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Lexington Medical Center Response:

Prisma Health’s Acquisition of Providence Health and KershawHealth

West Columbia, S.C. – Prisma Health and LifePoint Health announced they have signed an agreement for Prisma Health–Midlands to acquire KershawHealth in Camden and Providence Health in Columbia. Under the terms of its purchase agreement with LifePoint, these facilities will become part of Prisma Health–Midlands.

“As the only locally owned independent hospital in the Midlands, Lexington Medical Center has provided quality health services that meet the needs of our community for nearly 50 years. Prisma Health’s potential acquisition of Providence Health and KershawHealth raises concerns because, as they become a larger corporate conglomerate, a monopoly if you will, we believe it will adversely affect access, quality and care for patients and families across the Midlands,” said Tod Augsburger, president & CEO of Lexington Medical Center.

About Lexington Medical Center

Lexington Medical Center is a 508-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 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 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 each year and performs more than 23,000 surgeries. Lexington Medical Center has completed the largest hospital expansion in South Carolina history by creating a new patient tower that opened in 2019. Lexington Medical Center has a reputation for the highest quality care. For more information, visit LexMed.com.

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