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Eat Right: Color Your Plate with Salad

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics offers some excellent tips for building delicious and nutritious salads. Try one today!

Arugula & Grissini
Pack more nutrition into your day with a colorful main dish or side salad. Keep basic ingredients on hand for a quick addition to any meal. Encourage kids to eat more vegetables by setting out ingredients to make their own salad creations. Or, let them choose individual items with salad dressing as a dip. Mix and match ingredients by choosing one or more foods from each list below. Consider flavor, texture and color. Add a light salad dressing and enjoy!

Start with Leafy Greens
Arugola
Green or Read leaf lettuce
Iceberg Lettuce
Boston or Bibb lettuce
Mixed greens
Napa cabbage
Radicchio
Romaine
Spinach

broccoliSelect from Vegetables, Fruits and Beans
(chopped, diced, shredded, sliced or whole)

Vegetables
Artichoke hearts
Bean sprouts
Beets
Bell pepper
Broccoli or cauliflower
Carrots
Celery
Corn
Cucumbers
Onions
Peas
Radishes
Sugar snap peas
Tomatoes
Water chestnuts
Zucchini

fruit_2Fruits
Dried cranberries or cherries
Apple
Blueberries
Grapes
Mandarin oranges
Melon
Pears
Raisins
Strawberries

Beans
Black beans
Chickpeas
Edamame (soybeans)
Kidney or red beans
Navy or white beans

Sprinkle on Extras

Cheese
Blue cheese
Cheddar
Feta
Mozzarella
Parmesan

peanuts3Nuts
Almonds
Cashews
Peanuts
Pecans
Walnuts

Other
Avocado
Bacon bits
Chow mein noodles
Croutons
Olives
Sunflower seeds

For a Main Dish Salad
Beef
Chicken
Ham
Hard-cooked egg
Salmon
Shrimp
Tofu
Tuna
Turkey

Suggested combinations
~Romaine lettuce, grape tomatoes, cucumber, carrots, avocado and shrimp
~Mixed greens, chicken strips, melon, walnuts and feta cheese
~Spinach, red onion, mandarin oranges and sliced almonds

Rock Star Treatment

As part of Lexington Medical Center’s 40th Anniversary Celebration, the hospital honored four employees who have worked at the hospital for 40 years.

40 Year Employees: L to R: Sharon Rogers, Ronelle Schumpert, Carol Jodie and Danny Hugueley


Last Thursday, the hospital hosted a special breakfast for them and their families. The honorees had Rock Star treatment. Each one received a gift card as a present for their many years of service. Then, a limosuine drove them to Columbiana Centre for a shopping spree. After the shopping trip, they went to lunch at Copper River Grill.

The honorees are Sharon Rogers, Ronelle Schumpert, Carol Jodie and Danny Huguely. Thank you all for you wonderful service to LMC and our community.

This month, Lexington Medical Center celebrates its 40th anniversary. We opened as a small county hospital on January 6, 1971. Today, we’ve grown into a modern medical complex with state-of-the-art technology and an unsurpassed culture of caring. Each day this month, we’ll share a story from our hospital’s history book.

Sharon Rogers: 40 Years and Counting

We would like to pay tribute to Sharon Rogers, one of four hospital employees who have been with us for 40 years — since the hospital opened.

A life-long resident of Lexington County, Sharon joined Lexington Medical Center because she wanted to work in her own county.

“Many nurses and medical staff at the old Columbia Hospital were eager for the hospital to open so they could work where they lived,” she said.

Forty years ago, Sharon began working as a charge nurse on the surgical unit and then opened the first surgical intensive care unit. However, she has spent most of her career as the night shift supervisor, overseeing the entire facility at night.

“When the hospital first opened, it had only four floors. But, no matter how much the hospital has grown, we are still patient focused and family focused. We care for our patients and each other,” she said.

She and her husband Charles have two daughters and four grandchildren.

This month, Lexington Medical Center celebrates its 40th anniversary. We opened as a small county hospital on January 6, 1971. Today, we’ve grown into a modern medical complex with state-of-the-art technology and an unsurpassed culture of caring. Each day this month, we’ll share a story from our hospital’s history book.