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.
With its prime location, hometown charm and steady growth, Cayce is convenient and appealing to business and people looking for a great place to raise their families. Cayce has that small town appeal without the hectic pace and pressures of the big city.
One of the best things about Cayce is our location and close proximity to Interstates and Airports. Within our Municipal boundaries are the Columbia Metropolitan Airport, Interstate 26, and Interstate 77. This is convenient for anyone looking to visit or relocate to our City. Additionally, we are only minutes away from Interstate 20 and Owens Airport in downtown Columbia. Cayce schools, which are part of Lexington School District 2, have provided quality education for generations and will continue to nurture and prepare our children for college and their future careers.
While in Cayce, be sure to visit the Cayce Historical Museum and look back at the first European settlement in the South Carolina Midlands and learn about how Cayce got its name. Another iconic venue in Cayce is the Historic Columbia Speedway. The Columbia Speedway served the community with top-level NASCAR and other racing excitement from the 1940s through the 1970s. The Speedway property has 9 acres of beautifully landscaped infield and plenty of parking and is the perfect venue to hold any size event.
Come stroll along our most popular park, the Cayce Riverwalk Park, which is part of the 3 Rivers Greenway. Kayaking, hiking, picnicking, walking, fishing, and bird watching are a small part of what you can experience while in our parks. Adventure Carolina is located on State Street in Cayce and has guided canoe and kayak trips on the Congaree, Saluda and Edisto Rivers as well as hiking and rock climbing trips. Everyone is welcome to enjoy the healthy benefits of Cayce’s parks. Cayce is also home to the new Cayce Fitness and Tennis Center located at Ottare Point. It has 30 lighted hard courts and a fitness area with state-of-the-art equipment.
The Congaree Heritage Preserve is a 627-acre preserve loaded with history and has a 3-mile hiking trail loop that will lead you through the flora and fauna. Tools, pottery, arrowheads, and other artifacts show that people have lived in and around the preserve for nearly 12,000 years.