Lexington Medical Center Welcomes Practice Administrator Fellows

The Lexington Medical Center Practice Administrator Fellowship program welcomes four new fellows: Bernard Clinkscale; Sydney Johns; Jaimie Morris; and Justin Smith.

This structured, one-year program provides comprehensive training and experience to individuals in the area of physician practice administration. Throughout the program, fellows receive practical experience working with physician practices and community medical centers. They also participate in a variety of tasks and projects with the Physician Network and community medical centers.

Bernared Clinksale

Bernard Clinkscale
Bernard earned a Bachelor of Science in psychology from Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida, a Master of Business Administration in health care administration from Davenport University in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and a Doctor of Medicine from Avalon University School of Medicine in Youngstown, Ohio. He has years of experience in medical education and medical curriculum development. Bernard has also worked in a podiatry clinic, facilitating the implementation of the clinic’s electronic health record and assisting in numerous foot and ankle surgeries.

Sydney Johns

Sydney Johns
Sydney received a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of South Carolina in Beaufort and a master’s degree in health administration from the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. She completed internships at Colleton Medical Center in Walterboro, South Carolina, and in the Population Health department at MUSC. Sydney has also worked as a medical terminology instructor at the Technical College of the Lowcountry in Beaufort, South Carolina. 

Jaimie Morris

Jaimie Morris 
Jaimie has a Bachelor of Science in exercise science from the University of South Carolina in Columbia, and she is currently completing her Master of Health Administration from MUSC. Jaimie previously taught medical terminology as an adjunct professor at Aiken Technical College in Aiken, South Carolina. Prior to teaching, she worked as an exercise physiologist in the Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation department at Providence Hospitals.

Justin Smith

Justin Smith
Justin received a Bachelor of Science in public health from Benedict College in Columbia, South Carolina, and a master’s degree in health services, policy and management from the University of South Carolina in Columbia. He previously worked as a nurse recruiter in LMC’s Human Resources department. 

LMC Doctor Talks About Helping Patients on September 11, 2001 in New York

Dr. Adam Lazzarini is an orthopaedic surgeon at Southeastern Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine, a Lexington Medical Center physician practice. On September 11, 2001, he was a medical resident in New York. In the days and weeks after the attacks, he treated first responders and workers from Ground Zero who had broken bones while working in the rubble. He talks about the experience in this WLTX interview.

Lexington Medical Center is the presenting sponsor of the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers South Carolina 5K Run & Walk, scheduled for September 15, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. in Columbia’s Vista. The race pays tribute to the first responders and military service members who serve and sacrifice on our behalf every day.

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Register for the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers South Carolina 5K Run & Walk at t2trunSC.org.

Lexington Medical Center Foundation Awards Health Care Scholarships

The Lexington Medical Center Foundation awarded 72 students scholarships for their studies in health care at a reception this month. The scholarships totaled $240,000. Congratulations to our recipients!

Here are photos of some of the recipients at the reception.

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