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Lexington Medical Center will host a groundbreaking ceremony for Lexington Medical Park – Congaree, a new medical office complex located in Otarre Pointe, across the street from the SCANA corporate campus on the 12th Street Extension in Cayce. Lexington Medical Park – Congaree will be the latest neighbor in the area, a growing corridor of economic potential and business development that includes SCANA, Amazon.com, Nephron Pharmaceuticals and the Saxe Gotha Industrial Park.
Lexington Medical Center will break ground on Thursday, June 6, 2013 at 10:00 a.m.
The two-story, 70,000 square foot facility will offer services for company and employee needs. There will be a Lexington Family Practice office, where patients can see a doctor, then return to work. As needed, there will be X-Ray and lab capabilities as well as other programs. Importantly, employees of the companies surrounding the new facility will be able to go there for pre-employment physicals.
“Lexington Medical Center looks forward to the completion of the new facility as it will allow us to build upon the partnerships we already have with local businesses and their employees,” said Mike Biediger, President & CEO of Lexington Medical Center.
Lexington Medical Park – Congaree is expected to employ 64 full-time employees. The project also plans to meet Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification, employing advanced technology to conserve resources.
SCANA, with its headquarters recently re-located to the area, is working with the hospital to maintain as much of the natural land around the new clinic as possible, from preserving trees to minimizing asphalt. Lexington Medical Center is dedicated to preserving the rich historical and cultural significance of the Congaree area.
This expansion marks an exciting endeavor for Lexington Medical Center, as the 12th Street Extension near Interstate 77 is quickly developing into an important commercial corridor. The area is conveniently situated near industrial markets throughout the Southeast. The area is also equipped with important infrastructure including the Columbia Metropolitan Airport, sewer and water systems, electrical and natural gas lines and a rail line.
Lexington Medical Center currently operates an occupational health facility in West Columbia, serving more than 300 businesses. The West Columbia location will move to Lexington Medical Park – Congaree.
The architecture firm of Perkins + Will designed the building. Hood Construction will build it. Landscape architects from Sustainable Design Consultants, Inc. will provide landscaping.
Lexington Medical Center has received a prestigious Silver Telly Award for its heart attack commercial titled “I Am A Heart Attack.” The Telly Awards honor outstanding local, regional and cable TV commercials and programs. With nearly 11,000 entries from all 50 states and numerous countries, winners represent the best campaigns from around the world. The Silver Telly is the organization’s highest honor, representing less than 10 percent of entries.
The commercial details the cause and effect of heart disease. A man walking in the night plays the role of a heart attack. He discusses risk factors including high blood pressure, lifestyle, cholesterol, and ignoring warning signs.
The concept was inspired by public service announcements but Lexington Medical Center aimed to make a greater impact with a message about heart disease, a condition that causes 9,000 fatalities a year in South Carolina. Shot in one night with a five-man crew in eight different locations, the message is realistic and clear; a heart attack can sneak up on you.
“We wanted to grab the viewer’s attention with more than the usual ‘eat right and exercise’ message,” said David Anderson, co-writer and broadcast producer in Lexington Medical Center’s Marketing Department. “The fact that we filmed through the night gave the commercial an edge and it worked with our message.”
A prestigious judging panel of more than 500 accomplished industry professionals, each a past winner of a Silver Telly and a member of the Silver Telly Council, judged the competition, upholding the historical standard of excellence that Telly represents. The Silver Telly Council evaluated entries to recognize distinction in creative work.
“The Telly Awards’ mission is to honor the very best in film and video,” said Linda Day, executive director of the Telly Awards. Lexington Medical Center’s accomplishment illustrates their creativity, skill, and dedication to their craft and serves as a testament to great film and video production.”
The commercial was part of the hospital’s Midlands Goes Red campaign in which Lexington Medical Center challenged the entire community to promote heart healthy living. Cardiovascular disease is an epidemic in South Carolina. One out of every 3 deaths in our state is related to cardiovascular disease. According to the American Heart Association, life expectancy in the United States would rise by 7 years if all forms of major cardiovascular disease were eliminated.
Lexington Medical Center started a complete cardiac care program in 2012 and has completed over 200 open heart surgeries. The ability to provide comprehensive cardiovascular care, including open heart surgery and therapeutic cardiac catheterizations, helps Lexington Medical Center meet its mission of providing quality health services that meet the needs of our community and enhances the delivery of health care to the Midlands.
The work in Lexington Medical Center’s cardiac care program extends into the community with a robust heart education program and a strong resource for people who want to be involved. Lexington Medical Center’s heart program is affiliated with Duke Medicine, home to one of the best heart surgery programs in the country.