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Lexington Medical Center Wins Pink Glove Dance Video Competition!
Posted by: Jennifer Wilson, Public Relations Manager | November 01, 2011
West Columbia, S.C. – With more than 60,000 votes from around the world, Lexington Medical Center has won the first national Pink Glove Dance video competition sponsored by Medline Industries, Inc, manufacturer of pink gloves!
“The Pink Glove Dance video competition gave Lexington Medical Center an incredible opportunity to showcase the level of passion that our employees have for breast cancer awareness, our community and for each other,” said Barbara Willm, vice president of Community Relations at Lexington Medical Center. “This was truly a team effort and we could not be more proud of our staff for their commitment.”
Hundreds of Lexington Medical Center employees, including several breast cancer survivors, gathered on our hospital campus to dance in the video wearing pink gloves and carrying pink glow sticks in a routine choreographed to the Katy Perry song “Firework.”
You can watch the video by going to: http://pinkglovedance.com/competition/entry-39
Lexington Medical Center was one of more than 135 hospitals, nursing homes, schools and other organizations across the United States and Canada that entered a video in this creative contest sponsored by Medline, designed to educate our community about breast cancer and inspire patients and survivors.
“Congratulations to the staff at Lexington Medical Center for honoring the hundreds of thousands of women who are diagnosed with breast cancer each year,” said Sue MacInnes, Medline’s chief marketing officer. “The passion and energy the staff at Lexington Medical Center displayed is infectious and inspiring. They, along with all of the competitors, are helping to make Medline’s Pink Glove Dance a ‘movement’ in every sense of the word.”
When voting ended on October 21st, 2011, Lexington Medical Center’s video had received more than 60,000 votes and approximately 120,000 You Tube views. Lexington Medical Center was the only hospital in South Carolina in the competition. Since then, Lexington Medical Center’s video and employees have been featured in news coverage including ABC World News Tonight and Fox & Friends on the FOX news network.
“Lexington Medical Center is overjoyed to be the winner of Medline’s Pink Glove Dance contest,” said Mark Shelley, director of Marketing and Public Relations at Lexington Medical Center. “The enthusiasm of our employees in the video exemplifies the excellent care provided at our hospital. We hope it made South Carolinians proud and showed the world what a great place Lexington Medical Center is.”
The original Pink Glove Dance video premiered in 2009 in Portland, Oregon with hospital workers wearing pink gloves and dancing in support of breast cancer awareness. Medline, a company that manufactures pink gloves, filmed it. That video received more than 13 million You Tube views and spawned hundreds of pink glove dance videos across the country. Additionally, the dance has been featured on national television news programs. The response to the videos from health care workers, cancer survivors and family members around the world has been overwhelming and heartwarming.
In this year’s contest, the second place finisher was Highland Hospital in Rochester, New York. Victoria Hospital – Prince Albert Parkland Health Region in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, Canada took third place.
Lexington Medical Center, in West Columbia, S.C., anchors a county-wide health care network that includes six community medical centers throughout Lexington County and employs a staff of 5,200 health care professionals. The network also includes the largest extended care facility in the Carolinas, two occupational health centers and more than 40 physician practices. At its heart is the 414-bed state-of-the-art Lexington Medical Center, with a reputation for the highest quality care. Lexington Medical Center won "Best Hospital" by readers of The State for ten years in a row, "Best Hospital" by readers of the Free Times, "Best Place to Have a Baby" by readers of Palmetto Parent, the "Consumer Choice Award" from the National Research Corporation and the prestigious "Summit Award" from Press Ganey.