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New Senior Vice President of Physician Network

Lexington Medical Center is pleased to announce that Kirk Jenkins has been promoted to the position of Senior Vice President of the hospital’s Physician Network. In this role, he will oversee each of the hospital’s 58 physician practices in locations around the Midlands.

Kirk Jenkins

Kirk Jenkins

Mr. Jenkins has been with Lexington Medical Center since 2013. He joined the organization as an assistant vice president in the Physician Network.

“It is truly an honor to serve our community and support an organization filled with dedicated professionals that do so much good every day,” Jenkins said. “Our physicians and staff provide exceptional care to our patients and we will maintain our focus on building strong support around them to ensure we continue to meet the health care needs of our community.”

Prior to joining Lexington Medical Center, Mr. Jenkins served as a health care administrator in the United States Air Force from 2004 to 2013. During his service in the Air Force, he held multiple operational leadership and strategic planning positions. 

Mr. Jenkins, a native of West Columbia and graduate of Brookland-Cayce High School, received a Bachelor of Science in business administration from The Citadel in 2000, and a Master of Business Administration from Clemson University in 2003. He is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives. He lives with his wife and their three children in Lexington.       

Lexington Medical Center Announces New Leadership Team

Lexington Medical Center is pleased to announce three new leadership positions at the hospital. Lexington Medical Center has named Melinda Kruzner as Executive Vice President, Roger Sipe as Senior Vice President of Operations and Barbara Willm as Vice President of Development and Community Relations.

Melinda Kruzner

Melinda Kruzner

As executive vice president, Ms. Kruzner will provide strategic leadership to the hospital’s network of care for operations, physician network, finance and information services. Ms. Kruzner has served at Lexington Medical Center as senior vice president and chief financial officer since 1993. In 1995, she established the hospital’s comprehensive Physician Network to provide quality, efficient care to the community. Under her leadership, the network has successfully grown to more than 300 primary and specialty physicians at approximately 60 practice locations throughout the Midlands.

Roger Sipe

Roger Sipe

With more than 20 years of health care management experience, Mr. Sipe will use his expertise on Lexington Medical Center’s community medical centers, revenue cycle, managed care, health information management and patient access to oversee operations at the hospital’s main campus and its community medical centers in Lexington and Irmo. In addition, he will lead the hospital’s information technology team, and focus on quality improvements and patient satisfaction. Sipe most recently served LMC as vice president of Revenue Cycle and Community Medical Centers.

Barbara Willm

Barbara Willm

Ms. Willm has served Lexington Medical Center in many roles for almost 30 years. As Vice President of Development and Community Relations, she will oversee the efforts of the Lexington Medical Center Foundation to ensure that quality health services and patient-centered care are available for people in the Midlands. She will also work with local organizations and businesses to build relationships that will help to improve the overall health of the community.