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Pastoral Care

Program Mission

Lenoir Memorial Hospital’s Pastoral Care program supplies the spiritual component in health care. Chaplains are available to offer compassionate care and comfort though listening, prayer, and scripture readings. We support the patients, families, and visitors by giving support related to the impact of hospitalization, illness, grief and other concerns. We encourage the presence of community clergy and will make every effort to allow access to clergy member when the patient or family desires their services.

Program Description

We have one staff chaplain that is assisted by volunteer faith leaders representing a variety of religious backgrounds. All of our chaplains observe the highest professional and ethical standards. Though theologically trained chaplains respect the spiritual preference of other faith groups and work along with area faith leaders. If you desire pastoral care from your faith leader they should be contacted directly. If you are an ordained minister and have interest in becoming a Lenoir Memorial volunteer chaplain, use the contact information below to make contact with the Lenoir Memorial Pastoral Care Coordinator.

How to Contact a Chaplain

To contact a chaplain contact your nurse, dial “O” from any hospital phone, call the pastoral care coordinator at (252) – 522 - 7131 or email him at dsauls@lenoir.org.

Hospital Chapel

Our beautiful chapel is located in the lobby across from the gift shop. It is always open for prayer, reading, and meditation. Care Notes on a variety of subjects are provided for your reading pleasure. You may use the prayer journal provided in the chapel to share your prayer needs and victories. Chaplains and others check the journal frequently to pray over the needs identified. Each Monday at 11:00 a.m. a ten minute devotion and prayer meeting is available for anyone that would like to attend.

 
CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

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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.

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Advances in Cholesterol Management

Dr. Vikram Gahlot from Kinston Cardiology Associates wil speak about cholesterol management.  Learn more about the new American Heart Association cholesterol treatment guidelines and the goal to help people live longer, healthier lives. There have been advances in medications and you may want to learn more about how cardiologists evaluate and better treat high cholesterol levels these days.  Make sure you are not stuck in the old mindset of treatment.  Free to the public and sponsored by the McCain Heart Center. 

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Metabolic Syndrome - How does it affect the heart?

Dr. Kirollos from Kinston Cardiology Associates will speak on, large waistlines, high triglycerides, low HDL, blood pressure, and blood sugar and how these issues can relate to the metabolic conditions in your body and especially your heart.  Learn how to prevent or delay dangerous metabolic syndrome and heart problems by learning important characteristics and stategies of self-care. Fee to the public and sponsored by the McCain Heart Center.

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Heart Healthy Heart at Every Size

Lisa Alphin, RN, BS, ES and program director of Cardiac Rehabilitation will present on this interesting topic.  Lisa will emphasize an approach to being healthier through supporting individuals and families for positive health behaviors that include healthy minds, exercise and eating healthy.  A weight-neutral approach steers away from weight-focused barometers of success that can lead to frustration, perceptions of failure and negative overall results.  Improving health includes embracing different body shapes and sizes and focusing on personal practices to improve overall well-being. Free to public and sponsored by the McCain Heart Center.

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Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Heart Disease

Dr. Rob Gallaher, Lenoir Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine, will present this informative talk about Obstructive Sleep Apnea.  Sometimes snoring can get a little annoying, especially for someone listening to it.  But when a snorer repeatedly stops breathing for brief moments, it can lead to cardiovascular problems and be potentially life-threatening.  Dr. Gallaher will make the link between sleep apnea and heart problems and help attendees find solutions. This program requires no registration, is free to the public, and sponsored by the McCain Heart Center.

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Do You Have Low T?

Dr. Lee Cox, Lenoir Urology, will discuss what testosterone is and why it declines over time.  He will inform attendees about common symptoms of lowering testosterone levels includinging fatigue, weakness, loss of sex drive.  Find out what tests can be done to measure it and treatments.

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