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
Lenoir Memorial receives $282,898 grant from The Duke Endowment
Lenoir Memorial has received a $282,898 grant from The Duke Endowment to fund the development of a primary stroke center. The grant will be used to develop a comprehensive program that will stabilize the treatment stroke patients including initial acute care. Program components will include prevention, treatment, and post-care follow-up. Constance Hengel, director of Community Programming and Development states, "Death rates from stroke in eastern NC are among the highest in the state and the nation so better stroke outcomes are the goal in this intervention. Rapid recognition of stroke and reduction of time from event to treatment will be a major focus in the project. Time is brain and every minute counts for someone having a stroke. Our hope is to help the community becomes more aware of stroke symptoms and improved recognition and time for getting affected residents to our hospital quickly so we can provide rapid treatment."LEARN MORE
Join Dr. Geeta Katwa, Carolina Regional Arthritis and Rheumatology, PA for a community education presentation on Gout. If you have Gout, then you know that Gout presents with sudden, severe attacks of pain, redness and tenderness in joints, most often the joint at the base of the big toe. Dr. Katwa will field questions and help you understand the complex arthritis that is Gout.LEARN MORE
Pumkin: from pizza to pie and everything in between
We all know that pumpkins make great jack-o-lanterns and yummy pies. But did you know that pumpkin as a food has many versatile uses? Did you know it is a nutritional powerhouse and offers many health benefits? Come join our Registered Dietitian, Angie Watson, RD, LDN, CDE, for a sampling of tasty pumpkin recipies, and learn about the many nutritional benefits of pumpkin.LEARN MORE
Keeping a happy heart: Tips on how to stay heart healthy!
Take a look at your to-do list today. Do you have "get heart healthy" listed? If not, you should! According to the Centers for Disease Control, heart disease is the number one cause of death in the United States. Come join Graham as he discusses heart healthy tips to reduce your risk for heart disease.LEARN MORE
Learn the moves of the THRILLER DANCE
The exercise experts at the Minges Wellness Center will be teaching Michael Jackson's THRILLER dance during the month of October. One of his all time greatest hits, it is something that no one can resist grooving and moving to and it's easy! There will be a variety of workshops offered all leading up to a final class showcasing the dance on Halloween day, Friday, October 31 at 12 Noon at Lenoir Memorial. Call 252-522-7207 or 252-522-7944 for more details on how you can participate.LEARN MORE
Lenoir Memorial and CINTAS Document Management are sponsoring a community-wide SHRED EVENT. CINTAS will be on hand for community members to safely and confidentially destroy personal and home paperwork and documents through a shredding disposal method. No cardboard accepted.LEARN MORE