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On the Road Again

Lexington Medical Center is pleased to present a new blog series called “Meet the Patients.” We share the stories of some of the members of our community that we have the privilege of treating in our hospital network.

Diane McNinch was born with a genetic heart condition called Long QT Syndrome. That’s where the muscle cells of the heart take an abnormally long tie to “recharge.” Untreated, LQTS can increase the risk for a life-threatening arrhythmia. Doctors with Lexington Cardiology, a Lexington Medical Center physician practice, implanted a defibrillator in Diane’s side to help keep her heart in a healthy rhythm.

The technology has allowed her to continue her passion for running. She shares her story below.

Many people have no symptoms, no family history of heart problems and may never know they have the condition. Others may have a family history of sudden cardiac death or worrisome symptoms. Symptoms can include palpitations, lightheadedness, loss of consciousness, seizures or even cardiac arrest. People with symptoms should see their doctor.

Diane is more than 1,200 women running in the Lexington Medical Center Heart and Sole Women’s Five Miler in Columbia tomorrow. You can still register. Visit HeartAndSoleRun.com.

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Celebrating our Volunteers

Lexington Medical Center’s volunteers celebrated Volunteer Week with administrators, directors and managers applauding their dedication and commitment to service at their annual luncheon on April 16. Here’s a look at the party:

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In 2017, Lexington Medical Center volunteers spent more than 59,340 hours delivering flowers and cards, staffing information desks, facilitating pet therapy and assisting patients in departments throughout the hospital network.

And the volunteers gave more than their time. Through the Volunteer Auxiliary, they purchased needed equipment for the hospital, including 3-D mammography technology through the hospital’s Foundation, and awarded $81,000 in nursing scholarships to high school graduates and those pursuing continuing education in a nursing career. Lexington Medical Center volunteers also raised money for the Emergency Care Fund, which helps employees in need. 

Congratulations to Volunteer of the Year Larry Rohr and Community Volunteer of the Year Norman Adams.

Lexington Medical Center’s Community Medical Centers in Batesburg-Leesville and Swansea Will Have New Hours

Beginning May 1, Lexington Medical Center’s community medical centers in Batesburg-Leesville and Swansea will have new hours of operation. They are:

Monday – Friday
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

 Saturday
8:00 a.m. – NOON

Sunday
CLOSED
 
The community medical centers in Batesburg-Leesville and Swansea provide Urgent Care, lab and X-ray services. Urgent Care treats everything from sore throats to broken bones. Patients in the Batesburg-Leesville or Swansea areas who need Urgent Care services after hours or on Sunday can go to Lexington Medical Center Lexington or Lexington Medical Center Irmo.

Lexington Medical Center Batesburg-Leesville
338 E. Columbia Ave
Leesville, SC 29070
(803) 604 – 0066

Lexington Medical Center Swansea
935 Second Street 
Swansea, SC 29160 
(803) 568-2000