Safety & Security
Emergency Notification System
Our onsite dispatch office runs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. To report suspicious behavior or if you experience any safety or security emergencies, dial 77 from any internal phone and we’ll quickly assist you.
Our Public Safety Officers will be glad to check on your car if you leave it in the parking lot while you’re a patient. They are also able to charge your car battery, fix a flat tire and even unlock your car doors when your keys are locked inside.
Your wrist identification band tells us important information about you. Please keep it on while you are here.
Frequent hand washing by patients and visitors makes a major contribution to controlling infections and protecting everyone.
Expect staff to wash their hands frequently during your care. Visitors and patients are asked to be a part of the effort as well. The use of waterless hand cleansers is encouraged for hospital staff, patients and visitors.
We ask that all persons entering the facility follow a respiratory hygiene/cough etiquette strategy. This includes:
- Covering the nose and mouth when coughing or sneezing
- Using tissues to contain respiratory secretions
- Disposing of tissues in the nearest receptacle after use
- Washing hands after contact with respiratory secretions
The Lexington Medical Center staff uses gloves, gowns, masks and protective eyewear during patient care. Please understand that this apparel is necessary to protect you as well as staff.
Public Safety Officers
We have 14 certified law enforcement officers through the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy. All security officers are licensed by the the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED). Public Safety Officers help LMC prepare for any emergency.
- Public Safety monitors over 160 access control points and 200+ cameras throughout the LMC district.
- The unit also has a full service switchboard that gives callers a personal touch.
- Many times during the day Public Safety uses a bike to patrol the parking areas and surrounding buildings. This allows us to continue our goal to reduce the carbon footprint.
Further Resources for Patients
Urgent Care is different than Emergency Care. Learn how.
Learn about Advanced Directives and download helpful legal and medical forms.
This form allows you to keep track of the medications you take.