Archive | November, 2018

Honoring the Oath

Dr. Marc Antonetti is a surgeon at Riverside Surgical Group and the South Carolina Obesity Surgery Center. He performs many types of general surgery.

Dr. Marc Antonetti

He also served in the United States Air Force and took care of wounded military service members while stationed in Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. He worked under dangerous conditions, including gunfights outside of his operating room window. He also treated soldiers on both sides of the battle.

This week, WIS-TV profiled Dr. Antonetti’s story as part of the TV station’s “Year of the Veteran” series. As Dawndy Mercer-Plank reports, taking an oath to treat the injured means treating everyone, even the enemy.

Lights, Camera, Action! Behind the Scenes of our 2018 Christmas Commercial

Our 2018 Christmas commercial debuts one week from today! This year’s spot spreads a message of hope through acts of kindness. It’s the 12th year in a row that Lexington Medical Center has created and produced its own Christmas commercial. Below is a behind-the-scenes peek at the filming, which took place in our hospital and community. It also features hospital employees in supporting roles. Do you recognize any of the people or locations?

While you’re waiting for this year’s edition to premiere, you can view our commercials from the last 11 years by clicking on this link. Be sure to let us know which one is your favorite.

Best in the Nation for Patient Experience

Lexington Medical Center’s ambulatory surgery center in Irmo has been named as one of the best in the nation for patient experience by Press Ganey, a well-known company in the health care industry that collects patient, employee and physician evaluations on hospitals.

“Achieving this level of excellence reflects our hospital’s commitment to delivering outstanding service and quality,” said Susan Horton, director of Guest Services. “The employees at LMC Irmo always strive to provide the most extraordinary care to our patients.”

With scores that consistently rank in the 99th percentile, Lexington Medical Center Irmo received Press Ganey’s Guardian of Excellence award, which honors health care organizations reaching the 95th percentile in patient satisfaction for each reporting period of the year. Fewer than 5 percent of organizations measured by Press Ganey qualify for this award.

Press Ganey partners with more than 10,000 health care facilities across the nation to improve the quality and safety of patient care, to provide a positive and collaborative environment for employees and physicians, and to deliver exceptional patient experiences.