refreshments will be served. Free to the public but registration is required by calling Janet at 252-522-7600.


Gentle Yoga

This 30 minute class will include a number of simple standing as well as mat poses.  Class will focus on correct posture, form, and safe yoga movements.  Connect with your inner self through breathing techniques and meditation.  Enhance your balance and overall strength and peace.  A great way to escape a stresful day! Beginner's level.  Must be a member to participate. 


Healthy at Every Size

Sometimes its not just about the weight loss! Learn about making healthy habits for real benefits of a healthy lifestyle --- that matter. Learn about the benefits of establishing an active lifestyle and a good diet and how even small changes can make a genuine impact. Get your new year off to a good start and join us to create non weight related goals for the new year. Even if you aren't seeing the weight loss, don't get discouraged, there are other measures of improvement that are real and can positively impact your health every day.  Join us for a Silver and Fit social immediately following this program.


Increase Your Fitness IQ

Whether you are new to exercise or you've been participating for years, a good combination of motivation with the correct information makes for the most beneficial workout.  Join Brittney to learn what common exercise mistakes you should avoid in order to stay safe.  This talk is fee and open to the public.  


Healthy Starts to the Day: Good Habits for a Great Day!

We have all heard the expression that "the early bird gets the worm".  When you start your morning off with good habits, you are setting yourself up for success all day long!  Join Graham as he discusses smart and efficient ways to begin your day, and different ideas of how they could fit into your daily routine.  Silver and Fit members are invited to stay after the free presentation for a Silver and Fit social in the Wellness Center.