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.
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
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
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
Get Your Rear in Gear! - Dec 6
This free 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 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 required registration. Enter through the Minges Wellness Center to easily access the Neuse Room.LEARN MORE
Your Blood Pressure: Reaching the Target - 2 p.m. classes
A free one hour basic hypertension educational class that is for anyone who has higher than normal blood pressures and needs to understand the condition better in order to have good blood pressure control. Family members are welcome to attend too! The class taught by registered nurses will cover the basics of high blood pressure – what it is, causes, risk factors, complications, treatment, classification of high blood pressure medications and how to correctly check your blood pressure. Registration is required. There are a variety of dates and times to choose from to call the Minges Wellness Center now at 252-522-7014 to save your spot. All classes will be in the Neuse Room located in the Minges Wellness Center and will begin promptly at the stated time.LEARN MORE
Infant CPR education
Take 30 minutes out of your busy day to learn infant CPR. Saving Baby's Life ...When Every Second Counts is an instructional DVD designed to educate parents and infant caregivers on how to perform infant CPR and what to do for a choking infant. This class does not provide a certification but will provide the knowledge needed to perform infant CPR through observing an instructional video. This learning tool was developed by Geraldine Hickey, RN, found of Baby Zone and Beyond. The DVD uses the newly revised 2010 American Heart Association guidelines for infant CPR. Sign up Now! Session times are Wednesdays at 12 noon and 4 p.m. in the Minges Wellness Center. Call 252-522-7014 with questions.LEARN MORE
Gentle Tai Chi
Since the first widespread promotion of tai chi health benefits in the early 20th century, it has developed a worldwide following among people for its benefit for health and health maintenance. Studies of tai chi support its effectiveness as an alternative exercise and as a form of meditative pain reduction that focuses on positive energy flows. it is reported that focusing the mind solely on the movements of the form helps to bring about a state of mental calm and clarity. Besides general health benefits and stress management attributed to tai chi training, this form of exercise has been found to nurture core-strength and balance. Also: Chi Times - practice your "forms" with our instructor. This 20 minute focused session on Wednesday at 12:15 p.m.LEARN MORE