Archive | August, 2010

LMC Presents An Evening with Ray Tanner

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Photo Courtesy: USC

By leading the University of South Carolina baseball team to an acclaimed national championship, Ray Tanner has become front and center in headlines across South Carolina and the nation. Now, Coach Tanner will talk about the perseverance it takes to reach such a prestigious milestone at an event benefiting the Lexington Medical Center Foundation.

The Lexington Medical Center Foundation Speaker Series is pleased to present a dinner and talk with Ray Tanner on Tuesday, August 31, 2010 at the Radisson Hotel at the intersection of Interstate 20 and Bush River Road in Columbia. Tickets are $75. A silent auction begins at 6:00 p.m. The dinner and talk begin at 7:00 p.m. Dress is University of South Carolina casual.

During his 14 years as head coach of the University of South Carolina baseball team, Ray Tanner has established a premier program, including the 2010 national championship, where the Gamecocks became the first team ever to win six consecutive games on the way to a national title in Omaha and the first men’s team to win a national championship at the University of South Carolina. Also this year, Tanner recorded his 1,000th career victory and became collegiate baseball’s National Coach of the Year. Additionally, under Tanner’s leadership, South Carolina owns the longest streak of NCAA Regional appearances among the 12 Southeastern Conference schools.

“We look forward to a wonderful event where people can listen to one of our local heroes while supporting the Lexington Medical Center Foundation and its commitment to helping our community,” said Tim James, Executive Vice President and Director of the Lexington Medical Center Foundation.

Proceeds from the dinner and talk with Ray Tanner will benefit the Lexington Medical Center Foundation, an organization that works to ensure quality health services and patient-centered care are available for the people of the Midlands. The Lexington Medical Center Foundation serves our community through a wide variety of initiatives including nursing scholarships, programs for patients in need, women’s cancer care plans and Lexington Medical Center’s nationally-recognized Doula program. Learn more about the Lexington Medical Center Foundation at www.lexmed.com.

Tickets can be purchased online at www.lexmed.com or by calling the Lexington Medical Center Foundation office at 803-791-2540.

LMC Receives Prestigious Breast Cancer Accreditation

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Mobile Mammography Van

LMC Mobile Mammography Van

Lexington Medical Center has received a prestigious accreditation from the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC). The organization is praising Lexington Medical Center for its commitment to providing the highest quality evaluation and management of patients with breast disease.

The NAPBC measured Lexington Medical Center’s breast cancer program by looking at 27 standards of care established by the NAPBC that collectively provide the most efficient and contemporary care available for patients.

The measured standards in the accreditation process included the presence of board-certified surgeons and oncologists, nurse navigators, digital mammography, breast MRI, support programs and services, community outreach and clinical trials. Lexington Medical Center applied to be surveyed for accreditation because the hospital wants to ensure it is providing the highest level of care possible for breast cancer, a disease that affects approximately 1 in 8 women. Currently, only seven hospitals in South Carolina have the NAPBC accreditation.
“Congratulations on your center’s dedication to the care of your patients,” said Scott Kurtzman, MD, chairman of the NAPBC Standards and Accreditation Committee in a letter to Lexington Medical Center.

Lexington Medical Center’s breast program is also accredited by the American College of Radiology (ACR). Lexington Medical Center has four Women’s Imaging Centers and a state-of-the-art digital mobile mammography van that travels throughout the Midlands. Through an innovative program known as “Five Day Detection to Diagnosis,” Lexington Medical Center provides answers about the health of a woman’s breast within five days after detection of a lump or abnormality. Lexington Medical Center works closely with women and their families throughout cancer treatment. “Becky’s Place” is a boutique located inside the hospital that offers wigs, mastectomy bras and prostheses. Breast cancer patients also receive the assistance of a nurse navigator who provides education and emotional support.