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Lexington Medical Center Welcomes 14-Pound Baby Boy

Weighing in at just over 14 pounds, baby Colin Keisler came into the world at Lexington Medical Center on Friday, June 23. He is the biggest baby clinicians recall being born at the hospital since it opened in 1971.

Baby Colin’s parents are Arthur Keisler and Cindy Richmond of Lexington. He is the couple’s third child. Their first baby weighed 7.6 lb and their second weighed 9.8 lb.

“The last two or three months of this pregnancy were more difficult. I was really uncomfortable and had a lot of sleepless nights,” Cindy said.

They thought this baby would be big, but not 14 pounds.

“When he was born, it was an ‘Oh My God!’ moment.”

Arthur Keisler and his wife Cindy Richmond with their son Colin Austin Keisler at Lexington Medical Center

Dr. Jaime Brown Price of Lexington Women’s Care, a Lexington Medical Center physician practice, delivered baby Colin by caesarean section. He was 14 lb .04 oz and 24 inches long.

Dr. Brown Price and nurses in the delivery room marveled at the baby’s size.

“I’ve been an obstetrics nurse for 29 years, but I’ve never seen a 14-pound baby,” said Donna Hinton, RNC.

Soon after Colin’s birth, his parents realized the clothes they had bought him wouldn’t fit. At just four days old, he’s wearing clothes for a six month old.

“We see playing football as a lineman for Clemson and the Green Bay Packers,” said Arthur.

According to statistics, the average weight of a newborn baby is 7.5 pounds. Fourteen pounds is the average weight of a 4- to 5-month-old baby.

The next biggest baby Lexington Medical Center’s Women & Children’s department can recall was a 13-pound baby born at Lexington Medical Center in 1987.

Both Baby Colin and his mom are healthy and doing well.

Lexington Medical Center delivers approximately 3,500 babies each year, the highest number of baby deliveries of any hospital in the Midlands.

Update on Lexington Medical Center’s Clinical Expansion

Lexington Medical Center is more than a year into the largest hospital expansion in South Carolina history. From more patient rooms and parking to educational space and enhanced dining options, this three-year project will help Lexington Medical Center continue to meet the health care needs of patients and their families.

Lexington Medical Center Expansion

“Our hospital is woven into the fabric of Lexington County and the Midlands,” said Tod Augsburger, Lexington Medical Center president and CEO. “This clinical expansion will allow us to take care of our community for many years to come.”

Contractors and the hospital’s Engineering Services team have been hard at work since LMC broke ground on its clinical expansion last year. All below-ground fiber, domestic water, sewer, drainage, electrical and gas services for the northwest side of the main campus have been modified, relocated or removed to accommodate the new buildings. Contractors completed this work without disrupting LMC services. In addition, the hospital added back-up electrical systems to its Data Center to increase reliability of these systems during construction.

The work above ground is just as impressive. Five buildings have been demolished. Concrete piles have been installed to support the new patient tower, parking garage and Central Utility Building (CUB). Structural steel has been erected for the tower and CUB, and five cooling towers have been installed on the roof of the CUB. Chilled water and steam piping has also been installed in the utility tunnel serving the new tower.

As of April 30, the project was approximately 22 percent complete.

By the Numbers
80,820
Linear feet of concrete piles installed – nearly 15.5 miles
11,676 
Cubic yards of concrete placed – enough to build 130 residential swimming pools
715
Precast concrete sections assembled for the parking garage
3,212 
Tons of structural steel erected
1,181 
Number of on-site safety orientations
282,120 
Hours worked by the construction team

The Lexington Medical Center Governor’s Cup Road Race

Nearly 200 Lexington Medical Center employees and their families joined a cast of thousands for the 45th annual Lexington Medical Center Governor’s Cup Road Race. We’re inspired by their commitment to fitness and a healthy lifestyle. Great job, everyone! We’ve included some favorite photos of our employees on the course.

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