Archive | December, 2018

Lexington Medical Center Earns Prestigious Beacon Award

Lexington Medical Center’s Surgical Intensive Care has received a silver Beacon Award for Excellence from the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses for outstanding patient care and outcomes. The honor goes to an elite group of hospitals in the United States. There are only three hospitals in South Carolina to receive this award, and Lexington Medical Center is the only one in the Midlands with this accomplishment.

“The staff of SICU/CVICU at Lexington Medical Center is dedicated to delivering excellent, compassionate care,” said Katie Hilton, RN, BSN, CCRN-K, nurse manager for SICU/CVICU. “We continually look for ways to improve patient outcomes and our patients’ experience. On behalf of SICU/CVICU, we are honored to receive the silver distinction and be recognized for our efforts by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses.”

The Beacon Award for Excellence — a significant milestone on the path to exceptional patient care and healthy work environments — recognizes unit caregivers who successfully improve patient outcomes and align practices with AACN’s six Healthy Work Environment Standards. Units that achieve this three-year, three-level award with a gold, silver or bronze designation meet national criteria consistent with Magnet Recognition, the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award and the National Quality Healthcare Award.

“The Beacon Award for Excellence recognizes caregivers whose consistent and systematic approach to evidence-based care optimizes patient outcomes. Units that receive this national recognition serve as role models to others on their journey to excellent patient and family care,” said AACN President Clareen Wiencek, RN, PhD, ACNP, ACHPN.

Diabetes and Addictions

From alcohol and opiates to gambling and shopping, addiction comes in many forms. Experts are learning more about the science behind these behaviors and how to help prevent them. That includes addictions to food.

In January, Roberta Jupp, RD, LD, CDE, certified dietician at Lexington Medical Center, will begin hosting a series of classes about diabetes and addictions. Specifically, the series will address how certain foods affect the brain and teach participants how to counter their cravings. She talked about it in this WLTX interview today.

This series of classes is part of D2 & Me, a support and wellness group for people with Type 2 diabetes and their families.

Dates and times for “Diabetes and Addictions” are below:

Wednesday, January 9, 2019
4:00pm – 5:00pm
Lexington Medical Center – Batesburg-Leesville
338 E. Columbia Avenue * Leesville, SC

Thursday, January 17, 2019
4:00pm – 5:00pm
Lexington Medical Center – Swansea
935 W. 2nd Street * Swansea, SC

The classes are FREE, but you do need to register in advance. To register or for more information, contact Natalie at (803) 361-8435.