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Lexington Medical Center Collecting Cards for Patients

Calling all artists and writers! Lexington Medical Center is collecting homemade greeting cards for patients in the hospital. With a strict policy prohibiting visitors during the COVID-19 pandemic, a greeting card can bring smiles to faces and cheer up members of our community in the hospital during this difficult time.

Lexington Medical Center is requesting cards with hope-filled, happy messages. The cards should be designed for all inpatients, not just individuals with COVID-19. Lexington Medical Center staff members will distribute the cards throughout the hospital and nurses will deliver them to patients’ rooms.

Designing cards can be a good project for children during this time.

“Children need a way to express their concerns in a positive way. By thinking beyond themselves, they learn about empathy and discover their power to help their world instead of being stuck in what feels like an out of control situation to them,” said Donna Peele, MDiv, BCC, director of Pastoral Care at Lexington Medical Center.

Individuals who would like to bring cards to the hospital should place them in a sealed zipper storage bag. Tightly sealing the cards in a bag for 24 hours will kill any germs on the cards that could have been transferred to patients or staff. Drop off the bags of cards at the South Entrance of the hospital at 2720 Sunset Boulevard in West Columbia from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. That’s the entrance at the front of the hospital complex along Highway 378. Upon arrival, call (803) 791 – 2901. A representative from Pastoral Care will pick up the cards from the car window.

Lexington Medical Center is thankful for all of the support and kindness it’s received as the hospital works to keep patients, staff and community members healthy and safe during this time.

Lexington Medical Center Foundation Accepting Donations of Supplies

The Lexington Medical Center Foundation is accepting donations of important supplies for clinicians and patients as the hospital works to take care of the community during the coronavirus pandemic.

Here’s a list of personal protective equipment Lexington Medical Center needs for health care professionals and patients at this time.

• Powered Air Purifying Respirators (PAPRs) and related supplies
• N-95 masks
• 3-ply polypropylene earloop face masks
• Disinfecting cleaning wipes
• Hand sanitizer (ideally 75%+ alcohol)
• Face shields
• Disposable isolation gowns

Lexington Medical Center will also consider purchasing items from vendors at fair market value.

People who would like to donate these supplies or vendors who want to sell supplies should contact Lexington Medical Center Community Outreach Manager Thomas Tafel at 803-791-2540 or by email at tetafel@lexhealth.org.

Lexington Medical Center is grateful for the support of community members during this unprecedented time as the hospital works to take care of patients and keep staff and community members safe.

Lexington Medical Center Staff Donates More than 100 Units of Blood

The American Red Cross has a critical need for blood and platelets right now. At our hospital today, more than 100 clinicians and staff members donated blood. So many employees signed up for an appointment, there was a waiting list. We’re so proud of the many ways our health care professionals are working to take care of our community. If you want to donate blood, contact the Columbia chapter of the American Red Cross.