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Here We Grow! Lexington Medical Center Breaks Ground on Clinical Expansion

Lexington Medical Center held a groundbreaking ceremony on Monday, May 9, 2016 at 4:00 p.m. on the hospital campus in West Columbia to celebrate a significant clinical expansion that’s about to begin. Lexington Medical Center is building a 545,000-sq-ft patient care tower that will make Lexington Medical Center the most modern, state-of-the-art hospital in South Carolina.
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The 10-story tower will initially add 71 inpatient beds to the 414-bed hospital with the ability to accommodate more patients in the future. It will feature patient rooms, operating rooms, educational space for staff and community members, and enhanced dining options, as well as expand the hospital’s Labor and Delivery and Mother/Baby departments.

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“Our medical staff, employees and volunteers understand and embrace the belief that Lexington Medical Center is here to serve our friends and neighbors. The hospital is woven into the fabric of Lexington County and the Midlands,” said Tod Augsburger, president & CEO of Lexington Medical Center. “This clinical expansion will allow us to take care of our community for many years to come.”

Lexington Medical Center is one of the busiest surgical hospitals in South Carolina, performing more than 19,000 surgeries last year. The clinical expansion will include eight additional operating rooms for a total of 31 operating rooms, and an expanded surgical recovery area. Six floors of the new tower will accommodate medical, critical care and surgical patients.

Welcoming more than 3,700 babies each year, the clinical expansion will become home to the hospital’s Labor and Delivery and Mother/Baby departments. In the Special Care Nursery, the hospital’s tiniest patients will have private rooms, which is an innovative concept in the Midlands. Research has shown that private rooms provide more bonding opportunities for mothers and their babies, lead to better outcomes for babies’ growth and lower infection rates.

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Because of the growth of the hospital and its network of care, the expansion will also include Lexington Medical Center’s Pharmacy department, which provides services for the hospital’s inpatient departments, six community medical and urgent care centers, and nearly 60 physician practices in 70 locations.

A new parking garage will add more than 950 parking spaces to the hospital’s campus and a central energy plant will support the service needs of the new tower.
The expansion is expected to be complete in 2019.

Heart & Sole 2016

More than 1,300 runners and walkers laced up their sneakers on Saturday for the 15th annual Lexington Medical Center Heart & Sole Women’s Five Miler. We’re proud of the 400 LMC employees who were in the crowd – wearing Team LMC purple shirts. Did our photographer see you? Check out the photos below!

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The Lexington Medical Center Heart & Sole Women’s Five Miler celebrates the power of a healthy lifestyle and raises awareness that heart disease is the #1 killer of women. We were pleased to have WIS-TV as such a great sponsor, including for live event coverage. The interview below with race director Jeanna Moffett and WIS-TV news anchor Dawndy Mercer Plank.

Save the date for next year! The 16th annual Heart & Sole will take place on Saturday April 22, 2017!

for more information about cardiovascular care at Lexington Medical Center, visit LexMed.com/Heart

Lexington Medical Center Welcomes D. Perry Breazeale Jr., CPA as Chief Financial Officer

Lexington Medical Center is pleased to welcome D. Perry Breazeale Jr., CPA as Chief Financial Officer at Lexington Medical Center. In this role, Mr. Breazeale will oversee the health district’s financial management and accounting operations.
 

D. Perry Breazeale Jr., CPA

D. Perry Breazeale Jr., CPA

A Lexington County native, Mr. Breazeale brings extensive experience in health care financial management to his new position. Before coming to Lexington Medical Center, he worked as the Corporate Director of Finance at Emory Healthcare in Atlanta. He has also worked as the Controller at a hospital system in Columbia, and as an auditor in the Midlands offices of two international accounting firms. Mr. Breazeale is a licensed certified public accountant.
 
“It is my privilege to have the opportunity to work for an organization that provides quality health services that meet the needs of a community that I will always call home. I am excited to be working with a team that has extensive industry experience and knowledge,” Mr. Breazeale said. “I look forward to providing my expertise to ensure that we continue to fulfill our mission at Lexington Medical Center from a position of financial strength.”
 
Mr. Breazeale received a Master of Accountancy and a Bachelor of Science in business administration from the University of South Carolina. He has served on the board of directors for several organizations including the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Columbia and the Palmetto chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. He has been a member of Lexington Baptist Church for 30 years. 

Mr. Breazeale has been married to his wife Christine for 20 years. They have three children.