Lexington and the surrounding areas are extremely fortunate to have a world-class healthcare system in Lexington Medical Center. Much more than a hospital, LMC has grown over the years into a community healthcare hub, providing the latest in treatment and care, support, health education, and specialized programs, providing peace of mind, dignity and hope to residents who need it most.
Lexington County Hospital opened in 1971 and immediately began providing quality health services and creating satellite facilities. The hospital was later re-named Lexington Medical Center, as it continued to expand into small towns around Lexington County, and in 2001 the modern medical complex that is the Lexington Medical Center Main Campus was opened. Now, LMC houses 428 beds and anchors a healthcare network of over 600 physicians, 70+ medical practices, six urgent care centers, an occupational health center, the largest extended care facility in the Carolinas, all while operating the busiest ER in the state.
LMC is a leader in community-based healthcare, but their contributions encompass much more than treatment. LMC has, throughout its history, provided education to the public, convenient outpatient services, locations for long-term and Alzheimer’s care, support groups, and a career awareness program for high schoolers looking to go into the healthcare field. Cutting-edge techniques and technology are applied in areas like the Primary Stroke Center and Bariatric Center of Excellence, LMC’s nationally-certified heart and cancer programs, and more. The Lexington Medical Center Foundation is in the midst of a three-year, $3 million campaign to bring 3-D mammography to every patient, including by way of its mobile mammography van. LMC also currently employs more than 6,000 people in and around Columbia – a boon to the local labor force.
The Pleasant Springs home community is located near I-20 off Rawl Road in Lexington. Being so close to this innovative leader of community medicine is definitely one draw to living there. “Tight-knit communities like Lexington deserve nothing short of the best healthcare available, and Lexington Medical Center provides that and so much more to this region.” – Wade McGuinn, CEO of McGuinn Hybrid Homes