Register for the Colon Cancer Challenge Bike Ride

Lexington Medical Center will host its sixth annual Colon Cancer Challenge bike ride on Saturday, April 18, 2015. The one-day bicycling event will feature 65-, 50-, 25- and 15- and 5-mile rides that begin and end at Dutch Fork Middle School in Irmo. Hundreds of people participate in the event each year. All proceeds will go to the Lexington Medical Center Colon Cancer Fund, which provides screening colonoscopies for people who are uninsured or underserved.

bike ride“Lexington Medical Center is pleased that the Colon Cancer Challenge has provided dozens of important screening colonoscopies for people in need in our community,” said Barbara Willm, vice president of Community Relations at Lexington Medical Center. “The bike ride is also a fun event for the whole family that support a healthy lifestyle.”

Colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States. Each year, more than 2,000 South Carolinians are diagnosed with colon cancer and 800 die from the disease. But it’s also one of the most preventable forms of cancer – and treatable when detected early. Unfortunately, not everyone receives proper screening.

Registration begins at 7:00 a.m. The 65- and 50-mile rides begin at 8:00 a.m; the 25-mile ride at 8:30 a.m; the15-mile ride at 9:30 a.m; and the 5-mile ride at 10:00 a.m. Lunch for bike riders will be served at 11:00 a.m.

60-, 50-, 25- and 15-mile Bike Rides: Early Registration: $35. After April 14: $40. Day of Event: $45. 5-mile Bike Ride: Early Registration: $20. After April 14: $25. Day of Event: $30.

Learn more and register at www.LMCColonCancerChallenge.com.

bicylistHere are some colon cancer facts from the American College of Gastroenterology:
·Colon cancer is the only form of cancer that is preventable.
·The best way to screen for colon cancer is a colonoscopy, which is an examination of the large intestine using a lighted tube.
·Colonnoscopy is among the most powerful tools in clinical medicine, because of its excellent potential to identify and permit removal of polyps before they turn into cancer.
·In general, doctors recommend that people undergo a colonoscopy every 10 years beginning at age 50. African-Americans should begin screening at age 45.
·Early detection and intervention can reduce mortality from colon cancer by up to 90%.

And the LMC Gold Goes To…

Congratulations to the 10 outstanding nurses selected as 2015 LMC Gold recipients. Established in 2006, LMC Gold honors nurses within the Lexington Medical Center network who exemplify excellence in practice and commitment to the nursing profession. Nurses are nominated by their peers based on a number of criteria including professional involvement, excellence in practice, leadership abilities and contributions to the advancement of nursing as well as providing patients with the best of care. The nurses received their awards at a special recognition dinner at the Capital City Club in March.

Benjamin Amberg, BSN, RN, CEN
Emergency Department
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Megan Bussey, BSN, RN
Medical Intensive Care Unit
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Elaine Bishop Cain, BSN, RN, RN-BC
Progressive Cardiac Unit
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Eric Cockrell, MSN, RN, CNOR
Operating Room
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Jan Corley, BSN, RN, OCN
Radiation Oncology
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Hope Gulledge, ADN, RN, RN-BC
6th North Tower
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Michael Jones, ADN, RN, CEN
LMC Lexington Urgent Care
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Cecelia McKinley, BSN, RN, RN-BC
7th Medical
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Kelly Russin, BSN, RN, RNC-OB
Labor and Delivery
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Jessica Worthy, BSN, RN, RNC-OB
Labor and Delivery
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Welcome Dr. Rebecca McNair

Lexington Medical Center is pleased to welcome Rebecca B. McNair, MD, to its network of care. She will practice at Sandhills Family Medicine, a Lexington Medical Center physician practice conveniently located in the hospital’s community medical center in downtown Lexington.

Rebecca McNair, MD

Rebecca McNair, MD

Dr. McNair most recently practiced as a family physician for Clarendon Health Systems. In addition to patient care, she collaborated on the development of policies for outpatient clinics and served as an attending instructor for medical and physician assistant students from the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston.

A summa cum laude graduate of Clemson University in Clemson, S.C., Dr. McNair graduated with honors from the University of South Carolina School of Medicine in Columbia. She then completed her family medicine internship and residency.

A member of the American Medical Association and Columbia Medical Society, Dr. McNair is board certified and an American Academy of Family Physicians Fellow.

She also has additional certifications in advanced cardiac life support, basic cardiac life support, neonatal resuscitation and pediatric advanced life support, and is a certified medical examiner.

Dr. McNair joins the board-certified physicians at Sandhills Family Medicine to provide comprehensive medical care to patients of all ages. The practice has served the Lexington community for more than 30 years.

Now Accepting Patients
SandhillsFamilyMedicine.com

811 West Main Street, Suite 207
Lexington, SC 29072
(803) 358-6420