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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 dsauls@lenoir.org.

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.

 
CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Dr. Charles Moore joins staff

The Lenoir Memorial medical community would like to welcome Dr. Charles Moore to the medical staff. Dr. Moore recently completed a fellowship in minimally invasive/ bariatric surgery at the ECU Brody School of Medicine. Prior to his move to Greenville he was an attending surgeon, trauma, critical care, and general surgeon at the Aria Health System in Philadelphia, PA.  Dr. Moore is married to Lisa a professor at the Brody School of Medicine.  They have two children.  Dr. Moore may be reached at Lenoir Surgical 252-775-5999.

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HealthLink - Fall 2014

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

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Health Needs Assessment

Lenoir County Health Department and Lenoir Memorial Hospital are conducting a county-wide health assessment. Your opinions about our community are important to us. Please complete the 2014 Community Health Assessment survey located at this link  https;//docs.google.com/forms/d/1aAOrM2yYy9LUs7uhbpQY8H3Ckxdizx6xL7dG02zRjw0/viewform?usp=send_form

 

 

 

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Farmers Market pre-ordered deliveries at LMH

Join Chelsea Sutton from Natures Touch Farm in LaGrange as she explains the pre-order process and describes products available from local farmers that will make access to fresh, local, and organic options easy for pick up at LMH.  Pre-order online every other week for pick up on alternate Tuesdays outside the Minges Wellness Center.  Pre-ordering online opens July 14.  Information session are on July7 and July 10 at 1 p.m. at the Minges Wellness Center in studio A.

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Lenoir Memorial receives $282,898 grant from The Duke Endowment

Lenoir Memorial has received a $282,898 grant from The Duke Endowment to fund the development of a primary stroke center.  The grant will be used to develop a comprehensive program that will stabilize the treatment stroke patients including initial acute care.  Program components will include prevention, treatment, and post-care follow-up.  Constance Hengel, director of Community Programming and Development states, "Death rates from stroke in eastern NC are among the highest in the state and the nation so better stroke outcomes are the goal in this intervention.  Rapid recognition of stroke and reduction of time from event to treatment will be a major focus in the project. Time is brain and every minute counts for someone having a stroke.  Our hope is to help the community becomes more aware of stroke symptoms and improved recognition and time for getting affected residents to our hospital quickly so we can provide rapid treatment."

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Got Gout?

Join Dr. Geeta Katwa, Carolina Regional Arthritis and Rheumatology, PA for a community education presentation on Gout.  If you have Gout, then you know that Gout presents with sudden, severe attacks of pain, redness and tenderness in joints, most often the joint at the base of the big toe. Dr. Katwa will field questions and help you understand the complex arthritis that is Gout.

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Pumkin: from pizza to pie and everything in between

We all know that pumpkins make great jack-o-lanterns and yummy pies.  But did you know that pumpkin as a food has many versatile uses?  Did you know it is a nutritional powerhouse and offers many health benefits?  Come join our Registered Dietitian, Angie Watson, RD, LDN, CDE, for a sampling of tasty pumpkin recipies, and learn about the many nutritional benefits of pumpkin.

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Keeping a happy heart: Tips on how to stay heart healthy!

Take a look at your to-do list today.  Do you have "get heart healthy" listed?  If not, you should! According to the Centers for Disease Control, heart disease is the number one cause of death in the United States.  Come join Graham as he discusses heart healthy tips to reduce your risk for heart disease. 

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Learn the moves of the THRILLER DANCE

The exercise experts at the Minges Wellness Center will be teaching Michael Jackson's THRILLER dance during the month of October.  One of his all time greatest hits, it is something that no one can resist grooving and moving to and it's easy!  There will be a variety of workshops offered all leading up to a final class showcasing the dance on Halloween day, Friday, October 31 at 12 Noon at Lenoir Memorial. Call 252-522-7207 or 252-522-7944 for more details on how you can participate. 

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Free Shredding

Lenoir Memorial and CINTAS Document Management are sponsoring a community-wide SHRED EVENT.  CINTAS will be on hand for community members to safely and confidentially destroy personal and home paperwork and documents through a shredding disposal method.  No cardboard accepted.

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