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Lexington Medical Center Chief Operating Officer Earns Prestigious Fellowship
June 14, 2010
West Columbia, S.C. – Lexington Medical Center Chief Operating Officer Tod Augsburger has become a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE). ACHE is the nation’s leading professional society for health care leaders.
Status as a Fellow represents achieving the highest standard of professional development. Candidates must pass a comprehensive examination, meet academic and experiential criteria, earn continuing education credits and demonstrate professional and community involvement. Only 7,500 health care executives in the nation hold the distinction. Fellows are also committed to ongoing professional development and undergo recertification every three years.
“By becoming an ACHE Fellow, health care leaders can show that they are committed to providing high-quality service to their patients and community,” said Thomas C. Dolan, PhD, FACHE, CAE, president and chief executive officer of ACHE.
Tod Augsburger has served as Senior Vice President & Chief Operating Officer of Lexington Medical Center since November, 1999. Prior to joining LMC, Tod was an executive with the Ohio Health Systems in Columbus, Ohio for ten years.
Augsburger received a master’s degree in Health Services Administration from The University of Michigan and a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from Michigan State University.
He was named the “South Carolina Healthcare Executive of the Year” for 2003 by the South Carolina Hospital Association and the American College of Healthcare Executives
Augsburger lives in Lexington with his wife and two daughters.
Lexington Medical Center President and CEO Mike Biediger is also an ACHE Fellow.
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 5,900 health care professionals. The network also includes comprehensive cardiovascular care, an occupational health center, the largest nursing home in the Carolinas and more than 60 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.