Making Room for Tomorrow
Lexington Medical Center will meet the health care needs of its community for years to come with the largest hospital expansion in the state’s history. The new 545,000-sq-ft patient care tower will make Lexington Medical Center the most modern, state-of-the-art hospital in the state.
The 10-story tower will initially add 71 inpatient beds to the hospital’s main campus in West Columbia with the ability to accommodate more patients in the future. From more inpatient rooms and surgical suites to expanded Mother/Baby and Labor and Delivery units, Lexington Medical Center’s clinical expansion reflects the hospital’s commitment to combining advanced technology and comprehensive services with the highest quality care.
Welcoming more than 3,700 babies each year, Lexington Medical Center is consistently recognized as one of the best maternity hospitals in South Carolina. With the new Special Care Nursery, Lexington Medical Center’s tiniest patients will have private rooms, which will provide more bonding opportunities for mothers and their babies, lead to better outcomes for babies’ growth and lower infection rates.
State-of-the-Art Surgical Suites
Lexington Medical Center’s clinical expansion will add eight operating rooms for a total of 42 operating rooms across the hospital’s network, and an expanded surgical recovery area. Not only does the hospital operate the second busiest emergency department in the state, it is one of the busiest surgical hospitals in South Carolina, performing more than 19,000 surgeries last year.
Patient Care Units
Six floors of the new tower will accommodate medical, critical care and surgical patients. Lexington Medical Center inpatient rooms are designed for patient and family satisfaction, and to enhance safety and quality of care. Amenities will include free wireless Internet access, cable television, room service, and comfortable seating and accommodations for visitors.
To maintain a cohesive medical campus that is both convenient and accessible, patients, visitors and staff will benefit from seamless connectivity between Lexington Medical Center’s new tower and the hospital’s North Tower. A new parking garage will add more than 950 parking spaces to the hospital’s campus, and a central energy plant will meet the service needs of the new tower. The three-year project will also include the expansion and addition of support spaces, such as a physician on-call area, pharmacy, indoor and outdoor dining options, and an education conference center for employees and community members.
Importantly, Lexington Medical Center’s expansion project will guide the growth and development of the hospital and its network of care as it continues to fulfill its mission — to provide quality health services that meet the needs of the community.