Archive | October 10, 2018

Calling All Lexington Medical Center Babies!

Were you born at Lexington Medical Center? Were your children born there? If so, the hospital wants to see your baby photos!

Since opening in 1971, Lexington Medical Center has delivered more than 100,000 babies. In fact, the hospital delivers more babies each year than any other hospital in the Midlands and is consistently recognized as one of the best maternity hospitals in South Carolina.

Early next year, Lexington Medical Center will open a new, 545,000-square-foot patient care tower that’s the largest hospital expansion in South Carolina history. The tower will be the home of a new maternity unit and nursery. To celebrate Lexington Medical Center’s legacy of welcoming thousands of bundles of joy into the world, the hospital is collecting photos of babies born there throughout the years. The photos will be placed in a photo mosaic that will be revealed at the grand opening of the new tower.

The new Labor and Delivery unit will be an outstanding place for expectant families. It will have a dedicated area for patients who come to the hospital in labor or those who need temporary evaluation. The tower includes six antepartum rooms for patients who may need extensive long-term monitoring, a completely dedicated Mother/Baby unit for postpartum patients, a Level 2 Special Care Nursery and a Newborn Nursery.

A cornerstone will be the 20-bed Special Care Nursery. The hospital’s tiniest patients will have a private rooms, which is a new model of care for Lexington Medical Center. Research has shown that private rooms for special care infants provide more bonding opportunities for mothers and their babies, offer a safe environment for education, lead to better outcomes for babies’ growth and lower infection rates.

In addition to women and children’s services, six floors of Lexington Medical Center’s new patient car tower will accommodate medical, critical care and surgical patients, including eight new operating rooms.

Lexington Medical Center’s physician network includes nearly 40 OB/GYNs and certified nurse midwives who will deliver babies in the new patient care tower.

Patients can upload their photos of babies born at Lexington Medical Center by visiting LexMed.com/BirthDay. The hospital requests newborn photos of children 12 months or younger.

Lexington Medical Center is getting ready to welcome thousands more babies in the future and looks forward to our community joining in the celebration.

LexMed.com/BirthDay

Welcome Peter A. Bailey, MD, to Lexington Medical Center Otarre Pointe

Lexington Medical Center is pleased to welcome Peter A. Bailey, MD, to the hospital’s network of care. Dr. Bailey is working at Lexington Family Practice Otarre Pointe in Cayce.

Peter A. Bailey, MD

A magna cum laude graduate of the University of South Carolina Upstate in Spartanburg, South Carolina, Dr. Bailey earned his medical degree from the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. He then completed his residency at McLeod Health in Florence, South Carolina.

During his residency, Dr. Bailey focused on delivering urgent and emergent medicine to patients of all ages, providing them with comprehensive care for general health concerns ranging from colds, flus and ear infections to back pain and minor traumas. He also performed suturing and abscess incision and drainage procedures.

A member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, the American Medical Association and the South Carolina Medical Association, he is certified in advanced cardiac life support, trauma-focused cognitive behavior therapy and pediatric advanced life support, among other certifications.

Lexington Family Practice Otarre Pointe provides care that goes above and beyond with flexible appointments, outstanding customer service and friendly staff.

Dr. Bailey is accepting new patients.

Lexington Family Practice Otarre Pointe
3799 12th Street Extension
Suite 105
Cayce, SC 29033
(803) 926-6820
LFPOtarrePointe.com