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Lexington Medical Center Welcomes D. Perry Breazeale Jr., CPA as Chief Financial Officer

Lexington Medical Center is pleased to welcome D. Perry Breazeale Jr., CPA as Chief Financial Officer at Lexington Medical Center. In this role, Mr. Breazeale will oversee the health district’s financial management and accounting operations.
 

D. Perry Breazeale Jr., CPA

D. Perry Breazeale Jr., CPA

A Lexington County native, Mr. Breazeale brings extensive experience in health care financial management to his new position. Before coming to Lexington Medical Center, he worked as the Corporate Director of Finance at Emory Healthcare in Atlanta. He has also worked as the Controller at a hospital system in Columbia, and as an auditor in the Midlands offices of two international accounting firms. Mr. Breazeale is a licensed certified public accountant.
 
“It is my privilege to have the opportunity to work for an organization that provides quality health services that meet the needs of a community that I will always call home. I am excited to be working with a team that has extensive industry experience and knowledge,” Mr. Breazeale said. “I look forward to providing my expertise to ensure that we continue to fulfill our mission at Lexington Medical Center from a position of financial strength.”
 
Mr. Breazeale received a Master of Accountancy and a Bachelor of Science in business administration from the University of South Carolina. He has served on the board of directors for several organizations including the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Columbia and the Palmetto chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. He has been a member of Lexington Baptist Church for 30 years. 

Mr. Breazeale has been married to his wife Christine for 20 years. They have three children.

Lexington Medical Center Welcomes Brian Smith as New Human Resources VP

Lexington Medical Center is pleased to welcome Brian D. Smith as its new vice president of Human Resources. In this role, Mr. Smith will oversee areas including employment, benefits, compensation, staff development, employee health and volunteers for the hospital.
 

Brian D. Smith Vice President of Human Resources

Brian D. Smith
Vice President of Human Resources

Mr. Smith has more than 20 years of experience in health care. He comes to Lexington Medical Center from Rex Healthcare, Inc. in Raleigh, North Carolina. There, he held several important positions including system executive director – Total Rewards & Systems, director of Human Resources, director of Laboratory Services and nursing home administrator. Additionally, he has been an adjunct faculty member for training nursing home administrators with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Public Health.
 
Mr. Smith earned his undergraduate degree and a Master of Healthcare Administration with a concentration in finance from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
 
“I am delighted to join the team at Lexington Medical Center. The hospital has a superb reputation for excellent patient care, outstanding employees and innovative strategy. It will be an honor to be a part of it,” Mr. Smith said. “My family and I are also excited about joining the Lexington County community.”
 
During his time in North Carolina, Mr. Smith received honors including a “40 Under 40” designation in the Triangle Business Journal and he was a member of the Leadership Raleigh class.

Mr. Smith and his wife Amy have two children. In his spare time, Mr. Smith enjoys boating and watching college sports.

FREE Heart Fair February 28

When was the last time you had your blood pressure checked? What’s your Body Mass Index? What does the inside of the human heart look like? Come to Lexington Medical Center’s FREE interactive Heart Fair on Sunday, February 28 from Noon–4:00 p.m. at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center on Lincoln Street in Columbia to learn about your heart health. The event is free and open to the public.

HeartFairLogoFind out how to reduce your risk of developing cardiovascular disease by participating in free activities such as massage therapy, healthy cooking demonstrations, blood pressure screenings and exercise sessions. You’ll discover the latest cardiovascular technologies used in diagnostic, interventional and surgical procedures.

Heart and stethNew this year, visitors can also walk through a MEGA inflatable heart. And, Lexington Medical Center physicians and clinicians will be available to answer questions. The Heart Fair includes activities for children, too. Kids can enjoy jump rope and coloring stations.

Barbara Willm, vice president of Development and Community Relations at Lexington Medical Center, talked about Heart Fair on WLTX.


The Heart Fair marks the culmination of Lexington Medical Center’s “Just Say Know” campaign during American Heart Month in February, encouraging community members to take time for their heart health. The idea was to educate our community about heart health and encourage people to lead a heart-healthy life in four ways:

1. KNOW your risk factors for heart disease.
2. KNOW when to talk to your doctor.
3. KNOW how to reduce your risk of heart disease.
4. KNOW when to call 9-1-1.

Heart disease is an epidemic in South Carolina. One out of every three deaths in our state is related to cardiovascular disease.

For more information on Lexington Medical Center’s Heart Fair, visit www.LexMed.com/Know.