Archive | March, 2019

The New Tower: Baby Mosaic

This post is part of a blog series about the features of our new patient care tower. The 545,000 square foot project is the largest hospital expansion in South Carolina history. The 10-story tower is the new home of the Mother/Baby department, eight operating rooms, six floors for surgical, obstetric, ICU and oncology patients, enhanced dining options, a spacious atrium, educational space and a serenity garden.

Lexington Medical Center has a legacy of welcoming bundles of joy into the world. Since the hospital opened in 1971, more than 100,000 babies have been born here.

Today, Lexington Medical Center delivers more babies than any other hospital in the Midlands, welcoming approximately 3,300 tiny new citizens each year.

To honor our commitment to delivering babies, our new patient care tower has a baby mosaic featuring the photos of more than 4,000 babies born at Lexington Medical Center in the past 48 years… Like Anna Grace, born December 17, 2009. She was happy to find her photo on the mosaic.

Beginning today, the mosaic is on display in the lobby of the Main Entrance of the hospital on East Hospital Drive. Community members are invited to come by to see it.

To acquire these photos, we asked community members to upload photos of their babies earlier this year. We were overwhelmed and overjoyed by the interest and response. Then, we designed and created the giant mosaic. It will be on permanent display in Labor & Delivery on the first floor of the new patient tower.

You may be wondering… Who was the first baby born at Lexington Medical Center? Her name was Windy Baird, born on January 6, 1971, just hours after the hospital opened. Here’s a picture of her with her mom Virginia on her #LMCBirthDay.

Lexington Medical Center is consistently voted “Best Place to Have A Baby” by the people of the Midlands. The hospital has more than 25 OB/GYNs who deliver babies at our hospital, plus certified nurse midwives. The hospital is also home to a first-of-its-kind doula program. A doula is a birth coach who offers mothers comfort and reassurance during labor and delivery. Doulas are a free service for any woman having a baby at Lexington Medical Center.

To learn more about clinicians delivering babies at Lexington Medical Center, click here.

The New Tower: Serenity Garden

Today, we begin a blog series about the features of our new patient care tower. The 545,000 square foot project is the largest hospital expansion in South Carolina history. The 10-story tower is the new home of the Mother/Baby department, eight operating rooms, six floors for surgical, obstetric, ICU and oncology patients, enhanced dining options, a spacious atrium, educational space and a serenity garden.

First up, the serenity garden. Outside the doors of the new tower atrium is a beautiful patio.

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The Lexington Medical Center Volunteer Auxiliary – which is made up of more than 300 men and women who donate their time at our hospital – donated funds for us to design and build the garden.

From a calming fountain to beautiful landscaping, it’s a peaceful place for families and friends to spend time while a loved one is in the hospital.

Throughout the garden, some of the brick tiles have inspirational and comforting quotes. One is from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and reads, “Only in the darkness can we see the stars.”

For more information on our clinical expansion, visit LMCExpansion.com.

New Patient Care Tower Celebration

More than 250 people gathered in the atrium of our new patient care tower on Thursday to celebrate the completion of the 545,000 square foot building. The new tower is home to our Mother/Baby department, 8 operating rooms, and six floors for surgical, oncology, critical care and obstetric patients.

Here are some photos of the celebration.

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And, we’ve been working on a video of the new tower. Here are some of the highlights of the beautiful new space. The first patients will be treated here on Tuesday, March 26, 2019.