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An Important Coronavirus Update from Lexington Medical Center

On Friday evening, we learned from SC DHEC that one of our Extended Care residents has been diagnosed with presumptive positive COVID-19. This resident had been transferred to the hospital this week.

Our first priority is the safety of our patients, employees and visitors. Since our notification, we have been working closely with DHEC and have been given clear direction on what actions and procedures to immediately put in place to protect our Extended Care residents and staff from further exposure.

We also have procedures and processes in place on our main campus, specifically in our Emergency department and our inpatients units, to ensure these employees are not at risk of exposure.

We are assessing which Extended Care staff members were involved in the care of the resident. These employees are being contacted directly and instructed to follow the recommendations of DHEC and the CDC. We are also closely monitoring our residents at Extended Care for any signs and symptoms of COVID-19.

We want to assure the entire Extended Care family that they have the support of the entire Lexington Medical Center team and DHEC to help us continue to provide excellent care for our residents. We will continue to keep you informed and provide you with the most up-to-date resources.

Thank you for your cooperation, teamwork and commitment.

Dealing with strokes: think F-A-S-T

When it comes to stroke, think F-A-S-T: facial drooping, arm weakness, slurred speech and time to call 9-1-1. Lexington Medical Center is a Primary Stroke Center, honored for its prompt treatment of stroke patients, saving lives and preventing long-term disability. Learn more at LexMed.com/HVC.

New Heart and Vascular Center Combines Expertise of Three Specialties

For nearly eight years, Lexington Medical Center has provided patients with complete cardiac care. And now, the hospital has taken the next step in that care. Lexington Medical Heart and Vascular Center integrates all cardiovascular services available in the hospital’s network of care. It will lead the way in shaping cardiovascular care in this community for years to come.

“Cardiovascular disease remains the leading cause of death in the United States. The formation of the Heart and Vascular Center represents Lexington Medical Center’s commitment to help serve those in our community who face this challenging disease. Patients can now come to one facility where real collaboration can occur to promote the best outcomes,” said Robert M. Malanuk, MD, FACC, medical director at Lexington Medical Heart and Vascular Center.

Lexington Medical Heart and Vascular Center is a collaborative practice that promotes teamwork among all its specialists and serves as the standard for groundbreaking research and advanced heart and vascular patient care. The team at Lexington Heart and Vascular Center includes all Lexington Cardiology physicians and advanced practice providers, all Lexington Cardiovascular Surgery physicians and advanced practice providers, and the vascular surgery specialists from Southern Surgical Group.

“Our vision for Lexington Medical Heart and Vascular Center is to have a multidisciplinary, nationally recognized center that is a regional and statewide referral center for advanced cardiovascular care,” said Robert A. Leonardi, MD, FACC, FSCAI. “Our heart surgeons, vascular surgeons and cardiologists work together to provide the best care possible to patients with complex cardiovascular diseases.”

Heart disease and vascular disease are serious and closely related. Patients who have one are more likely to have the other. The multidisciplinary team at Lexington Medical Heart and Vascular Center combines the expertise of three medical specialties to address every aspect of patients’ needs from diagnosis and treatment to management and prevention. This approach gives patients continued access to the highest quality care while providing them with innovative and comprehensive treatment options.

“Lexington Medical Heart and Vascular Center will allow us to continue to provide quality health care services that meet the needs of our growing community,” said Jeffrey A. Travis, MD, cardiothoracic surgeon.

At Lexington Medical Heart and Vascular Center, your heart is in good hands. Just watch the video below.

Lexington Medical Heart and Vascular Center
Lexington Medical Park 1
2728 Sunset Boulevard, Suites 300 and 400
West Columbia, SC 29169

90 Summit Centre Drive
Columbia, SC 29229

(803) 744-4900
LexMed.com/HVC