Calling All Lexington Medical Center Babies!

Were you born at Lexington Medical Center? Were your children born there? If so, the hospital wants to see your baby photos!

Since opening in 1971, Lexington Medical Center has delivered more than 100,000 babies. In fact, the hospital delivers more babies each year than any other hospital in the Midlands and is consistently recognized as one of the best maternity hospitals in South Carolina.

Early next year, Lexington Medical Center will open a new, 545,000-square-foot patient care tower that’s the largest hospital expansion in South Carolina history. The tower will be the home of a new maternity unit and nursery. To celebrate Lexington Medical Center’s legacy of welcoming thousands of bundles of joy into the world, the hospital is collecting photos of babies born there throughout the years. The photos will be placed in a photo mosaic that will be revealed at the grand opening of the new tower.

The new Labor and Delivery unit will be an outstanding place for expectant families. It will have a dedicated area for patients who come to the hospital in labor or those who need temporary evaluation. The tower includes six antepartum rooms for patients who may need extensive long-term monitoring, a completely dedicated Mother/Baby unit for postpartum patients, a Level 2 Special Care Nursery and a Newborn Nursery.

A cornerstone will be the 20-bed Special Care Nursery. The hospital’s tiniest patients will have a private rooms, which is a new model of care for Lexington Medical Center. Research has shown that private rooms for special care infants provide more bonding opportunities for mothers and their babies, offer a safe environment for education, lead to better outcomes for babies’ growth and lower infection rates.

In addition to women and children’s services, six floors of Lexington Medical Center’s new patient car tower will accommodate medical, critical care and surgical patients, including eight new operating rooms.

Lexington Medical Center’s physician network includes nearly 40 OB/GYNs and certified nurse midwives who will deliver babies in the new patient care tower.

Patients can upload their photos of babies born at Lexington Medical Center by visiting The hospital requests newborn photos of children 12 months or younger.

Lexington Medical Center is getting ready to welcome thousands more babies in the future and looks forward to our community joining in the celebration.

Welcome Peter A. Bailey, MD, to Lexington Medical Center Otarre Pointe

Lexington Medical Center is pleased to welcome Peter A. Bailey, MD, to the hospital’s network of care. Dr. Bailey is working at Lexington Family Practice Otarre Pointe in Cayce.

Peter A. Bailey, MD

A magna cum laude graduate of the University of South Carolina Upstate in Spartanburg, South Carolina, Dr. Bailey earned his medical degree from the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. He then completed his residency at McLeod Health in Florence, South Carolina.

During his residency, Dr. Bailey focused on delivering urgent and emergent medicine to patients of all ages, providing them with comprehensive care for general health concerns ranging from colds, flus and ear infections to back pain and minor traumas. He also performed suturing and abscess incision and drainage procedures.

A member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, the American Medical Association and the South Carolina Medical Association, he is certified in advanced cardiac life support, trauma-focused cognitive behavior therapy and pediatric advanced life support, among other certifications.

Lexington Family Practice Otarre Pointe provides care that goes above and beyond with flexible appointments, outstanding customer service and friendly staff.

Dr. Bailey is accepting new patients.

Lexington Family Practice Otarre Pointe
3799 12th Street Extension
Suite 105
Cayce, SC 29033
(803) 926-6820

Check out the Every Woman Blog!

Did you know? Lexington Medical Center has a second blog, dedicated just to the stories and experiences of Midlands women. On the Every Woman blog, women from all over this region share their stories, recipes, inspiration, hardships, and thoughts about a variety of topics. Women of all ages are a very important part of our LMC family and we are proud to offer this unique online community.

Eight new bloggers were just recently selected to join this group and we know their stories will continue to resonate with the community as the blog has done for the past seven years. The Every Woman blog was created in 2011 and has been viewed more than 327,000 times. Our eight new bloggers, as well as our longtime writers, have many different stories to share. Our bloggers and their topics include:

Lisa Baker is a surgical technologist struggling with the reality that her two parents were diagnosed with dementia.
Marianna Boyce talks about the ups and downs of living with rheumatoid arthritis.
Eliza Boulware is a breast cancer and open-heart surgery survivor, as well as a pastor.
Tina Cameron is a single mom, a cancer nurse at Lexington Medical Center, a volunteer with the Riverbanks Zoo and is going back to school.
June Greenlaw is a University of South Carolina employee and mom to several nearly-adult children.
Kate Morrow is a new mom that struggled with infertility then had twins born three months premature.
Janet Prince is a fifteen-year breast cancer survivor, mother and dedicated volunteer.
Rhonda Woods is a chef instructor who lost her husband to an eighteen-month battle with metastatic melanoma.
Shannon Boatwright is a middle school performing arts teacher with a background in theatre and mom to two children.
Rachel Sircy writes about her experiences transitioning to a gluten-free lifestyle.
Katie Austin has opened up about her experiences battling and surviving cancer.
Jeanne Reynolds writes about her experiences nearing the end of her career and how she enjoys spending her free time, including travel.
Stacy Thompson is also a travel enthusiast and shares her experiences with travel, usually of the exotic or physically demanding variety.

All of these women have a unique viewpoint to share and we invite you to join us in following along. Meet these fantastic women by checking out