Lexington Medical Center was named one of the Best Places to Work in South Carolina. SC Biz News, in partnership with the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce and Best Companies Group, created this annual program, which is in its 14th year.
This survey and awards program identifies, recognizes and honors the best employers in the state of South Carolina. Companies from across the state participated the two-part survey process to determine the Best Places to Work in South Carolina. The first part consisted of evaluating each nominated company's workplace policies, practices, philosophy, systems and demographics. The second part consisted of an employee survey to measure the employee experience. The combined scores determined the top companies and the final ranking.
“I am proud and humbled to work with our 6,600 caring and skilled people. Their commitment to our patients and community is second to none. Congratulations to everyone for this tremendous recognition,” said Tod Augsburger, Lexington Medical Center president and CEO.
Standing behind the outstanding services, comprehensive programs and state-of-the-art facilities that comprise the hospital’s network of care are incredibly dedicated people who combine their exemplary skills and talents to provide high-quality health services to the community. And Lexington Medical Center does a lot to take care of its employees, too.
The hospital offers a comprehensive health and wellness benefits package that includes two health plan options, dental and vision coverage, disability income protection, life insurance plans, college savings plans and tax-deferred retirement savings options. The hospital also participates in the South Carolina Retirement System and offers tuition reimbursement, a student loan relief program and scholarships for continuing education.
In addition to these benefits, Lexington Medical Center provides employees with free immunizations, annual health screenings and mammograms, and an on-site Employee Health Clinic. Its free, confidential employee assistance program is available to employees and their immediate family members for a variety of services – from legal advice and counseling to choosing summer camps and setting a household budget. Lexington Medical Center also offers on-site child care at its main campus. This accredited center has extended weekday hours, low teacher-to-student ratios and a safe, nurturing environment for the children of employees.
Outside the workplace, the hospital partners with local businesses to provide employees with discounted services and special offers. The hospital also sponsors a variety of community events to support the health and wellness of employees and people in the Midlands, such as the annual Governor’s Cup Road Race, Heart & Sole Women’s Five Miler and the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers South Carolina 5K Run & Walk.
“I am happy the rest of South Carolina will know what we at our hospital have known for years. We have exceptional people providing exceptional care,” said Brian Smith, vice president of Human Resources. “The survey results are additional proof our Lexington Medical Center community is a fantastic place to work.”