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LMC Board Elects New Leaders

New LMC board chairman Billy Oswald

The Lexington Medical Center board of directors elected a new chairman and vice chairman at its meeting on Thursday, July 22nd, 2010.

Billy Oswald is the new chairman of the 21-member Lexington Medical Center board of directors. Mr. Oswald is an attorney in private practice in West Columbia. He has lived in Lexington County with his wife Brenda for 40 years. Mr. Oswald previously served as vice chairman of the board. He has been a board member for seven years.

Mr. Oswald is looking forward to the addition of important new services at the hospital.

“We want to make sure we get open heart surgery off to a good start,” Mr. Oswald said. Lexington Medical Center recently received approval to perform a full range of cardiovascular services including open heart surgery, which the hospital expects to begin in mid-2011.

New LMC vice chairman Dan Jones

Dan Jones is the new vice chairman of the Lexington Medical Center board of directors. Mr. Jones is the vice president of government relations for Time Warner Cable’s South Carolina division and has more than 30 years experience in federal, state and local government relations. He and his wife Pat have three children and two grandchildren. Mr. Jones has been a member of the board since 2008.

“I’m looking forward to learning more about the operation of the hospital and the decisions the board will make,” Mr. Jones said.

LMC Welcomes New Board Member

Lexington Medical Center is pleased to announce the addition of Bert Holland to its 21-member board of directors for the Lexington County Health Services District.

A lifetime resident of Lexington County, Mr. Holland graduated from the University of South Carolina and served for 30 years with Johnson & Johnson in health care positions including sales, marketing, training and hospital supply chain management.

“I am honored to represent the citizens of Lexington County in this important role. Both of my children were born at Lexington Medical Center and my entire family has grown up through the hospital’s comprehensive medical network,” Holland said. “With the many changes occurring with health reform, I am hopeful that my previous health care experience will serve the board well.”

Mr. Holland and his wife Donna have two adult children, Brian and Julie. He is an active member of Riverland Hills Baptist Church and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Columbia. For more information about Lexington Medical Center’s board of directors or the hospital, click here..

LMC Names New Board Member

Ernest Rene Derrick, new member of the Lexington Medical Center board of directors

Lexington Medical Center is pleased to welcome Mr. Ernest Rene Derrick to its hospital board of directors. Mr. Derrick will join the 21-member board serve a three-year term.

“Mr. Derrick will be a wonderful addition to the Board of Directors. He has valuable life experiences that he can rely on during his service on the Board, and I know he genuinely cares about providing high-quality health services to the people in our community,” says Thad Westbrook, chair of the Lexington Medical Center board of directors.

Mr. Derrick worked for SCANA for 28 years before his retirement. He served as SCANA’s land department manager, with Lake Murray management and in the Right-of-Way department. He is active in community and civic organizations such as the Lions Club and the Jamil Temple Shriners. He attends Lake Murray Baptist Church. Mr. Derrick is a graduate of the University of South Carolina with a bachelor’s degree in marketing.

“I want to bring a heart center to Lexington Medical Center and help in any way I can to make that happen,” he says. Mr. Derrick and his wife currently reside in Lexington, where he has lived for 40 years. He has two sons and four grandchildren.