Archive | July, 2013

Lexington Medical Center Welcomes Stacey Newsom, MD, MPH, to Occupational Health

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Lexington Medical Center is proud to welcome Stacey Newsom, MD, MPH, into the hospital’s network of care.  Dr. Newsom has joined Alice Barker, MD, Dana Rawl, MD, and Will Floyd, MD as a practicing physician at Occupational Health, a Lexington Medical Center physician practice.

“I’m very excited to join this outstanding organization as they expand their occupational medicine services to meet the needs of the Midlands’ employers and workforce,” said Dr. Newsom.

Dr. Newsom graduated from the University of Miami School of Medicine and completed her occupational and environmental medicine residency at the University of Washington School of Public Health and Community Medicine. Dr. Newsom also completed a post-graduate master’s degree in public health. She has been a member of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine since 2002.

Dr. Newsom will provide health care services ranging from pre-placement assessments to comprehensive treatment of workers’ compensation injuries.  With the addition of Dr. Newsom, Lexington Medical Center is now home to the only occupational health program in South Carolina with four physicians who are board certified in occupational medicine.

Dr. Newsom’s professional background includes ten years of expertise as a board certified occupational medicine physician, caring for diverse industries. She has experience in medical directorship duties, policy and procedure development, OSHA mandated medical surveillance and medical evaluation and treatment of work related injuries and illnesses. Dr. Newsom is committed to building strong relationships with injured employees, employer and nurse case managers in order to provide quality treatment, promote healing, and prevent lost time and disability.

Occupational Health is located at 300 West Dunbar in West Columbia. The hospital looks forward to the completion of a new occupational health facility in Cayce. Lexington Medical Park – Otarre Pointe is expected to open next year.  To schedule an appointment, call (803) 755-3337 or visit occupationalhealthlexington.com.

Janie C. “Kaki” Bruce, MD Joins Lexington Rheumatology, a Lexington Medical Center Physician Practice

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Lexington Medical Center is pleased to welcome Janie C. “Kaki” Bruce, MD to the hospital’s network of care. Dr. Bruce has joined Bryan Wolf, MD and Bruce Goeckeritz, MD, at Lexington Rheumatology. Dedicated to diagnosing and treating diseases of the joints and soft tissues, the practice also offers a variety of convenient in-house services, such as X-ray, on-site bone density scans and infusion treatments for rheumatic and inflammatory disorders.

“I’m excited to join Lexington Medical Center’s talented team of health care providers, “ said Dr. Bruce.

Dr. Bruce graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Wofford College in Spartanburg, S.C. and earned her medical degree from the University of South Carolina School of Medicine. She completed her residency at Palmetto Health Richland and Dorn VA Medical Center, and spent a year practicing hospitalist medicine. Dr. Bruce recently finished her rheumatology second year fellowship-in-training at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson.

Dr. Bruce is board certified in internal medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine and has been a member of the American Medical Association since 2003.

Lexington Rheumatology is currently located at 110 East Medical Lane, Suite 235, in West Columbia. The practice is scheduled to move to Lexington Medical Park 2 on August 5, 2013, located at 146 North Hospital Drive, Suite 550. Lexington Rheumatology will soon offer musculoskeletal ultrasound, a rapidly emerging diagnostic tool for rheumatologists that is new to the industry.  The practice is accepting new patients.  For more information, visit www.lexingtonrheumatology.com.

Run, Walk, Honor our Heroes

Lexington Medical Center Presents Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers South Carolina 5K Run and Walk

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Please join Lexington Medical Center, first responders, military members and families of fallen heroes for the first ever Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers South Carolina 5K Run and Walk on the evening of September 6, 2013. This unforgettable, patriotic experience will take place on at 7:30 p.m. in Columbia’s Congaree Vista, as our nation prepares to mark the twelfth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. It’s the first event of its kind in South Carolina, designed to celebrate and appreciate first responders, who serve, save and sacrifice on our behalf every day.

The event is named in honor of Stephen Siller, a New York City firefighter and father of five who died on September 11, 2001. That day, Siller was off-duty and on his way to play golf. When he heard what was happening at the World Trade Center, he strapped on 60 pounds of gear and ran from the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel to the World Trade Center. He was last seen with his brothers of Squad 1 saving lives. Tunnel to Towers is a national program that champions our heroes.

Lexington Medical Center and the Tunnel to Towers team will hold a news conference on Wednesday, July 17, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at SC Midlands First Responders Historic Remembrance Memorial outside the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center to announce details about the 5K Run and Walk that will take place in Columbia.

Speakers at the news conference will include family members of fallen heroes, first responders and military members.

The goal of Tunnel to Towers is to support first responders and military members who have been seriously hurt in the line of duty. Proceeds from the 5K will benefit the building of smart homes for quadruple and triple amputee veterans from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan through the Tunnel to Towers Foundation’s “Building for America’s Bravest” program. In addition, the Tunnel to Towers South Carolina 5K will provide a fund for South Carolina first responders.

There is only one Tunnel to Towers run in South Carolina. Lexington Medical Center is pleased to present South Carolina’s race.

“The Lexington Medical Center Foundation has long supported the community it serves,” said Tim James, executive vice president of the Lexington Medical Center Foundation. “The Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers South Carolina 5K Walk and Run is an opportunity for us to help our heroes locally and nationally. We are honored to present this patriotic, memorable event in the Midlands.”

South Carolina runners will include New York City firefighters, Fort Jackson soldiers and Midlands first responders. The route begins at the SC Midlands First Responders Historic Remembrance Memorial next to the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center on Lincoln Street. It will travel down Gervais Street, across the Gervais Street Bride, into Cayce, up the Blossom Street Bridge and back to The Vista.

Since September 11, 2001, more than 50 Midlands firefighters, law enforcement members and emergency medical service personnel have given their lives in the line of duty. On September 11, 2001, 418 first responders died in New York and Washington, D.C.

The registration site is www.t2trun.org. The entry fee is $25. Importantly, businesses and organizations are encouraged to build a team of participants.

South Carolina has a well-known history of honoring our first responders and veterans since the September 11th attacks. That has included raising money for a new fire truck for New York City, producing steel beams used in the 9/11 Memorial at the World Trade Center and building a 9/11 memorial in Columbia with two beams from the World Trade Center. This race is the next chapter in the story of the Midlands coming together to never forget 9/11. The Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers South Carolina 5K Walk and Run is a great way for South Carolina to unite and demonstrate “We Will Never Forget” and follow the footsteps of American heroes.