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Lexington Medical Center Opens New Urgent Care at Saluda Pointe

Lexington Medical Center is opening a new urgent care and imaging center near the intersection of Highway 378 and Interstate 20 in Lexington called Lexington Medical Center Saluda Pointe. The facility opens at 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday, January 22, 2020. It’s behind the Chick-fil-A restaurant.

“Lexington Medical Center Saluda Pointe brings an additional urgent care and imaging center to the town of Lexington that’s closer to the hospital and convenient to the interstate and neighboring communities,” said Tod Augsburger, president and CEO of Lexington Medical Center.

The physicians at Lexington Medical Center Saluda Pointe’s urgent care address issues typically handled by a primary care physician such as coughs, sore throats, earaches, fevers, strains and sprains, sinus infections, simple cuts and wounds and stomach pain. Urgent care is for times that patients cannot get in to see their doctor or when they need medical care after hours.

Lexington Medical Center Saluda Pointe features some of the latest technology in the hospital’s network of care. It’s the first facility to offer 3T MRI, which takes more detailed images of the brain, spine, soft tissue of joints, and the inside of bones and blood vessels than other types of MRI. The urgent care center also offers CT scans, X-rays and ultrasounds.

While appointments are not required, patients can reserve an appointment time by using On My Way within LMC My Chart to reduce lobby wait times and improve patient experience.

Lexington Medical Center Saluda Pointe will be open seven days a week from 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. Hours for the imaging center vary, but there are extended hours available, including evenings and weekends.

Lexington Medical Center Saluda Pointe
154 Saluda Pointe Court
Lexington, SC 29072
(803) 785-3590

New Mobile MRI Takes to the Road

Lexington Medical Center has an all-new mobile magnetic resonance imaging unit to better serve patients in the Midlands. The unit will travel to Lexington Family Practice Northeast, Palmetto Family Medicine, Lexington Family Practice Summit, Lexington Family Practice White Knoll and the main campus. This wide-bore MRI features extremely high detail and gives patients a convenient alternative to in-hospital imaging services.

“This mobile MRI unit will give Lexington Medical Center the ability to bring MRI services to any of our physician practices. For patients who might have to drive 20 to 30 minutes to receive an MRI at one of our current locations, this technology gives them the ability to have it done right in their home area using a state-of-the-art machine,” said Wesley Harden, FAHRA, CRA, BSRT, director of Imaging Services.

MRI is a non-invasive medical test that uses a powerful magnetic field, radio frequency pulses and a computer to produce precise images that allow clinicians to clearly see details of soft tissue, bone, joints and ligaments. Many physicians now say it is one of their most critical diagnostic tools for everything from sports injuries to early stages of disease.

To schedule patients for a mobile MRI, call Centralized Scheduling at (803) 791-2641.

Best in the Nation: Irmo Ambulatory Surgery Centers Recognized for Excellence in Patient Experience

Lexington Medical Center’s ambulatory surgery center in Irmo has been named one of the best in the nation for patient experience by Press Ganey, a well-known company in the health care industry that collects patient, employee and physician evaluations on hospitals.

“Achieving this level of excellence reflects Lexington Medical Center’s commitment to delivering outstanding service and quality,” said Susan Horton, director of Guest Services. “The employees at Lexington Medical Center Irmo always strive to provide the most extraordinary care to our patients.”

With scores that consistently rank in the 99th percentile, LMC Irmo received Press Ganey’s Guardian of Excellence award, which honors health care organizations reaching the 95th percentile in patient satisfaction for each reporting period of the year. Fewer than 5 percent of organizations measured by Press Ganey qualify for this award.

“The surgical team in Irmo continues to strive to deliver the best quality care each day. They continue to amaze with their cohesive and collaborative approach and unite to achieve common goals,” said Theresa Falcone, director of Lexington Medical Center Irmo.

Press Ganey partners with more than 1,000 health care facilities across the nation to improve the quality and safety of patient care, to provide a positive and collaborative environment for employees and physicians, and to deliver exceptional patient experiences.

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