West Columbia , SC (PressExposure) December 06, 2011 -- Military members and their families are the focus of this year's Lexington Medical Center Christmas commercial. Created, filmed and produced at the hospital, the 30-second spot features an LMC nurse caring for patients on Christmas Eve when her son, who had been deployed overseas with the military, surprises her in the hospital with his return home just in time for Christmas.
See the video on the hospital's You Tube channel at [http://www.youtube.com/lexingtonmedical]
"Our Christmas commercial this year is a way to illustrate the joy of togetherness at the holidays and pay tribute to our military members, many of whom are serving overseas away from their families," said Mark Shelley, director of Marketing at Lexington Medical Center.
The nurse featured in the commercial is Jeanie Lyle, a real-life nurse at Lexington Medical Center who takes care of patients who are recovering from surgery. Lyle was the perfect person for the role. She and her husband David, a family practice physician in Lexington Medical Center's network of care, have two sons currently serving in the military. Todd, age 31, is a Citadel graduate and Captain in the Army National Guard who flies helicopters. He's serving in Iraq and Kuwait now. Wes, age 25, is a platoon leader in the Army, currently serving in Southern Afghanistan as an officer with the 125th Infantry Division.
The marine featured in the commercial is actor Sky Barkley of Charlotte, North Carolina who is also a real-life United States Marine Corp Veteran, serving multiple tours in Iraq.
Lexington Medical Center concepted the idea for the commercial and filmed it on the 7th floor of the hospital's North Tower. The extras in the commercial are also hospital employees. You can view the commercial on local television stations and the hospital's You Tube channel from now until Christmas.
Happy Holidays from Lexington Medical Center!
About Lexington Medical Center
Lexington Medical Center, in West Columbia, S.C., anchors a county-wide health care network that includes six community medical centers throughout Lexington County and employs a staff of 5,200 health care professionals. The network also includes the largest extended care facility in the state, two occupational health centers, the largest nursing home in the Carolinas and physician practices. At its heart is the 414-bed state-of-the-art Lexington Medical Center, with a reputation for the highest quality care. Lexington Medical Center won "Best Hospital" by readers of The State for ten years in a row, "Best Hospital" by readers of the Free Times, "Best Place to Have a Baby" by readers of Palmetto Parent, the "Consumer Choice Award" from the National Research Corporation and the prestigious "Summit Award" from Press Ganey for outstanding patient satisfaction. Visit http://www.lexmed.com.