Lexington Medical Center broke ground this morning for Lexington Medical Center Northeast, a new 225,000-sq.-ft. medical facility the hospital is building in northeast Columbia at the intersection of Clemson and Longtown roads.
The new facility will open in late 2020 and provide patients with urgent care and imaging services including MRIs, CT scans and X-rays; outpatient surgery in three operating rooms; occupational and physical therapy; a walking trail; and classroom space. Four floors of the new space will house medical specialists, allowing patients a wide variety of health care options close to home.
The facility is expected to create 125 jobs when it opens and up to 400 jobs as new physician practices are added in the future. Lexington Medical Center currently has 10 physician practices in northeast Columbia.
“This new building will allow us to provide the best possible care to our patients in northeast Columbia,” said Tod Augsburger, president & CEO of Lexington Medical Center. “We… look forward to opening this new space in the fall of next year.”
Lexington Medical Center Northeast will be the newest addition to a health care network that includes five community medical centers and employs a staff of more than 6,500 health care 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 approximately 70 physician practices.
Lexington Medical Center operates one of the busiest emergency departments in South Carolina, treating approximately 85,000 patients each year. The hospital delivers more than 3,300 babies and performs more than 23,000 surgeries. It recently completed the largest hospital expansion in the state with a new patient care tower.