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Coronavirus Update

Mar 12, 2020, 1:29 PM by Lexington Medical Center
Lexington Medical Center continues to monitor the latest developments with the 2019 novel coronavirus called COVID-19 and referred to as coronavirus.

LMC Strong

Mar 20, 2020, 8:52 AM by Lexington Medical Center
Our hospital has a daycare for children of employees.

Understanding Coronavirus

Mar 11, 2020, 1:40 PM by Lexington Medical Center
As of today, more than 83,000 people around the world have been diagnosed with COVID-19, commonly called coronavirus.

Know Where to Go: Urgent Care

Mar 6, 2020, 3:49 PM by Lexington Medical Center
Cold and flu season continues in the Midlands and around the country. Inside Lexington Medical Center's network of care, there are Urgent Care facilities located around Lexington County.

Coronavirus Facts and Resources

Mar 10, 2020, 1:49 PM by Lexington Medical Center
While a new type of illness can be scary, community members can protect themselves by following the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommendations for preventing respiratory illnesses.

With Thanks

May 15, 2020, 1:16 PM by Tracie Dawson
We're thankful for all of our hospital employees as they work to keep patients, staff and community members safe during this difficult time.

Thank You, Swamp Foxes!

Apr 27, 2020, 4:19 PM by Lexington Medical Center
Members of the 157th Fighter Wing of the McEntire Air National Guard did an honorary flyover at Lexington Medical Center today as part of Operation American Resolve.

Schedule an E-Visit with LMC MyChart

May 7, 2020, 11:35 AM by Lexington Medical Center
If you're experiencing symptoms that you are concerned may be related to COVID-19 (or coronavirus) but are hesitant to visit the doctor, Lexington Medical Center is now offering e-visits.

Don't Delay Treatment During COVID-19

May 22, 2020, 9:37 AM by Lexington Medical Center
While concerns about catching the coronavirus during a trip to the doctor are understandable, it’s important not to delay medical attention for serious issues.

Lexington Medical Center and DHEC to Offer Free COVID-19 Testing

May 27, 2020, 1:02 PM by Lexington Medical Center
Lexington Medical Center and the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control are working together to provide free COVID-19 testing at White Knoll High School in Lexington County on Tuesday, June 2 from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Lexington Medical Center and DHEC Continue to Offer Free COVID-19 Testing

Jun 3, 2020, 9:07 AM by Lexington Medical Center
Lexington Medical Center and the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control are working together to provide free COVID-19 testing at Brookland Baptist Church, which is located at 1066 Sunset Boulevard in West Columbia, on Tuesday, June 16 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Free COVID-19 Screening in Pelion

Jun 26, 2020, 3:48 PM by Lexington Medical Center
At the request of Senators Katrina Shealy and Nikki Setzler, Lexington Medical Center and the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control are working together to provide free COVID-19 testing for residents of Pelion, Swansea and other nearby communities.

A Skin Routine During COVID-19

Jul 3, 2020, 11:55 AM by Lexington Medical Center
With so much hand washing and hand sanitizer during the COVID-19 pandemic, doctors are reporting seeing patients with dry skin.

Wear A Mask

Jul 9, 2020, 3:40 PM by Lexington Medical Center
COVID-19 cases are increasing in South Carolina. In addition to social distancing and hand hygiene, one of the best ways to stop the spread of the virus is to wear a mask.

Free COVID-19 Screening in Lexington, July 14

Jul 10, 2020, 9:44 AM by Lexington Medical Center
Lexington Medical Center and the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control are working together to provide free COVID-19 testing at Lexington High School, located at 2463 Augusta Highway in Lexington on Tuesday, July 14, 2020 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Free COVID-19 Screening in Lexington on Tuesday, July 28

Jul 27, 2020, 10:03 AM by Lexington Medical Center
At the request of Senator Katrina Shealy, Lexington Medical Center and the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control are working together to provide free COVID-19 testing at Willow Ridge Church, located at 104 Sycamore Tree Road in Lexington, on Tuesday, July 28, 2020 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Free COVID-19 Screening in Chapin on Saturday

Jul 20, 2020, 3:14 PM by Lexington Medical Center
Lexington Medical Center and the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control are working together to provide free COVID-19 testing at Chapin High School, located at 300 Columbia Avenue in Chapin on Saturday, July 25, 2020 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Copper Reduces Spread of Infection

Oct 14, 2020, 12:13 PM by Allison Sanford
Copper is a natural germ killer and can reduce the risk of infection, which has become more important than ever during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Alzheimer's Care During COVID-19

Nov 23, 2020, 10:32 AM by Allison Sanford
In recognition of Alzheimer's Awareness Month, Kim Carpenter shares the ways Carroll Campbell Place has helped residents and their family members navigate the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Ask the Doctor: How Can I Boost My Immune System?

Dec 9, 2020, 11:48 AM by Allison Sanford
As we move indoors during winter, infections from cold, flu, COVID-19 and other viruses rise. Why are some people more susceptible to infections than others, and what can you do to boost your immune system to and stay well?

COVID-19 Vaccinations for Community

Dec 18, 2020, 11:38 AM by Allison Sanford
The highly anticipated COVID-19 vaccine has arrived and many community members are interested in learning when the vaccine will be available to the public.

COVID Vaccine and Pregnancy

Feb 9, 2021, 2:06 PM by Allison Sanford
Many women are wondering if the COVID vaccine is safe for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding. Dr. Samantha Morton shares the answers with WLTX.

Caring for Your Mental Health

Jun 28, 2021, 1:19 PM by Allison Sanford
The percentage of Americans struggling with mental health issues is on the rise, and the stressors of the past year have left many of us depressed and anxious.

COVID-19 Surges at Lexington Medical Center

Aug 9, 2021, 2:41 PM by Allison Sanford
Lexington Medical Center has experienced a dramatic increase in hospitalizations in recent weeks. On August 4, WIS TV visited one of our COVID ICUs to understand the severity of illness seen in this surge.

New Mother Thankful She Had COVID Vaccine

Aug 18, 2021, 5:48 PM by Allison Sanford
After delivering a healthy baby, Hollie Harmon knows her decision to have the COVID-19 vaccine was the right one. She, along with maternal fetal medicine specialist Paul Browne, MD, sat down with WIS TV to discuss pregnancy, fertility and the vaccine.

LMC CEO Discusses Impact of COVID-19 Surge

Aug 26, 2021, 4:35 PM by Allison Sanford
On August 25, 2021, Lexington Medical Center President & CEO, Tod Augsburger, discussed the strain of the recent COVID-19 surge on the hospital and its employees with WIS TV's Mary Green.

COVID-19's Impact on Hospital Emergency Care

Aug 30, 2021, 4:16 PM by Allison Sanford
Patients seeking care in emergency departments can expect longer wait times due to the high number of COVID-19 cases. Clayton Carter, MD, an emergency medicine physician at Lexington Medical Center, sat down with WLTX to discuss the recent surge of COVID-19 and when people need to seek care.

COVID-19 Survivor Nicole Amick

Sep 10, 2021, 3:33 PM by Allison Sanford
Batesburg math teacher and volleyball coach Nicole Amick was undergoing fertility treatment so she put off getting vaccinated. Then, she got COVID-19.

Staying Safe in the Office During COVID-19

Sep 20, 2021, 10:31 AM by Allison Sanford
While the COVID-19 pandemic continues, many employees need to report to work. Wesley D. Boose, MD, MPH, of Lexington Medical Center Occupational Health, explains the best practices for keeping everyone safe at the office.

Nurse Shares Experience Caring for Pregnant Women with COVID-19

Sep 28, 2021, 1:35 PM by Allison Sanford
Brandi Ellisor, MSN, is the clinical coordinator for Lexington Medical Center's Labor & Delivery unit. She recently wrote about her experience caring for pregnant women with COVID-19. Her diary was part of a Post and Courier story about healthcare workers on the frontline of the COVID-19 surge.

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Disclaimer: This blog is intended for general understanding and education about Lexington Medical Center. Nothing on the blog should be considered or used as a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Blog visitors with personal health or medical questions should consult their health care provider.