Operation Santa Claus

Santa & Mrs. Clause

Dennis and Marie Green have played Santa and Mrs. Claus for 21 years. The couple from Greenwood, South Carolina began the holiday tradition at Dennis’s annual Christmas party. His jolly beard and her twinkling smile reminded friends and co-workers of the holiday’s most celebrated duo.

The Greens began visiting churches and family-friendly establishments each holiday season to listen to Christmas wishes from children throughout the community.

In October, Green had bypass surgery at Lexington Medical Center after experiencing severe angina, a type of chest pain that is caused by reduced blood flow to the heart.

Lexington Cardiovascular Surgery and Lexington Medical Center’s cardiology team made sure Santa was healthy in time for Christmas.

“I was very impressed with the level of care I received from Dr. Travis, Lexington Cardiovascular Surgery and the nurses at Lexington Medical Center,” said Dennis Green, a.k.a. Santa Claus.

He was back to taking Christmas lists from children after just two weeks.

“I didn’t have to shave my beard for surgery, which is very important this time of year,” added Green.

Cardiac surgery is a powerful treatment that restores heart function and saves lives. It’s one of the most critical components of the complete heart and vascular program at Lexington Medical Center.

Merry Christmas.

“The Story” of LMC’s Christmas Commercial

Thank you to The State newspaper for the nice article in today’s edition about our hospital Christmas commercial, which features employees singing “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen.” Read the article here and click here to watch the full commercial.



The Flu Arrives in the Midlands

sick in bedThe flu has arrived in the Midlands.

Check out this interview in The State newspaper featuring LMC Urgent Care physician Dr. Don Moore talking about flu cases.

Have you had your flu shot yet? It’s not too late to get one.

Here’s the text of the article.