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LMC to Break Ground on Lexington Medical Park – Congaree in Cayce, SC

Lexington Medical Center will host a groundbreaking ceremony for Lexington Medical Park – Congaree, a new medical office complex located in Otarre Pointe, across the street from the SCANA corporate campus on the 12th Street Extension in Cayce.   Lexington Medical Park – Congaree will be the latest neighbor in the area, a growing corridor of economic potential and business development that includes SCANA,, Nephron Pharmaceuticals and the Saxe Gotha Industrial Park.

Lexington Medical Center will break ground on Thursday, June 6, 2013 at 10:00 a.m.

The two-story, 70,000 square foot facility will offer services for company and employee needs. There will be a Lexington Family Practice office, where patients can see a doctor, then return to work.  As needed, there will be X-Ray and lab capabilities as well as other programs. Importantly, employees of the companies surrounding the new facility will be able to go there for pre-employment physicals.

“Lexington Medical Center looks forward to the completion of the new facility as it will allow us to build upon the partnerships we already have with local businesses and their employees,” said Mike Biediger, President & CEO of Lexington Medical Center.

Lexington Medical Park – Congaree is expected to employ 64 full-time employees. The project also plans to meet Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification, employing advanced technology to conserve resources.

SCANA, with its headquarters recently re-located to the area, is working with the hospital to maintain as much of the natural land around the new clinic as possible, from preserving trees to minimizing asphalt. Lexington Medical Center is dedicated to preserving the rich historical and cultural significance of the Congaree area.

This expansion marks an exciting endeavor for Lexington Medical Center, as the 12th Street Extension near Interstate 77 is quickly developing into an important commercial corridor.  The area is conveniently situated near industrial markets throughout the Southeast. The area is also equipped with important infrastructure including the Columbia Metropolitan Airport, sewer and water systems, electrical and natural gas lines and a rail line.

Lexington Medical Center currently operates an occupational health facility in West Columbia, serving more than 300 businesses.  The West Columbia location will move to Lexington Medical Park – Congaree.

The architecture firm of Perkins + Will designed the building.  Hood Construction will build it.  Landscape architects from Sustainable Design Consultants, Inc. will provide landscaping.


Attention Veterans: LMC Sponsoring May Honor Flight – Space Available

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LMC Proudly Honors Veterans with Honor Flight

Lexington Medical Center is looking for veterans to embark on upcoming Honor Flight

Lexington Medical Center is pleased to announce that it will sponsor an Honor Flight on Wednesday, May 22.  This one-day trip to Washington, D.C. is designed to recognize war veterans for their heroic service.  The May 22 trip is accepting applications for veterans of World War II and the Korean War. Lexington Medical Center’s Honor Flight is open to any veteran who served in these wars.

“Lexington Medical Center and its board of directors wanted to take the opportunity to highlight one of our most valuable community assets – our service men and women,” said Barbara Willm, Lexington Medical Center’s Vice President of Community Relations.  “They have been called our national treasure and we are privileged to honor them.”

Veterans will fly from Columbia Metropolitan Airport at approximately 8:00 a.m. to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport in Washington, D.C. on a US Airways charter flight.   Patriotic fanfare will greet them upon arrival.

In the nation’s capital, the veterans will tour the World War II Memorial, the Korean War Memorial, Vietnam Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, and Iwo Jima Memorial.  They will also take a driving tour of Washington D.C.  In the afternoon, the veterans will be special guests at Arlington National Cemetery as they observe the Changing of The Guard ceremony at the Tomb of The Unknown Soldier.

The veterans will return to the airport, fly back to Columbia and land at approximately 8:00 p.m. Wednesday night.  They will be greeted by a hero’s welcome featuring patriotic music, family and friends.

The Honor Flight is complimentary to veterans and includes meals and snacks throughout the day. Guardians accompany each veteran on the flight; there is a $500 fee per guardian for the honor of being a caretaker for our nation’s heroes during this memorable day.  Medical personnel are also part of the travel group.

Dr. Hank Powell of Lexington Women’s Care, a Lexington Medical Center physician practice, has served as a physician on twelve Honor Flights.  He will also be traveling on May 22.  His participation is a personal tribute to his father, a World War II sergeant who served as a tail gunner and a ball turret gunner on B17 aircraft.

“Honor Flight is a great way for South Carolina to honor our veterans with a tremendous public display,” Dr. Powell said.  “I am so proud to be a part of the event and proud that Lexington Medical Center is helping to honor these deserving men and women.”

If you or someone you know may be interested in participating in the Honor Flight please call (803) 791-2445 or visit for an application.  Members of the public are also encouraged to welcome the veterans home to South Carolina at the airport at 8:00 p.m. on May 22 in the airport terminal.


Love the Glove: Pink Glove Dance Voting Ending Soon!

Voting in the 2012 Pink Glove Dance competition is about to end! The competition lasts through tomorrow, November 2nd. If you haven’t already, please go to, search “L-M” and click “Vote” on LMC’s video. Lexington Medical Center remains in the lead, but we need to keep up momentum until the very end.

Because of your efforts and support, our video has received more than 63,000 views on YouTube and nearly 15,000 votes. While many people have already voted and shared our video on their Facebook pages, if you have time, please repost the link to our page on the Pink Glove Dance website one more time and ask your Facebook friends to watch and vote for our video. A vote for our video is a show of support for everyone in the Midlands with cancer.

In total, approximately 1,000 Lexington Medical Center employees dancing to the Katy Perry song “Part of Me” in the video. In addition to high energy and Broadway style choreography, there are special effects, smoke, strobe lights and more. Importantly, the dance features several LMC employees who are breast cancer survivors; they’re wearing t-shirts that say “Survivor from Day 1,” noting the strength and courage of breast cancer patients right from the time of their diagnosis. “Survivor From Day 1” is the theme of this year’s video.

The winner will receive $10,000 to donate to a breast cancer charity of its choice. Lexington Medical Center would donate its prize money to the Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer Research, as it did last year.