WEST COLUMBIA, S.C. – Lexington Medical Center’s clinical expansion project reached an important milestone with a topping out ceremony. The top beam for Lexington Medical Center’s new patient care tower contains the signatures of hundreds of Lexington Medical Center employees who have signed it this year.
The 550,000-square-foot tower will have eight floors for patient services. Initially, the hospital will open about 70 beds there with the ability to open more in the future.
Inside, there will be additional operating rooms, a relocated labor & delivery department, postpartum beds, newborn nurseries, additional intensive care and medical/surgical beds and space for expanding clinical departments.
More than 700 workers onsite have worked a total of 1 million man hours on the project so far.
Brasfield & Gorrie is the general contractor for the expansion project and Perkins+Will is the architectural firm.