Lexington Medical Center is pleased to announce that it has raised a record-breaking $630,018 in its annual Universal Employee Fund (UEF) campaign. During the past month, Lexington Medical Center employees have donated generously to the UEF, which designates resources for items and services that enhance patient care. The UEF also assists hospital employees who are experiencing emergencies or severe hardships.
Within the community, the UEF supports the hospital’s Cancer Care Fund, which gives necessary supplies and services to oncology patients who do not have adequate financial resources during treatment. It also funds nursing scholarships, medication vouchers for indigent patients, the mobile mammography van, exercise programs for cancer patients, the hospital’s Doula program and Cardiopulmonary and Vascular Rehabilitation programs. Additionally, the UEF provides resources for the Partners Program, a summer internship offered to the best and brightest high school students in Lexington County who are interested in pursuing careers in health care.
Within the hospital, the UEF helps fellow hospital employees during catastrophic situations including house fires, natural disasters, domestic violence, life-threatening medical conditions and unaffordable funeral expenses. In 2011, the UEF helped 52 hospital employees during such situations.
LMC held a luncheon for employees the week of April 17th to celebrate the UEF campaign. Here are some photos.
You can view the stories of some of the people helped through the UEF by watching the video below. Hospital multi-media coordinator Stephen Wessinger composed original lyrics for a song that is sung by Kenyottia Gray, an employee in the hospital’s Emergency Department.