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Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

Each March we take time to recognize Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Did you know? Colorectal Cancer is the 3rd most common cancer in both men and women but… early detection of colorectal cancer can allow for more effective treatment! Lexington Regional Health Center is once again offering free colorectal screening kits (fecal occult blood test kits)! Please call (308) 324-1650 or email lrogers@lexrhc.org by March 25th to receive yours! Complete the kit in the privacy of your own home and mail

The Best Valentine’s Day Gift for Your Loved One? A Healthy Heart.

As we flip the calendar to February the only thing that might be on our mind is Valentine’s Day! We want those we care about to know that we are thinking of them by giving a card, gift, or maybe a special dinner out. What if this year we all would turn our idea of giving ourselves as a gift to those we care about? What if we all start doing the things we can do, making the changes we

Douglass Haas 2022 AANP State Award for Excellence Recipient

The prestigious American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) State Award for Excellence, comprised of two separate awards, is granted annually to deserving nurse practitioners (NPs) and NP advocates. The Advocate State Award for Excellence is given to an individual in each state who has made a significant contribution toward increasing awareness and recognition of NPs. NPs are also eligible for the advocate award for non-clinical practice initiatives related to leadership, precepting, policy, politics, research, education, or community affairs. Dr. Douglass Haas, DNP,

2022 New Years Baby

We are so excited to announce that the first baby of the year was born at Lexington Regional Health Center on January 4, 2022! Welcome to the world William Creed Coons, born at 1:36pm. Congratulations to the Coons family!

Maria Reyes awarded Community Health Worker Making a Difference Award

DHHS Program Manager Kathy Karsting awarded Maria Reyes, a Community Health Worker at the Lexington Regional Health Center with the “CHW Making a Difference Award” on Tuesday, December 7. When nominating Maria, her colleagues wrote about her knowledge of the region and her commitment and service to the Lexington community. They also spoke of her selfless service during the height of the pandemic where she translated for patients, families, and their caregivers over the phone, even during the middle of the

Pediatric COVID-19 Vaccinations

Lexington Regional Health Center will be having another COVID-19 vaccination clinic for all children ages 5 to 11 years old on Sunday, November 28th from 3:00-4:00pm. Pfizer was recently granted Emergency Use Authorization of their pediatric dosage COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5 to 11 years old. The dosage for this age group is 10 mcg versus a 30 mcg dosage for ages 12 and older, including adults. This dose is 1/3 of the dose authorized under Emergency Use for

COVID-19 VACCINATIONS

Lexington Regional Health Center is winding down their large first and second COVID-19 vaccination clinics. If anyone is interested in getting their first COVID-19 vaccine, they will need to do so during the month of October. As of November 1, 2021 there will no longer be any large first dose COVID-19 vaccine clinics at Lexington Regional Health Center. All second doses will be given during the month of November. As of December 1, 2021 there will no longer be any large

Best Places to Work in Healthcare in 2021

Lexington Regional Health Center has been selected by Modern Healthcare as one of the 2021 Best Places to Work in Healthcare. The complete list of this year’s winner rankings is available at ModernHealthcare.com/bestplacestowork. “It is with great pleasure and honor that I report that we were, once again, a Modern Healthcare’s Best Places to Work award recipient. I want to take a moment to recognize the greatest asset, the people that make up the Lexington Regional Health Care team”, said Leslie

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