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The Gastro Unit is located on Lenoir Memorial's second floor. The unit contains 13 private rooms for prepping and private consultation with the physician following the procedure. Lenoir Memorial currently has three gastroenterologists on staff, two procedure rooms and four recovery bays. The unit provides a broad range of diagnostic as well as therapeutic procedures.

Specialized equipment enables the gastroenterologist to take an endoscopic view of the patient's esophagus, stomach and colon while the patient receives a combination of medicines to help them relax and not recall the examination. Colonoscopies, Flexible Sigmoids, and EGDs are among the most common procedures provided by the unit. Most procedures take approximately 15 to 20 minutes. Patients recover at least 30 minutes in a separate recovery area before returning to their room. Patients normally arrive early on the morning of their procedure and are home by early afternoon, if not before.  The addition of the Spyglass technology allows Gastroenterologists to have a video view of the bile duct and thereby make diagnosis and treat conditions that before now had very limited options. The introduction of the new HALO system has brought the advanced ablation technology for Barrett's esophagus to Lenoir Memorial. This technology maximizes clinical outcomes by completely removing the damaged tissue without injuring the underlying healthy tissue.

The Gastro Unit staff also provides the community with colorectal cancer screenings four times each year. These screenings are offered free of charge. Each participant is given a kit which enables them to do the hemoccult testing in the privacy of their home. After completing the test, the participant returns a replay card to the gastro unit. Test results are returned to the participant with an additional copy for their physician. For more information about the Gastro Unit, please call 252-522-7399.


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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Lenoir Memorial Board votes to pursue strategic partnership with Novant Health

After a yearlong selection process for a strategic partner, the Lenoir Memorial Board of Directors has unanimously voted to pursue a partnership through a management agreement with Novant Health, hospital officials announced today.  The decision follows a thorough search and exploration process led by the board to select a partner who would best position Lenoir Memorial for the future of healthcare and create a stronger health system for the Kinston community.  "For more than a century, Kinston has had a community hospital and the chapter we're beginning today will preserve that legacy of local healthcare for future generations," said Gary Black, president and CEO of Lenoir Memorial.  "Through an affiliation with Novant Health, we will further enhance the services we provide, ensuring that high-quality care remains close to home."  The Lenoir Memorial Board now enters discussions with Novant Health to structure the terms of the partnership, leading to the signing of the management agreement, which the board hopes to finalize this spring.


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


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.


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. 


Free Mammogram Screening - for high risk women

Advanced registration is required to participate in this screening.  Those interested in participating should call 252-522-7014 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday - Thursday to schedule their appointment time. Women that qualify receive a free screening mammogram and education about breast self-exam.  To qualify, you must be a woman between the ages of 40-65, have no insurance to cover mammograms, and never have had a mammogram.


Get Your Rear In Gear - November 5

This free colorectal screening 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 WellAare 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.


Quit for Life Tobacco Cessation Program

Class sizes are limited and classes start promptly at the appointed time. Each class is one hour long. Class are available at 8:30 - 9:30 or 3:30 - 4:30 on days listed below.  Registration must be done by calling 252-522-7014. Dates for 2015 are as follows:

January 8

February 5

March 5

April 2

May 7

June 4

July 9

August 6

September 3

October 1

November 5

December 3