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Cardiac Rehab Supervisor Earns Fellowship

Mark Stout, program supervisor for Cardiac Rehabilitation at Lexington Medical Center Irmo, has been selected as a Fellow of the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR). The organization recognizes excellence, professional achievement and outstanding service in cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation.

To become a Fellow, applicants must meet criteria including submitting a resume with a record of distinguished service in the field of cardiac rehabilitation, peer recommendations and evidence of a high degree of professional development and commitment. A committee considers each application when selecting Fellowship candidates.

“I am honored to be recognized by AACVPR as a Fellow,” Stout said. “It has been rewarding to be able to impact the lives of those with heart disease and their families, and encourage them to make meaningful lifestyle changes that ultimately lead to a better quality of life.”

Mark Stout inside Cardiac Rehabilitation at Lexington Medical Center Irmo

Mark Stout inside Cardiac Rehabilitation at Lexington Medical Center Irmo


As supervisor at Lexington Medical Center’s cardiac rehabilitation program in Irmo, Mr. Stout’s primary goal is to help patients recover from cardiac incidents and teach them necessary lifestyle skills to prevent future incidents. That includes exercise, healthy nutrition, smoking cessation, stress management and relaxation training. Mr. Stout provides tools and support to ensure that the hospital’s patients have the best possible experience and that the program meets and exceeds national standards.

Statistics show that heart patients who participate in cardiac rehabilitation reduce their risk of mortality by up to 46 percent compared with non-participants. They also reduce their risk of suffering another cardiac incident.

Mr. Stout has worked in cardiac rehabilitation at Lexington Medical Center since 1993. With a master’s degree in exercise physiology, he has also served as vice-chair of AACVPR and will become chair in September.

In a letter to Mr. Stout announcing his acceptance as a Fellow, AACVPR stated, “Your service to AACVPR, to your profession and to your affiliate organization, as outlined on your application, sets you apart as a leader and outstanding professional in cardiopulmonary rehabilitation.”

Lexington Medical Center has operated a cardiac rehabilitation program for more than two decades at the hospital in West Columbia and at Lexington Medical Center’s community medical center in Lexington since 2002. This past spring, the hospital began offering cardiac rehabilitation in Irmo.

Cardiac rehabilitation is one component of Lexington Medical Center’s comprehensive cardiovascular care program. Affiliated with Duke Medicine, the hospital offers a full range of cardiac care including open heart surgery and therapeutic catheterizations. Lexington Medical Centre is the most experienced facility in the Midlands for transcatheter aortic valve replacement, known as TAVR. This state-of-the-art cardiac technology allows doctors to replace the aortic valve with a catheter instead of open heart surgery. Moreover, the hospital operates an electrophysiology program that treats abnormal heart rhythms and performs procedures that close holes in the heart.

Lexington Medical Center has received full chest pain accreditation with percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care (SCPC). To receive this accreditation, Lexington Medical Center demonstrated its ability to quickly assess, diagnose and treat patients who may be experiencing a heart attack. By becoming an accredited chest pain center, Lexington Medical Center has enhanced the quality of care for cardiac patients and has showed its commitment to the highest standards.

For more information, visit LexMed.com

LMC Opens First Cardiac Rehabilitation Program in Irmo

With a strong commitment to meeting the needs of heart patients in our community, Lexington Medical Center has opened a new, state-of-the-art cardiac rehabilitation program on the Lexington Medical Center Irmo campus. The 2,500 square foot facility located inside the Irmo Medical Park at 7033 St. Andrews Rd. is the first cardiac rehabilitation facility in the Irmo area.

Cardiac Rehabilitation is a medically supervised program designed to optimize a cardiac patient’s physical, psychological and social functioning, in addition to stabilizing, slowing or even reversing the progression of cardiovascular disease.

People who benefit from cardiac rehabilitation include patients with a history of heart attack, angioplasty or stenting, heart valve surgery, heart transplant, angina, heart failure or heart bypass surgery.

Mark Stout inside LMC's Cardiac Rehabilitation facility in Irmo

Mark Stout inside LMC’s Cardiac Rehabilitation facility in Irmo

Studies show that cardiac rehabilitation participants experience a 31 to 46 percent reduction in death rates compared to non-participants. They also have a reduction in symptoms such as chest pain, shortness of breath and fatigue. And they report increased energy, improvements in blood pressure, cholesterol and triglyceride levels, quicker returns to work and leisure activities, and a lower chance of experiencing another cardiac event.

“We’re bringing a great service to the people of the Irmo community,” said Mark Stout, supervisor of Cardiac Rehabilitation in Irmo. “If it’s more convenient, patients will attend more often. The medical professionals with expertise in cardiac rehabilitation are close to your home and your activities.”

Lexington Medical Center has offered cardiac rehabilitation at the main hospital in West Columbia for more than 20 years and at the hospital’s community medical center in Lexington since 2002.

Along with closely monitored exercise training, there are education classes addressing topics such as heart disease risk factors, healthy nutrition, weight management, controlling blood pressure and cholesterol, managing diabetes, and understanding stress and your emotions.

“Cardiac rehabilitation provides better outcomes and better quality of life,” Stout said.

The need for heart care is clear in our state and our community. In South Carolina, one out of every three deaths is related to cardiovascular disease.

For more information about Cardiac Rehabilitation at Lexington Medical Center, visit LexMed.com/heart.

Lexington Medical Center Welcomes High School Students for Partners Program

Partners Program 2013

 

Summer Internship Program Offers Excellent Glimpse at Careers in Health Care

We are hosting the Midlands brightest high school students for an intensive summer internship inside the hospital called the Partners Program. In its 23rd year, the Partners Program has become a popular tradition at the hospital.

“Colonial Life is partnering with the LMC Foundation to offer the 2013 Partners Program,” said Tim James, Executive Director and Vice President of the Lexington Medical Center Foundation. “This program welcomes high achieving Lexington County high school students for an intensive three-week internship to explore careers in health care. The Foundation is proud to help develop the best and brightest future employees of Lexington Medical Center.”

The students focus on clinical training around the hospital and interact with hospital staff in assigned clinical areas. They participate in real-world, career experiences by helping with bed making, checking vital signs, stocking supplies and general duties while being supervised by a mentor. In addition, students take part in field studies including a tour of the USC School of Medicine, Midlands Technical College Health Science Programs, LMC Laboratory and LMC Extended Care.

Approximately 101 students from Lexington County high schools applied for the Partners Program in a rigorous interview process with a panel of hospital staff members and a written application. Sixty aspiring clinical health professionals were selected to participate. Lexington Medical Center will award a $1,000 book scholarship to one rising senior from each Lexington County High School, home school and private school, for a total of 13 scholarships.

The Partners Program is divided into two sessions: June 8 – 28 and July 8 – 26. Students are in clinical areas from 12:45 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. weekdays. Throughout its history, some Partners Program participants have returned to work at Lexington Medical Center when they complete their education.

Congratulations 2013 Partners Program Participants:

Abbey Rambo, Irmo High School
Bindi Chauhan, Lexington High School
Brionna Bennett, Dutch Fork High School
Brooke Sawyer, Irmo High School
Caroline Hill, Lexington High School
Catelyn Geiger, Lexington High School
Chung Zhang, Lexington High School
Connor Callais, Chapin High School
Crystina Perez, Lexington High School
Deanna Smoak, Lexington High School
Dee Sylve, Lexington High School
Dorcas Mukendi, Brookland-Cayce High School
Emily Briggs, Lexington High School
Emily McGuire, Homeschool
Emily Washburn, Lexington High School
Erin Fitzpatrick, Chapin High School
Hailey Horn, Lexington High School
Hannah Gore, Brookland-Cayce High School
Hannah Hopfensperger, Irmo High School
Hannah Williams, Lexington High School
Hennali Fozdar, White Knoll High School
Hunter Laag, White Knoll High School
Jane Warther, Batesburg-Leesville High School
Jasmine Albarghsh, Lexington High School
Karly Shirey, White Knoll High School
Kelly Lavendar, Lexington High School
Kendal Scheller, Brookland-Cayce High School
Khaila Williams, Irmo High School
Laura Sweat, Homeschool
Lauren Feder, Lexington High School
Lauren Gillian, Irmo High School
Lindsay Peagler, Lexington High School
Lizzy Wullner, Irmo High School
Logan Lewis, White Knoll High School
Lyndsey Miller, Lexington High School
Macey Williamson, Lexington High School
Maggie Christy, Irmo High School
Meagan Snooks, Irmo High School
Mikayla Prioleau, Chapin High School
Monika Perry, Lexington High School
Morgan Lee, Lexington High School
Nikki Sairam, Lexington High School
Olivia Smith, Lexington High School
Paige Johnson, Chapin High School
Peter McCall, Lexington High School
Priya Raja, White Knoll High School
Rachel Thomas, Lexington High School
Rebecca McCune, Gilbert High School
Rebekah Summerall, Lexington High School
Ryan Woodward, White Knoll High School
Sarah Boyt, Lexington High School
Savanna Guess, Lexington High School
Shrusti Patel, Dutch Fork High School
Steven Lin, Lexington High School
Taylor Sierra, White Knoll High School
Tim Murph, Sumter High School
Tulsi Patel, Dutch Fork High School
William Rivers, Lexington High School
Yash Gudimani, Lexington High School
Zora Garrick, Irmo High School