Lincoln Hospital (1901 - 1976) was a medical facility in Durham, North Carolina, USA, founded in 1901 to serve the residents of Durham and the surrounding area of Duke University Medical Center. The health centre and hospital operated until September 25, 1976, when all inpatients were transferred to Durham County General Hospital. Lincoln served as Durham's primary African-American hospital from the original hospital building, funded by Duke's family, until it closed in 1976 and its inpatient services were transferred to Durham City Hospital and its emergency department and all outpatient services.
The hospital's medical and surgical staff spent time teaching residents and interns on the round-the-clock ward. Patients of all races were admitted from other hospitals, though both white and black medical staff continued to practice at the hospital. On the move - on a day at the new facility in 1925, 18 of the 85 patients admitted came from Durham or other cities where there was no black health facility.
Prenatal care at Lincoln Hospital also included screening for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) such as chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis. Mothers who tested positive were treated and counseled to prevent STI transmission to their babies at birth. In addition to ST I also worked to reduce infant mortality at birth. Black mothers were encouraged to bring their children back to ensure their baby reached its age.
The children's department later also offered a special program for children with special needs such as autism, autism spectrum disorders and cerebral palsy. Although the program was considered below average in the hospital's early years, it was revived in the 1950s to raise standards and provide surgical expertise.
He joined the Department of Ophthalmology at the UNC School of Medicine, where he is now a clinical professor. In 1980 he founded the Academy of Eye Associates and, after moving to Buffalo, N.Y., became a board member of the American Association of Ophthalmologists and an associate professor at the University of Buffalo Medical School. In 1999, he joined UNC - Chapel Hill's Eye Institute and North Carolina Institute for Eye Research and Education.
Watts provides Lincoln laboratory and radiology services and provides qualified monitoring in all areas with on-site expertise. With community support, the hospital is committed to providing care regardless of the patient's ability to pay, and its partnership with the University of North Carolina School of Medicine and UNC - Chapel Hill ensures the highest quality of care for patients and their families at Lincoln Medical Center.
Lincoln Medical Services seeks to reduce morbidity and mortality among blacks in Durham by focusing on maternal and infant mortality, maternal health care, and maternal education. The hospital focuses on increasing the number of births, developing maternal education programs and maintaining births, follow-up programs and reducing maternal and infant mortality. White women, nurses, monitors the quality of care in the hospital and acts as a link between the institution and the white community. This body also includes members of the Board of Trustees, the Board of Directors, doctors, nurses and other employees.
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You can arrange an eye examination to talk to your ophthalmologist about whether contact lenses are a good way to correct your vision. A normal, comprehensive eye examination allows the ophthalmologist to determine whether your eyes are healthy enough to wear contact lenses. The ophthalmologist will discuss the results of your eye exam and determine the right prescription so you can see your best. Your ophthalmologist can also answer any questions you have about your eyesight, eye health and eye care.
If you take your child to the ophthalmologist, it is a good way to learn whether they need glasses. Visual screening is typically performed by an ophthalmologist in a doctor's office or a pediatric ophthalmologist in your area.
By showing a range of lens choices using a device called a phoropter, the optician can determine how much nearsightedness, farsightedness or astigmatism you have, as well as the lenses you need to correct your vision problems. This is an important part of the screening process for new and established patients in North Carolina.
Prenatal and family planning services are also available at Durham North Carolina Medical Center and UNC - Chapel Hill Health System.
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