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LMC Celebrates Volunteers

Each day at Lexington Medical Center, our hospital volunteers deliver warm smiles, beautiful flowers and helpful assistance to our patients.  Their work begins with small gestures. But their impact is enormous.

Identifiable by the pink and red vests they wear, our volunteers spend more than 65,000 hours each year helping us to provide the best health care with their unsurpassed compassion and commitment. They also play a philanthropic role in providing important resources for people throughout our community.

This year, the Lexington Medical Center Volunteer Auxiliary is buying a new digital mammography van for the hospital. The van will travel around the Midlands upon request to provide mammograms at civic, social and church groups. The volunteer auxiliary also awards more than $60,000 in nursing scholarships each year to high school graduates and people pursuing continuing education in a nursing career.  And, last year, the volunteers raised more than $4,000 for our Emergency Care Fund, which helps employees in need.

Lexington Medical Center hosted a Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon this month to say thank you to our volunteers for their service.  Here are some pictures.

You can also view a video segment on our volunteers featured in “Speaking of Health” on WLTX.

91-year-old LMC Volunteer Receives Honor

If you visit our hospital, you might have the pleasure of meeting volunteeer Lona Pugh. Lona spends her days at LMC delivering cards and flowers to our patients — at the young age of *91.* She says she enjoys bringing smiles to people’s faces.

This week, WIS-TV honored Pugh as a “Person To Count On.” Check out the video below of an interview with Lona and WIS anchor Dawndy Mercer Plank. And thank you, Lona, for your work to make LMC a great place.

Thank You, Volunteers!

Lexington Medical Center Volunteers with more than 500 hours of volunteer service in 2008. From left to right: Jeanette Sox, Faye Smith, J.C. Sutton, Trish O'Hagan, Dale Key, Margaret Ford, Lynda Pittman, Monroe Brown, Vera Campbell and Sandra Dodd

Lexington Medical Center honored its 400 volunteers with a luncheon and awards ceremony at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Columbia, South Carolina on Monday, April 20, 2009. Ten people received special recognition for volunteering *500* hours.

Jeanette Sox received the prestigious Thelma Busbee award as Volunteer of the Year for clocking the most volunteer hours: 956! Ms. Sox assisted patients mostly in Guest Services and Oncology.

Each day at Lexington Medical Center, volunteers make a difference helping patients. They spent 58,491 hours last year delivering flowers and cards, staffing information desks, facilitating pet therapy and assisting patients in departments around the hospital. Our Volunteer Auxiliary plays an important role, too. The Lexington Medical Center Volunteer Auxiliary awarded $52,000 in nursing scholarships, spent nearly $175,000 on the purchase of medical equipment, funded care notes for pastoral care and paid for the public safety children’s program. They also funded renovations for the pediatric floor, furnishings for the south lobby and chapel and new buses for the Child Development Center. And, the volunteer arts and crafts committee made holiday tray favors for patients and sewed scrub hats for pediatric surgical patients.

Thank you to the Lexington Medical Center Volunteers!