The melodious tune of “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” fills the community room inside Lexington Medical Center Extended Care as pianist Linda Skipper, who volunteers regularly at Extended Care, brings a beautiful baby grand piano to life with her tremendous talent.
And the residents love it.
“You’ll see feet tap that don’t normally tap, a lot of smiles and sometimes tears,” she said.
The baby grand piano at Extended Care was a gift from the Lexington Medical Center Foundation in 2011. The instrument fills the room with incredible sound as volunteers play it nearly every day. Everyone here is grateful for the Lexington Medical Center Foundation is able to provide here thanks to generous donors in our community.
Lexington Medical Center Extended Care is the hospital’s 352-bed skilled nursing facility, the largest in the Carolinas. It also includes the 36-bed Carroll Campbell Place for patients with Alzheimer’s disease, which was named in honor of the late South Carolina governor, Carroll Campbell, who lived there.
Over the years, the Lexington Medical Center Foundation has made more than $1.2 million in contributions to the facility, including new televisions, renovations to walkways, gathering spaces and resident units, and landscaping.
“When we admit a resident, we admit the whole family,” said Wayne Stowe, vice president of Extended Care. “Creating a beautiful facility with well-appointed features helps patients and family members feel more comfortable and have better visits together.”
The Lexington Medical Center Foundation provides important programs and services that help people in our community, including cancer patients. Please consider giving to the Lexington Medical Center Foundation during the Central Carolina Community Foundation’s “Midlands Gives” challenge on May 5. Learn more at MidlandsGives.org.