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Lenoir Memorial Sleep Center
Since 1998, Lenoir Memorial Hospital and Sleep Services of America, a sleep service provider with over 20 years experience in the field of sleep medicine, and the 2005 Recipient of the Frost & Sullivan Sleep Service Provider Industry Innovation and Advancement Award, began providing sleep studies to the community served by Lenoir Memorial Hospital.
The lab has recently been relocated into new facilities near the Minges Wellness Center. These facilites partner the latest in technology with professional staff and a comfortable attractive environment. Sleep is a basic human need, as important for good health as diet and exercise. When we sleep, our bodies rest but our brains are active. Sleep lays the groundwork for a productive day ahead. Over the last few years more and more attention has been given to sleep disorders. Even in the more recent news with the tragic death of pro football star Reggie White, we are beginning to see just how many people are affected with sleep disorders. The National Sleep Foundation in 2004 estimated that a lack of sleep costs American employers more than $18 billion annually in lost productivity. At least 100,000 police reported crashes and 1,500 deaths a year are attributed to drowsy driving. Sleep deprivation has also been linked to health problems such as diabetes, congested heart failure, and high blood pressure.
The most common sleep disorder is sleep apnea. Listen to how a sleep study patient described her sleep apnea. “The silence, I’m told, is way worse than the snoring. In the middle of the night, you go quiet for a while. Your chest heaves. Nothing happens. Your body tries again. Still nothing happens. Then, if you’re lucky, your brain kicks in and sends out the alarm: without oxygen, it will starve. So your reflexes get your body to rouse; there’s a snuffling, wheezing and then a big intake of breath. And then back to normal breathing – or more snoring – until the cycle starts again. And all the while, you’re fast asleep, blissfully unaware that anything is going on. “That is called sleep apnea. It happens when your nasal passages or throat gets blocked during sleep and your breathing is badly interrupted. It’s often, but not always, correlated with carrying too much weight, and it occurs more in men than women. It can occur in children of all ages, and has been linked to children with ADD. Unfortunately, most who have it, have no idea they do.
If you suffer from daytime drowsiness, nodding off in the afternoon, been told you have a snoring problem, or wake up restless and tired, you should talk to your physician. You may need to be a sleep disorder patient and not aware of it. There is help available for sleep disorders. Don’t wait till it’s to late for you to get help. See your doctor today to see if you are a candidate for a sleep study.
Send Us Your Story
Lenoir Memorial has added a feature to its website at www.lenoirmemorial.org. Those with hospital stories they'd like to share can click on the "Send Us Your Story" tab on the home page and will be taken to a special form created for you to tell us your Lenoir Memorial story. Submissions can be private or public depending on what you prefer. Send us your story. Through your hospital stories we can continue to work towards a patient-centered care environment for our patients and continue on our mission to provide exceptional healthcare for the people we serve.LEARN MORE
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.LEARN MORE
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.LEARN MORE
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!LEARN MORE
Shake your trunk to Uptown Funk!
Come join the Minges Wellness Center crew as we learn our new flash-mob dance to the hit by Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars. We will be offering multiple 15-minute workshops for a month on a weekly basis. Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m., Tuesdays at 5:10 p.m. and Thursday at 1:30 p.m. Come to as many sessions as you need to for practicing your moves. Flash mob finale is Friday, July 24, lunchtime at the Lenoir Memorial cafeteria patio. Membership is not necessary to "get funky" but new participants must fill out exercise screening piror to starting. Non-members can only participate in "UpTown Funk" activities while in the facility.LEARN MORE
Yoga and Flexibility: Limber up with some smart poses!
Being sore and having tight muscles can really slow you down on a daily basis, and even more so during exercising. Did you know that yoga is a great practice that can increase limberness, while also keeping muscles and joints healthy? Join Graham as he discusses yogo positions that will stretch your muscles, loosen up tightness, and relax your whole body!LEARN MORE
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.LEARN MORE
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.LEARN MORE