Lexington Medical Center employees raise more than $142,000 for United Way of the Midlands

Lexington Medical Center Book Drive for United Way's Midlands Reading Consortium

Columbia, S.C. (November 7, 2018) – Employees of Lexington Medical Center completed its annual United Way campaign with an 11 percent increase over the prior year, raising more than $142,000.

“Lexington Medical Center is a tremendous community partner for us and for the Midlands in many ways,” said United Way President & CEO Sara Fawcett. “In addition to running an outstanding campaign, they support many of our programs, including WellPartners, our clinics that provide dental and eye care to those in need.”

Justin Harrington, director of Nutrition Services at Lexington Medical Center, led this year’s employee campaign at the hospital, which focused on United Way’s efforts to increase children’s literacy and access to volunteer reading tutors through the Midlands Reading Consortium (MRC).

“Lexington Medical Center is pleased to support the United Way each year,” said Barbara Willm, vice president of Community Relations and Development at Lexington Medical Center. “Our employees enjoy giving to organizations that enhance the health and well-being of people throughout our community.”

In addition to raising funds, employees collected hundreds of books for MRC through the book drive during their campaign.

Lexington Medical Center is a 438-bed hospital in West Columbia. It anchors a health care network that includes five community medical centers and employs a staff of more than 6,500 health care professionals. Learn more about the hospital at LexMed.com.

Thanks to local partners like Lexington Medical Center, United Way is leading the charge in improving quality of life in the Midlands by working to prevent homelessness, to provide affordable eye and dental care, and to prepare children to enter kindergarten ready to learn and graduate high school on time.

To learn more about United Way of the Midlands, visit www.uway.org.

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About United Way of the Midlands
United Way of the Midlands is the most collaborative, efficient and accountable model for investing in the improvement of the Midlands community. With nearly 70 Community Impact Partners, United Way works to identify and respond to the critical human service needs of Calhoun, Fairfield, Lexington, Newberry, Orangeburg and Richland counties. Funds are raised through workplace campaigns, grant writing and individual donations and are directed to fight for causes including childhood literacy, economic mobility and dental and eye care for those without resources. For more information, please visit www.uway.org.

About Lexington Medical Center
Lexington Medical Center is a 438-bed hospital in West Columbia, South Carolina. It anchors a health care network that includes five community medical centers and employs a staff of more than 6,500 health care professionals. The network also has cardiovascular and oncology care affiliated with Duke Health, an occupational health center, the largest skilled nursing facility in the Carolinas, an Alzheimer’s care center and approximately 60 physician practices. Lexington Medical Center operates one of the busiest Emergency departments in South Carolina, treating approximately 85,000 patients each year. The hospital delivers more than 3,500 babies each year and performs more than 23,000 surgeries. Lexington Medical Center is currently undergoing the largest hospital expansion in South Carolina history by creating a new patient tower that will open in 2019. Lexington Medical Center has a reputation for the highest quality care. For more information, visit LexMed.com.