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Living Full Throttle: Double Hip Replacement Returns Shoandra Fagg to the Life She Loves

SEPTEMBER 2018


CONTENTS COVER STORY

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Living Full Throttle: Double Hip Replacement Returns Shoandra Fagg to the Life She Loves FEATURE STORIES

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Professional Expertise and Trust: Unlocking the Mystery of Infertility Aortic Dissection: A Silent Threat from High Blood Pressure

MESSAGE FROM THE LEXINGTON MEDICAL CENTER FOUNDATION

I’m happy to share another issue of Health and Hope. We’re pleased to keep you informed about the many ways the Lexington Medical Center Foundation provides hope to our community. Inside This Issue You’ll enjoy meeting the patients featured in this issue of the magazine. Shoandra Fagg, who lives in Gilbert, S.C., had not one, but two hip replacements and is once again enjoying her active life on the lake. James Lybrand of Lexington defied the odds and survived a life-threatening aortic dissection. And Melanie Dombroski, mother of three, is grateful for the diagnosis she received from Lexington Women’s Care that solved her infertility.

McDaniels Golf Classic and Gala a Tremendous Success

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Barbara Willm Vice President Development and Community Relations Amy Lanier Executive Director Kate Mayer Senior Major Gifts Officer Beth Wingard Senior Major Gifts Officer Thomas Tafel Community Outreach Manager Lauren Peebles Annual Gifts Officer Autumn Baldwin Donor Coordinator Patti Williams Executive Assistant Holli Young Administrative Assistant —————————————————— Health and Hope magazine is a publication of the Lexington Medical Center Foundation. Its purpose is to educate readers about Lexington Medical Center and its services, and the ways in which the Foundation supports the mission of the hospital.

The McDaniels Golf Classic and Gala raised a record-breaking $507,370 this spring. Through the superior leadership of Bill McDaniels and Suzanne Pucci, the event raised more funds than any other activity in Foundation history. I can’t thank these two individuals enough. Their efforts, along with other generous support, helped us raise more than $2 million toward our $3 million goal for the Foundation’s Campaign for Clarity. The Campaign for Clarity fundraiser aims to provide 3-D mammography throughout Lexington Medical Center’s network of care.

Hulon Society and Lifetime Giving Society Recognized The Foundation recently recognized two very special groups of donors at a dinner celebration in May. Hulon Society members are individuals who have made a planned gift commitment of $25,000 or more to the Foundation. Lifetime Giving Society members are individuals who have contributed more than $50,000 to the Foundation since its establishment. We are grateful for these two groups of supporters who have such a heart for philanthropy and Lexington Medical Center.

Employee Campaign Raises Record Amount In more record-breaking news, the hospital’s annual employee fundraising campaign raised more than $847,000 — the largest total since the campaign’s inception 25 years ago. This five-week campaign offers employees at the hospital the opportunity to support the Foundation’s many programs and services.

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If You’d Like to Help… These programs and initiatives are just some of the many SINCE 2013 ways the Foundation supports the mission of Lexington Medical Center. If you’d like to learn more about how you can support the Foundation, please call us at (803) 791-2540 or send an email to LMCFoundation@lexhealth.org. You can also visit our website at LMCFoundation.com. Thank you for your generosity and for helping us provide hope for the future.

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McDaniels Golf Classic and Gala Raise More Than $500K for 3-D Mammography The McDaniels Golf Classic and Gala held in March raised $507,370 for Lexington Medical Center’s Campaign for Clarity, which aims to expand 3-D mammography throughout the hospital’s network of care. This total is the highest amount raised in the event’s 26-year history. “We are so proud that this event helps us make 3-D mammography a priority for all patients at Lexington Medical Center,” said Barbara Willm, vice president of Development and Community Relations. “This technology is already having a significant impact on the health of our community.” The two-day event on March 29 and 30 included a gala at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center and a golf tournament at the Fort Jackson Golf Club. More than 600 people attended the gala, and more than 250 golfers participated in the golf tournament. Both events sold out. “3-D mammography detects breast cancer earlier and easier,” said Suzanne Pucci,

president of Stanley Steemer of the Midlands and chair of the event. “Our ultimate goal is to save lives.” The gala featured live and silent auctions, music by The Root Doctors and catering by Blue Marlin. Live auction items at the gala included a Live PD ride-along and an original oil painting by fine artist Michael Story. Silent auction items included Hootie and the Blowfish Monday After the Masters tickets with VIP access; four tickets to see the Eagles; a Seabrook Island

golf weekend; and a driving experience at the Porsche® Experience Center in Atlanta. “We’re making a difference fighting this dreadful disease,” said Bill McDaniels, president, owner and founder of McDaniels Automotive Group. “The impact is right here in our community with a local hospital.” MORE THAN $2 MILLION RAISED TO DATE

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his year, 3,200 employees donated more than $847,000 to the Lexington Medical Center Foundation’s Universal Employee Fund. This donation represents the largest amount ever contributed to the Foundation’s annual fund drive. Each year, hospital employees have the opportunity to support the Foundation during a five-week campaign organized by volunteer team leaders throughout the organization. With these funds, the hospital’s Foundation can provide much-needed services and programs that provide hope and enhance patient care for the community. Since its inception 25 years ago, the hospital’s annual employee giving campaign has exceeded $8 million in donations.

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Living Full Throttle:

Double Hip Replacement Returns Shoandra Fagg to the Life She Loves Shoandra “Sho” Fagg glides among the tables in Lake Murray Resort and Marina’s three restaurants, greeting guests and chatting with members. Later, she may take potential members on a tour, powwow with new employees or check the books — whatever it takes to keep the operation shipshape. It’s an on-your-feet-all-

a Lexington Medical Center physician practice. “The most common age range for hip replacement is

morning, “I would be in

55 to 65, when people often

day kind of job, which is

35 years, Hans, live on the

excruciating pain again,” she

start having hip problems,”

remarkable considering Sho

lake in Gilbert, S.C., and love

said. “I was in pain sitting,

said Dr. Beard. “That age has

could hardly walk a year ago.

the outdoor life — boating,

standing, whatever. Finally,

gotten lower over time as

Today, just a few months after

kayaking, camping and

one evening, my massage

we’ve been able to improve

having two hip replacement

bicycling. When the pain

therapist told me, ‘I may be

the technology to do hip

surgeries, she’s moving at her

started to cramp their active

hurting you by massaging

replacement surgery and get

preferred pace — fullthrottle

lifestyle, she sought help from

you. You need to go to an

people back to what younger

and pain-free.

a chiropractor. Then she tried

orthopaedic surgeon.’”

people do — work, athletics

“A year before I had my

acupuncture. Sho finally

That took Sho by surprise.

or whatever they want to

surgery, I started having really

settled on a weekly massage

At 58, she thought she

do.” Better artificial joints

major hip pain and difficulty

to ease the pain.

was too young to need hip

and new materials mean hip

replacement surgery.

replacements now last 20

walking. The last six months,

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Sho and her husband of

with Lexington Orthopaedics,

The massages loosened

Sho made an appointment

I could hardly walk. I had

her hip stiffness and made

to sit a lot at work and ask

walking tolerable right

right away with Randy Beard,

need to put off surgery when

people to get things for me.”

afterward, but by the next

MD, an orthopaedic surgeon

pain impedes daily life.

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years or more, so there’s no

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— is the most common form, and we think it is closely tied

the second.”

“I had a list of questions,

Sho’s first surgery and

like when can I do this and

to genetic predisposition.

recovery period in October

when can I do that. He

Some people never get it,

2017 went smoothly. She took

listened to everything, then

while others develop it in

the recommended five weeks

he just said, ‘Go live your

their 30s and 40s. It can affect

off work and completed four

life, and let me worry about

any joint, and it can lead to

weeks of physical therapy.

all that.’ Once he said that, I

cartilage damage over time.

“The way my hips were

knew I could quit worrying.

before, I was swinging my legs

I’m living my life.”

“That’s the story of when to do surgery: When the pain

out to walk. They had to teach

of arthritis is limiting your

me how to walk properly all

replacements are second only

daily activities, and you find

over again,” she said.

to cataract surgery for their

yourself not doing things you

It was clear that the

Beard says hip

profound, positive impact on

enjoy because of hip pain,

pain from her other hip was

people’s lives. Sho agrees that

then it may be time. And Sho

holding her back. So her

her quality of life changed

was certainly to that point,”

second hip replacement took

dramatically. “My employees

he added.

place February 16, 2018.

told me they had to do a

Sho needed surgery to replace both hips, not just

“I had my second surgery on Friday, they released me

double take. Before, they were having to help me, saying ‘let

“I am pain-free, not taking any medicine. I’m kayaking and riding my bicycle.”

—Shoandra Fagg

one. “Hans went with me

on Saturday, and Monday

me get this for you,’ and now

Sho was ready for hip

to see Dr. Beard. He told us

I was back working — not

I’m just buzzing around. They

replacement. “Her arthritis

where I have no cartilage

full-time, but some,” Sho said.

can’t believe it.

was a day-to-day struggle that

between the bones, the bones

Although most patients use

affected every aspect of her

were wearing. I had a lot

a walker to get around after

any medicine. I’m kayaking

life,” he said. “Osteoarthritis

of arthritis, and I had bone

surgery, Sho set hers aside

and riding my bicycle. We

— or wear-and-tear arthritis

spurs. It was all a major

immediately and transitioned

spent today on the boat, and

directly to a cane.

I just met with my personal

Beard confirmed that

“Hip replacements are second only to cataract surgery for their profound, positive impact on people’s lives.” —Randy Beard, MD

“At the end of the first

to the gym,” she said. “I am so

me, ‘How long are you going

thankful and grateful to Dr.

to drag that cane around?

Beard. He changed my life —

You’re not using it, you’re just

I got my life back.”

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shock. I’d never been in the

wasn’t even leaning on the

hospital before, and I was

cane. When you have hip

really scared to death.”

surgery and you’re trying to

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Although replacing both

get up, you need a good hip

hips is possible, it’s usually

to support you. But with the

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not recommended, Dr. Beard

first surgery, I still had that

said. “We’ve learned that

bad hip that I was trying to

the medical risks, as well as

use to help stand up. Now, I

recovery, can be challenges.

had two good hips, so I didn’t

So I treat each hip as an

need anything else.”

individual joint. We do the

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trainer to get back into going

week, my husband asked

carrying it.’ He was right — I

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“I am pain-free, not taking

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Sho still had many

first one and recover, and

questions, but Dr. Beard took

then we determine when the

the time to listen and address

appropriate time would be for

all her fears.

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Professional Expertise and Trust: Unlocking the Mystery of Infertility Derek and Melanie Dombroski always dreamed of having a big family. They started trying immediately after their wedding.

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hen Melanie didn’t conceive within several months, she consulted her Nashville OB/GYN, who prescribed medicine for an underactive thyroid — a common cause of infertility. Melanie, who

worked in medical device sales and called on OB/GYN specialists at hospitals and physician practices every day, was hopeful her doctor, friend and colleague had accurately diagnosed the problem. But Melanie didn’t conceive. Months later, the Dombroskis relocated to Lexington. After more than a year of trying to have a baby, Melanie was subconsciously evaluating each OB/GYN she met on the job in the Lexington Medical Center operating room. That’s when she first met James E. Estes, MD, FACOG, an OB/GYN with Lexington Women’s Care, a Lexington Medical Center physician practice. “The way Dr. Estes treated his patients made a big impression on me,” Melanie said. “I went home and told my husband the day I met him, ‘I just worked with the man who is going to become my obstetrician.’” Infertility — the inability to become pregnant after a year of trying — is fairly common. It affects about 15 percent of couples. Infertility is complex to diagnose because so many different factors — sometimes more than one — may be barriers to conceiving. About a third of the time, it’s a physical factor that can be traced to the woman; another third of the time, it can be tied to the man. Sometimes, it’s associated with both partners — and sometimes, no cause can be found. The mystery of infertility itself can cause anxiety and depression. “When someone is at that point — they’ve been trying for that long and can’t get pregnant — they’re scared to death they won’t ever conceive,” said Dr. Estes. “Understanding what their fears are, what their goals are and what they tried to do

Melanie Dombroski with her children

before (that hasn’t worked) is critical.”

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recalled. “I left feeling a

if you’re ovulating and

patient, he had already reviewed her

little frustrated because

everything is working

medical record and had an idea of what

he didn’t put me on the

normally, so Melanie was

the problem might be.

fertility medication I

just incredibly fortunate.

wanted. I felt like we had

I can’t take credit for that;

waited long enough.”

it’s just how it works.”

When Melanie visited Dr. Estes as a

“The most common cause for infertility is not ovulating, but there are so many things that cause you not

Instead, Dr. Estes

to ovulate, and if you don’t correct that

prescribed a medicine

issue, you won’t conceive,” he said.

commonly used for

Dr. Estes ordered lab tests and did an

diabetes patients to

ultrasound so he could assess the health

regulate how the body

of Melanie’s ovaries. He told her the

reacts to insulin, the

problem definitely was not with her

hormone that manages

thyroid. Instead, he believed it was

blood sugar. It’s often

polycystic ovary syndrome, or PCOS, a

used to treat PCOS, too.

hormonal condition that can affect a woman’s ability to have a child. Some women with PCOS produce

But Melanie believes Dr. Estes played a bigger James E. Estes, MD, FACOG

role by establishing trust and setting expectations. “He doesn’t try to sugarcoat things,” she

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said. “He was realistic about my expectations, and so thorough — he did

all his homework with us. It’s so easy to

The treatment worked for Melanie — and fast. She became pregnant

categorize everyone as the same, and

within a month.

that’s something he did not do.”

an abundance of male hormones — androgens — that can cause acne and extra facial hair growth. And they’re often overweight because the body

“Finding that right doctor is so important. You just have to click with your physician.” —Melanie Dombroski

doesn’t manage blood sugar the way it should. Melanie didn’t have either of

“I was so excited, I texted him to tell

Dr. Estes agrees that positive

him I was pregnant,” she said. “I just

communication and trust is essential,

“She didn’t look like your classic

couldn’t believe it.” When Melanie texted

especially when treating something

polycystic ovary syndrome patient,”

him with the good news, he immediately

as emotionally loaded as infertility. “I

Dr. Estes said. “I think that when other

prescribed progesterone, too, because

don’t think you can underestimate the

people treated her, they just didn’t think

Melanie’s initial lab results indicated

relationship between the patient and

that particular medical condition was

her body was not producing enough of

provider,” he said. “If the patient doesn’t

causing the infertility.”

this important hormone for a baby’s

have a high level of comfort or trust, I

development after conception.

think anxiety can take over and rule the

these symptoms.

But Melanie had long suffered with irregular, painful periods — an indicator

whole process.”

“I am so glad he didn’t listen to me

Melanie is grateful for the care she

PCOS might be the problem. “I exercise

and didn’t put me on fertility drugs,

and eat a very healthy diet, yet I would

because if I had been on the drugs and

received not only to conceive, but also

still have trouble staying fit,” she said.

then became pregnant, he wouldn’t

to carry three difficult pregnancies to

“I should have been thin as a rail, but

have had accurate blood panels and

term. She and Derek even named their

doctors told me my metabolism was just

discovered my progesterone was so low,”

second child, Milly James, in honor of her

slow. I would eat a healthy meal and

she said.

then I would crash. Dr. Estes was the first

Dr. Estes wants

doctor to put all the pieces together and

patients to understand

know exactly what it meant.”

that Melanie’s rapid

Melanie had come to her appointment ready to start fertility treatment with

success is not the norm. “We just got lucky,”

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favorite OB/GYN. “I know him better now, but I was just a new patient when he helped me the most. He is extremely professional

medication. But Dr. Estes wanted to test

he laughed. “She

his diagnosis first. “If it looks like a

responded incredibly

person isn’t ovulating, I try to look at

well to the medication

other things and don’t try to do anything

and immediately

doctor is so important,”

invasive until we’ve gotten a little farther

started ovulating.

she said. “You just

down the road.”

You have a 20 percent

have to click with your

chance every cycle of

physician.”

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becoming pregnant

and sensitive to every patient. “Finding that right

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James Lybrand and Evan Bukowinski, exercise physiologist

Aortic Dissection:

A Silent Threat from High Blood Pressure James Lybrand was cooking spaghetti for supper last October when he suddenly felt the worst pain of his life.

“I

felt like something was tearing

usually very sick. And it’s a technically

open and ripping apart in my

challenging, time-sensitive process that

chest,” he said. The 57-year-old

is highly variable in each patient.

banker from Lexington asked his wife Melinda to call an ambulance. James was experiencing an aortic

AORTIC DISSECTION

Statistics show that more than half of patients who suffer an aortic dissection will not survive. High blood

dissection. That’s when the aorta, the

pressure, clogged arteries and connective

major blood vessel that comes out of the

tissue disorders are risk factors for

heart and delivers blood to the rest of the

aortic dissection.

body, tears. Blood flow to vital organs

According to clinicians, chronic

becomes impaired. And the situation

uncontrolled high blood pressure was

may require emergency open heart

the culprit in James’ case. Over time, high

surgery for survival.

blood pressure can weaken the walls of

Aorta

High blood pressure is a very serious problem because it affects every single part of your body. Inside the Lexington Medical Center Emergency department, James was

arteries and blood vessels. High blood pressure is a very serious

examined and prepped for surgery.

problem because it affects every single

Surgery for an aortic dissection

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part of the body. And unlike other

is a prime example of life-saving,

medical conditions, it’s silent and

emergency open heart surgery. It’s a

symptoms do not surface until the

difficult procedure because patients are

damage is done.

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James was brought to Lexington

Doctors feel James’ long-term

they go away. Survival is always better

Medical Center’s cardiovascular surgery

prognosis is excellent. It will be

operating room late in the evening.

important to monitor his blood pressure

Surgery to repair the dissection

and survey his aorta to check for changes

importance of regular checkups and

continued overnight into the next

in the future.

taking blood pressure medicine every

morning while his family waited, worried and prayed. “Before surgery, the doctor told us

with prompt medical treatment.

Looking back, James wonders if he missed signs something was wrong. Three weeks

there wasn’t a lot of hope,” Melinda

before his aortic dissection,

said. “My husband told me, ‘I sure hope

he experienced what he

I get to live and see my grandchildren

thought was a major case

grow up.’”

of heartburn. He wonders

James wants others to realize the

day if needed. And if something

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doesn’t feel right, don’t take it lightly. “It’s overwhelming

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to know you had a small

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you’re given — by the

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chance to live; and then

if it could have been the

grace of God — your life

despite the odds, James survived. He

beginning of the tear in his

back. I’m walking and

spent one week in the intensive care unit

aorta — and if he should

talking. And I’m working

at Lexington Medical Center and another

have contacted his doctor.

to figure out what my next

Their prayers were answered. And

two weeks in the hospital.

Experts stress that people shouldn’t ignore

A Medical Miracle In addition to describing the events he can recall from the Emergency

symptoms and hope that

‘project’ will be.”

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department that night, James also shared something that confirmed his faith. “I was in and out of consciousness. While I was asleep, I saw moments from my childhood — things I haven’t remembered in years,” he said. “I also saw a light and heard a loud voice say, ‘You’ve got a project to do.’” The hospital staff wasn’t sure if surgery was an option at first because James kept losing consciousness. In fact, the family’s pastor was there and relatives were prepared for the possibility that James would not survive. They waited and prayed. That’s when James suddenly woke up and started talking — so the surgery was able to proceed. And, miraculously, he survived.

Recovery As part of his recovery, James participated in Lexington Medical Center’s cardiac rehabilitation program in Lexington. Exercise physiologist Evan Bukowinski worked with him several times a week. “We built up his endurance and worked on his ability to safely exercise on his own,” Evan said. “We hope he took what he learned here back home.” LMCFoundation.com

Q&A

WHY IS HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE DANGEROUS? Elevated blood pressure over time impacts a person’s entire cardiovascular system. That’s because high blood pressure injures the lining of the blood vessels, causing plaque to build up inside. This condition is commonly known as “hardening of the arteries” or atherosclerosis. WHAT OTHER PROBLEMS CAN HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE CAUSE? High blood pressure not only contributes to problems such as aortic dissection (a tear in the heart’s major blood vessel), it can also lead to stroke and carotid stenosis (a blocked artery in the neck). In addition, high blood pressure can lead to loss of limbs, cause thoracic and abdominal aortic aneurysms to enlarge and cause kidney failure.

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WHY IS TAKING HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE MEDICATION SO IMPORTANT? Taking your blood pressure medications as prescribed will help keep your blood pressure under control and prevent complications. HOW HAS TREATMENT OF AORTIC DISSECTIONS CHANGED OVER THE YEARS? Traditionally, many aortic dissections were managed medically, which required patients to maintain good control of their blood pressure. While managing blood pressure is still critical, newer guidelines have become more aggressive and now call for intervention sooner rather than waiting. Minimally invasive techniques used now are lower risk than previous open procedures. Minimally invasive technology for repairing aortic dissection and thoracic and abdominal aortic aneurysms has been available at Lexington Medical Center since 1997. These advanced techniques offer less risk than previous open procedures and allow us to treat these conditions earlier. They also prevent the long-term complications that may potentially develop with medical treatment alone.

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Becky’s Place Gets Facelift Becky’s Place, a hospital boutique that helps women with cancer look their best, just got a makeover of its own.

Place, is excited about the updated look

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to stop by and visit. The boutique is

of the boutique and encourages women

generous gift to the Lexington

Place offers breast prosthetics and

located in Lexington Medical Park 1 on

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fittings, bras, camisoles, swimsuits, hair

the hospital’s West Columbia campus.

the hospital’s Volunteer

Auxiliary helped update the store’s interior. The boutique now boasts more

alternatives, non-metallic deodorants and skin care products. Angie Rounds, manager of Becky’s

“Our specially trained staff provides one-on-one assistance to help women look and feel their best,” Angie said.

attractive shopping space, fitting rooms and office space. “The Auxiliary’s donation allowed the Foundation to make Becky’s Place more beautiful,” said Amy Lanier, executive director of the hospital’s Foundation. “New wall coverings, vinyl plank flooring, lighting and updated furnishings in the main area and fitting rooms create a more attractive and welcoming environment.” Becky’s Place caters to women who are undergoing cancer treatment or who have completed treatment. Becky’s 8

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“Our specially trained staff provides one-onone assistance to help women look and feel their best.” “We have certified fitters who can help evaluate and fit women with external breast prostheses, bras, wigs and other apparel. We offer personal, caring service and want to help every woman feel beautiful.” Becky’s Place is named in memory of Becky Johnson, a former hospital volunteer and Foundation board member who passed away in 1998 after battling ovarian cancer.

Did You Know? Special donations from Mid-Carolina Electric Cooperative’s Women Involved in Rural Electrification (WIRE) help purchase wigs for cancer patients at Lexington Medical Center. Since 2000, this group has donated more than $140,000 to the Foundation to purchase more than 800 wigs for women undergoing cancer treatment at the hospital.

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OCTOBER 16, 2018 • 5:00 TO 9:00 P.M. COLUMBIA METROPOLITAN CONVENTION CENTER This year’s program highlights wellness as a part of cancer recovery with an uplifting testimony from LMC patient and cancer survivor Ariella Hughes.

Proceeds from the event benefit the Campaign for Clarity through the Crystal Smith Breast Cancer Fund.

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The event also includes the Cancer Survivors Fashion Show, a health and wellness exhibit, and silent auction. Proceeds benefit the Campaign for Clarity through the Crystal Smith Breast Cancer Fund. Tickets are on sale now at LMCFoundation.com.

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This magazine is intended for general understanding and education about the Lexington Medical Center Foundation and its initiatives. Nothing in this magazine should be considered or used as a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Readers with personal health or medical questions should consult their health care provider. The Lexington Medical Center Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization (Tax ID number 57-0906045). Our goal is to stimulate and receive charitable gifts, which help ensure that high-value, quality health services and patient-centered care are available for the people of the Midlands.

Making Room for Tomorrow

When a community grows, its hospital should too. And that’s just what we’re doing. Lexington Medical Center is nearing completion on the largest hospital expansion project in South Carolina history. Our new 10-story patient tower will allow us to take better care of patients, including the tiniest infants who need special attention. The addition will also help us make room for the growing number of patients who need surgery and intensive care. At Lexington Medical Center, our mission to serve our community never wavers. We’re here when you need us today. And we’ll be there when you need us tomorrow.

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