Notice of Privacy
In response to growing concerns about keeping health information private, Congress passed the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA). The legislation includes a privacy rule that creates national standards to protect individuals' personal health information. Most health-care providers in the country were required to implement these standards by April 14, 2003.
Lenoir Memorial has a long-standing, successful practice of protecting patients' privacy and maintaining confidentiality. We already have begun implementing additional methods to further protect patients' medical information in the electronic age and anticipate full compliance with HIPAA requirements. The HIPAA privacy rule will not significantly change the way Lenoir Memorial currently protects your medical information.
Patients' privacy rights and Lenoir Memorial's privacy practices are outlined in a document called the "Notice of Privacy Practices." (View PDF file of the document.) Patients are given a copy at registration on their first visit after April 14, 2003, and are asked to sign a form that acknowledges they have received the information. Once they have received the document and signed the acknowledgment form, they will not need to receive another copy - or sign another acknowledgment - unless Lenoir Memorial makes major changes in its privacy practices.
Lenoir Memorial takes seriously its responsibility for protecting patients' medical information. Providing you with the "Notice of Privacy Practices" and having you sign the acknowledgment that you received a copy are part of Lenoir Memorial's efforts to comply with the rules mandated by HIPAA. Lenoir Memorial is participating in this effort along with most other health-care providers in the United States. Compliance with the HIPAA privacy rule is important to continuing our tradition of patient confidentiality.
To ensure you receive the best possible care, patient medical information is routinely exchanged between health care providers. This includes medical records sent to other hospitals, specialists, etc. There is no charge or patient authorization required for this process.
For personal use, you may request a copy of your Lenoir Memorial Hospital medical record by printing and completing this form. Once you have completed this form and had it notarized, you will need to submit it to the Health Information Services Department at:
Lenoir Memorial Hospital
Health Information Services-ROI
100 Airport Rd PO Box 1678
Kinston, NC 28503-1678
If you have questions about completing this form, please call (252) 522-7185 for assistance.
Dr. Charles Moore joins staff
The Lenoir Memorial medical community would like to welcome Dr. Charles Moore to the medical staff. Dr. Moore recently completed a fellowship in minimally invasive/ bariatric surgery at the ECU Brody School of Medicine. Prior to his move to Greenville he was an attending surgeon, trauma, critical care, and general surgeon at the Aria Health System in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Moore is married to Lisa a professor at the Brody School of Medicine. They have two children. Dr. Moore may be reached at Lenoir Surgical 252-775-5999.LEARN MORE
HealthLink - Fall 2014
Check out the latest edition of Lenoir HealthLink! Download the pdf.LEARN MORE
Health Needs Assessment
Lenoir County Health Department and Lenoir Memorial Hospital are conducting a county-wide health assessment. Your opinions about our community are important to us. Please complete the 2014 Community Health Assessment survey located at this link https;//docs.google.com/forms/d/1aAOrM2yYy9LUs7uhbpQY8H3Ckxdizx6xL7dG02zRjw0/viewform?usp=send_form
Farmers Market pre-ordered deliveries at LMH
Join Chelsea Sutton from Natures Touch Farm in LaGrange as she explains the pre-order process and describes products available from local farmers that will make access to fresh, local, and organic options easy for pick up at LMH. Pre-order online every other week for pick up on alternate Tuesdays outside the Minges Wellness Center. Pre-ordering online opens July 14. Information session are on July7 and July 10 at 1 p.m. at the Minges Wellness Center in studio A.LEARN MORE
T.O.P.S. (Take Off Pounds Sensibly)
Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) is an effective way to manage weight control. There is a nominal fee to join TOPS. Patricia Wyrick is the facilitator for Wednesday mornings and may be reached at 252-523-5391. These meetings are held from 9 am - 10:30 am in the Neuse Room at Lenoir Memorial (enter through the Minges Wellness Center entrance). Wayne Seymour is the facilitator for Monday nights and may be reached at 252-569-1681. These meetings are held from 7 pm - 8 pm in the Lenoir Memorial auditorium which is located on the lower level.LEARN MORE
The ABCs of Diabetes
Join Sandra Midyette, RN, CDE, and Angie Watson, RD, LDN, CDE, as they discuss the increased risk of heart disease for people living with diabetes. Come learn more about how you can prevent and/or delay this complication by knowing your A-B-Cs of diabetes. You do not need to be a participant of our diabetes education program or a member of the Minges Wellness Center to participate. Call Sandra at 252-522-7616 for more information. Free to the public.LEARN MORE
How Does Your Child Sleep?
Join Dr. Rob Gallaher, Kinston Pulmonology, as he discuss pediatric sleep disorders and the effects on your child's mood, behavior and school performance. Sleep disturbances are some of the most common concerns parents bring to their physician. Some areas of frequent concern are bedwetting, sleep apnea, nightmares, night terrors, sleep walking and falling asleep in the daytime. Getting to sleep, maintaining sleep, and co-sleeping with parents are all issues faced at some time during a child's life. This information session will offer common issues and offer information clinical assessment and treatment options.LEARN MORE
I Can Cope - for anyone whose life has been affected by cancer
What's new with Social Security and Medicare? Join Jay Lewis, operations supervisor at the Lenoir County Social Security Administration, for updated information on these programs. Free to the public but registration is required by calling Janet Scism at 252-522-7600.
Learning about Medicare is not much of a party! Coming to a free seminar with an expert? A piece of cake.
Do you have questions about Medicare benefits, coordination of benefits with existing health insurance, enrollment periods, etc.? If so make plans now to join Barbara Pope from the NC Cooperative Extension-Lenoir County Senior Health Insurance Information Program and she will update you on recent changes and answer any questions you may have. No registration required and this seminar is FREE! Sponsored by Seniors Health Insurance Information Program - Lenoir County.LEARN MORE
Join Sandra Midyette, RN, CDE, as she discusses the importance of blood sugar control to prevent both short and long-term diabetes complications. The many complications of diabetes can be prevented and delayed. Join us for an informative session that might be able to help you or someone you love!LEARN MORE