West Columbia, SC – Lexington Medical Center was named one of the “Best Places to Work in South Carolina.” SC Biz News, in partnership with the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce and Best Companies Group, created this annual program, now in its 17th year.
This survey and awards program identifies, recognizes and honors the best employers in the state of South Carolina. Companies from across the state participated in the two-part survey process to determine the Best Places to Work in South Carolina. The first part evaluated each nominated company's workplace policies, practices, philosophy, systems and demographics. The second part measured employee experience with a robust survey for employees. The combined scores determined the top companies and the final ranking.
“Behind the outstanding services, comprehensive programs and state-of-the-art facilities that make up Lexington Medical Center’s network of care are the employees who combine their exemplary skills and talents to provide high-quality health services,” said Brian Smith, vice president of Human Resources at Lexington Medical Center. “This recognition is even more impressive when you think of the challenges we faced in the past two years with COVID-19. Our commitment to patient safety, care standards and experience, however, never wavered. Neither did our commitment to take care of each other.”
In addition to comprehensive benefits that start on day one of employment, Lexington Medical Center provides employees with free immunizations, annual health screenings and mammograms, and an on-site Employee Health Clinic. Its free, confidential employee assistance program is available to employees and their immediate family members for a variety of services, while its post-trauma resources and respite spaces at its facilities give employees a place to recharge and restore.
To support working parents, Lexington Medical Center offers on-site childcare at its main campus. This accredited center has extended weekday hours, low teacher-to-student ratios and a safe, nurturing environment for the children of Lexington Medical Center employees. Lexington Medical Center also provides internal training and professional development to all its employees. Tuition reimbursement, educational assistance, student loan forgiveness and nursing scholarship opportunities are a few ways the organization supports its employees in achieving their career goals.
Lexington Medical Center is a 557-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 7,800 health care professionals. The hospital was ranked best hospital in the Columbia Metro and #2 hospital in South Carolina by U.S. News & World Report and was named one of the “Best Places to Work in South Carolina” by SC Biz News, in partnership with the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce and Best Companies Group. Lexington Medical Cancer Center is an accredited Cancer Center of Excellence and has a clinical research and education affiliation with MUSC Hollings Cancer Center. 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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