The birth of a baby is a time of great joy and celebration. The Lenoir Memorial Foundation is pleased to offer a very special way for parents, grandparents and friends to commemorate this wonderful event. The Cradle Crowd is a unique tribute that, unlike flowers or clothing, will last a lifetime.
With a minimum gift of $125, you will receive two beautiful satin-silver medallions etched with the actual footprint, name and date of birth of your special baby. One medallion can be placed on the Cradle Crowd wall located in the Family Birth Center reception area. You can select the spot and take pictures of the baby and family members present as the medallion is being attached. The duplicate medallion comes with a Lucite easel for a free-standing display; it can be given to the parents, grandparents or other interested party.
Proceeds from the Cradle Crowd are used to sustain and enhance newborn services and equipment at Lenoir Memorial Hospital. Literally, a gift of life, your commemoration results in top quality care for a tiny newborn, life-saving technology and skilled staffing for the Family Birth Center. This gift helps to fund educational programs for new “moms” including classes on newborn care, breast feeding and infant immunization. A brochure with information about the Cradle Crowd including the enrollment form can be obtained at the nurses’ station within the Family Birth Center. Additional information is available by contacting the Foundation office at 252-522-7262.
Checks should be made payable to the Lenoir Memorial Foundation and mailed to 100 Airport Road, Kinston, NC 28501.
Hospital welcomes new physician
Michael Diamond, M.D., has joined the staff at Kinston Community Health Center. Diamond graduated from Wake Forest University with an undergraduate degree in Communications. He obtained his medical degree from the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University. He has a special interest in Pediatrics and Internal Medicine. Diamond completed his residency at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville, NC. He is single and he enjoys volunteering for community efforts such as sports physicals, health fairs, and legislation advocacy.LEARN MORE
Smith named PSEA of the Year
At the February Lenoir Memorial Board of Directors meeting, Chairman Ray Collier named Eveyln Smith, RN, Medical Oncology President's Service Excellence Award honoree for 2012. An excerpt from Smith's nomination read, "Evelyn Smith provides compassionate and quality care to the patients she servs on Medical/Oncolory on a daily basis. She exhibits outstanding interpersonal skills, which complement her ability to communicate in a clear, concise and accurate manner. when interacting with patients and staff. She has the ability to work very effectively and efficiently with cross funcational teams. She holds herself accountable high ethical standards and legal requirements setting an example to other staff." Congratulations Evelyln Smith!LEARN MORE
HealthLink - April 2013
Check out the latest edition of Lenoir HealthLink!LEARN MORE
New Care Giver Support Group
Meetings will be held the first Monday of each month beginning April 8 at 2 p.m. in the Neuse Room. This group is free of charge and intended to offer support to those who are caring for adults who are ill and/or elderly. Topics for meetings will be designed to address the emotional, physical, and spiritual health of the caregiver. Please contact Lisa James Coffman, MSW, at 252-527-3786 at Continuum Home Care & Hospice of Kinston for more details.LEARN MORE
McDaniel Sleep Center opens
The McDaniel Sleep Center, located near the Minges Wellness Center, was opened July 2 after this unused area of the facility was revamped. The center was named for the McDaniel family whose ancestors donated a home to be used as the first hospital in Lenoir County. The McDaniel’s granddaughter, Laura McDaniel Walker of Long Beach, Calif., made a generous donation and named the center in memory of the original donors, he said. “I’m grateful that (the family) thought of the idea to name the whole center,” Griffith said. The development of the new sleep center was partially funded by $180,000 in donations, said Dirk Griffith, director of the LMH Foundation Board. Each room has its own personality and exhibits a plaque designating a donor’s name. They look like typical bedrooms, but with state-of-the-art medical equipment in them. The rooms even feature a flat-screen television and are individually temperature-controlled. “The new suites have nice large bathrooms for each room,” Dail said.LEARN MORE
2013 Colorectal Cancer Screening Dates
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. Screening sponsored by the Lenoir Memorial Foundation. Call 252-522-7014 to complete required registration.LEARN MORE
Getting ready for flip-flops?
Are flip-flops really a good idea for people with diabetes? What about those exposed toes? Join Sandra as she shares information about routine foot care for individuals living with diabetes. Coe learn about the importance of self-exams, foot care and the potential complications uncontrolled diabetes can have on your feet.LEARN MORE
Obesity and Diabetes
According to the Center for Disease Control, we are eating ourselves into a diabetes epidemic. Dr. Mitra shares how weight is tied to the functions of the pancreas and hormones. Free to the public - no registration required. Groups welcome!LEARN MORE
Obesity and Heart Disease
Your body is made up of water, fat, protein, carbohydrate and various vitamins and minerals. If you have too much fat — especially around your waist — you’re at higher risk for health problems, including high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, diabetes, heart disease and stroke. In this presentation, Dr. Mitra makes the connection with heart disease and high blood pressure. Free to the public - no registration required. Groups welcome!
Obesity and Sleep Disorders
Not only does obesity contribute to sleep problems such as sleep apnea, but sleep problems can also contribute to obesity. Building up a sleep debt over a matter of days can impair metabolism and disrupt hormone levels. Dr. Mitra will discuss the relationship of sleep and weight. Open to the public – no registration required. Groups welcome!LEARN MORE