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Lexington Medical Center to Host Groundbreaking for New Medical Office Complex on June 28th at 10:00 a.m.
Posted by: Stephanie Givens, Public Relations Coordinator | June 05, 2013
West Columbia, SC – Please join Lexington Medical Center at a groundbreaking ceremony for Lexington Medical Park - Otarre Pointe, a new medical office complex located in the Congaree area, across the street from the SCANA corporate campus on the 12th Street Extension in Cayce. Lexington Medical Park - Otarre Pointe will be the latest neighbor in the area, a growing corridor of economic potential and business development that includes SCANA, Amazon.com, Nephron Pharmaceuticals and the Saxe Gotha Industrial Park.
Lexington Medical Center will break ground on Friday, June 28, 2013 at 10:00 a.m.
The two-story, 70,000 square foot facility will offer services for company and employee needs. There will be a Lexington Family Practice office, where patients can see a doctor, then return to work. As needed, there will be X-Ray and lab capabilities as well as other programs. Importantly, employees of the companies surrounding the new facility will be able to go there for pre-employment physicals.
“Lexington Medical Center looks forward to the completion of the new facility as it will allow us to build upon the partnerships we already have with local businesses and their employees,” said Mike Biediger, President & CEO of Lexington Medical Center.
Lexington Medical Park - Otarre Pointe is expected to employ 64 full-time employees. The project also plans to meet Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification, employing advanced technology to conserve resources.
SCANA, with its headquarters recently re-located to the area, is working with the hospital to maintain as much of the natural land around the new clinic as possible, from preserving trees to minimizing asphalt. Lexington Medical Center is dedicated to preserving the rich historical and cultural significance of the Congaree area.
This expansion marks an exciting endeavor for Lexington Medical Center, as the 12th Street Extension near Interstate 77 is quickly developing into an important commercial corridor. The area is conveniently situated near industrial markets throughout the Southeast. The area is also equipped with important infrastructure including the Columbia Metropolitan Airport, sewer and water systems, electrical and natural gas lines and a rail line.
Lexington Medical Center currently operates an occupational health facility in West Columbia, serving more than 300 businesses. The West Columbia location will move to Lexington Medical Park - Otarre Pointe.
The architecture firm of Perkins + Will designed the building. Hood Construction will build it. Landscape architects from Sustainable Design Consultants, Inc. will provide landscaping.
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 5,900 health care professionals. The network also includes comprehensive cardiovascular care, an occupational health center, the largest nursing home in the Carolinas and more than 60 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 for outstanding patient satisfaction.