Congratulations, Partners Program Graduates!

Congratulations to the 61 high school students from around South Carolina who graduated from the Partners Program today!

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Now in its 26th year, this program introduces some of Lexington County’s brightest high school students to a career in the health care industry.

During a three-week session, students rotated through three clinical areas in the mornings. They participated in afternoon activities two days a week at the University of South Carolina School of Nursing, Midlands Technical College’s surgical technician program and LMC Extended Care.

The Partners Program continues to be a popular program with Lexington County students and hospital staff. In fact, several hospital employees participated in the program when they attended high school.

Supported by the Lexington Medical Center Foundation, this year’s Partners Program received 170 applications. The students went through a rigorous interview process with a written application and an interview with a panel of hospital staff members.

Today, the Lexington Medical Center Foundation awarded a rising senior from each Lexington County high school and one rising senior from home/private schools with a $1,000 book scholarship for their freshman year of college.

The Lexington Medical Center Foundation thanks the South Carolina National Safety Council, NORD Family Foundation, Colonial Life and Women of Hope for supporting the 2016 Partners Program.

New Senior Vice President of Physician Network

Lexington Medical Center is pleased to announce that Kirk Jenkins has been promoted to the position of Senior Vice President of the hospital’s Physician Network. In this role, he will oversee each of the hospital’s 58 physician practices in locations around the Midlands.

Kirk Jenkins

Kirk Jenkins

Mr. Jenkins has been with Lexington Medical Center since 2013. He joined the organization as an assistant vice president in the Physician Network.

“It is truly an honor to serve our community and support an organization filled with dedicated professionals that do so much good every day,” Jenkins said. “Our physicians and staff provide exceptional care to our patients and we will maintain our focus on building strong support around them to ensure we continue to meet the health care needs of our community.”

Prior to joining Lexington Medical Center, Mr. Jenkins served as a health care administrator in the United States Air Force from 2004 to 2013. During his service in the Air Force, he held multiple operational leadership and strategic planning positions. 

Mr. Jenkins, a native of West Columbia and graduate of Brookland-Cayce High School, received a Bachelor of Science in business administration from The Citadel in 2000, and a Master of Business Administration from Clemson University in 2003. He is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives. He lives with his wife and their three children in Lexington.       

Physician Lecture Series – Frank J. Ferraro, MD, FACE

Lexington Medical Center is pleased to present Frank J. Ferraro, MD, FACE from Lexington Endocrinology for his lecture “Treatment for Type 2 Diabetes: It’s Not Just Insulin”.