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Women’s Night Out 2019

More than 800 people attended Women’s Night Out on Tuesday night, the Lexington Medical Center Foundation’s annual event honoring breast cancer survivors and their families. It included a silent auction, exhibit with Lexington Medical Center clinicians, dinner, a keynote speaker and fashion show with models who are breast cancer survivors.

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Proceeds from Women’s Night Out benefit the Lexington Medical Center Foundation’s Campaign for Clarity through the Crystal Smith Breast Cancer Fund. The capital campaign is close to reaching its goal of raising enough money to provide 3-D mammography throughout the hospital’s network of care. 3-D mammography can detect cancerous tumors in the breast as small as 2 millimeters.

To donate to the Campaign for Clarity, or to learn more about Lexington Medical Center Foundation programs and initiatives, visit LMCFoundation.com.

Students Express the Art of Healing

Lexington Medical Center, in partnership with the Columbia Museum of Art, sponsored the 10th annual “Art of Healing,” a juried art competition for Lexington County high school students.

It’s a tradition we look forward to each year.

Award-winning fine artist Michael Story judged the entries and selected the winners.

The work is currently on display at the Columbia Museum of Art.

The students created drawings, paintings, photographs and sculptures that depicted their interpretation of healing.

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“Lexington Medical Center is proud to partner with the Columbia Museum of Art to give students the opportunity to express their interpretation of healing through art,” said Barbara Willm, vice president of Development and Community Relations. “The creativity and thought put into each entry and their interpretations of the art of healing truly inspire us.”

Art teachers from Lexington County high schools chose one student’s artwork to enter in the competition from each school. All artwork had to incorporate healing or health. Many of the students’ entries shared inspirational personal stories of family members’ health challenges and recovery.

The participants were honored with a reception this month at the museum.

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Congratulations to this year’s winners.

Alyssa Griffin
1st Place
A Broken Family

Deserae Milligan
2nd Place
No Regrets

Josef Ivory
3rd Place
In My Own Skin

Morgan Wooley
Honorable Mention
Break Free

Jana Wegner
Honorable Mention
One Part of Me

Grace Carson
Honorable Mention
Natural Reflections

Nicholas Wheeler
Judge’s Choice
Heal Through Nature

Morgan Slice
Judge’s Choice
I’m Sorry

Emily Himler
Judge’s Choice
Stay with Me for a Little While

Sarah Claas
CEO’s Choice
A Year to Hold Onto

Apply for the 2019 Partners Program

Calling all Lexington County high school students! Lexington Medical Center is accepting applications for the Partners Program, a summer internship that introduces some of the best and brightest students in the Midlands to careers in the health care industry. The Partners Program is celebrating its 29th year.

Class members in the 2017 Partners Program

During a three-week session, participants complete three rotations through a variety of clinical areas, learning about various careers in health care including professional and allied health.

Each participant must be a Lexington County resident, a student attending a school within one of the Lexington County school districts, or a dependent of a Lexington Medical Center employee. The program is for rising high school juniors and seniors with a good GPA and a sincere interest in a health care field.

The application deadline is February 24, 2019. After completing the application, some students will be asked to come to an in-person interview with hospital staff. Due to the high volume of applicants, not all that apply will be selected for an interview. Interested participants can find the application on the hospital website at LexMed.com or by speaking with their school guidance counselor.

The session dates are June 10 – 28, 2019 and July 8 – 26, 2019 from 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. with afternoon activities from 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. two days per week.

At the end of the program, the Lexington Medical Center Foundation awarded a rising senior from each Lexington County high school and one rising senior from home/private schools with a $1,000 book scholarship for their freshman year of college.

The Partners Program is made possible thanks to support from the Lexington Medical Center Foundation. Over the years, some of the graduates of the program have returned to Lexington Medical Center to work after completing their education.