West Columbia, SC, medical center wants permit for angioplasties
After fighting for several years to open a center to do heart surgeries, West Columbia, SC-based Lexington Medical Center is applying for a state permit to perform emergency angioplasties. In its last fiscal year, Lexington Medical officials say, the facility transferred more than 100 patients who were having heart attacks to other area hospitals. Lexington officials made the request to the state Department of Health and Environmental Control, and anticipates a decision within about five months.
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