Thank you to University of South Carolina first lady Patricia Moore-Pastides, who visited our hospital for a special luncheon on November 19th to talk about the health benefits of the Mediterranean Diet.
Lunch was provided using Mrs. Pastides’ recipes from her acclaimed Greek Revival cookbook. The luncheon was part of diabetes education at Lexington Medical Center and a diabetes symposium.
Mrs. Pastides holds a master’s degree in public health from the Yale University School of Medicine. With the help of the Carolina community, she wrote Greek Revival: Cooking for Life, a cookbook published by the University of South Carolina Press. It contains 87 recipes and illustrates the health benefits of the traditional Mediterranean diet and lifestyle. Sales from the book support health and sustainability initiatives on campus.
Mrs. Pastides came to the Universityof South Carolinain 1998. Her husband, Dr. Harris Pastides, is the 28th president of USC, elected by the university’s board of trustees on August 1, 2008. Before serving as president, Dr. Pastides served as vice president for research and health sciences and dean of the Arnold School of Public Health.
November 9th was a great day. Medline named Lexington Medical Center the winner of its 2nd annual Pink Glove Dance video contest. The company made the announcement on FOX & Friends on the FOX News Network during a live shot right from our hospital! Here’s the video clip.
Later in the day, LMC President & CEO Mike Biediger presented Catherine Hill of the Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer a check for $10,000, our prize money from the Pink Glove Dance competition.
We were privileged to help raise awareness for women with breast cancer in this way. Thank you to everyone who voted for LMC’s Pink Glove Dance!