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Here’s A Health: UofSC Homecoming 2019

We had a great time outside Williams-Brice Stadium on Saturday taking pictures of Gamecock nation for a live digital mosaic at Lexington Medical Center Fair Park and sponsoring the UofSC Homecoming Tailgate Party. We handed out thousands of banners to Gamecock fans. Here are some of our favorite snapshots.

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A Lexington Medical Center Connection to Breast Cancer Research

The Lexington Medical Center Foundation is home to the Crystal Smith Breast Cancer Fund, which provides needed supplies to women undergoing cancer treatment. It’s named in honor of hospital employee Crystal Smith, who died of breast cancer in her early 40s. Today, Crystal’s story has inspired her daughter to help others. Learn more in this WLTX news story.

To learn more about the Crystal Smith Breast Cancer Fund, visit LMCFoundation.com.

The New Tower: Copper

This post is part of a blog series about the features of our new patient care tower. The 545,000 square foot project is the largest hospital expansion in South Carolina history. The 10-story tower is the new home of the Mother/Baby department, eight operating rooms, six floors for surgical, obstetric, ICU and oncology patients, enhanced dining options, a spacious atrium, educational space and a serenity garden.

Inside our new patient care tower, we want to make sure we reduce the risk of infection and spread of germs as much as possible.

One way we’ve worked toward that goal is to cover all “high touch” areas including door knobs, handles, toilet flushers, IV poles and sink poles. Research has shown that copper can destroy germs and reduce the risk of disease.

Germs on a laminated over-bed table can be there two hours later. But germs on a copper surface will naturally die because copper provides much less opportunity to transfer infection.