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Irmo Man Donates $50,000 to Lexington Medical Center Foundation

The Lexington Medical Center Foundation received a $50,000 gift Tuesday from an Irmo man who wanted to recognize the hospital and its staff members for the outstanding care they provided to his wife. This significant donation will establish a fund called “Linda’s Love” that will help patients in need receive specialized medical care.
Jeffrey Angstadt presented the gift to the Lexington Medical Center Foundation Board of Directors today in honor of his wife Linda, who died in 2014. Linda had received extensive treatment at Lexington Medical Center for cancer, congestive heart failure and complications from the flu, totaling more than 100 days in the hospital.

Jeffrey Angstadt with his family and Lexington Medical Center Foundation board members.

Jeffrey Angstadt with his family and Lexington Medical Center Foundation board members.

“During that time, I learned the impact that other people can have on a life,” Mr. Angstadt said. “For me, those people are the doctors, nurses and staff at Lexington Medical Center. The medical care was perfect, but it went far beyond that. The compassion, support and love that was shared with my children and me was life sustaining.”
Since then, Mr. Angstadt worked to support Lexington Medical Center and its Foundation. He began volunteering in the hospital’s Emergency department. He also became a member of the Lexington Medical Center Foundation’s Heritage Society; a group whose members bequeath planned gifts from their estates to help fulfill the mission of the Foundation in our community in the future. And, he honored the clinicians who cared for his wife in the hospital’s Medical Intensive Care Unit through the Foundation’s Grateful Patient program, recognizing the 32 staff members who showed compassion to him and his wife during her illness with a wall plaque there.
And now, Mr. Angstadt hopes his generous donation will help patients in need to receive treatment for underlying conditions, encourage preventative care, and achieve long-term health and well being.
Jeff and his wife Linda

Jeff and his wife Linda

“The Lexington Medical Center Foundation is tremendously grateful for the kindness, generosity, and vision of Jeffrey Angstadt and his children as they honor the legacy of his wife and their mother,” said Barbara Willm, Vice President of Development and Community Relations at Lexington Medical Center. “Through the generosity of this family, we will be able to provide expanded access to care for our most vulnerable patients.”

The Lexington Medical Center Foundation works to provide programs and services that enhance the health and well being of hospital patients, family members and the community.

Programs include assistance for patients battling cancer, scholarships to encourage students to further their education in health care, tools that help families to cope with difficult times, wellness workouts for cardiac rehabilitation patients, a program that provides transitional care to patients returning home from a hospital stay, and a pastoral care fund that helps provide resources to assist families in the grieving and healing process.

The Angstadts were married for 35 years. They had two children and two grandchildren.
“Through everything that’s happened, I’ve come to realize that I’m part of something great at Lexington Medical Center. It’s a great hospital – my involvement with the Foundation has given me a glimpse of just how great,” Mr. Angstadt said. “I am and will be involved in every way possible to help others and honor Linda.  The Foundation is helping me do that.”

To learn more about how to contribute to the Linda’s Love fund, visit LMCFoundation.com.

Happy Respiratory Care Week

LMC would like to send a heartfelt thank you to all of the Respiratory Therapists in our network of care for the compassionate care you give our patients everyday.

Lexington Medical Center Applauds Six Nurses honored with Palmetto Gold Award

Palmetto Gold Award Winners

West Columbia, S.C. – Lexington Medical Center is proud to congratulate six nurses honored with the prestigious Palmetto Gold Award from the South Carolina Nurses Foundation (SCNF). Virginia Hall, Brad Harman Jr., James Jeffcoat, Lori Sutton, Shannon Turner and Amanda Witdoeckt were honored at a gala reception and awards dinner at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center on Saturday, April 6, 2013.

The SCNF promotes high standards of health care by facilitating the advancement of nursing through awards, grants and scholarships. The organization gives the Palmetto Gold Award to 100 nurses across South Carolina each year for excellence in and commitment to the nursing profession. Criteria for the selection of Palmetto Gold recipients includes promoting and advancing nursing in a positive way in the practice setting or in the community; exemplifying care and commitment to patients, families, and colleagues; demonstrating leadership; facilitating growth and development of others; and contributing to the overall achievement of outcomes in the practice setting.

“We are very pleased to have six of our nurses receiving this distinguished award this year. These nurses go above and beyond expectations every day and we are very proud of each of them,” said Cindy Rohman, RN, MS, CNAA/BC, Director of Nursing at Lexington Medical Center.

Lexington Medical Center’s 2013 Palmetto Gold Winners:

Virginia Hall, BSN, CCRN, Clinical Mentor, Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit
Virginia is committed to the educational and professional development of students and peers. As the principal author for the Beacon Award application for critical care units, her unit received this prestigious award in December 2011.

Walter Bradley Harman Jr., RN, MBS, CRNA, Staff CRNA
Brad serves as the clinical coordinator for anesthesia students from the University of South Carolina and the Medical University of South Carolina. In this role, he coordinates morning case clinical discussions on evidence-based anesthesia practice with students and other CRNAs.

James W. Jeffcoat, MSN, RN-BC, Outcomes Coordinator
James organized Lexington County’s first STEMI response program in conjunction with area EMS agencies, community medical centers and physician practices, reducing the hospital’s door-to-balloon times by 46%. A member of Sigma Theta Tau International and a clinical nursing instructor for the University of South Carolina, he is a certified cardiovascular nurse who has received the LMC Gold award.

Lori T. Sutton, Staff RN
Lori is an example of expert practice and clinical curiosity. She has a desire for uncovering best practices and, as a result, has completed one published research study on the use of warmed cotton blankets that resulted in an organizational blanket warmer policy change.

Shannon M. Turner, BSN, CEN, Clinical Mentor, Emergency Department
Shannon displays professionalism and excellence daily through her clinical expertise and positive attitude. An integral part of the Stroke Committee, she was instrumental in achieving Stroke Certification at LMC in August 2011.

Amanda J. Witdoeckt, RN, CCRN, Registered Nurse, MICU
Amanda leads by example with her positive attitude, compassionate care and support of co-workers. She goes the extra mile by mastering new therapies, and supporting her peers.

The diverse nursing staff at Lexington Medical Center is committed to caring not only for our patients, but also for each other. The collaborative medical staff values the nursing practice for its contribution to positive patient outcomes. The six nurses recognized this year come from service capacities, solidifying our priority of quality care in all areas of the hospital.

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