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Tomorrow Has Arrived

Take a look at our new TV commercial! It showcases our new patient care tower and features some of the employees who work at our hospital. Do you recognize anyone? the 10-story building houses eight new operating rooms, a new labor and delivery unit, a 20-bed special care nursery, a new mother/baby unit, and separate floors for intensive care, orthopaedics and oncology.

The 30-second commercial will air locally for the next several months on network television and cable channels throughout the Midlands. Please share the ad on social media with your family and friends.

The New Tower: Serenity Garden

Today, we begin a blog series about the features of our new patient care tower. The 545,000 square foot project is the largest hospital expansion in South Carolina history. The 10-story tower is the new home of the Mother/Baby department, eight operating rooms, six floors for surgical, obstetric, ICU and oncology patients, enhanced dining options, a spacious atrium, educational space and a serenity garden.

First up, the serenity garden. Outside the doors of the new tower atrium is a beautiful patio.

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The Lexington Medical Center Volunteer Auxiliary – which is made up of more than 300 men and women who donate their time at our hospital – donated funds for us to design and build the garden.

From a calming fountain to beautiful landscaping, it’s a peaceful place for families and friends to spend time while a loved one is in the hospital.

Throughout the garden, some of the brick tiles have inspirational and comforting quotes. One is from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and reads, “Only in the darkness can we see the stars.”

For more information on our clinical expansion, visit LMCExpansion.com.

Calling All Lexington Medical Center Babies!

Were you born at Lexington Medical Center? Were your children born there? If so, the hospital wants to see your baby photos!

Since opening in 1971, Lexington Medical Center has delivered more than 100,000 babies. In fact, the hospital delivers more babies each year than any other hospital in the Midlands and is consistently recognized as one of the best maternity hospitals in South Carolina.

Early next year, Lexington Medical Center will open a new, 545,000-square-foot patient care tower that’s the largest hospital expansion in South Carolina history. The tower will be the home of a new maternity unit and nursery. To celebrate Lexington Medical Center’s legacy of welcoming thousands of bundles of joy into the world, the hospital is collecting photos of babies born there throughout the years. The photos will be placed in a photo mosaic that will be revealed at the grand opening of the new tower.

The new Labor and Delivery unit will be an outstanding place for expectant families. It will have a dedicated area for patients who come to the hospital in labor or those who need temporary evaluation. The tower includes six antepartum rooms for patients who may need extensive long-term monitoring, a completely dedicated Mother/Baby unit for postpartum patients, a Level 2 Special Care Nursery and a Newborn Nursery.

A cornerstone will be the 20-bed Special Care Nursery. The hospital’s tiniest patients will have a private rooms, which is a new model of care for Lexington Medical Center. Research has shown that private rooms for special care infants provide more bonding opportunities for mothers and their babies, offer a safe environment for education, lead to better outcomes for babies’ growth and lower infection rates.

In addition to women and children’s services, six floors of Lexington Medical Center’s new patient car tower will accommodate medical, critical care and surgical patients, including eight new operating rooms.

Lexington Medical Center’s physician network includes nearly 40 OB/GYNs and certified nurse midwives who will deliver babies in the new patient care tower.

Patients can upload their photos of babies born at Lexington Medical Center by visiting LexMed.com/BirthDay. The hospital requests newborn photos of children 12 months or younger.

Lexington Medical Center is getting ready to welcome thousands more babies in the future and looks forward to our community joining in the celebration.