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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.

Hats Off to Our Volunteers

See photos of our 2012 Volunteer Awards Luncheon. Lexington Medical Center is grateful for the love and care we receive from our community. Thank you to all of our volunteers for all that you do.

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Barbara Willm honored by Girl Scouts with Women of Distinction Award

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The Girl Scouts of South Carolina – Mountains to Midlands has honored Lexington Medical Center’s Barbara Willm, Vice President of Community Relations, at the 20th Annual Women of Distinction Awards Dinner. Willm was recognized Thursday, April 11, at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center in Columbia for her excellence in leadership throughout the midlands.

“I am honored to be a part of such an esteemed group of women and it is even more special because I was a Girl Scout,” said Mrs. Willm.

First launched in 1993, the Women of Distinction dinner is a recognition and fundraising affair that celebrates outstanding women and their impact on the community. The event pays tribute to women who exemplify excellence in service, leadership, community, visibility and professionalism.

“I was proud to nominate Barbara for this outstanding award,” said Bootsie Wynne, Assistant Director Business Partner of Human Resources at Lexington Medical Center. “When I saw that the criteria asked for women who excelled in professional community leadership andcommunity service, who are excellent role models for girls and have community visibility, I knew she fit the bill perfectly. Not only was Barbara a Girl Scout when she was younger, she has also gone on to exemplify women in leadership. The goal of the Girl Scouts of SC Mountains to Midlands is to build girls with courage confidence and character. I think Barbara is a great example for all girls and women alike,” added Wynne.

Girl Scouts exists to transform today’s girls into tomorrow’s leaders. Girls face many critical issues including school bullying, childhood obesity, teen pregnancy, self-esteem issues, substance abuse, and performance pressure in school. Participation in the Girl Scouts is proven to make a life-long difference.

“I’ve worked with Barbara for eight years and she always manages to bring life to the mission of our organization,” said LaTanza Duncan, Chief Advancement Officer, Girl Scouts of South Carolina Mountains to Midlands.

Barbara Willm is one of four exceptional community members to receive the 2013 honor:

• Cynthia B. Cooper: Vice President, Government Programs Compliance Office with BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina
• Sara B. Fisher: Chief Operating Officer with NBSC
• Elizabeth “Liz” McMillan: General Manager, Gamecock Sports Marketing, University of South Carolina
• Elise Partin: Mayor of Cayce, SC and Adjunct Faculty, School of Public Health, University of South Carolina
• Barbara Willm: Vice President of Community Relations with the Lexington Medical Center