Archive | April, 2010

EmmanuWheel

Chris Sharpe, Cliff Brown, Jeff Kerby, James Sutton and Jimmy Kirby of Emmanuwheels in front of a ramp they built at a home in Lexington County.

Lexington Medical Center is proud of its employees who are making an impact in the community.

Jeff Kerby, a physician assistant at Lexington Family Practice in West Columbia, a physician practice in the Lexington Medical Center network, leads a group called EmmanuWheel that makes wheelchair ramps and home modifications for people who cannot afford them. The group works through donations and free labor. It’s a new ministry.

EmmanuWheel receives referrals from Lexington Medical Center’s Social Services department and other resources. So far, the group has built four ramps this year, including the one you see in the above photo at a home in Pelion.

They look forward to more projects in the future and want to enlist skilled and unskilled workers. For more information, call director Jeff Kerby at 803-730-8042.

LMC Celebrates Volunteers

Each day at Lexington Medical Center, our hospital volunteers deliver warm smiles, beautiful flowers and helpful assistance to our patients.  Their work begins with small gestures. But their impact is enormous.

Identifiable by the pink and red vests they wear, our volunteers spend more than 65,000 hours each year helping us to provide the best health care with their unsurpassed compassion and commitment. They also play a philanthropic role in providing important resources for people throughout our community.

This year, the Lexington Medical Center Volunteer Auxiliary is buying a new digital mammography van for the hospital. The van will travel around the Midlands upon request to provide mammograms at civic, social and church groups. The volunteer auxiliary also awards more than $60,000 in nursing scholarships each year to high school graduates and people pursuing continuing education in a nursing career.  And, last year, the volunteers raised more than $4,000 for our Emergency Care Fund, which helps employees in need.

Lexington Medical Center hosted a Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon this month to say thank you to our volunteers for their service.  Here are some pictures.

You can also view a video segment on our volunteers featured in “Speaking of Health” on WLTX.

Celebrating Earth Day: LMC Honors its Green Giants

On Earth Day, Lexington Medical Center is remembering its commitment to Green efforts.  Our hospital encourages its employees to be good stewards of the environment.

Check out our new video featuring our “Green Giants”, employees who exemplify leadership in recycling and other environmental initiatives.

One of the ways Lexington Medical Center will celebrate Earth Day this year is to kick off its “100 Acts of Green” campaign.  The hospital is asking each of its departments to commit to one Green Act for the year.

Lexington Medical Center is a leader in the Green building movement.  We have the first LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified medical office building in South Carolina. Our hospital has also received the “Spare the Air” award from the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control for its recycling initiatives.

At Lexington Medical Center, our mission is to provide health services that meet the needs of our community.  We believe that work extends to securing a safe environment for the future.

Are YOU a Green Giant?  We want to know.  Leave us a comment below and let us know what you’re doing to make our world a better place.