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Mike Biediger Celebrates 20 years with Lexington Medical Center
June 29, 2009
WEST COLUMBIA, S.C. – Lexington Medical Center President & CEO Mike Biediger is celebrating his 20th anniversary with the hospital. The Lexington Medical Center board of directors honored Mr. Biediger at its June meeting and presented him with a resolution for his leadership and service.
Mr. Biediger has been part of Lexington Medical Center’s leadership for two decades. He joined the hospital as executive vice president and chief operating officer in 1989. In 1996, he became president and chief executive officer.
Here is an excerpt from the resolution presented to Mr. Biediger:
“WHEREAS: Mr. Biediger has demonstrated an excellent understanding of the health care industry and needs of our citizens, has focused on bringing important technology and services to our hospital and has created an unparalleled employee culture of caring, dedication and teamwork and
WHEREAS: Mr. Biediger has envisioned and put into practice a successful plan for strategic growth and a comprehensive network of care to build a positive future for Lexington Medical Center and its community.
We, the Board of Directors of the Lexington County Health Services District, Inc., wish it to be known to all persons that we honor Michael J. Biediger for his dedication and service to the people of our community.”
During Mr. Biediger’s tenure, Lexington Medical Center has grown from a county hospital into a modern medical complex with 384 beds. Mr. Biediger created Lexington Medical Center’s six community medical centers located around Lexington County, expanded the hospital’s community outreach programs, expanded the size of the main hospital campus and brought important technology and services to our hospital.
In the last 20 years, we have invested more than $615,000,000 in equipment, technology and buildings to bring the best health care to our community. Net revenue has grown from $65,000,000 to more than $490,000,000. Employees have grown from approximately 1,400 to nearly 5,100. And we now have more than 170 employed physicians. Lexington Medical Center is in the 95th or better percentile for patient satisfaction as measured among hospitals across the country.
Under Mr. Biediger’s leadership, Lexington Medical Center has been honored with the title of “Best Hospital” in the Midlands by readers of The State newspaper for *ten* years in a row.
Before joining Lexington Medical Center, Mr. Biediger was an executive vice president and vice president at McLeod Regional Medical Center in Florence. He also worked as a hospital management consultant and manager for SunHealth.
Mr. Biediger holds a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Management from Clemson University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of South Carolina.
Mr. Biediger is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives and was named the South Carolina Healthcare Executive of the Year in 1990 by the organization.
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 Carolinas, two occupational health centers and more than 40 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.