Lexington Medical Center Welcomes Matthew J. Cogdill as Vice President, Physician Network

Lexington Medical Center is pleased to welcome Matthew J. Cogdill as Vice President, Physician Network. In this role, he will oversee the management of Lexington Medical Center physician practices.

Matthew J. Cogdill

Matthew J. Cogdill

Prior to coming to Lexington Medical Center, Mr. Cogdill was an Assistant Vice President of Physician Practice Operations at the Regional Medical Center in Orangeburg. His responsibilities included management of primary care, cardiology and internal medicine practices. Previously, Mr. Cogdill also worked at Roper St. Francis Healthcare in Charleston as a Management Accountant, focusing on finance, operations and planning.
 
“I was raised in Lexington and have seen first hand the amazing care that Lexington Medical Center provides,” Mr. Cogdill said. “I hope that I can help the hospital’s amazing team continue to provide outstanding care for our community.”
 
Mr. Cogdill received a bachelor of science in business administration from Presbyterian College and a Master of Health Administration from the Medical University of South Carolina. He’s a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Mr. Cogdill and his wife have two children and are expecting a third. In his spare time, Mr. Cogdill enjoys spending time with family, playing golf and serving at his church.

Anna Shalkam, MD, is new Chief Medical Informatics Officer

Lexington Medical Center is pleased to announce that Anna Shalkham, MD, Emergency Medicine physician at Lexington Medical Center, has become the hospital’s new Chief Medical Informatics Officer. In this role, Dr. Shalkham will use information technology to help the hospital plan and implement applications including electronic health records, health information exchanges and other resources used in clinical settings.
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“With clinical informatics, I will combine my clinical and technology backgrounds to improve patient safety, electronic health records and interoperability across Lexington Medical Center’s network of care,” Dr. Shalkham said. “The goal is to provide the most outstanding care to our patients while using state-of-the-art technology to document and learn from their medical history.”

Dr. Shalkham is board certified in clinical informatics, a designation that only eleven people in South Carolina have achieved. She also holds board certification in emergency medicine and a master’s degree in public health. She has been a doctor at Lexington Medical Center for nearly ten years. In her new position, she will split her time between ER patient care and clinical informatics.

Clinical informatics can improve a patient’s experience in a variety of way, including safety. The technology creates alerts to warn doctors of potential drug interactions, dosing errors and duplicate medications. It also allows clinicians to access a patient’s comprehensive medical record with just a few clicks and supports evidenced-based medicine.

Over the next year, Dr. Shalkham will help Lexington Medical Center to integrate the electronic health record system that it uses in ambulatory settings including physician practices with its inpatient system. This integration will provide easier and more timely access to patient information and improve patient safety measures.

“I look forward to helping Lexington Medical Center achieve its mission of providing quality health services that meet the needs of our community,” Dr. Shalkham said.

Heart & Sole 2016

More than 1,300 runners and walkers laced up their sneakers on Saturday for the 15th annual Lexington Medical Center Heart & Sole Women’s Five Miler. We’re proud of the 400 LMC employees who were in the crowd – wearing Team LMC purple shirts. Did our photographer see you? Check out the photos below!

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The Lexington Medical Center Heart & Sole Women’s Five Miler celebrates the power of a healthy lifestyle and raises awareness that heart disease is the #1 killer of women. We were pleased to have WIS-TV as such a great sponsor, including for live event coverage. The interview below with race director Jeanna Moffett and WIS-TV news anchor Dawndy Mercer Plank.

Save the date for next year! The 16th annual Heart & Sole will take place on Saturday April 22, 2017!

for more information about cardiovascular care at Lexington Medical Center, visit LexMed.com/Heart