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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.

Barbara Willm honored by Girl Scouts with Women of Distinction Award

Barbara Willm 2013

The Girl Scouts of South Carolina – Mountains to Midlands has honored Lexington Medical Center’s Barbara Willm, Vice President of Community Relations, at the 20th Annual Women of Distinction Awards Dinner. Willm was recognized Thursday, April 11, at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center in Columbia for her excellence in leadership throughout the midlands.

“I am honored to be a part of such an esteemed group of women and it is even more special because I was a Girl Scout,” said Mrs. Willm.

First launched in 1993, the Women of Distinction dinner is a recognition and fundraising affair that celebrates outstanding women and their impact on the community. The event pays tribute to women who exemplify excellence in service, leadership, community, visibility and professionalism.

“I was proud to nominate Barbara for this outstanding award,” said Bootsie Wynne, Assistant Director Business Partner of Human Resources at Lexington Medical Center. “When I saw that the criteria asked for women who excelled in professional community leadership andcommunity service, who are excellent role models for girls and have community visibility, I knew she fit the bill perfectly. Not only was Barbara a Girl Scout when she was younger, she has also gone on to exemplify women in leadership. The goal of the Girl Scouts of SC Mountains to Midlands is to build girls with courage confidence and character. I think Barbara is a great example for all girls and women alike,” added Wynne.

Girl Scouts exists to transform today’s girls into tomorrow’s leaders. Girls face many critical issues including school bullying, childhood obesity, teen pregnancy, self-esteem issues, substance abuse, and performance pressure in school. Participation in the Girl Scouts is proven to make a life-long difference.

“I’ve worked with Barbara for eight years and she always manages to bring life to the mission of our organization,” said LaTanza Duncan, Chief Advancement Officer, Girl Scouts of South Carolina Mountains to Midlands.

Barbara Willm is one of four exceptional community members to receive the 2013 honor:

• Cynthia B. Cooper: Vice President, Government Programs Compliance Office with BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina
• Sara B. Fisher: Chief Operating Officer with NBSC
• Elizabeth “Liz” McMillan: General Manager, Gamecock Sports Marketing, University of South Carolina
• Elise Partin: Mayor of Cayce, SC and Adjunct Faculty, School of Public Health, University of South Carolina
• Barbara Willm: Vice President of Community Relations with the Lexington Medical Center