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Lexington Medical Center Board Elects New Officers and Welcomes New Member
Posted by: Jennifer Wilson, Public Relations Manager | June 26, 2010
West Columbia, S.C. – The Lexington Medical Center board of directors elected a new chairman and vice chairman at its meeting on Thursday, July 22nd, 2010. In addition, the board is welcoming a new member.
Billy Oswald is the new chairman of the 21-member Lexington Medical Center board of directors. Mr. Oswald is an attorney in private practice in West Columbia. He has lived in Lexington County with his wife Brenda for 40 years. Mr. Oswald previously served as vice chairman of the board. He has been a board member for seven years.
Mr. Oswald is looking forward to the addition of important new services at the hospital.
“We want to make sure we get open heart surgery off to a good start,” Mr. Oswald said. Lexington Medical Center recently received approval to perform a full range of cardiovascular services including open heart surgery, which the hospital expects to begin in mid-2011.
Dan Jones is the new vice chairman of the Lexington Medical Center board of directors. Mr. Jones is the vice president of government relations for Time Warner Cable’s South Carolina division and has more than 30 years experience in federal, state and local government relations. He and his wife Pat have three children and two grandchildren. Mr. Jones has been a member of the board since 2008.
“I’m looking forward to learning more about the operation of the hospital and the decisions the board will make,” Mr. Jones said.
Additionally, Lexington Medical Center welcomes Bert Holland as a new board member. A lifetime resident of Lexington County, Mr. Holland graduated from the University of South Carolina and served for 30 years with Johnson & Johnson in health care positions including sales, marketing, training and hospital supply chain management. Mr. Holland and his wife Donna have two adult children, Brian and Julie.
“I am honored to represent the citizens of Lexington County in this important role. Both of my children were born at Lexington Medical Center and my entire family has grown up through the hospital’s comprehensive medical network,” Mr. Holland said. “With the many changes occurring with health reform, I am hopeful that my previous health care experience will serve the board well.”
For more information about Lexington Medical Center’s board of directors or the hospital, visit www.lexmed.com.
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.