Archive | April, 2009

Dr. John Black is new President of SCMA

Congratulations to Dr. John Black of Internal Medicine Associates. Dr. Black was sworn in as the president of the South Carolina Medical Association (SCMA) this month. In this role, he will follow legislative issues that affect medicine, patient care and medical reimbursement so that physicians and patients have input in the legislative process in South Carolina and the nation.

“The SCMA represents both physicians and patients. It is one of the only advocates for the patient, and we work hard as a professional organization to educate patients about proper preventive care and health maintenance,” Dr. Black said.

Dr. Black has been a member of the SCMA for 20 years.

The Swine Flu

Lexington Medical Center is monitoring the developing swine flu situation closely. Our hospital has plans in place for a number of emergencies including a flu outbreak and we are ready to put those plans into practice, if needed.

We are making sure we have enough supplies and medicine to treat patients who may come to our facilities with swine flu. In addition, we are following guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control for diagnosis and treatment of the virus.

Meantime, we continue to educate the public about ways to prevent swine flu: Wash your hands frequently, cover your cough by coughing into your sleeve and stay home if you have flu symptoms.

Dr. Todd Crump, emergency medicine physician at Lexington Medical Center, appeared on WIS-TV on Tuesday, April 28 to talk about swine flu. The first clip is from WIS-TV’s 7 o’ clock report.

This video featuring Dr. Todd Crump is from WIS-TV’s 11 p.m. newscast on Tuesday, April 28, 2009.

LMC Doctor Talks about Swine Flu from Lexington Medical Center on Vimeo.

Hospital Wins Advertising and Marketing Awards

Lexington Medical Center has received 11 awards in the twenty-sixth annual Healthcare Advertising Awards sponsored by the Healthcare Marketing Report. This national competition recognizes excellence the field of healthcare marketing and advertising.

LMC’s awards included a Silver for a television commercial that ran during the holiday season featuring Santa Claus helping a woman in labor get to the hospital, a Bronze for a mail program showcasing the hospital’s 64 slice CT scanner, and a Merit award for “My 9-1-1.” We also received honors for our employee enrollment guide, Life Savers publication, in-house newsletter Stethoscoop, Your Special Delivery maternity guide, letterhead design for the Sunset Café, LMC Employee Calendar, LMC mouse pad and Better Choices healthy eating plan.

This year, there were more than 3,600 entries. A national panel of judges rated entries based on creativity, quality, message effectiveness, consumer appeal, graphic design and overall impact.