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Lexington Medical Center Cook and Pharmacy Technician Deliver Baby in Hospital Lobby

January 13 was no ordinary work day for Jennifer Bandy and Yolanda Butler.

Jennifer is a cook at the Park Café inside Lexington Medical Park 1 at Lexington Medical Center. Yolanda is a pharmacy technician at Lexington Oncology, a Lexington Medical Center physician practice.

L to R: Yolanda Butler, Jennifer Bandy, Danielle Tilson, Baby Serenity and Byron Stewart

Just before sunrise, they heard shouts for help from the building’s entrance.

Running toward the door, they found Danielle Tilson of Batesburg about to deliver a baby. Her fiance Byron Stewart was by her side.

“Everything was happening so fast,” Jennifer said. “I knew we had to do something.”

Yolanda stepped in right away.

“I was reassuring Mom that everything was OK,” she said.

Minutes later, the café cook and pharmacy technician delivered baby Serenity Stewart in the lobby. They laid the little girl on tablecloths from the café and a blanket from Danielle and Byron’s car.

“She started blinking her eyes and moving – and that was a good feeling because we knew she was OK,” Jennifer said.

They learned Danielle and Byron were on their way to a hospital in downtown Columbia from their home in Batesburg, but didn’t think they could make it in time. So the couple pulled up to the Lexington Medical Park 1 entrance at Lexington Medical Center – the first entrance they saw on the hospital campus. Early in the morning, hardly anyone was there – except for the Park Café staff and Yolanda, who just happened to come into work early that day.

Serenity is the couple’s fourth child. Everyone is doing well.

The couple is thankful for Jennifer and Yolanda’s quick response and willingness to help. They say they will bring Serenity back to the hospital to meet them one day.

Sandhills Women’s Care Has New Location in Northeast Columbia

Sandhills Women’s Care has moved into a new location in Northeast Columbia at 233 Longtown Road. The spacious, 15,000-sq-ft office has 14 exam rooms, a procedure room, two ultrasound suites and two labs. Patients also have access to two new services – 3-D mammography and DEXA scans.

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In addition to the Northeast Columbia location, Sandhills Women’s Care also has an office in West Columbia inside Lexington Medical Park 1 on the hospital campus.

3-D mammography, also known as digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT), is recommended for women who are having their first screening mammogram or those who have dense breast tissue. The Sandhills Women’s Care office in Northeast Columbia is the second location in Lexington Medical Center’s network of care to offer this state-of-the-art technology. DEXA scans use X-rays to show the strength of bones. In general, the denser the bone, the stronger it is, and the less likely it is to break or fracture. The practice also offers 3D/4D ultrasounds.

The providers at Sandhills Women’s Care are Douglas M. Addy, MD; Jully A.F. Aguirre, MD; Thomas C. Austin, MD; Crystal Y. Johnson, MD; and Jennifer B. Linfert, MD. Dr. Aguirre and Dr. Linfert joined the practice recently.

amberg_160107_078“We are extremely excited to not only have this beautiful new facility, but to continue welcoming Dr. Jully Aguirre and Dr. Jennifer Linfert into our practice. We think the ability to do mammograms and bone density scans will be an enormous benefit and convenience to any patient who lives in Northeast Columbia,” said Dr. Addy.

The new Northeast Columbia location of Sandhills Women’s Care provides patients with quality services close to their homes or jobs. And the practice is large enough to continue to meet the health care needs of the community as it grows. With five board-certified physicians, Sandhills Women’s Care offers patients of all ages a full range of obstetric and gynecologic services — from routine well care to specialized diagnostics.

Northeast Columbia location
233 Longtown Road
Columbia, SC 29229
(803) 788-0268

West Columbia location
Lexington Medical Park 1
2728 Sunset Boulevard
Suite 202
West Columbia, SC 29169
(803) 936 – 7099

Sandhills Women’s Care is accepting new patients.

Visit SandhillsWomensCare.com.

Jully A.F. Aguirre, MD and Jennifer B. Linfert, MD, FACOG Join Lexington Medical Center

Lexington Medical Center is pleased to welcome Jully A. F. Aguirre, MD and Jennifer B. Linfert, MD, FACOG to its network of care. They will both practice obstetrics and gynecology at Sandhills Women’s Care, a Lexington Medical Center physician practice.

Dr. Aguirre graduated cum laude from Queen’s University of Charlotte in North Carolina and earned her medical degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She went on to complete her obstetrics and gynecology residency at Greenville Health System University Medical Center in South Carolina.

Jully Aguirre, MD

Jully Aguirre, MD

Prior to joining the Lexington Medical Center Network of Care, Dr. Aguirre served as a resident physician and as chief of Educational Development for the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Greenville Health System University Medical Center, which honored her as “Best Provider of Family-centered Maternity Care” in 2013. She also volunteered at the Greenville Health Clinic to provide gynecologic care to women in need.

A member of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the American Medical Association, Dr. Aguirre speaks fluent Spanish and is most interested in Latina health care, high risk obstetrics and robotic surgery.

A Columbia native, Dr. Linfert graduated magna cum laude from the University of South Carolina in Columbia before earning her medical degree from the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. She went on to complete her obstetrics and gynecology residency at Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, Virginia.

Jennifer Linfert, MD, FACOG

Jennifer Linfert, MD, FACOG

Prior to joining the Lexington Medical Center Network of Care, Dr. Linfert worked in private practice, providing obstetrical and gynecological services from routine exams to minimally invasive procedures. A Fellow of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, she is board certified and a member of the American Medical Association, the Columbia Medical Society, the South Carolina Medical Association and the South Carolina Obstetrical and Gynecological Society.

Sandhills Women’s Care provides comprehensive obstetric and gynecologic care to women of all ages at two convenient locations in Northeast Columbia and on the hospital campus in West Columbia. The doctors are accepting new patients. Visit SandhillsWomensCare.com