Lexington Medical Center is a 438-bed hospital in West Columbia, South Carolina. It anchors a health care network that includes five community medical centers and employs a staff of more than 6,500 healthcare professionals. The network also has cardiovascular and oncology care affiliated with Duke Health, an occupational health center, the largest skilled nursing facility in the Carolinas, an Alzheimer’s care center and more than 65 physician practices. Lexington Medical Center operates one of the busiest Emergency departments in South Carolina, treating nearly 85,000 patients each year. The hospital delivers more than 3,500 babies each year and performs more than 23,000 surgeries. Lexington Medical Center is currently undergoing the largest hospital expansion in South Carolina history by creating a new patient tower that will open in 2019. Lexington Medical Center has a reputation for the highest quality care.
We’ve been named Columbia’s “Best Place to Have a Baby”, “Best Hospital” and one of the “Top 25 Best Hospitals to Work for in the U.S.” Honors all made possible by a dedicated, talented team of healthcare professionals and staff.
In the heart of South Carolina, tradition and tomorrow pair perfectly in Columbia. It's a modern city where stately buildings buzz with new business, and centuries-old sites give rise to fresh perspectives. It's a creative hub that's fed by university and capital city communities -- all this in the midst of surrounding natural beauty. With dynamite shopping, food and tons to see and do year round, it's the real Southern hot spot that will leave you looking forward to what's next.
The Columbia, South Carolina community encompasses a wide variety of areas, heritages, historical segments and more. We are home to Fort Jackson, the largest and most active Initial Entry Training Center in the United States Army. Colleges and universities, such as the University of South Carolina, are at our doorstep and the impact of these educational institutions ripples throughout the community. With more than 800,000 residents across six counties, the greater metropolitan region (commonly referred to as the Midlands) has the second largest population in South Carolina. Columbia, the state's capital city, stretches across Richland and Lexington counties.