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Lexington Medical Center Welcomes Brian Smith as New Human Resources VP

Lexington Medical Center is pleased to welcome Brian D. Smith as its new vice president of Human Resources. In this role, Mr. Smith will oversee areas including employment, benefits, compensation, staff development, employee health and volunteers for the hospital.
 

Brian D. Smith Vice President of Human Resources

Brian D. Smith
Vice President of Human Resources

Mr. Smith has more than 20 years of experience in health care. He comes to Lexington Medical Center from Rex Healthcare, Inc. in Raleigh, North Carolina. There, he held several important positions including system executive director – Total Rewards & Systems, director of Human Resources, director of Laboratory Services and nursing home administrator. Additionally, he has been an adjunct faculty member for training nursing home administrators with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Public Health.
 
Mr. Smith earned his undergraduate degree and a Master of Healthcare Administration with a concentration in finance from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
 
“I am delighted to join the team at Lexington Medical Center. The hospital has a superb reputation for excellent patient care, outstanding employees and innovative strategy. It will be an honor to be a part of it,” Mr. Smith said. “My family and I are also excited about joining the Lexington County community.”
 
During his time in North Carolina, Mr. Smith received honors including a “40 Under 40” designation in the Triangle Business Journal and he was a member of the Leadership Raleigh class.

Mr. Smith and his wife Amy have two children. In his spare time, Mr. Smith enjoys boating and watching college sports.

FREE Heart Fair February 28

When was the last time you had your blood pressure checked? What’s your Body Mass Index? What does the inside of the human heart look like? Come to Lexington Medical Center’s FREE interactive Heart Fair on Sunday, February 28 from Noon–4:00 p.m. at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center on Lincoln Street in Columbia to learn about your heart health. The event is free and open to the public.

HeartFairLogoFind out how to reduce your risk of developing cardiovascular disease by participating in free activities such as massage therapy, healthy cooking demonstrations, blood pressure screenings and exercise sessions. You’ll discover the latest cardiovascular technologies used in diagnostic, interventional and surgical procedures.

Heart and stethNew this year, visitors can also walk through a MEGA inflatable heart. And, Lexington Medical Center physicians and clinicians will be available to answer questions. The Heart Fair includes activities for children, too. Kids can enjoy jump rope and coloring stations.

Barbara Willm, vice president of Development and Community Relations at Lexington Medical Center, talked about Heart Fair on WLTX.


The Heart Fair marks the culmination of Lexington Medical Center’s “Just Say Know” campaign during American Heart Month in February, encouraging community members to take time for their heart health. The idea was to educate our community about heart health and encourage people to lead a heart-healthy life in four ways:

1. KNOW your risk factors for heart disease.
2. KNOW when to talk to your doctor.
3. KNOW how to reduce your risk of heart disease.
4. KNOW when to call 9-1-1.

Heart disease is an epidemic in South Carolina. One out of every three deaths in our state is related to cardiovascular disease.

For more information on Lexington Medical Center’s Heart Fair, visit www.LexMed.com/Know.

“Just Say Know” on National Wear Red Day

It’s National Wear Red Day! Hospital clinicians and staff gathered in our North Tower Atrium today dressed in our red best and in the shape of a heart to encourage our community to “Just Say Know” to heart disease. One out of every 3 people in South Carolina dies from cardiovascular disease. And, heart disease is the #1 killer of men and women in the world. Knowing your risk factors and how to prevent them can save your life.

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Lexington Medical Center’s “Just Say Know” campaign emphasizes four main ways people can protect themselves against heart disease:

1. KNOW the risk factors.
2. KNOW when to talk to your doctor.
3. KNOW how to lower your risk.
4. KNOW when to call 9-1-1.

Risk factors for heart disease include high blood pressure, high cholesterol, obesity, smoking and a stressful lifestyle. Talking to your doctor about your heart, even if you’re healthy, is important. February is a perfect time to speak with your health care provider about your overall heart health, any concerns you may have, or questions you want to ask so that you can take control of your heart health.

And, during the month of February, Lexington Medical Center will be lit up at night with red lights to remind community members to “Just Say Know” to heart disease.

To test your heart health knowledge, go to LexMed.com/Know to take an online quiz.

You can also schedule a hospital speaker to talk to your business, church group or organization about heart disease. Visit LexMed.com/Know or call Lexington Medical Center Community Outreach at (803) 936-8850.

Lexington Medical Center will host a FREE heart fair on Sunday, February 28 from Noon – 4:00 p.m. at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center in downtown Columbia. Attendees can walk through a MEGA inflatable heart, take an exercise class, and learn their blood pressure and Body Mass Index (BMI). Visitors can also learn about advanced technologies for heart care, meet Lexington Medical Center physicians and watch healthy cooking demonstrations.