LMC Nurse Donates Stem Cells to Save A Life

Thank you to WIS-TV for following the story of LMC ER nurse Ashley Warren, who has donated bone marrow and stem cells to a total stranger. She recently learned the patient is now disease free and received a special thank you. Learn more in the story below.

Ashley Bone Marrow Update WIS 7:2013 Sunrise from Lexington Medical Center on Vimeo.

Lexington Medical Center Welcomes Stacey Newsom, MD, MPH, to Occupational Health

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Lexington Medical Center is proud to welcome Stacey Newsom, MD, MPH, into the hospital’s network of care.  Dr. Newsom has joined Alice Barker, MD, Dana Rawl, MD, and Will Floyd, MD as a practicing physician at Occupational Health, a Lexington Medical Center physician practice.

“I’m very excited to join this outstanding organization as they expand their occupational medicine services to meet the needs of the Midlands’ employers and workforce,” said Dr. Newsom.

Dr. Newsom graduated from the University of Miami School of Medicine and completed her occupational and environmental medicine residency at the University of Washington School of Public Health and Community Medicine. Dr. Newsom also completed a post-graduate master’s degree in public health. She has been a member of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine since 2002.

Dr. Newsom will provide health care services ranging from pre-placement assessments to comprehensive treatment of workers’ compensation injuries.  With the addition of Dr. Newsom, Lexington Medical Center is now home to the only occupational health program in South Carolina with four physicians who are board certified in occupational medicine.

Dr. Newsom’s professional background includes ten years of expertise as a board certified occupational medicine physician, caring for diverse industries. She has experience in medical directorship duties, policy and procedure development, OSHA mandated medical surveillance and medical evaluation and treatment of work related injuries and illnesses. Dr. Newsom is committed to building strong relationships with injured employees, employer and nurse case managers in order to provide quality treatment, promote healing, and prevent lost time and disability.

Occupational Health is located at 300 West Dunbar in West Columbia. The hospital looks forward to the completion of a new occupational health facility in Cayce. Lexington Medical Park – Otarre Pointe is expected to open next year.  To schedule an appointment, call (803) 755-3337 or visit occupationalhealthlexington.com.

Janie C. “Kaki” Bruce, MD Joins Lexington Rheumatology, a Lexington Medical Center Physician Practice

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Lexington Medical Center is pleased to welcome Janie C. “Kaki” Bruce, MD to the hospital’s network of care. Dr. Bruce has joined Bryan Wolf, MD and Bruce Goeckeritz, MD, at Lexington Rheumatology. Dedicated to diagnosing and treating diseases of the joints and soft tissues, the practice also offers a variety of convenient in-house services, such as X-ray, on-site bone density scans and infusion treatments for rheumatic and inflammatory disorders.

“I’m excited to join Lexington Medical Center’s talented team of health care providers, “ said Dr. Bruce.

Dr. Bruce graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Wofford College in Spartanburg, S.C. and earned her medical degree from the University of South Carolina School of Medicine. She completed her residency at Palmetto Health Richland and Dorn VA Medical Center, and spent a year practicing hospitalist medicine. Dr. Bruce recently finished her rheumatology second year fellowship-in-training at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson.

Dr. Bruce is board certified in internal medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine and has been a member of the American Medical Association since 2003.

Lexington Rheumatology is currently located at 110 East Medical Lane, Suite 235, in West Columbia. The practice is scheduled to move to Lexington Medical Park 2 on August 5, 2013, located at 146 North Hospital Drive, Suite 550. Lexington Rheumatology will soon offer musculoskeletal ultrasound, a rapidly emerging diagnostic tool for rheumatologists that is new to the industry.  The practice is accepting new patients.  For more information, visit www.lexingtonrheumatology.com.