Michael Bundy, Chief Executive Officer for PRISMA’s Parkridge and Baptist locations, spoke on October 8 to the Optimist Club of St. Andrews-Irmo.  In his position Bundy monitors the performance at his two assigned hospitals on a daily – sometimes hourly – basis. Obviously, along with all the other medical situationsContinue Reading

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;Continue Reading

The Lexington Medical Center Foundation is celebrating breast cancer survivors and the people who support them throughout the month of October with a campaign called “Circle of Care.” Community members can make donations to programs that support breast cancer survivors throughout the Midlands as well as honor survivors, caregivers andContinue Reading

More than just an evening of fundraising, Leeza Gibbons’ Dare2Care charity event on November 11th, is a challenge to find ways to connect and care in our community. This year’s theme is “Find Your Rhythm”, and features musical performances, a live auction, dinner, and an open bar. All proceeds willContinue Reading

In response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Lexington Medical Center is once again updating its visitation policies. These new changes are effective Monday, October 4, 2021. Emergency Department/Urgent Care CentersOne visitor is allowed to accompany a non-COVID-19 patient being treated in the Emergency department. If the lobby reaches capacity, visitorsContinue Reading

Jenna Dent joins as the newest member of the Elite Personal Training Team. Jenna graduated from the University of South Carolina and majored in elementary education. After 5 years of teaching, she decided to turn her passion for health and wellness into a new career. Her fitness journey began inContinue Reading

In October, Prisma Health will launch its annual Midlands community free flu vaccination campaign as part of its system-wide effort to offer protection from the highly contagious virus. Protect your family with free flu shots available at sites in Richland, Lexington and Sumter counties. The flu shot is available forContinue Reading

Lexington Medical Center is administering COVID-19 boosters to eligible individuals at its vaccination clinic located at Brookland Baptist Church in West Columbia.   The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control have approved booster doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for specific groupsContinue Reading

Part 2—Preparing to See Your Doctor By Mike DuBose and Surb Guram, MD Experts have differing opinions on how often you should see your primary doctor, especially when you are well and symptom-free. We recommend one annual wellness exam with blood analysis, preferably by an internist. Separate visits to theContinue Reading

By Mike DuBose and Surb Guram, MD At your last doctor’s appointment, you likely spent about a fourth of the time actually speaking with your physician and the rest sitting in the waiting room and filling out paperwork, according to Harvard Medical School. With lowered profits due to changes inContinue Reading

What the CDC is Not Telling Us By Mike DuBose I didn’t plan to write about COVID-19 again. But, then Columbia native and former neighbor, Dr. Cary Washington, became infected with the coronavirus and died, 30 days after being fully inoculated. WIS-TV and USA Today featured his unexpected death questioning:Continue Reading