Archive | June, 2013

Dr. Caroline Webber on Summer Safety for Kids

From Sunburn to bug bites - Dr. Caroline Webber of Lexington Pediatric Practice, a physician practice at Lexington Medical Center, talks to Tony Tally on WACH FOX about summer safety for children.

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COLUMBIA (WACH) – Pools, playgrounds, sporting events, and a lot of outdoor activity will be on the to-do list for some as the summer begins. However, staying hydrated and beating the heat will also be at the top of the list as summer temperatures rise.

Dr. Caroline Webber, a pediatrician with Lexington Pediatric Practice, says hydration is one of the most important things if children are going to be out in the heat and humidity.

Additionally, bug bites and sun burns are two concerns during the summer season. Protective lotions such as sunscreen lotion are recommended.

“The damaging rays are the ones that are the UV rays,” says Webber. “Those are the invisible ones. UVA and UVB.”

Children are most exposed to sun during their childhood, which is why protecting children throughout the summer is really important.

In addition to light clothing and sunscreen, staying out of the sun during peak times of 10 am to 4pm can also be extremely helpful in preventing sunburns.

Dr. Webber’s office is located at 811 West Main Street in Lexington.

Lexington Medical Center Welcomes New Members to the Board of Directors

The Lexington Medical Center board of directors is pleased to welcome two new members, Jeffrey Salters and William Shockley.

Jeffery Salters is the Chief Operating Officer of Lexington County School District One and has experience in the areas of information technology management, strategic planning, education technology and budget forecasting. Mr. Salters lives in Lexington with his wife and 4 children.

“In my short time on the board I have been so excited and impressed with what I have learned about the operation of the hospital,” said Mr. Salters.

The board also welcomes new member William Shockley, a retired Lexington County District 4 Magistrate who served 22 years on the bench. He has been an active volunteer firefighter since 1974 and served in the United States Army Reserves as a communication specialist. Judge Shockley lives in Swansea with his wife and enjoys spending time with his two children and four grandchildren.

Mr. Salters and Judge Shockley were appointed to the board of directors in April and will serve a three-year term concluding in 2016.

The Lexington Medical Center board of directors has 21 members. The board meets on the 4th Thursday of each month inside the conference room located in Lexington Medical Park 1 on the hospital campus.

Lexington Medical Center Welcomes High School Students for Partners Program

Partners Program 2013

 

Summer Internship Program Offers Excellent Glimpse at Careers in Health Care

We are hosting the Midlands brightest high school students for an intensive summer internship inside the hospital called the Partners Program. In its 23rd year, the Partners Program has become a popular tradition at the hospital.

“Colonial Life is partnering with the LMC Foundation to offer the 2013 Partners Program,” said Tim James, Executive Director and Vice President of the Lexington Medical Center Foundation. “This program welcomes high achieving Lexington County high school students for an intensive three-week internship to explore careers in health care. The Foundation is proud to help develop the best and brightest future employees of Lexington Medical Center.”

The students focus on clinical training around the hospital and interact with hospital staff in assigned clinical areas. They participate in real-world, career experiences by helping with bed making, checking vital signs, stocking supplies and general duties while being supervised by a mentor. In addition, students take part in field studies including a tour of the USC School of Medicine, Midlands Technical College Health Science Programs, LMC Laboratory and LMC Extended Care.

Approximately 101 students from Lexington County high schools applied for the Partners Program in a rigorous interview process with a panel of hospital staff members and a written application. Sixty aspiring clinical health professionals were selected to participate. Lexington Medical Center will award a $1,000 book scholarship to one rising senior from each Lexington County High School, home school and private school, for a total of 13 scholarships.

The Partners Program is divided into two sessions: June 8 – 28 and July 8 – 26. Students are in clinical areas from 12:45 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. weekdays. Throughout its history, some Partners Program participants have returned to work at Lexington Medical Center when they complete their education.

Congratulations 2013 Partners Program Participants:

Abbey Rambo, Irmo High School
Bindi Chauhan, Lexington High School
Brionna Bennett, Dutch Fork High School
Brooke Sawyer, Irmo High School
Caroline Hill, Lexington High School
Catelyn Geiger, Lexington High School
Chung Zhang, Lexington High School
Connor Callais, Chapin High School
Crystina Perez, Lexington High School
Deanna Smoak, Lexington High School
Dee Sylve, Lexington High School
Dorcas Mukendi, Brookland-Cayce High School
Emily Briggs, Lexington High School
Emily McGuire, Homeschool
Emily Washburn, Lexington High School
Erin Fitzpatrick, Chapin High School
Hailey Horn, Lexington High School
Hannah Gore, Brookland-Cayce High School
Hannah Hopfensperger, Irmo High School
Hannah Williams, Lexington High School
Hennali Fozdar, White Knoll High School
Hunter Laag, White Knoll High School
Jane Warther, Batesburg-Leesville High School
Jasmine Albarghsh, Lexington High School
Karly Shirey, White Knoll High School
Kelly Lavendar, Lexington High School
Kendal Scheller, Brookland-Cayce High School
Khaila Williams, Irmo High School
Laura Sweat, Homeschool
Lauren Feder, Lexington High School
Lauren Gillian, Irmo High School
Lindsay Peagler, Lexington High School
Lizzy Wullner, Irmo High School
Logan Lewis, White Knoll High School
Lyndsey Miller, Lexington High School
Macey Williamson, Lexington High School
Maggie Christy, Irmo High School
Meagan Snooks, Irmo High School
Mikayla Prioleau, Chapin High School
Monika Perry, Lexington High School
Morgan Lee, Lexington High School
Nikki Sairam, Lexington High School
Olivia Smith, Lexington High School
Paige Johnson, Chapin High School
Peter McCall, Lexington High School
Priya Raja, White Knoll High School
Rachel Thomas, Lexington High School
Rebecca McCune, Gilbert High School
Rebekah Summerall, Lexington High School
Ryan Woodward, White Knoll High School
Sarah Boyt, Lexington High School
Savanna Guess, Lexington High School
Shrusti Patel, Dutch Fork High School
Steven Lin, Lexington High School
Taylor Sierra, White Knoll High School
Tim Murph, Sumter High School
Tulsi Patel, Dutch Fork High School
William Rivers, Lexington High School
Yash Gudimani, Lexington High School
Zora Garrick, Irmo High School