Lexington Medical Center Appoints New Board Leaders

Dr. Tripp Jones Becomes Board Chair

West Columbia, S.C. – Lexington Medical Center is pleased to announce that Dr. Tripp Jones is the new chair of the Lexington County Health Services District board of directors. Appointed by board members at the February meeting, Dr. Jones will lead the 21-member board for the next year.

Dr. Jones is a retired oncologist who worked with Lexington Medical Center for more than 30 years. He served as the hospital’s Chief of Staff from 1986 to 1988 and served as chair of its Cancer Committee for 24 years. He graduated from Clemson University and earned his medical degree from the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. Dr. Jones completed an internal medicine residency at the University of Florida in Jacksonville and completed fellowships in hematology and oncology there.

Dr. Jones is the first physician to serve as board chair in the hospital’s 48-year history.

In addition to Dr. Jones, the other executive officers on the board are Donny Burkett, Vice Chair; Bruce Burnett, Secretary; and Richard Westbrook, Immediate Past Chair. Mr. Burkett is a CPA with Burkett, Burkett & Burkett, CPA, PA, in West Columbia. Mr. Burnett is a retired finance lead with the South Carolina Budget and Control Board. And Mr. Westbrook is an executive vice president at South State Bank in Columbia.

About Lexington Medical Center

Lexington Medical Center is a 485-bed hospital in West Columbia, South Carolina. It anchors a health care network that includes five community medical centers and employs a staff of more than 6,500 health care professionals. The network also has cardiovascular and oncology care affiliated with Duke Health, an occupational health center, the largest skilled nursing facility in the Carolinas, an Alzheimer’s care center and approximately 70 physician practices. Lexington Medical Center operates one of the busiest Emergency departments in South Carolina, treating approximately 85,000 patients each year. The hospital delivers more than 3,300 babies each year and performs more than 23,000 surgeries. Lexington Medical Center has recently completed the largest hospital expansion in South Carolina with a new patient care tower. Lexington Medical Center has a reputation for the highest quality care. For more information, visit LexMed.com.

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