Tag Archives: Heart

Dealing with strokes: think F-A-S-T

When it comes to stroke, think F-A-S-T: facial drooping, arm weakness, slurred speech and time to call 9-1-1. Lexington Medical Center is a Primary Stroke Center, honored for its prompt treatment of stroke patients, saving lives and preventing long-term disability. Learn more at LexMed.com/HVC.

Lexington Medical Center Welcomes Ronald F. Pendleton, DO, FAAFP

Lexington Medical Center is proud to welcome Ranald F. Pendleton to the hospital’s network of care. Dr. Pendleton will work at Harbison Medical Associates, a Lexington Medical Center physician practice.

A graduate of Salem State University in Salem, Massachusetts, Dr. Pendleton, earned his doctorate of osteopathic medicine from New York College of Osteopathic Medicine in Old Westbury, New York. He then completed his family medicine residency at Martin Army Community Hospital in Fort Benning, Georgia. During his residency, Dr. Pendleton received the U.S. Army Achievement Medal and the U.S. Army Commendation Medal.

Dr. Pendleton most recently treated patients of all ages and provided acute and chronic disease management at Family Medicine Centers of South Carolina in Columbia. He has more than 20 years of experience providing comprehensive family medical care. An American Board of Family Medicine Diplomate, Dr. Pendleton is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, the American Osteopathic Association and the South Carolina Academy of Family Physicians. He is also a National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners Diplomate.

Dr. Pendleton joins the board-certified physicians and nurse practitioners at Harbison Medical Associates to provide comprehensive care to families in the Irmo area. In addition to routine well and sick visits, the practice offers X-ray services, in-office laboratory services, echocardiograms, 24-hour heart monitoring and respiratory procedures.

Dr. Pendleton is accepting new patients.

Harbison Medical Associates
7033 St. Andrews Road, Suite 205
Columbia, SC 29212
(803) 749-1155

HarbisonMedical.com

LMC Honored with Silver Plus Quality Achievement Award for Heart Failure

Lexington Medical Center received the American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines® Heart Failure Silver Plus Quality Achievement Award. This award recognizes the hospital’s commitment to ensuring heart failure patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines. The goal is to expedite recovery and reduce hospital readmissions for heart failure patients.

LMC earned Heart Failure Silver Plus Quality Achievement Award by meeting specific measures for the diagnosis and treatment of heart failure patients at a set level for a designated period. These measures include evaluation of the proper use of medications and aggressive risk-reduction therapies. Before discharge, patients should also receive education on managing heart failure and their overall health, schedule a follow-up visit, as well as other care transition interventions.

“We are excited for this recognition, which showcases the quality care our heart failure patients receive at Lexington Medical Center. All staff work diligently to implement evidence-based practices to achieve optimal outcomes for the patients we serve,” said CJ Jashinsky, RN, BSN, CPHQ, clinical outcomes coordinator. “We appreciate each team member’s valuable contributions to the excellent care they provide to our patients,” she said.

According to the American Heart Association, more than 6.5 million adults in the United States live with heart failure. Many heart failure patients can lead a full, enjoyable life when they manage their condition with proper medications or devices and adopt healthy lifestyle changes.