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Cardiac Rehab

Cardiac RehabThe certified Cardiac Rehabilitation Program at Lenoir Memorial Hospital provides people who have heart disease with a medically monitored exercise program. If you have heart disease, talk to your doctor about joining the Cardiac Rehabilitation Program at Lenoir Memorial. Physician referral into the program is required.

Cardiac Rehabilitation is a comprehensive program designed to help patients with heart disease recover faster and return to full and productiveCardiac Rehablives. The program typically lasts 36 sessions. Our Cardiac Rehabilitation staff is composed of highly trained specialists from several health care fields. These include medicine, exercise therapy, nursing, nutrition, psychology, and vocational rehabilitation. A total rehabilitation experience is planned for each participant considering diet and nutrition, stress management, weight control, job demands, and physical conditioning needs. The program helps patients adopt "heart healthy lifestyle behaviors." Our exercise specialist will develop a personal exercise prescription based on your stress exercise test and physical abilities.

This program meets every Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday in the Wellness Center, located on the lower level of the hospital. There are three monitored group exercise sessions offered. The first session is from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.; the second meets from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.; and the third session meets from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Regular attendance is essential to build the desired cardiovascular fitness. Our sessions are patterned with:

  • 10 minutes of Stretch and Flex Exercises
  • 30 minutes of Aerobic Conditioning  
  • 10 minutes of Cool Down Activities
  • 10 minutes of Relaxation or Education

Walking is the primary aerobic conditioning activity chosen. As your physical condition allows, the treadmill, rowing machine and PreCor may be used to achieve aerobic conditioning. Stationary bicycles, arm ergometers, or NuSteps may be used by people unable to walk for extended periods. Your progress is monitored daily with re-evaluations conducted at 3 and 12 months after you enter the program. The length of time you will participate in the program will vary with your individual needs. Typically, most people exercise in the program for several months to one year. To enhance the rehabilitation process and to increase your knowledge of heart disease and its prevention, you and your family are encouraged to join our Heart To Heart Cardiac Support Group that meets monthly September to May. The expenses of this program are usually paid by major health insurance companies. Many plans pay for all or significant parts of the program costs. Certified under the auspices of DHSR and AACPVR. Please contact Lisa Alphin at 252-522-7009 for more information.




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.


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.


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


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.


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. 


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.


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:

January 8

February 5

March 5

April 2

May 7

June 4

July 9

August 6

September 3

October 1

November 5

December 3



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.