From excellent, award winning hospitals to compassionate clinics, residents of Kinston and Lenoir County have good medical options. The Lenoir Family Access Portal website connects residents with health agencies to share resources and information that can also be viewed by the area public.
Lenoir Memorial Hospital
This non-profit hospital with 261 beds and more than 100 physicians serves the residents of Lenoir, Greene and Jones counties. Specialized services include cardiology, pulmonology, oncology, radiology, urology, thoracic surgery and vascular surgery, and in 1986 the Lenoir Memorial Foundation was established to provide a way for people to contribute special gifts in honor or memory of friends and loved ones.
Among its departments, Lenoir Memorial Hospital has a Minges Wellness Center that conducts 25 group exercise classes every week and has 58 pieces of exercise equipment, while the Lenoir Memorial Sleep Center features a four-bed lab that offers an assortment of tests for sleep disorders. The Lenoir Memorial Cancer Center provides radiation treatment and support services, and a Cardiac Rehabilitation Program designed by the hospital lasts an average of 36 sessions and meets every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday.
Kinston Community Health Center
The center on North Queen Street was established in 1995 to provide services in pediatrics and teen health, women’s health, family medicine, dental, and behavioral health for Lenoir County's underserved populations. Services at Kinston Community Health Center also include transportation to and from appointments, at-home health assessments, health education classes and on-site translators. The center's dental clinic serves kids and adults at affordable rates.
Lenoir Family Access Portal
The Kinston-Lenoir County Chamber of Commerce administers a website called the Lenoir Family Access Portal, designed to be a resource for health agencies to post medical information and ideas for the general public. Besides the chamber, other partners in the portal initiative include Care Coordination for Children Program, Common Ground Community Garden, Gate Community Development Center, Kinston Community Health Center, Lenoir County Health Department, Lenoir Memorial Hospital and the Neuse Regional Library.
The portal's website is www.lenoirfap.org.
“The website provides the community with information on topics ranging from insurance plans to food nutrition, and it's very focused toward families with children – especially those at risk for obesity,” says Laura Lee Sylvester, chamber president. “We're hoping for good parental involvement with the website. The more the community is aware and gets involved, the greater the outcome will be toward healthier families.”
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