Archive | April, 2009

Lexington Medical Center Wins Earth Day Award

Lexington Medical Center

Lexington Medical Center is a winner of the first South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) Earth Day awards. DHEC recognized Lexington Medical Center at a ceremony in Columbia on Wednesday, April 22, 2009, known as Earth Day.

Lexington Medical Center won the large business/entity award category for implementing a multi-media environmental awareness program.
DHEC honored Lexington Medical Center for several environmental efforts in 2008: Lexington Medical Center recycled more than a million gallons of water, recycled more than 610,000 pounds of material, reduced its municipal waste stream by 357,969 pounds, implemented a variety of air quality initiatives and recycled expired and unused medical supplies by donating them to animal shelters and sanctuaries. In addition, more than two thousand employees and customers participated in Lexington Medical Center’s Earth Day celebration and, in conjunction with the South Carolina Hospital Association, Lexington Medical Center hosted the first “Green Cleaning” symposium for hospitals in South Carolina.

Other winners included Linda Van Epps, Riverside High School, the Marine Corps Air Station in Beaufort and Oakview Elementary School. “By developing sustainable programs that result in energy efficiency, cost savings, pollution prevention, waste reduction and other measurable environmental improvements and protections, they have each demonstrated meaningful ways that citizens – alone or as a group – can make a positive difference for our environment,” said Bob King, DHEC’s Deputy Commissioner for Environmental Quality Control.

Honoring Dr. Carl White

Dr. Carl White

The Lexington Medical Center family honored the work of a devoted and compassionate physician Tuesday night. About 150 co-workers, relatives and friends attended a retirement party for Dr. Carl White inside Lexington Medical Park 2 on the Lexington Medical Center campus.

During the party, Dr. White received gifts including a proclamation for his contribution to improving and maintaining the health and wellness of the citizens of Lexington County for more than thirty years. The hospital expressed its gratitude to Dr. White for his lifetime commitment and dedication as a physician, medical leader and mentor.

Dr. White has been with Lexington Medical Center for 35 years, practicing with Internal Medicine Associates. During that time, he served as a member of the hospital’s Medical Executive Committee, the chief of the IM/GP Department, chairman of the Special Care Committee, chairman of the Utilization Review committee, and director of the EKG Department.

Dr. White graduated from the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) and completed an internal medicine residency and cardiology fellowship at MUSC. He also served as a Captain in the United States Airforce, working as an internist, before coming to Lexington Medical Center. Dr. White is married to Nancy Hall White. They have one son, Andrew.

Here are some recent comments from surveys of Dr. White’s patients:

“He is simply the greatest!”

“I think Dr. White is truly one of the finest doctors in South Carolina and I don’t want to see him retire.”

“I have the greatest respect for Dr. Carl White. I shall miss “my” Dr. White.”

“I have had Dr. White as my primary physician for more than 30 years. I feel there is none better in Columbia.”

Dr. White has nurtured, cared for, healed and comforted many people. We wish him the best as he begins his retirement.

WIS-TV Names LMC Volunteer a "Person To Count On"

WIS Interviews LMC Volunteer of the Year Jeanette Sox

News anchor Stewart Moore and photojournalist Jeff Diamond of WIS-TV in Columbia came to Lexington Medical Center on Tuesday, April 21st to interview Jeanette Sox, winner of Lexington Medical Center’s prestigious Thelma Busbee award as Volunteer of the Year for working more volunteer hours at the hospital than anyone else in 2008: 956! WIS named Sox a “Person To Count On.” Sox, a mother and grandmother who is nearly 80 years old and lives in West Columbia, has been a Lexington Medical Center volunteer since 2004. An interview about Sox’s work as a volunteer was broadcast during Live At Five on WIS.