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Showcasing Women’s Services

Lexington Medical Center has launched a new campaign to showcase the hospital’s Women’s Services. We emphasize that Lexington Medical Center offers comprehensive care for women in all stages of life.

The basis for the campaign is that women make the majority of health care decisions in their households. And when they finish taking care of their families, they make decisions about their own health care, too.

The print campaign features women of all ages who live in Lexington Medical Center’s service area and have personal experiences with Lexington Medical Center.

In an innovative component, people can view video interviews with the women featured in the print ads by going to Lexington Medical Center’s newly updated Web site,, and search Women’s Services. In the videos, the women introduce themselves, talk about what they look for in health care and share their experiences with Lexington Medical Center.

“We hope that women will be inspired by the stories and see the vast array of services Lexington Medical Center has to offer them,” said Mark Shelley, Lexington Medical Center Director of Marketing.

LMC Diabetes Educator Featured in National Magazine

Lexington Medical Center clinical diabetes educator Valerie Summerset RN, MSN, CDE is featured in an article in this month’s issue of “Health Matters” magazine, a national publication. Summmerset talks about diabetes patients who are living alone. The article also features one of her patients, who lives in West Columbia.

Summersett has led the diabetes program at Lexington Medical Center in West Columbia for 10 years and has a total of 24 years of experience working with diabetes patients. She works both with groups and with patients one on one, mostly in the outpatient arena, though she helps with inpatients, too. In addition to leading educational sessions about diabetes, she runs a support group for seniors with type 2 diabetes, and encourages participants to bring a friend or family member along.

Type 2 diabetes is a serious problem in South Carolina. Nearly 11% of our adult population has the disease.

LMC's Cancer Support Group

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A story from local television station WIS touched my heart. It features cancer patient Bill Nichols of Lexington and his cancer support group from Lexington Medical Center. WIS reporter and anchor Kara Gormley shares a special part of their journey.

Lexington Medical Center’s cancer support group is open to all cancer patients at LMC. For more information, visit