Archive | September 20, 2017

Lexington Medical Center Welcomes Amanda R. Vartanian, MD

Lexington Medical Center is pleased to welcome Amanda R. Vartanian, MD, to the hospital’s network of care as a pediatrician at Lexington Pediatric Practice.

Dr. Vartanian joins the board-certified physicians and nurse practitioner at Lexington Pediatric Practice to offer a full range of child-health services, including routine checkups, vaccinations, diagnostic services and minor procedures. As the first pediatric practice in the town of Lexington, Lexington Pediatric Practice has served the community for more than 25 years.

A summa cum laude graduate of Wofford College in Spartanburg, South Carolina with a bachelor’s degree in psychology, Dr. Vartanian earned her Doctor of Medicine from the University of South Carolina School of Medicine in Columbia, graduating first in her class. She then completed her residency at Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital at the USC School of Medicine in Columbia.

During her residency, she provided clinical care for patients in a variety of care settings, including pediatric and neonatal intensive care, newborn nursery, pediatric emergency care and subspecialty clinics.

Dr. Vartanian is accepting new patients.

Lexington Pediatric Practice
811 West Main Street, Suite 204
Lexington, SC 29072

3240 Sunset Boulevard
West Columbia, SC 29169

(803) 359-8855

Surviving Cardiac Arrest

Alan Courtney suffered cardiac arrest playing ultimate frisbee with his F3 group in Lexington. From the field to the ambulance to Lexington Medical Center, a highly-skilled chain of clinicians worked together to save his life. Alan received “The Phoenix Award” this year, which honors cardiac arrest survivors. Here’s his story.


“For a patient to survive cardiac arrest in the community, we need a high level of integration and coordination of care. The Phoenix Award allows us to showcase Lexington Medical Center’s valuable partnership with our first responders and Lexington County Public Safety,” said Brent M. Powers, MD, LMC’s chief medical officer. “It’s also a way to celebrate the stories of our cardiac arrest survivors and introduce them to the people who saved their lives.”

Lexington County Public Safety is the sole provider of 9-1-1 services in Lexington County. Covering 750 square miles, Lexington County 9-1-1, Fire Service and Emergency Medical Services work seamlessly as a team to provide for the emergency needs of citizens and visitors.

When cardiac arrest occurs, the heart cannot pump blood to the brain, lungs and other organs. Seconds later, a person becomes unresponsive, is not breathing or is gasping. Death can occur within minutes if the patient does not receive treatment. Cardiac arrest can be reversible in some victims if it’s treated within a few minutes. First, call 9-1-1 and start CPR right away. If an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) is available, use it as soon as possible.