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Laboratory

The Lenoir Memorial lab performs a variety tests including those needed in emergency situations, tests where results are needed rapidly for patient care (stat testing), and those done in high volume on a daily basis.  The hospital lab is used by all of the inpatients and by many outpatients who are being seen by physicians with offices affiliated with the hospital. However, as a patient, you may never actually visit the hospital’s laboratory unless you are sent there for your sample collection.  Patients staying in the hospital that need lab work performed are normally seen in their room by a phlebotomists or technician trained to draw blood for a variety of tests. 

Directed by experienced, board-certified pathologists, the lab employs only fully-trained, certified medical technologists, medical laboratory technicians, cytotechnologists, and phlebotomists. The laboratory is inspected and accredited by The Joint Commission for labs, a comprehensive and highly regarded organization.The lab is staffed by personnel trained in particular specialties. For example, there are sections that focus on microbiology, hematology, chemistry, and blood banking. Other units may perform electron microscopy and immunohistochemistry tests, and still others can focus on surgical pathology, cytology, and autopsy. Some types of tests are sent to reference laboratories which are more specialized, especially if the demand for them is low within the hospital.

The Lab is located on the ground floor of the hospital and is easily accessible through the Emergency Department entrance.  

 
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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.

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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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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.

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Technology for Control

Join Sandra as she discusses the latest gadgets/technology available to assist with glucose management.  For more information contact Sandra at 252-522-7616.

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Age Defying Exercise

Join Brittney Bradshaw, exercise specialist, for this inspiring talk.  It's not too late to improve your fitness level and quality of life!  With a little preparation and imagination, you can find the right workout for you. Please stay immediately after the presentation for our new Silver & Fit Social Get Together in the Minges Wellness Center and enjoy some refreshments!

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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.

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Get Your Rear In Gear - Sept 10

This free colorectal cancer screening clinic is free for men and 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 the required registration.

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