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Lexington Medical Center Hosts Women’s Night Out for Breast Cancer

Lexington Medical Center will host its annual Women’s Night Out on Tuesday, October 15 at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center. The event recognizes October as breast cancer awareness month and honors cancer survivors and their families. More than 900 people attend each year.

Join the hospital for a silent auction and physician exhibit while enjoying a signature cocktail, then proceed to a dinner featuring a fashion show by Belk highlighting breast cancer survivors. Attendees will enjoy keynote speakers Heidi Marble and Jen Curfman, telling their story Skin Tight Genes. Heidi was diagnosed with inflammatory breast cancer, which is rare and aggressive.

Adopted as a child, Heidi began a search to learn about her birth family’s health history and found her biological sister, Jen Curfman, and found out that she and her sister carried the BRCA2 gene. BRCA1 and BRCA2 are human genes that play a role in an increased risk for developing breast cancer.

Heidi and Jen will tell their story in matching designer jeans and guests are encouraged to wear their finest and dressiest jeans as a show of support.

Proceeds from Women’s Night Out benefit the Crystal Smith Breast Cancer Fund, a program through the Lexington Medical Center Foundation that supports women undergoing cancer treatment. Each year, Women’s Night Out raises more than $25,000 for this important fund. This year, the funds raised will cover the cost of genetic screening for women that are uninsured.

“Women’s Night Out is an inspiring evening that recognizes resilient women in our community,” said Barbara Willm, vice president of Community Relations at Lexington Medical Center.

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Tickets for Women’s Night Out cost $35 each. Exhibits and the silent auction begin at 5:00 p.m. Dinner begins at 6:45 p.m. Call 803-791-2445 or visit LexMed.com to purchase tickets. You can also sponsor a table honoring a breast cancer survivor for $300.

Lexington Medical Center diagnoses approximately 250 breast cancer patients each year. The hospital’s breast program is accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC) and the American College of Radiology (ACR). Lexington Medical Center has four Women’s Imaging centers and a mobile mammography van, all offering digital mammography. Lexington Medical Center’s cancer program is also accredited with commendation by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer.

Prenatal Puzzlers with Dr. Jaime Brown Price

Dr. Jaime Brown Price, our new physician with Lexington Women’s Care, discusses the do’s and don’ts during pregnancy in a new mini series called Prenatal Puzzlers. In this webisode she talks about the importance of a preconception visit.

Dr. Brown Price enjoys serving women in our community and providing compassionate care. “One of the most exciting aspects of obstetrics and gynecology is that I am able to establish life long relationships with my patients as I care for them from their teenage years through childbirth and menopause.” She said.

A Lexington native, Dr. Brown Price graduated with a bachelor’s degree from the University of South Carolina Honors College. She received her medical degree from the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and completed an OB/GYN residency at Palmetto Health Richland in Columbia.

Dr. Jaime Brown Price is accepting new patients.  Call Lexington Women’s Care at 803-936-8100 for an appointment or visit us online at  www.lexingtonwomenscare.com or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/lexingtonwomenscare

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

Dr. Kaki Bruce

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.