Phone Numbers

Main Campus Front Desk
(803) 791-2000
Public Relations & Marketing
(803) 791-2191
Patient Admissions
(803) 791-2570
Patient Billing (Hospital)
(803) 791-2300
(877) 835-0975

Nursing Staff

Chief Nursing Officer Melissa Taylor leaning on the reception counter, smiling and wearing a blazer, with two nurses in blue scrubs chatting behind her.


Nurses at Lexington Medical Center value the worth, dignity and autonomy of patients and believe that each individual has unique physical, social, emotional and spiritual needs, which are best met with personalized, compassionate care.

The nursing staff at Lexington Medical Center:

  • Combine the art of caring with the science of nursing
  • Promote quality, evidenced-based care
  • Enhance wellness, care for illness and support peaceful end-of-life transitions


Our mission is to provide quality health services that meet the needs of our communities.


Our goal is to be a coordinated health care delivery system that is accessible, affordable, and continually improves the health status of our community.


Quality, Responsibility, Teamwork, Compassion, Integrity

Professional Practice Model

Lexington Medical Center's professional practice model (PPM) is guided by adherence to the American Nurses Association Scope and Standards of Practice, Code of Ethics and Social Policy. The flame representing Nurse-Patient Synergy is a reminder that the patient is the central focus and purpose for our work. The torch base illustrates the core values that guide the way we deliver care and interact with others. And the arch symbolizes a healthy work environment and how Lexington Medical Center empowers and supports Professional Nursing Practice.

A flaming torch graphic depicting the Nursing Professional Practice Model, bracketed by a green arc labelled Healthy Work Environment. The red and orange swirling flame is labelled nurse-patient synergy, while the torch is made from two vertical pillars for the core values of quality and teamwork, held aloft by three additional pillars for compassion, responsibility, and integrity.

2022 Registered Nurse (RN) Satisfaction Survey

The National Database for Nursing Quality Indicators (NDNQI) evaluates nursing sensitive measures, including RN Satisfaction. This survey evaluates the nurses’ work environment in order to facilitate nurse retention and promote best practices in patient care.

National Nursing Certification

A vertical bar chart showing the percent of RNs at LMC with national certification from 2017 to 2022. Hospitals in 2022 averaged 26.88, while LMC’s score has consistently been almost double that number, averaging 50.94% in 2022, signified with a gold star.

Job Enjoyment

Scale: 1-6, higher is better

A vertical bar chart showing LMC’s ratings from 2019 to 2022. Hospitals in 2022 averaged a score of 4.11, while LMC has consistently ranked higher at 4.36 in 2019, 4.54 in 2020, 4.43 in 2021, and 4.37 in 2022.

Professional Practice Environment
Collegial Nurse-Physician Relations

Scale: 1-4, higher the score = more positive rating

A vertical bar chart showing LMC’s ratings for collaboration between RNs and MDs from 2019 to 2022. Hospitals in 2022 averaged a score of 3.18, while LMC has consistently scored slightly higher, averaging 3.21 in 2022.

RNs Years in Practice

A pie chart showing the number of years RNs have practiced at LMC. 54% have practiced for more than 10 years, 23% for 6 to 10 years, 14% for 2 to 5 years, 5% for 1 to 2 years, and only 4% for less than 1 year.