Depts. and Specializations
- Physician Directory
- Admissions / Registration
- Critical Care Unit
- Day Surgery
- Down East Medical Supply
- Emergency Dept
- Family Birth Center
- Hospitalist Program
- Lenoir Memorial Cancer Center
- Lenoir Memorial Sleep Center
- Lenoir Neurology
- Lenoir Orthopedics
- Lenoir Surgical
- Lenoir Urology
- Rehabilitation Services
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.
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.LEARN MORE
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.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
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.LEARN MORE
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.LEARN MORE
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.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
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: