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Saluting our Volunteers

Lexington Medical Center’s volunteers celebrated Volunteer Week with staff members applauding their dedication and commitment to service at their annual luncheon on April 24.

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In 2016, LMC volunteers spent more than 60,620 hours delivering flowers and cards, staffing information desks, facilitating pet therapy and assisting patients in departments throughout the hospital network.

And the volunteers gave more than their time. Through the Volunteer Auxiliary, they purchased needed equipment for the hospital, including 3-D mammography technology through the hospital’s Foundation, and awarded more than $75,000 in nursing scholarships to high school graduates and those pursuing continuing education in a nursing career. Lexington Medical Center volunteers also raised money for the Emergency Care Fund, which helps employees in need.

Congratulations to Bobbie Sloan, Community Volunteer of the Year!

And, congratulations to Jo Jenkins, Volunteer of the Year!

Saluting Our Volunteers

Lexington Medical Center’s volunteers celebrated Volunteer Week with a luncheon, as administrators, directors and managers applauded their dedication and commitment to service.

In 2015, more than 300 LMC volunteers spent more than 61,625 hours delivering flowers and cards, staffing information desks, facilitating pet therapy and assisting patients in departments throughout the hospital network. Here are some photos from our Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon on April 13.

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And the volunteers give more than their time. Through the Volunteer Auxiliary, they have purchased needed equipment for the hospital and awarded more than $75,000 in nursing scholarships this year to high school graduates and those pursuing continuing education in a nursing career. The volunteers have also raised money for the Emergency Care Fund, which helps employees in need. Thank you to our volunteers for all you do for LMC and our community.

Spotlight on Pet Therapy

Pet therapy at Lexington Medical Center has become a popular topic at our hospital this Christmas season. That’s because it’s the subject of our 2015 Christmas commercial.

WIS-TV came by for a visit to meet Butch Younginer and his great dane, “Rumor,” who work together as pet therapy volunteers cheering up patients throughout the hospital. You can see Rumor in action visiting patients in the story below.


Studies have shown that pet therapy can significantly reduce pain, anxiety, depression and fatigue in people with a range of health problems, including those receiving cancer treatment or patients hospitalized with chronic heart failure. Family members, friends and staff feel better, too.

WLTX recently featured an interview with Dick and Fran Clinton, and their dog “Chester,” a poodle who also works as a pet therapy dog at the hospital. Meet Chester and his family in the video below.


You can watch the Christmas commercial on the hospital’s YouTube channel or during your favorite Christmas TV show this holiday season.