Archive | March, 2018

Expanding 3-D Mammography with the Campaign for Clarity

Join the Lexington Medical Center Foundation on Thursday, March 29 for the McDaniels Automotive Group Gala benefitting Lexington Medical Center’s Campaign for Clarity, a capital campaign to expand 3-D mammography throughout Lexington Medical Center’s network of care.

In this video, Dr. Beth Siroty-Smith of Lexington RAaiology Associates at Lexington Medical Center explains the significance of 3-D mammography in detecting breast cancer early and improving outcomes.

The black tie optional event will take place at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. It will feature live and silent auctions, music by The Root Doctors and catering from the Blue Marlin.

Live auction items at the gala include Hootie and the Blowfish Monday after the Masters tickets with VIP access; a party for 100 attendees at the Vista Room in Columbia with food, beer and wine from the Blue Marlin and live music; and a “Create Your Own Trip” package with a Ritz-Carlton hotel stay and international airline tickets.

Silent auction items include a Live PD Ride Along; four tickets to see the Eagles; a Seabrook Island golf weekend; and a driving experience at the Porsche Experience Center in Atlanta.

Also known as ‘tomosynthesis,’ 3-D mammography creates a group of three-dimensional pictures of the breast and allows doctors to view tissue one millimeter at a time, making tiny details visible earlier and easier.

3-D mammography uses a low dose X-ray to create multiple images within seconds that are similar to the “slices” of images in a CT scan. The FDA-approved procedure uses the same type of equipment as a 2-D mammogram and a similar dose of radiation. Studies have shown that 3-D mammography also reduces false positives and unnecessary callbacks for patients with dense breast tissue.

To buy tickets for the gala, visit Individual tickets and sponsorships are available.

If you can’t attend the gala but would like to contribute to the Campaign for Clarity, click here.

Lexington County Students Express the Art of Healing

Ten Lexington County high school students have received prizes and awards in the 9th annual “Art of Healing,” a juried art competition for Lexington County high school students sponsored by Lexington Medical Center Foundation in partnership with the Columbia Museum of Art. The students created drawings, paintings, photographs and sculptures that each depicted their interpretation of healing. The Columbia Museum of Art will display the artwork until April 2. Then, the work will be in the North Tower Atrium of Lexington Medical Center for the rest of the month.

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“Lexington Medical Center is proud to partner with the Columbia Museum of Art to give students the opportunity to express their interpretation of healing through art,” said Barbara Willm, vice president of Development and Community Relations at the Lexington Medical Center Foundation. “The creativity and thought put into each entry and their interpretations of the art of healing truly inspire us. Displaying their work at the Columbia Museum of Art is a wonderful way for our community to see how these students look at the world.”

Art teachers from Lexington County high schools each chose one student’s artwork to enter in the competition. All artwork had to incorporate healing or health. Many of the students’ entries shared inspirational personal stories of family members’ health challenges and recovery.

Award-wining fine artist Michael Story judged the entries and selected the winners.

First Place
Hannah Christine Moore, “Healing Hands”

Second Place
Tayler Murray, “Transcendence”

Third Place
Gabriel Carrilho, “Healing Daughter”
Juror’s Choice
Eva Slagle, “Art by Isaac”
Lindsey Kirtley, “Soul Searching”
Ann Marie Connor-Schroten
Honorable Mention
McKenzie Peacock, “Healing Starts in the Mind”
Alexandra Busbee, “Trying”
Taylor Carder, “Mental and Spiritual Wellness”

CEO’s Choice
Hannah Eck, “The Black Sea”

Shining Bright in LMC Gold

Congratulations to the 10 outstanding nurses selected as LMC Gold recipients this year. Since 2006, LMC Gold has honored nurses within Lexington Medical Center’s network of care for their commitment to patients and the nursing profession. Nominated by their peers, these nurses display excellence in practice and leadership, participate in professional organizations and development, and contribute to the advancement of nursing, as well as provide patients with the best possible care. LMC Gold nurses received their awards at a special recognition dinner at the Capital City Club this week.

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Meghan Barfield, BSN, RN, RNC-OB
Labor and Delivery

Bethany Browning, BSN, RN, CCRN
Progressive Cardiac Unit

Kimberly Graham, BSN, RN, CEN
Emergency Department

Meredith Harrison, BSN, RN, RNC-MNN, IBCLC

Lindsey Hunter, BSN, RN, RN-BC
6th Medical

Michelle McAbee, BSN, RN, RN-BC
7th Medical

Betty Myslinski, BSN, RN, NE-BC
LMC Lexington Urgent Care

Libby Rikard, BSN, RN, RN-BC
4th Medical/CVA

Jennifer Rudasill, MNA, APRN, CRNA

Donna Wagner, MSN, RN, RN-BC
Center for Best Practice