Archive | January 18, 2011

Honoring 40-Year Employee Ronelle Schumpert

Hooray for Ronelle Schumpert, one of 4 Lexington Medical Center employees who has been with the hospital for 40 years — since the day it opened.

Ronelle started her 40-year career at Lexington Medical Center as a staff nurse on 3rd Medical as a staff nurse. It was here that she cared for patients for 34 years before becoming a monitor technician. She came to work at the hospital a week before it opened, helping stock rooms and make patient beds.

“I never would have imagined that the hospital would have grown so much. In fact, we have been growing ever since we opened – from a community hospital into a community medical complex,” she said.

Ronelle who lives in Leesville, SC, has been married to her husband Alfred for 53 years. They have three children, five grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

“Lexington Medical Center has been good to me and my family as a workplace and as a hospital where we receive our care,” she said.

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.