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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

Join us for Wine on the River

The Lexington Medical Center Foundation’s Women of Hope will host the annual “Wine on the River” fundraising event at the West Columbia Riverwalk on Saturday, August 25, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.

Surrounded by the beautiful sights and sounds along the Congaree River, “Wine on the River” features wine tasting, craft beer, cuisine from Midlands restaurants and musical entertainment from Jim LeBlanc. Presented by Parker Poe and Adams & Bernstein, the event benefits Lexington Medical Center Foundation programs and services.

Food sponsors are Alodia’s Cucina Italiana, Blue Marlin, Café Strudel, Capital City Club, Carolina Ale House, Carolina Café, Nick’s House of Pizza, Schooner’s Bar and Grill, Southern Way Catering, The Root Cellar, Travinia Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar, and Urban Cookhouse.

In addition, attendees can learn how to join Women of Hope, a women’s organization that supports Lexington Medical Center Foundation initiatives benefitting women and children. This year, “Wine on the River” proceeds will benefit the Campaign for Clarity, Lexington Medical Center Foundation’s $3 million effort to provide 3-D mammography technology across its network of care, leading to early detection of breast cancer.

Each year, “Wine on the River” boasts a sold-out crowd of approximately 700 people and raises nearly $20,000.

Celebrating its 28th anniversary this year, Lexington Medical Center’s cancer program is affiliated with Duke Health to provide state-of-the-art cancer care for cancer patients in our community. The hospital has treated over 5,000 women in the last 15 years, with a breast program accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC) and the American College of Radiology (ACR). Lexington Medical Center’s cancer program also has accreditation with commendation by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer.

Tickets for “Wine on the River” are $50 in advance and $60 at the door. To purchase tickets, call (803) 791-2540 or click here. Food, wine and beer tastings are included in the ticket price.

Expanding 3-D Mammography with the Campaign for Clarity

Join the Lexington Medical Center Foundation on Thursday, March 29 for the McDaniels Automotive Group Gala benefitting Lexington Medical Center’s Campaign for Clarity, a capital campaign to expand 3-D mammography throughout Lexington Medical Center’s network of care.

In this video, Dr. Beth Siroty-Smith of Lexington RAaiology Associates at Lexington Medical Center explains the significance of 3-D mammography in detecting breast cancer early and improving outcomes.


The black tie optional event will take place at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. It will feature live and silent auctions, music by The Root Doctors and catering from the Blue Marlin.

Live auction items at the gala include Hootie and the Blowfish Monday after the Masters tickets with VIP access; a party for 100 attendees at the Vista Room in Columbia with food, beer and wine from the Blue Marlin and live music; and a “Create Your Own Trip” package with a Ritz-Carlton hotel stay and international airline tickets.

Silent auction items include a Live PD Ride Along; four tickets to see the Eagles; a Seabrook Island golf weekend; and a driving experience at the Porsche Experience Center in Atlanta.

Also known as ‘tomosynthesis,’ 3-D mammography creates a group of three-dimensional pictures of the breast and allows doctors to view tissue one millimeter at a time, making tiny details visible earlier and easier.

3-D mammography uses a low dose X-ray to create multiple images within seconds that are similar to the “slices” of images in a CT scan. The FDA-approved procedure uses the same type of equipment as a 2-D mammogram and a similar dose of radiation. Studies have shown that 3-D mammography also reduces false positives and unnecessary callbacks for patients with dense breast tissue.

To buy tickets for the gala, visit McDanielsGolfClassic.com. Individual tickets and sponsorships are available.

If you can’t attend the gala but would like to contribute to the Campaign for Clarity, click here.