Lexington Medical Center Awards $1,200,000 to Community Organizations

West Columbia, S.C. – Lexington Medical Center is pleased to announce it has awarded $1,200,000 to organizations in the Midlands that enhance the health and well-being of community members.

Lexington Medical Center’s Community Outreach Committee and the Lexington Medical Center Foundation award the grants. This year’s grants went to the Free Medical Clinic; Welvista; United Way – Dental Clinic; United Way – Vision Clinic; Pathways To Healing (formerly Sexual Trauma Services of the Midlands); Sistercare, Inc.; Burn Foundation of America; Midlands Housing Alliance – Transitions; Harvest Hope Food Bank; LRADAC Foundation – Maternal Outreach Management Services; Eau Claire Cooperative Health Centers, Inc.; Dickerson Children’s Advocacy Center; Nancy K. Perry Children’s Shelter; MedNeed of SC; MIRCI; Good Samaritan Clinic; Palmetto Place; Homeless No More; American Red Cross and Northwest Family YMCA.

“Lexington Medical Center is pleased to award grants that address community health care needs, provide quality health services that meet the needs of the community and bridge health care gaps,” said Thomas Tafel, Community Outreach manager at Lexington Medical Center.

Giving criteria for Lexington Medical Center prioritizes organizations serving the local community’s health needs, increasing access to health care services for underserved populations, improving education about and prevention of health problems resulting from social and environmental issues, demonstrating collaboration with existing health care initiatives, improving access to health care and support services for vulnerable and at-risk populations, and improving the capacity of safety net services and providers.

About Lexington Medical Center

Lexington Medical Center is a 557-bed hospital in West Columbia, South Carolina. It anchors a health care network that includes three community medical centers and employs a staff of more than 7,800 health care professionals. The network includes a cardiovascular program recognized by the American College of Cardiology as South Carolina’s first HeartCARE Center. The network also has an occupational health center, the largest skilled nursing facility in the Carolinas, an Alzheimer’s care center and 70 physician practices. Lexington Medical Center operates one of the busiest Emergency departments in South Carolina, treating nearly 100,000 patients each year. The hospital delivers more than 4,000 babies each year and performs more than 25,000 surgeries.

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