Archive | June, 2010

LMC Celebrates Open Heart Surgery Approval

Lexington Medical Center hosted a reception on the hospital campus on June 17th, 2010 to celebrate our hospital’s recent approval to perform open heart surgery. The ability to provide a full range of cardiovascular services, including open heart surgery, has been a priority of Lexington Medical Center for years. Our hospital expects to begin open heart surgery in mid-2011. Here are some pictures from the heart reception. Thank you to Jeff Amberg for taking these photos.

Tod Augusburger Receives Prestigious Fellowship

Tod Augsburger, Lexington Medical Center Chief Operating Officer

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.

Boy Scouts Design Coloring Book for LMC

Lexington Medical Center sends a warm thank you to the members of Boy Scout Troop 153. The scouts created a coloring book for children who are patients at our hospital and children who are visiting loved ones at the hospital.

Aaron Alessi led the project and illustrated the book for his Eagle Scout project. Eagle Scout is the highest rank attainable in the Boy Scouting program of the Boy Scouts of America. Requirements include earning at least 21 merit badges and demonstrating Scout Spirit through the Boy Scout Oath and Law, service, and leadership. This includes an extensive service project that the Scout plans, organizes, leads, and manages. Eagle Scouts are presented with a medal and a badge that visibly recognizes the accomplishments of the Scout.

Lexington Medical Center printed the coloring books. Members of the troops put them together and delivered them around the hospital.

The coloring book is dedicated by the troop in memory of fellow troop member and Eagle Scout Derrick Emory Britt, who passed away in 2009 at the age of 18.