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Photo of the Emergency Department Entrance

The Lenoir Memorial Emergency Department (ED) features a geographical layout that is patient-focused and patient-driven. The design of the area was created to improve the flow of patients and to enhance patient privacy. Upon entering the new ED, patients and visitors first check in at the information desk located just inside the foyer. Security is strategically stationed to the right of the entrance to lend assistance as needed for patients, visitors, and staff.

Beyond the information desk are three private triage areas where nurses perform their initial assessment of patients and route them to the appropriate treatment areas. While in the triage area, the nurse presses a button which alerts registration staff to come to the patient to complete the registration process.

There are 12 private ED treatment rooms including two major trauma rooms. Each room is equipped with new cardiac monitors which are connected to the adjacent nursing station to provide central monitoring of all patients. In addition to the 12 ED rooms are seven Express Care rooms equipped to provide treatment to patients presenting with non life-threatening injuries. Express Care is a fast track for non-emergent patients and routinely provides treatment to patients in 90 minutes or less.

Photo of the Emergency Dept.Nurses operate from a highly functional nursing station which provides them with a view and quick access to all patient rooms. A nourishment area is another feature of the new ED as are sub-waiting areas for physicians to use for family consults and for those times when family members need privacy to grieve the loss of a loved one.

For those accompanying patients to the ED, a spacious waiting area located to the left of the ED information desk should provide all of the amenities a family member needs while waiting to hear about their loved one's condition. Pay phones are located adjacent to the waiting area as are handicapped-accessible restrooms, a vending area, water fountains, and a children's playroom stocked with toys and other fun materials to help pass the wait time for young visitors.

 
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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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HealthLink - Fall 2014

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Advances in Cholesterol Management

Dr. Vikram Gahlot from Kinston Cardiology Associates wil speak about cholesterol management.  Learn more about the new American Heart Association cholesterol treatment guidelines and the goal to help people live longer, healthier lives. There have been advances in medications and you may want to learn more about how cardiologists evaluate and better treat high cholesterol levels these days.  Make sure you are not stuck in the old mindset of treatment.  Free to the public and sponsored by the McCain Heart Center. 

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Metabolic Syndrome - How does it affect the heart?

Dr. Kirollos from Kinston Cardiology Associates will speak on, large waistlines, high triglycerides, low HDL, blood pressure, and blood sugar and how these issues can relate to the metabolic conditions in your body and especially your heart.  Learn how to prevent or delay dangerous metabolic syndrome and heart problems by learning important characteristics and stategies of self-care. Fee to the public and sponsored by the McCain Heart Center.

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Heart Healthy Heart at Every Size

Lisa Alphin, RN, BS, ES and program director of Cardiac Rehabilitation will present on this interesting topic.  Lisa will emphasize an approach to being healthier through supporting individuals and families for positive health behaviors that include healthy minds, exercise and eating healthy.  A weight-neutral approach steers away from weight-focused barometers of success that can lead to frustration, perceptions of failure and negative overall results.  Improving health includes embracing different body shapes and sizes and focusing on personal practices to improve overall well-being. Free to public and sponsored by the McCain Heart Center.

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Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Heart Disease

Dr. Rob Gallaher, Lenoir Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine, will present this informative talk about Obstructive Sleep Apnea.  Sometimes snoring can get a little annoying, especially for someone listening to it.  But when a snorer repeatedly stops breathing for brief moments, it can lead to cardiovascular problems and be potentially life-threatening.  Dr. Gallaher will make the link between sleep apnea and heart problems and help attendees find solutions. This program requires no registration, is free to the public, and sponsored by the McCain Heart Center.

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Do You Have Low T?

Dr. Lee Cox, Lenoir Urology, will discuss what testosterone is and why it declines over time.  He will inform attendees about common symptoms of lowering testosterone levels includinging fatigue, weakness, loss of sex drive.  Find out what tests can be done to measure it and treatments.

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