Archive | January 19, 2011

Sharon Rogers: 40 Years and Counting

We would like to pay tribute to Sharon Rogers, one of four hospital employees who have been with us for 40 years — since the hospital opened.

A life-long resident of Lexington County, Sharon joined Lexington Medical Center because she wanted to work in her own county.

“Many nurses and medical staff at the old Columbia Hospital were eager for the hospital to open so they could work where they lived,” she said.

Forty years ago, Sharon began working as a charge nurse on the surgical unit and then opened the first surgical intensive care unit. However, she has spent most of her career as the night shift supervisor, overseeing the entire facility at night.

“When the hospital first opened, it had only four floors. But, no matter how much the hospital has grown, we are still patient focused and family focused. We care for our patients and each other,” she said.

She and her husband Charles have two daughters 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.