The Columbia Medical Society (CMS) has awarded scholarships to 5 USC medical students worth a total of $5,000. Each student received $1,000. The recipients are Andrew Hess, 4th year student; Dylan Cooper, who will be starting otolaryngology residency next year; Julia Bian, an aspiring plastic surgeon now in her 4thContinue Reading

For the second year in a row, Prisma Health Baptist Parkridge has been named a Leapfrog Top Hospital, demonstrating a continued commitment to meeting the nation’s toughest standards for safety and quality. Only 5 percent of hospitals in the U.S. achieve this elite recognition, and Baptist Parkridge is one ofContinue Reading

Prisma Health has received the Quality Award from the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME), achieving Ambulatory Level 8 certification through CHIME’s “Digital Health Most Wired” program. Prisma Health was awarded this honor in the Acute, Ambulatory and Long Term Post-Acute Care categories. The mission of the Digital HealthContinue Reading

More than just an evening of fundraising, Leeza Gibbons’ Dare2Care charity event on November 11th, is a challenge to find ways to connect and care in our community. This year’s theme is “Find Your Rhythm”, and features musical performances, a live auction, dinner, and an open bar. All proceeds willContinue Reading

In response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Lexington Medical Center is once again updating its visitation policies. These new changes are effective Monday, October 4, 2021. Emergency Department/Urgent Care CentersOne visitor is allowed to accompany a non-COVID-19 patient being treated in the Emergency department. If the lobby reaches capacity, visitorsContinue Reading

In October, Prisma Health will launch its annual Midlands community free flu vaccination campaign as part of its system-wide effort to offer protection from the highly contagious virus. Protect your family with free flu shots available at sites in Richland, Lexington and Sumter counties. The flu shot is available forContinue Reading

Lexington Medical Center is administering COVID-19 boosters to eligible individuals at its vaccination clinic located at Brookland Baptist Church in West Columbia.   The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control have approved booster doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for specific groupsContinue Reading

Part 2—Preparing to See Your Doctor By Mike DuBose and Surb Guram, MD Experts have differing opinions on how often you should see your primary doctor, especially when you are well and symptom-free. We recommend one annual wellness exam with blood analysis, preferably by an internist. Separate visits to theContinue Reading