“I’ve thoroughly enjoyed working at Lexington Medical Center and still do. I love our vision and the care we provide to our community,” she said.
Eunice Medhurst, the hospital’s first nursing director, recruited Carol to be the assistant head nurse on 3rd Medical. She decided to join Lexington Medical Center because she wanted to work closer to her home and be involved in the groundwork of a new hospital.
“The past 40 years have gone by so fast. I was walking down the hall the other day and thought about what I would do if this was my last day, and I got teary-eyed. As long as I can contribute, I will,” Carol said.
Carol is known around the hospital for wearing a signature bright pink scrub jacket. She jokes that when she retires, they should retire the jacket and color, too, in honor of her many years of service.
Married for 46 years, Carol has two sons and four grandchildren.
This month, Lexington Medical Center celebrates its 40th anniversary. We opened as a small county hospital on January 6, 1971. Today, we’ve grown into a modern medical complex with state-of-the-art technology and an unsurpassed culture of caring. Each day this month, we’ll share a story from our hospital’s history book.