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Merry Christmas!

From our Lexington Medical Center family to yours, Merry Christmas. On this special day, we once again wanted to share our 2017 hospital Christmas commercial. Since its debut on Thanksgiving, it’s received more than 400,000 views online. We have also received countless kind comments and phone calls from members of our community who were uplifted by the message of hope and comfort it brings.

 

We’ve received many questions about the cast of the commercial, notably the singers. The singers – in order of appearance – are Brad Hudson, Kay Roebuck and Clayton Stephenson. Each of them are professional singers from varied backgrounds.

But most of the people in the scene are Lexington Medical Center employees. For example, the man who walks near the reception desk in a red vest at the beginning of the commercial is our President & CEO Tod Augsburger. He has made a cameo appearance in nearly every Christmas commercial we’ve produced for the past decade.

We filmed the commercial inside the lobby of Lexington Cardiology, a Lexington Medical Center physician practice located on the hospital campus in West Columbia.

We hope you enjoy the commercial and embrace its message that we rise by lifting others. Merry Christmas. It is our privilege to care for you.

Shall We Dance? Pink Glove Dancer Update

Five years ago, a group of women danced in Lexington Medical Center’s Pink Glove Dance because they had a tomorrow. They had survived breast cancer. In this blog series, find out where they are today. Today, Amy Stansell.

Amy Stansell, Lexington Medical Center Operating Room Nurse
Diagnosed at 35 years old with poorly differentiated, estrogen and progesterone receptor positive, invasive ductal carcinoma, stage IA, Amy knew participating in the Pink Glove Dance was a chance to show people that breast cancer is not just an issue for older women.

amys“I had three children in elementary school when I was diagnosed, so this was very important to me. I embraced my journey and used it for good,” said Amy.

In the five years since the Pink Glove Dance, many things have changed for her.

amy-stansell028b“I have been cancer free for nine years! I completed my bachelor’s degree in nursing and went back to work full time in the Operating Room at Lexington Medical Center.”

Amy emphasizes the importance of self-breast exams. She found her cancer during a self exam as did her oldest sister. She has a strong family history but no genetic markers.

“Self-breast exams are very important. They allow you to know your body and alerts you to any change. Yearly mammograms are a must, too. Early detection does save lives.”

Orbera Helps Columbia Woman Lose 50 Pounds

Orbera is a balloon that doctors at the South Carolina Obesity Surgery Center, a Lexington Medical Center physician practice, insert in the stomach to help curb appetite and promote weight loss. They began using the procedure in January of this year. One of their first patients was Chenise Nu. And wait until you see her success story in the below news interview from WIS-TV! Chenise lost 50 pounds and is feeling great. Watch below.

 

For more information about Orbera, visit SCObesity.com