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Lexington Medical Center Welcomes High School Students for Partners Program

Partners Program 2013


Summer Internship Program Offers Excellent Glimpse at Careers in Health Care

We are hosting the Midlands brightest high school students for an intensive summer internship inside the hospital called the Partners Program. In its 23rd year, the Partners Program has become a popular tradition at the hospital.

“Colonial Life is partnering with the LMC Foundation to offer the 2013 Partners Program,” said Tim James, Executive Director and Vice President of the Lexington Medical Center Foundation. “This program welcomes high achieving Lexington County high school students for an intensive three-week internship to explore careers in health care. The Foundation is proud to help develop the best and brightest future employees of Lexington Medical Center.”

The students focus on clinical training around the hospital and interact with hospital staff in assigned clinical areas. They participate in real-world, career experiences by helping with bed making, checking vital signs, stocking supplies and general duties while being supervised by a mentor. In addition, students take part in field studies including a tour of the USC School of Medicine, Midlands Technical College Health Science Programs, LMC Laboratory and LMC Extended Care.

Approximately 101 students from Lexington County high schools applied for the Partners Program in a rigorous interview process with a panel of hospital staff members and a written application. Sixty aspiring clinical health professionals were selected to participate. Lexington Medical Center will award a $1,000 book scholarship to one rising senior from each Lexington County High School, home school and private school, for a total of 13 scholarships.

The Partners Program is divided into two sessions: June 8 – 28 and July 8 – 26. Students are in clinical areas from 12:45 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. weekdays. Throughout its history, some Partners Program participants have returned to work at Lexington Medical Center when they complete their education.

Congratulations 2013 Partners Program Participants:

Abbey Rambo, Irmo High School
Bindi Chauhan, Lexington High School
Brionna Bennett, Dutch Fork High School
Brooke Sawyer, Irmo High School
Caroline Hill, Lexington High School
Catelyn Geiger, Lexington High School
Chung Zhang, Lexington High School
Connor Callais, Chapin High School
Crystina Perez, Lexington High School
Deanna Smoak, Lexington High School
Dee Sylve, Lexington High School
Dorcas Mukendi, Brookland-Cayce High School
Emily Briggs, Lexington High School
Emily McGuire, Homeschool
Emily Washburn, Lexington High School
Erin Fitzpatrick, Chapin High School
Hailey Horn, Lexington High School
Hannah Gore, Brookland-Cayce High School
Hannah Hopfensperger, Irmo High School
Hannah Williams, Lexington High School
Hennali Fozdar, White Knoll High School
Hunter Laag, White Knoll High School
Jane Warther, Batesburg-Leesville High School
Jasmine Albarghsh, Lexington High School
Karly Shirey, White Knoll High School
Kelly Lavendar, Lexington High School
Kendal Scheller, Brookland-Cayce High School
Khaila Williams, Irmo High School
Laura Sweat, Homeschool
Lauren Feder, Lexington High School
Lauren Gillian, Irmo High School
Lindsay Peagler, Lexington High School
Lizzy Wullner, Irmo High School
Logan Lewis, White Knoll High School
Lyndsey Miller, Lexington High School
Macey Williamson, Lexington High School
Maggie Christy, Irmo High School
Meagan Snooks, Irmo High School
Mikayla Prioleau, Chapin High School
Monika Perry, Lexington High School
Morgan Lee, Lexington High School
Nikki Sairam, Lexington High School
Olivia Smith, Lexington High School
Paige Johnson, Chapin High School
Peter McCall, Lexington High School
Priya Raja, White Knoll High School
Rachel Thomas, Lexington High School
Rebecca McCune, Gilbert High School
Rebekah Summerall, Lexington High School
Ryan Woodward, White Knoll High School
Sarah Boyt, Lexington High School
Savanna Guess, Lexington High School
Shrusti Patel, Dutch Fork High School
Steven Lin, Lexington High School
Taylor Sierra, White Knoll High School
Tim Murph, Sumter High School
Tulsi Patel, Dutch Fork High School
William Rivers, Lexington High School
Yash Gudimani, Lexington High School
Zora Garrick, Irmo High School

Hats Off to Our Volunteers

See photos of our 2012 Volunteer Awards Luncheon. Lexington Medical Center is grateful for the love and care we receive from our community. Thank you to all of our volunteers for all that you do.

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Cancer of Many Colors

Please join us to celebrate the lives of cancer survivors at Cancer of Many Colors, presented by the Lexington Medical Center Foundation, on March 7, 2013 at the DoubleTree by Hilton at 2100 Bush River Road from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. At this exciting event, you can sample signature cuisine from local restaurants, relax with a drink and enjoy music from The Tams. Proceeds will benefit the LMC Foundation’s Cancer Care Fund. Tickets cost $65 each.

Participating restaurants will be Fatz Café, Alodia’s, Yummie Creations, Village Catering, Columbo’s, All Star Pizza and Italian Eatery, Saigon Moon, Lizard’s Thicket, Salsarita’s, Chick-Fil-A, Jimmy Johns, Travinia’s and Sporting News. Beer and wine will be served. Kay Kay Kreations is making hand-painted wine glasses.

The Tams will provide musical entertainment. Well known in the Carolinas for their signature, “beach music,” The Tams have been entertaining audiences for decades, especially with their famous songs “Be Young, Be Foolish, Be Happy” and “What Kind of Fool.” They have been elected into the Beach Music Hall of Fame and have been named “Beach Band of the Decade.”

The Lexington Medical Center Foundation’s Cancer Care Fund helps patients in need by purchasing critical medications and supplies, and providing emergency assistance with utilities and other living expenses when other resources have run out. From paying a light bill to picking up the tab for a prescription, the Cancer Care Fund affects the most important needs of our hospital’s cancer patients.

For more information on Cancer of Many Colors or to purchase tickets, visit or call 803-791-2540.

Here is a gallery of photos from last year’s Cancer of Many Colors. Doesn’t it look fun!?