Lexington Medical Center trustee Dr. Tripp Jones only had to look for a moment to see what inspiring and service-minded people had gathered at the hospital on Tuesday.
“Don’t you wish we could take this group up to Washington and run Congress with them?” he asked about the crowd of local veterans.
As Jones explained, the veterans and their guests had come to LMC to be treated to a special screening of a short film. Not only did the piece share their stories of personal military service, but it also featured many of the veterans’ on-the-spot interviews from the recent Honor Flight.
Lexington Medical Center will host its annual Women’s Night Out on Tuesday, October 15 at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center. The event recognizes October as breast cancer awareness month and honors cancer survivors and their families. More than 900 people attend each year.
Join the hospital for a silent auction and physician exhibit while enjoying a signature cocktail, then proceed to a dinner featuring a fashion show by Belk highlighting breast cancer survivors. Attendees will enjoy keynote speakers Heidi Marble and Jen Curfman, telling their story Skin Tight Genes. Heidi was diagnosed with inflammatory breast cancer, which is rare and aggressive.
Adopted as a child, Heidi began a search to learn about her birth family’s health history and found her biological sister, Jen Curfman, and found out that she and her sister carried the BRCA2 gene. BRCA1 and BRCA2 are human genes that play a role in an increased risk for developing breast cancer.
Heidi and Jen will tell their story in matching designer jeans and guests are encouraged to wear their finest and dressiest jeans as a show of support.
Proceeds from Women’s Night Out benefit the Crystal Smith Breast Cancer Fund, a program through the Lexington Medical Center Foundation that supports women undergoing cancer treatment. Each year, Women’s Night Out raises more than $25,000 for this important fund. This year, the funds raised will cover the cost of genetic screening for women that are uninsured.
“Women’s Night Out is an inspiring evening that recognizes resilient women in our community,” said Barbara Willm, vice president of Community Relations at Lexington Medical Center.
Tickets for Women’s Night Out cost $35 each. Exhibits and the silent auction begin at 5:00 p.m. Dinner begins at 6:45 p.m. Call 803-791-2445 or visit LexMed.com to purchase tickets. You can also sponsor a table honoring a breast cancer survivor for $300.
Lexington Medical Center diagnoses approximately 250 breast cancer patients each year. The hospital’s breast program is accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC) and the American College of Radiology (ACR). Lexington Medical Center has four Women’s Imaging centers and a mobile mammography van, all offering digital mammography. Lexington Medical Center’s cancer program is also accredited with commendation by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer.
Lexington Medical Center is proud to welcome Stacey Newsom, MD, MPH, into the hospital’s network of care. Dr. Newsom has joined Alice Barker, MD, Dana Rawl, MD, and Will Floyd, MD as a practicing physician at Occupational Health, a Lexington Medical Center physician practice.
“I’m very excited to join this outstanding organization as they expand their occupational medicine services to meet the needs of the Midlands’ employers and workforce,” said Dr. Newsom.
Dr. Newsom graduated from the University of Miami School of Medicine and completed her occupational and environmental medicine residency at the University of Washington School of Public Health and Community Medicine. Dr. Newsom also completed a post-graduate master’s degree in public health. She has been a member of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine since 2002.
Dr. Newsom will provide health care services ranging from pre-placement assessments to comprehensive treatment of workers’ compensation injuries. With the addition of Dr. Newsom, Lexington Medical Center is now home to the only occupational health program in South Carolina with four physicians who are board certified in occupational medicine.
Dr. Newsom’s professional background includes ten years of expertise as a board certified occupational medicine physician, caring for diverse industries. She has experience in medical directorship duties, policy and procedure development, OSHA mandated medical surveillance and medical evaluation and treatment of work related injuries and illnesses. Dr. Newsom is committed to building strong relationships with injured employees, employer and nurse case managers in order to provide quality treatment, promote healing, and prevent lost time and disability.
Occupational Health is located at 300 West Dunbar in West Columbia. The hospital looks forward to the completion of a new occupational health facility in Cayce. Lexington Medical Park – Otarre Pointe is expected to open next year. To schedule an appointment, call (803) 755-3337 or visit occupationalhealthlexington.com.
This blog is intended for general understanding and education about Lexington Medical Center. Nothing on the blog should be considered or used as a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Blog visitors with personal health or medical questions should consult their health care provider.
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2720 Sunset Blvd. West Columbia, SC 29169
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