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Physician of the Year

Dr. Todd Crump

Dr. Todd Crump

Lexington Medical Center emergency medicine physician Dr. Todd Crump has earned the MedicalMissions.org Physician of the Year award for domestic service from LocumTenens.com for his volunteer work with The Free Medical Clinic in Columbia. More than 150 physicians were nominated for this award, which honors physicians who help underserved people gain access to health care services.

Dr. Crump began volunteering with The Free Medical Clinic in 1997 while in medical school at the University of South Carolina in Columbia. He has continued to regularly volunteer at the clinic, which serves more than 7,000 uninsured patients who would otherwise go without care. Dr. Crump is also the medical director at The Free Medical Clinic and assists with fundraising activities. In honor of his service, LocumTenens.com will donate $10,000 to the clinic.

“I went into medicine in an effort to help others in need. Nowhere is that more important than with our patients who have no insurance, Medicaid or Medicare,” said Dr. Crump. “I am grateful to MedicalMissions.org for being proactive in honoring and recognizing those who provide volunteer health care services both here and abroad.”

LocumTenens.com, a full-service physician staffing agency, supports medical mission work and increasing health care access in underserved areas by sponsoring and recruiting physicians for annual medical brigades and operating MedicalMissions.org, which helps to connect trained medical volunteers with organizations that sponsor medical missions throughout the world.

“Dr. Crump is helping in his own backyard to make sure that uninsured patients in Columbia don’t go without needed care,” said R. Shane Jackson, president of Jackson Healthcare and LocumTenens.com.

“I Am A Heart Attack”

February is American Heart Month. You may remember Lexington Medical Center’s 2013 heart commercial, “I Am A Heart Attack.” The 60 second spot, produced by Lexington Medical Center, is intended to jar viewers into taking action for their health through the personification of a heart attack. The commercial won a prestigious “Silver Telly Award.” Watch it below.

We’ll debut our 2014 heart commercial this week, again produced by Lexington Medical Center. If you liked last year’s, you’ll love this one, too. Here’s a behind-the-scenes slideshow of filming.

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LexMed.com/Take5

Lexington Medical Center Irmo Earns Awards for Outstanding Patient Care

Lexington Medical Center’s outpatient surgery center in Irmo has been named one of the highest-rated ambulatory surgery facilities in the nation for patient satisfaction by Press Ganey, a national organization that measures health care experience. With patient satisfaction scores that consistently rank in the 99th percentile, Lexington Medical Center Irmo has received Press Ganey’s national Beacon of Excellence Award. The award goes to top performing organizations that have maintained patient satisfaction scores above the 95th percentile for three years in a row.

Beacon Award LMC Irmo

“The employees at Lexinton Medical Center Irmo never rest on their laurels,” said Susan Horton, Director of Guest Services at Lexington Medical Center. “They are always looking for ways to raise the bar in providing the most extraordinary care.”

In addition, Lexington Medical Center Irmo also won Press Ganey’s Guardian of Excellence Award for reaching the 95th percentile for patient satisfaction in ambulatory surgery for each reporting period of the year. Fewer than 5% 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 measure and improve patient experience.

“Achieving this level of excellence reflects Lexington Medical Center’s commitment to delivering outstanding service and quality,” said Patrick T. Ryan, CEO of Press Ganey. “Lexington Medical Center’s efforts benefit patients in the Irmo area and lead to better patient experiences.”

Lexington Medical Center Irmo has been serving the people of the Irmo community for 27 years. Approximately 150 surgeries per month are performed at Lexington Medical Center Irmo. Procedures include general surgery, gynecological surgery, vascular port placement, gallbladder surgery, podiatry and plastic surgery. One of the newest surgeries at Lexington Medical Center Irmo’s Outpatient Surgery department is Same Day/Next Day Surgery, a first-of-its-kind program in the Midlands. In Same Day/Next Day Surgery, consultations are scheduled daily with procedures performed that afternoon or the next morning.

Lexington Medical Center Irmo’s outpatient surgery department offers comprehensive health care for the people of Irmo in their own neighborhood.