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Janie C. “Kaki” Bruce, MD Joins Lexington Rheumatology, a Lexington Medical Center Physician Practice

Dr. Kaki Bruce

Lexington Medical Center is pleased to welcome Janie C. “Kaki” Bruce, MD to the hospital’s network of care. Dr. Bruce has joined Bryan Wolf, MD and Bruce Goeckeritz, MD, at Lexington Rheumatology. Dedicated to diagnosing and treating diseases of the joints and soft tissues, the practice also offers a variety of convenient in-house services, such as X-ray, on-site bone density scans and infusion treatments for rheumatic and inflammatory disorders.

“I’m excited to join Lexington Medical Center’s talented team of health care providers, “ said Dr. Bruce.

Dr. Bruce graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Wofford College in Spartanburg, S.C. and earned her medical degree from the University of South Carolina School of Medicine. She completed her residency at Palmetto Health Richland and Dorn VA Medical Center, and spent a year practicing hospitalist medicine. Dr. Bruce recently finished her rheumatology second year fellowship-in-training at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson.

Dr. Bruce is board certified in internal medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine and has been a member of the American Medical Association since 2003.

Lexington Rheumatology is currently located at 110 East Medical Lane, Suite 235, in West Columbia. The practice is scheduled to move to Lexington Medical Park 2 on August 5, 2013, located at 146 North Hospital Drive, Suite 550. Lexington Rheumatology will soon offer musculoskeletal ultrasound, a rapidly emerging diagnostic tool for rheumatologists that is new to the industry.  The practice is accepting new patients.  For more information, visit www.lexingtonrheumatology.com.

Lexington Medical Center Welcomes High School Students for Partners Program

Partners Program 2013

 

Summer Internship Program Offers Excellent Glimpse at Careers in Health Care

We are hosting the Midlands brightest high school students for an intensive summer internship inside the hospital called the Partners Program. In its 23rd year, the Partners Program has become a popular tradition at the hospital.

“Colonial Life is partnering with the LMC Foundation to offer the 2013 Partners Program,” said Tim James, Executive Director and Vice President of the Lexington Medical Center Foundation. “This program welcomes high achieving Lexington County high school students for an intensive three-week internship to explore careers in health care. The Foundation is proud to help develop the best and brightest future employees of Lexington Medical Center.”

The students focus on clinical training around the hospital and interact with hospital staff in assigned clinical areas. They participate in real-world, career experiences by helping with bed making, checking vital signs, stocking supplies and general duties while being supervised by a mentor. In addition, students take part in field studies including a tour of the USC School of Medicine, Midlands Technical College Health Science Programs, LMC Laboratory and LMC Extended Care.

Approximately 101 students from Lexington County high schools applied for the Partners Program in a rigorous interview process with a panel of hospital staff members and a written application. Sixty aspiring clinical health professionals were selected to participate. Lexington Medical Center will award a $1,000 book scholarship to one rising senior from each Lexington County High School, home school and private school, for a total of 13 scholarships.

The Partners Program is divided into two sessions: June 8 – 28 and July 8 – 26. Students are in clinical areas from 12:45 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. weekdays. Throughout its history, some Partners Program participants have returned to work at Lexington Medical Center when they complete their education.

Congratulations 2013 Partners Program Participants:

Abbey Rambo, Irmo High School
Bindi Chauhan, Lexington High School
Brionna Bennett, Dutch Fork High School
Brooke Sawyer, Irmo High School
Caroline Hill, Lexington High School
Catelyn Geiger, Lexington High School
Chung Zhang, Lexington High School
Connor Callais, Chapin High School
Crystina Perez, Lexington High School
Deanna Smoak, Lexington High School
Dee Sylve, Lexington High School
Dorcas Mukendi, Brookland-Cayce High School
Emily Briggs, Lexington High School
Emily McGuire, Homeschool
Emily Washburn, Lexington High School
Erin Fitzpatrick, Chapin High School
Hailey Horn, Lexington High School
Hannah Gore, Brookland-Cayce High School
Hannah Hopfensperger, Irmo High School
Hannah Williams, Lexington High School
Hennali Fozdar, White Knoll High School
Hunter Laag, White Knoll High School
Jane Warther, Batesburg-Leesville High School
Jasmine Albarghsh, Lexington High School
Karly Shirey, White Knoll High School
Kelly Lavendar, Lexington High School
Kendal Scheller, Brookland-Cayce High School
Khaila Williams, Irmo High School
Laura Sweat, Homeschool
Lauren Feder, Lexington High School
Lauren Gillian, Irmo High School
Lindsay Peagler, Lexington High School
Lizzy Wullner, Irmo High School
Logan Lewis, White Knoll High School
Lyndsey Miller, Lexington High School
Macey Williamson, Lexington High School
Maggie Christy, Irmo High School
Meagan Snooks, Irmo High School
Mikayla Prioleau, Chapin High School
Monika Perry, Lexington High School
Morgan Lee, Lexington High School
Nikki Sairam, Lexington High School
Olivia Smith, Lexington High School
Paige Johnson, Chapin High School
Peter McCall, Lexington High School
Priya Raja, White Knoll High School
Rachel Thomas, Lexington High School
Rebecca McCune, Gilbert High School
Rebekah Summerall, Lexington High School
Ryan Woodward, White Knoll High School
Sarah Boyt, Lexington High School
Savanna Guess, Lexington High School
Shrusti Patel, Dutch Fork High School
Steven Lin, Lexington High School
Taylor Sierra, White Knoll High School
Tim Murph, Sumter High School
Tulsi Patel, Dutch Fork High School
William Rivers, Lexington High School
Yash Gudimani, Lexington High School
Zora Garrick, Irmo High School

Vote for Dr. Epps in Dancing with the Stars, Lexington

It takes two to tango, and Dr. Epps is cutting a rug for Lexington Medical Center in the Dancing with the Stars, Lexington competition on April 22, at the Koger Center.

Dr. Amy Epps, a cardiologist with Lexington Cardiology and a Lexington school graduate, is competing against 11 local celebrities in the event sponsored by Lexington School District 1 Education Foundation.

Each vote raises funds to support district programs and initiatives that are outside the scope of the district’s Annual Fund Budget, such as outfitting STEM Labs at Lexington 1 schools, equipping media centers with up-to-date technology and supporting professional development for teachers.

Dr. Epps has been training with professional dancers from Columbia’s Ballroom Company since early February, check out the video below:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TtUy-qzynQw&feature=youtu.be

Dr. Epps Ballroom Training

Vote for Dr. Epps today!
www.dancingwiththestarslexington.com/vote.