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Lexington Medical Center One of "Best Places to Work in South Carolina"
November 07, 2008
WEST COLUMBIA, S.C. – Lexington Medical Center is one of the “Best Places to Work in South Carolina,” according to the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce. The award comes from the state chamber in conjunction with the Society for Human Resource Management, SC State Council and the publishers of SC BIZ Magazine.
The competition is designed to identify and recognize South Carolina’s most innovative and top-notch employers and has emerged as the standard for workplace achievement and creativity in the state, according to the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce.
The award is based on results of employee surveys capturing information about company policies, practices and demographics. Results are categorized based on leadership and planning, corporate culture and communications, role satisfaction, work environment, relationship with supervisor, training and development, pay and benefits and overall satisfaction.
Lexington Medical Center employs more than 5,000 people at the main campus in West Columbia and six comprehensive satellite facilities strategically located throughout Lexington County.
“Lexington Medical Center, at its heart, is the collection of staff members, physicians and volunteers coming together everyday to deliver exceptional care to the people of our community,” said Lexington Medical Center Marketing Director Mark Shelley. “It is the pride these individuals take in providing quality care that sets us apart.”
The pride LMC employees have in their work has also earned them other awards recently. LMC won the National Research Corporation’s Consumer Choice Award for the seventh consecutive year, based on best overall quality, best image and reputation, best doctors and best nurses. And, readers of The State newspaper selected LMC as the region’s best hospital for the 9th straight year.
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.