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Congratulations, Partners Program Graduates!

Lexington Medical Center congratulates the 28th class of its Partners Program, a summer internship for Lexington County high school students that introduces them to careers in the health care industry. The class of sixty students graduated at a celebration on July 31.


Each summer, the Partners Program attracts some of the best and brightest high school students in Lexington County. During a three-week session, students rotated through three clinical areas in the mornings. They also participated in afternoon activities two days a week at the University of South Carolina School of Nursing, Midlands Technical College’s surgical technologist program and Lexington Medical Center Extended Care.

At the end of the program, the Lexington Medical Center Foundation awarded a rising senior from each Lexington County high school and one rising senior from home/private schools with a $1,000 book scholarship for their freshman year of college.

Over the years, graduates of Lexington Medical Center’s Partners Program have gone on to careers in health care including doctors and nurses. Some have even returned to work at Lexington Medical Center.

The Partners Program is made possible thanks to support from the Lexington Medical Center Foundation. It continues to be a popular program with Lexington County students and hospital staff. In fact, several hospital employees participated in the program when they attended high school.

Congratulations to this year’s Partners Program participants:
Aimee Ahuja
Hailey Alderson
Sara Blalock
Brian Briggs
Sarah Burr
Fernando Cantor
Maile Carroll
Jordyn Carroll
Haven Curtis
Jacob Dooley
Jazmin Dunlap
Victory Egot
Aubrey Ellisor
Holden Gabriel
Tyler Golbus
Ian Hendley
Taylor Hoover
Gracie Howard
Brianna Howell
Morgan Hunter
Anthony Jones
Channa Judy
Abby Kibler
Paul Kim
NaYoung Kim
Maria Kornet
Kelsey Krusen
Dyamond Martin
Ngonidzashe ‘Joshua’ Mazaiwana
Megan Mazzei
Ryleigh Metts
Julianna Mills
Abigail Monegan
Giselle Mota
Rohan Nath
Avi Patel
Heny Patel
Rohita Patil
Katie Pearce
Mary Pifer
Emma Plowden
Savannah Popenhagen
Pallavi Rao
Ethan Ruinen
Shannon Rychener
Hailey Schopp
Jenna Shevchik
Bria Singleton
Avonlea Smith
Zadriana Smith
Sarah Smith
Corinne Smith
Madalyn Stabler
Andrew Thumpston
Taleah Tolen
Joshua Venegas
Caleb Wahdan
Thomas Wilson
Sydni Wright
Mark Zarzuela

Apply for the 2018 Partners Program!

Do you know a Lexington County high school student interested in a career in medicine? They can apply for the Partners Program, a hands-on summer internship at our hospital that allows students to explore careers in health care.

Class members in the 2017 Partners Program

The Partners Program features seminars, clinical rotations and tours of educational institutions. During a three-week session, students will rotate through three clinical areas in the mornings. They will participate in afternoon activities two days a week at the University of South Carolina School of Nursing, Midlands Technical College’s surgical technologist program and Lexington Medical Center Extended Care.

At the end of the program, the Lexington Medical Center Foundation will award a rising senior from each Lexington County high school and one rising senior from home/private schools with a $1,000 book scholarship for their freshman year of college.

For information, visit this link: http://www.lexmed.com/careers/culture/work-study
To apply, click here: https://lexmed-apply.fluidreview.com/

Lexington County Students Express the Art of Healing

Nine Lexington County high school students have received prizes and awards in the 7th annual “Art of Healing,” a juried art competition for Lexington County high school students sponsored by Lexington Medical Center in partnership with the Columbia Museum of Art. The students created drawings, paintings, photographs and sculptures that each depicted their interpretation of healing. Their work will be on display from now until March 4 at the Columbia Museum of Art. Lexington Medical Center will display the artwork in the hospital’s North Tower Atrium from March 7–April 4.

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Art teachers from Lexington County high schools each chose one student’s artwork to enter. All artwork had to incorporate healing or health. Steven Ford, owner of Steven Ford Interiors, Jane Przybysz, executive director of the McKissick Museum at the University of South Carolina, and Joseph Kendrick, visual arts assistant for the South Carolina Arts Commission and operations manager at 701 Center for Contemporary Art, judged the entries and selected the winners.

“Lexington Medical Center is proud to partner with the Columbia Museum of Art to give students the opportunity to express their interpretation of ‘healing’ through art,” said Barbara Willm, vice president of Development and Community Relations at Lexington Medical Center. “The creativity and thought put into each entry and the interpretations of the art of healing truly inspire us. Displaying their work at the Columbia Museum of Art is a wonderful way for our community to see how these students look at the world.”

Many of the students’ entries shared inspirational personal stories of family members’ health challenges and recovery.

Students received their awards at a reception at the Columbia Museum of Art on February 1. The students, their teachers, school administrators, hospital board members and staff, and museum employees attended.

Congratulations to all winners!

Art of Healing Winners
1st Prize
“Scarred but Never Broken” by Yaroslava Gavrilyuk, River Bluff High School

2nd Prize
“At Sunset” by Abigail Green, River Bluff High School

3rd Prize
“Rebuilding Peace” by Lilliana Cameron, Lexington High School

Juror’s Choice
“Perspective” by Liz Nicolai, Chapin High School
“Make a Wish” by Blythe Lybrand, Spring Hill High School
“Scoliosis” by Gabe Pepper, Lexington High School

Honorable Mention
“Time Will Mend” by Monica Alverson, Gilbert High School
“Remember Me” by Samantha Morris, River Bluff High School
“Contentment” by Tori Schmidt, River Bluff High School