Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

Monday, March 30, 2020 | 2:16 pm:

In order to help protect patients, family members and health care workers from the spread of COVID-19, no visitors are allowed at any of Wake Forest Baptist Health’s outpatient or inpatient facilities, except in certain situations. Learn more

At this time, Wake Forest Baptist Health is following state and national guidelines and is limiting COVID-19 testing in the outpatient setting to only patients ill enough to require admission to the hospital. More COVID-19 Updates

Our Mission

Bill James Outpatient Hallway

William B. (Bill) James, president

As part of Wake Forest Baptist Health, Lexington Medical Center has the resources of a nationally recognized academic medical center at its doorstep, enabling the facility to offer world-class health care here, close to home. Lexington Medical Center is a not-for-profit facility which operates 94 acute care beds and serves as a satellite provider of Wake Forest Baptist Health specialty services including digestive health, ENT Head and Neck surgery among others. Lexington Medical Center is accredited by The Joint Commission and has been committed to providing for the health care needs of Davidson County since the 1920s. In addition, the medical center operates 14 physician practices and a public pharmacy.

Mission Statement  

To improve the health of our region by:

  • Providing excellent care and an exceptional experience
  • Promoting health and wellness through community partnerships
  • Connecting people to the world class expertise of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

Vision Statement

Wake Forest Baptist Health is a preeminent learning health system that promotes better health for all through collaboration, excellence and innovation.


  • EXCELLENCE: demonstrate the highest standards of patient-centered care, education, research, and operational effectiveness
  • COMPASSION: responsive to the physical, emotional, spiritual, and intellectual needs of all
  • SERVICE: cultivate selfless contribution for the greater good
  • INTEGRITY: demonstrate fairness, honesty, sincerity, and accountability
  • DIVERSITY: honor individuality and protect the dignity of all
  • COLLEGIALITY: foster mutual respect, facilitate professional growth and mentorship, and reward teamwork and collaboration
  • INNOVATION: promote creativity to enhance discovery and the application of knowledge

Welcome to Lexington Medical Center

In the following video, President of Wake Forest Baptist Health Lexington Medical Center, Bill James, welcomes visitors to Davidson County, North Carolina, a great place to live, work, and receive excellent medical care.


Meet Our Executive Team

William B. (Bill) James, President

Dr. Raghava Nagaraj, MBBS, MPH, Chief Medical Officer

Clyde Bristow, DNP, RN, CENP, Chief Nursing Officer 



How to Get Here

Lexington Medical Center250 Hospital Drive
Lexington, NC 27292

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2019 Board of Directors

Kaye Leonard, Chair

Rev. Dr. Ray Howell, Vice Chair

Tammy Absher

Debby Brown

Brad Clark

Katrina Craven

John Frank

Kevin High, MD

David Holder, MD 

Michael Holshouser

Bill James

Gordon Kammire, MD

Lillian Koontz

Rose McDaniel

Chuck Miller

Thompson Miller

Samantha Ogle

Leon Rives

Nina Smith