Archive | July, 2018

LMC Honored with Silver Plus Quality Achievement Award for Heart Failure

Lexington Medical Center received the American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines® Heart Failure Silver Plus Quality Achievement Award. This award recognizes the hospital’s commitment to ensuring heart failure patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines. The goal is to expedite recovery and reduce hospital readmissions for heart failure patients.

LMC earned Heart Failure Silver Plus Quality Achievement Award by meeting specific measures for the diagnosis and treatment of heart failure patients at a set level for a designated period. These measures include evaluation of the proper use of medications and aggressive risk-reduction therapies. Before discharge, patients should also receive education on managing heart failure and their overall health, schedule a follow-up visit, as well as other care transition interventions.

“We are excited for this recognition, which showcases the quality care our heart failure patients receive at Lexington Medical Center. All staff work diligently to implement evidence-based practices to achieve optimal outcomes for the patients we serve,” said CJ Jashinsky, RN, BSN, CPHQ, clinical outcomes coordinator. “We appreciate each team member’s valuable contributions to the excellent care they provide to our patients,” she said.

According to the American Heart Association, more than 6.5 million adults in the United States live with heart failure. Many heart failure patients can lead a full, enjoyable life when they manage their condition with proper medications or devices and adopt healthy lifestyle changes.

Lexington Medical Center Welcomes Javier E. Carles, MD

Lexington Medical Center is proud to welcome Javier E. Carles to the hospital’s network of care. Dr. Carles will work at Chapin Family Practice.

Javier E. Carles, MD

A graduate of the University of South Carolina in Columbia with a bachelor’s degree in chemistry, Dr. Carles, earned his medical degree from the USC School of Medicine in Columbia. He then completed a family medicine residency at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen, Texas.

Dr. Carles is board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine and has more than 15 years of experience providing comprehensive care to patients of all ages. With specialized training in wound care and hyperbarics, he most recently cared for patients at Laurens Family Medicine in Laurens, South Carolina, and worked for MinuteClinic®. He has also served as director of Hospice of South Carolina and as an assistant professor of family medicine at USC.

Dr. Carles proudly joins highly skilled physicians, nurse practitioners and staff at Chapin Family Practice. The practice has served families in its community for more than 35 years by providing comprehensive care for patients of all ages.

Dr. Carles is accepting new patients.

Chapin Family Practice
1612 Chapin Road
Chapin, SC 29036
(803) 345-3414

ChapinFamilyPractice.com

Join us for Wine on the River

The Lexington Medical Center Foundation’s Women of Hope will host the annual “Wine on the River” fundraising event at the West Columbia Riverwalk on Saturday, August 25, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.

Surrounded by the beautiful sights and sounds along the Congaree River, “Wine on the River” features wine tasting, craft beer, cuisine from Midlands restaurants and musical entertainment from Jim LeBlanc. Presented by Parker Poe and Adams & Bernstein, the event benefits Lexington Medical Center Foundation programs and services.

Food sponsors are Alodia’s Cucina Italiana, Blue Marlin, Café Strudel, Capital City Club, Carolina Ale House, Carolina Café, Nick’s House of Pizza, Schooner’s Bar and Grill, Southern Way Catering, The Root Cellar, Travinia Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar, and Urban Cookhouse.

In addition, attendees can learn how to join Women of Hope, a women’s organization that supports Lexington Medical Center Foundation initiatives benefitting women and children. This year, “Wine on the River” proceeds will benefit the Campaign for Clarity, Lexington Medical Center Foundation’s $3 million effort to provide 3-D mammography technology across its network of care, leading to early detection of breast cancer.

Each year, “Wine on the River” boasts a sold-out crowd of approximately 700 people and raises nearly $20,000.

Celebrating its 28th anniversary this year, Lexington Medical Center’s cancer program is affiliated with Duke Health to provide state-of-the-art cancer care for cancer patients in our community. The hospital has treated over 5,000 women in the last 15 years, with a breast program accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC) and the American College of Radiology (ACR). Lexington Medical Center’s cancer program also has accreditation with commendation by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer.

Tickets for “Wine on the River” are $50 in advance and $60 at the door. To purchase tickets, call (803) 791-2540 or click here. Food, wine and beer tastings are included in the ticket price.