Lexington Medical Center is pleased to announce three new leadership positions at the hospital. Lexington Medical Center has named Melinda Kruzner as Executive Vice President, Roger Sipe as Senior Vice President of Operations and Barbara Willm as Vice President of Development and Community Relations.As executive vice president, Ms. Kruzner will provide strategic leadership to the hospital’s network of care for operations, physician network, finance and information services. Ms. Kruzner has served at Lexington Medical Center as senior vice president and chief financial officer since 1993. In 1995, she established the hospital’s comprehensive Physician Network to provide quality, efficient care to the community. Under her leadership, the network has successfully grown to more than 300 primary and specialty physicians at approximately 60 practice locations throughout the Midlands. With more than 20 years of health care management experience, Mr. Sipe will use his expertise on Lexington Medical Center’s community medical centers, revenue cycle, managed care, health information management and patient access to oversee operations at the hospital’s main campus and its community medical centers in Lexington and Irmo. In addition, he will lead the hospital’s information technology team, and focus on quality improvements and patient satisfaction. Sipe most recently served LMC as vice president of Revenue Cycle and Community Medical Centers. Ms. Willm has served Lexington Medical Center in many roles for almost 30 years. As Vice President of Development and Community Relations, she will oversee the efforts of the Lexington Medical Center Foundation to ensure that quality health services and patient-centered care are available for people in the Midlands. She will also work with local organizations and businesses to build relationships that will help to improve the overall health of the community.
Olympic gold medalist and nationally acclaimed University of South Carolina women’s basketball head coach Dawn Staley will be the keynote speaker at “Hoops and Hope with Dawn Staley,” an event benefitting the Lexington Medical Center Foundation on Tuesday, November 10, 2015, at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center.
The event begins at 5:30 p.m. with a sponsor reception and a Fund Fair, showcasing the programs and services the Lexington Medical Center Foundation provides in our community. The dinner and program is at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $75 per person. Sponsorships are also available. Learn more and purchase tickets at LexMed.com
A three-time Olympic gold medalist, Staley has been the University of South Carolina women’s basketball head coach since 2008. Under her leadership, the Gamecocks have achieved honors including a first-ever #1 national ranking and an NCAA Final Four appearance in 2015. Staley has also tripled the number of fans attending women’s basketball games at the university.
Staley is one of the most decorated participants in United States women’s basketball history. She has been inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame and recognized by the WNBA as one of the Top 15 influential players in league history. As a college player in the 1990’s, Staley was a standout at the University of Virginia. She was also a member of three United States Olympics teams, earning gold medals in 1996, 2000 and 2004. Her professional playing experience includes the WNBA’s Charlotte Sting and Houston Comets, where she earned accolades for her skills, sportsmanship and leadership.
In Columbia, Staley encourages her teams to pursue community service opportunities, and also founded Innersole, which aims to provide new sneakers to children who are homeless and children in need.
During “Hoops and Hope with Dawn Staley,” the coach will speak about her life story and answer questions from the audience. To purchase tickets, visit LexMed.com.
The Lexington Medical Center Foundation fills important community needs by supporting a variety of hospital and community programs including a cancer care fund, a boutique for breast cancer patients, nursing scholarships, LMC’s doula program, an outdoor garden at Carroll Campbell Place, health care internships, a mobile medical unit, pastoral care and prescription assistance.
For more information on the Lexington Medical Center Foundation, visit LMCFoundation.com.
The Lexington Medical Center Foundation’s Women of Hope will host its annual “Wine on the River” party at the West Columbia Riverwalk Park and Stone River on Saturday, August 29, 2015 from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Surrounded by the beautiful sights and sounds along the Congaree River, “Wine on the River” features wine tasting, craft beer tasting, cuisine from Midlands restaurants and musical entertainment from Jim LeBlanc. The event benefits Lexington Medical Center Foundation programs and services.
Ben Arnold Beverage Company will provide a variety of red and white wines. Guests can also sample delicious food from local restaurants including Alodia’s, Bogarts, Café Strudel, Capital City Club, Carolina Café, Delucca’s, Famously Frozen, Ms. B’s, Salsarita’s, Travinia and Whole Foods.
In addition, attendees can learn how to join Women of Hope, a women’s giving circle that is part of the Lexington Medical Center Foundation. Established in 2011, Women of Hope identifies health issues in the Midlands and works to bring about positive change.
Proceeds from “Wine on the River” will benefit Lexington Medical Center Foundation initiatives that are important to women and children. That includes the Cancer Care Fund, which assists oncology patients in need with programs and services such as prescription medications, preventative screenings, post-surgical kits and financial resources. It also includes the Women and Children Fund, which provides basic newborn care items, doula education and infant CPR training.
Celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, Lexington Medical Center’s cancer program is affiliated with Duke Medicine to provide state-of-the-art cancer care for cancer patients in our community. The hospital diagnoses approximately 250 breast cancer patients each year, with a breast program is 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.
Each year, “Wine on the River” boasts a sold-out crowd of approximately 700 people and raises nearly $20,000 for cancer services in our community.
Tickets for “Wine on the River” are $40 in advance and $50 at the entrance. To purchase tickets, call (803) 791-2540 or go to lmcfoundation.com and click on the Eventbrite link on that page. Food, wine and beer tastings are included in the ticket price. There will also be a cash bar available.
The vineyard sponsors for “Wine on the River” are L.A. Barrier and Sons Inc., B&T Sand Company, IMIC Hotels, Lexington Oncology and Lexington Radiation Oncology.
Additional sponsors are Apex Financial LLC, BB&T, Burkett, Burkett & Burkett, Carolina Women’s Physicians, Comporium, Event Management, First Citizens Bank, Lexington Orthopaedics, Midland’s Pest Control, Morningside of Lexington, Pathology Associates of Lexington, Peralta Woodworks, Prudential-Coke Floyd, Southern Surgical Group, Stone River, Time Warner Cable, United Hospice and Wingate by Wyndham Lexington.